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HP 4MV Printr and ip address

I have a HP 4MV printer with ethernet cable to my router which in turn also connects to my Mac G5 with OSX. Recently bought the wife a HP laptop with Vista. Wirelessly she can connect to the web, but cannot see the HP 4MV. Tried downloading the drivers, but still no go. I was then told to enter the ip address of the printer. I finally figured how to out put the data page which showed no ip address.
The manual does not show how to set the ip address. I'm lost. I'm ip illterate as well as pc dumb. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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Scroll through the menus until you get to the I/O section. I don't think vista supports the HP 4MV

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STEP 1: Find your MAC address for the wireless printer (all types of Network Cards will have one so this is no different) this will either be found under the LCD control panel or may even be printer on the bottom of the printer or Print server if it is seperate set this MAC address with an IP address as a reservation in your admin panel of your router 192.168.0.10 in this example.

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Install the Printer as a USB printer port by connecting the USB cable to the PC you want the wired printer driver installed on when finished go to the printer driver properties for the driver you have just added, click the port tab and click add standard IP port as shown below, then disconnect the USB lead this is only required to make sure the correct inf file is used on the driver install and connect your Ethernet cable from you computers NIC to a spare RJ45 socket on the Router.

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STEP 3: To check that the Printer has the correct IP address then test using the tracert OR ping command for the IP address that you have reserved on your router, this is a necessary step otherwise when the lease expires it may take another IP address and your Printer driver will not work unless your printer has the reserved address, it will throw a printer error.

c:ping 192.168.0.10

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(this example shows a Standard TCP/IP Port for a Brother DCP-340CW)

Also check in your routers admin panel to see if the Wireless Printer is set up with the correct IP and MAC address, if you still can't find it eliminate your known MAC addresses from all your network cards the one left will be your Printer Server NIC in your Wireless Printer.

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