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Hi, my computer cannot connect printer cause the ip address change. i set it back and swith off and on the ip address change to other ip again please help me thanks

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Maybe your network have DHCP server. WHen you set the IP on your printer, please select "specified the IP address, not select use DHCP.

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How connect a tcp ip printer.


Hi Kumar,
You can modify or change port in the printer driver to connect it through LAN cable. Please notice whether you use static or dynamic ip address. Please follow below step.

In the following step we will modify your existing USB connection. Check it out!

Step:
  • Open printer driver list.
  • Right click on the printer drive name (e.g Canon IR2270).
  • Select Properties.
  • Click Ports tab.
  • Click Add Port, then select Standard TCP/IP Port.
  • Click New Port.
  • Click Next on add port wizard menu.
  • Type IP Address (for static ip setting) or Printer Name (DHCP), then click Next (computer will search the printer).
  • When the printer has been found, finish the wizard.
  • Close Add Port menu.
  • Now you have new port represented by IP Address or Printer Name (with checked box active) in port list .
  • Click Apply.
Bingo! Now your printer ready to print via LAN. Sometimes printing right after setting this new port not always succeed. Don't be panic. Restart both of printer and the computer.
Next time you want to connect the printer via USB port so you change port back to USB. Just simply check on the check box next to USB Port in port list and click apply. You may need to restart both printer and computer too :)

Have a nice day!
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I have a HP C5180 all-in-one printer connected to a Network. It keeps changing the IP address AND going offline on it's own. I can change the IP address to what the network says it is, but I can't figure...


Hi,
You can set Static IP address according to your network

When you will press the Setup Menu and go to Network Menu You will find an option which says Ip address there you can assign Static IP address

Once done that may be your printer will go offline again and you can set it online by right clicking on the printer and selecting "Set Printer Online" option (Assuming you have Windows OS

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After 4 hours struggling with Brother hotline agents to enable wireless printing, we finally set the IP Adress manually. Bad news is that that IP is out of the numerical range of my router. Now I am...


suggest you connect a pc directly to the printer via ethernet cable or network switch with the computer temporarily having its ip address changed to what ever the printer ip address range was.
Then run bradmin and change the printers ip address to the router's range suggest a high ip address not sure what you are using but 192.168.1.250 or it might need 10.0.0.250 what is the router using. May need to change dhcp server to lease only to 249
to be safe.
Then when you have changed the ip address fix the ip address of the computer and then reconnect it all back the way it was

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It works one day - then not the next. I have spent hours trying to trouble shoot why it won't work. It prints a self test just fine, but won't pick up anything from computer via he wireless connection. How...


Hello ,

Most people connect this printer wireless and have issues, so I'll assume you are connected wireless.

First, we will have to make sure the printer is properly connected to the network

  1. Go to your printer.
  2. Enter the menu of the printer and find the current IP address
  3. Make sure there is an IP address here (not 000.000.000.000). Change the last 3 digits to “050”
  4. Change the boot method to “static”

If your IP address is not a valid one (all zeroes) or is an APIPA address (starting with 169.254.#.#) you will need to run the wireless setup wizard again as the machine is not properly connected wireless

If you had a valid IP address before changing anything, it means that the printer offline is caused by the computer not being able to locate the printer.
This is usually caused by the printers IP address changing.

Changing the boot method to static will make sure the IP address on the printer does not change.
Now we will have to make sure the computer knows where to find the printer.

On your computer, go to your start menuè control panelè printer
Here you should see your brother printer. Right click on the printer and select “properties” (If you are running windows Vista, make sure select “run as administrator” and then properties)
Go to the “ports” tab


Select “add Port…” and then double click on “standard tcp/ip port”.
This will bring you to the add port wizard, click next.

In the field for “Printer name or IP address” enter in the new IP address of your printer and then press next and finally “finished”.
Make sure to apply the changes.

You should now be able to print.

Thanks,

Pat

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Printer is offline


Hello ,

Most people connect this printer wireless and have issues, so I'll assume you are connected wireless.

First, we will have to make sure the printer is properly connected to the network

  1. Go to your printer.
  2. Press “menu” and scroll down to network, then WLAN
  3. Go to TCP/IP
  4. Go to IP address. Make sure there is an IP address here (not 000.000.000.000). Change the last 3 digits to “050”
  5. Change the boot method to “static”

If your IP address is not a valid one (all zeroes) or is an APIPA address (starting with 169.254.#.#) you will need to run the wireless setup wizard again as the machine is not properly connected wireless

If you had a valid IP address before changing anything, it means that the printer offline is caused by the computer not being able to locate the printer.
This is usually caused by the printers IP address changing.

Changing the boot method to static will make sure the IP address on the printer does not change.
Now we will have to make sure the computer knows where to find the printer.

On your computer, go to your start menuè control panelè printer
Here you should see your brother printer. Right click on the printer and select “properties” (If you are running windows Vista, make sure select “run as administrator” and then properties)
Go to the “ports” tab


Select “add Port…” and then double click on “standard tcp/ip port”.
This will bring you to the add port wizard, click next.

In the field for “Printer name or IP address” enter in the new IP address of your printer and then press next and finally “finished”.
Make sure to apply the changes.

You should now be able to print.

