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How to assign ip to the printer

I have tried to assign the ip to the printer having connected it through the lpt cable, and installed
remote printer console.but whenever i took the test printout's it said ip=initializing
subnet mask=initializing
dns=initializing
please help me out!
thanks.

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  • parmanandrai May 23, 2008

    earlier it had apipa ip

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Using the LPT port is not the same as using the network port. The LPT port does not utulise an IP address.
Plug in a network cable to network port and the printer wil usually aquire an ip address via DHCP.
I repeat the LPT port is not a network port and cant initialise an ip address

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