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Printing on network

I recently installed a router in my house, but I am unable to print via the network.

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When you installed the new router your network addresses changed on your computers so you need to change the address on the printer to match the new network.

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Does your printer have Network sharing capabilities? Some printers will allow you to share them, but still wont be able to allow you to print to them remotely. Secondly, if you have a server on your network, you'll need to check your router and make sure it's DHCP is not enabled and assigning IP addresses to nodes on your network. This can create communication problems if both DHCP servers are assigning IP ranges that are on completely different subnets

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1. Step 1
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