Thank you,

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Hello ,

First, we will have to make sure the printer is properly connected to the network

  1. Go to your printer.
  2. Press “menu” and scroll down to network, then WLAN
  3. Go to TCP/IP
  4. Go to IP address. Make sure there is an IP address here (not 000.000.000.000). Change the last 3 digits to “050”
  5. Change the boot method to “static”

If your IP address is not a valid one (all zeroes) or is an APIPA address (starting with 169.254.#.#) you will need to run the wireless setup wizard again as the machine is not properly connected wireless

If you had a valid IP address before changing anything, it means that the printer offline is caused by the computer not being able to locate the printer.
This is usually caused by the printers IP address changing.

Changing the boot method to static will make sure the IP address on the printer does not change.
Now we will have to make sure the computer knows where to find the printer.

On your computer, go to your start menuè control panelè printer
Here you should see your brother printer. Right click on the printer and select “properties” (If you are running windows Vista, make sure select “run as administrator” and then properties)
Go to the “ports” tab



Select “add Port…” and then double click on “standard tcp/ip port”.
This will bring you to the add port wizard, click next.

In the field for “Printer name or IP address” enter in the new IP address of your printer and then press next and finally “finished”.
Make sure to apply the changes.

You should now be able to print.

Thank you,

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Hi i have a lexmark all in one printer,recently i changed my router and now cant connect the printer wirelessly to the computer!


You will have to reconfigure the printer with the router and then reconfigure the PC. All routers don't have the IP address range. That might be the reason why it isnt working after changing the router. Also, if you were using the printer wirelessly, the SSID (network name) and the wireless security needs to be reconfigured to match your new router. The simplest way to achieve this would be to connect the printer hard wired to the router; uninstall the printer drivers completely from the PC; and run the setup disk again. The setup will walk you through the whole process.

Please get in touch if you need further clarifications.

regards

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Netgear Print server


Manual Configuration of WGPS606 Print Server

Note: Before configuring the printer server please check if you printer is compatible. You may open this link to you web browser: http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/N101216.asp.

1. Please make sure that the printer works when connected directly to the computer.
2. Confirm the wireless settings of your router. You should have the SSID, wireless security and IP address of the router.

For NETGEAR routers please follow these instructions to check the wireless settings:

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".

Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.

d. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and you may get the wireless settings on that page.
e. On the left side under Advance setup, click on the LAN IP setup and locate the LAN TCP/IP Setup. Underneath that is the IP address of the router.

Note: If your IP address is 192.168.1.1, then you may use 192.168.1.200 for your print server.

3. Please connect a computer to the print server. At this time, the router is not connected. The printer should be connected to USB1. The power, LAN port and LPT1 should be lit.

4. Assign static IP address to the computer.

a. Click on Start and right click on Control Panel.
b. When the Control Panel window opens, double click Network Connections.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection, then click Properties. When the Local Area Connection Properties window appears, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then hit Properties button.
d. Change the option from Obtain an IP address automatically to Use the Following IP Address and enter the following:

IP: 192.168.0.50
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Note: Leave the default gateway and DNS addresses blank.

f. Click on OK and then Close. Exit out of all the Windows.

5. Ping the print server.

a. Click on Start and then Run. Type cmd and hit OK.
b. On the DOS prompt, type ping 192.168.0.102. This should give four responses.
c. If it gives request timed out or destination net unreachable, please turn off both print server and computer. Wait for few minutes, then turn it on again. You can also try holding the reset of the device. Then repeat steb 5.b.

6. If you are able to get replies, you may now open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.102 on the address field.
7. After hitting go or enter on the address field, it will ask for a login. (Please type in admin for Username and password for Password).
8. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and we need to set the same SSID as your router.
9. Please also select the appropriate Wireless Security and type the network key or wireless password from the router. Then click on Apply to save the settings.
10. When you get back to the page, click Print Server settings.
11. Check Change to and set the following:

IP address: 192.168.1.200 (It should be on the same range as the router. e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the computer and 192.168.1.1 for the router). This will be the print server's IP address.
IP mask: 255.255.255.0

12. Click Apply to save the settings. We will get a Page cannot be displayed.
13. Set the IP address of the computer back to dynamic.

For Windows 2000 and XP:

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.
e. Select the option Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
f. Then click on OK.

For Windows 98 and ME:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double-click Network then select TCP/IP for the Ethernet adapter. Then click on Properties.
c. Go to IP address tab and select Obtain an IP address automatically.
d. Click on the Gateway tab and delete the numbers under the Installed Gateway.
e. Click the DNS Configuration tab, and then select Disable.
f. Click on OK. Windows will then prompt for a restart.

14. To set up a TCP/IP port to the computer, please follow these steps:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on Printers and Faxes.
c. Right click the printer icon and go to Properties.
d. Click Port Tab and click Add Port.
e. Select Standard TCP/IP port. Hit OK or Next.
f. In the field for Printer Name or IP Address: enter the IP address of the Print Server and click on Next.
g. Select Custom and then click Settings.
h. Under Protocol select LPR, and for Queue Name, type L1 if printer is connected to the print server USB port 1 and L2 if the printer is connected to the 2nd port.
i. Click on OK, then Next, and Finish.
j. Lastly, please right click on your printer icon and select Use Printer Online. If this is not an option, disregard it.

15. Check if you can print through the print server.
16. If it is not printing, then please try to connect the print server to the router and check if you can print. If it can, then there might be a need to re-do the steps for wireless configuration of the printer server.

Dec 18, 2008 | NetGear WGPS606 (WGPS606NAR) Print Server

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Printer busy/or error


Sounds like your machine is using DHCP, not a static IP address?

Print your network settings from the Printer, then try to Ping from a computer on the network.

Check the Network setting of the machine, make sure it is set to a fixed (static) IP Address.

If this is the problem, you can go into your PC printers port and change the port to the reassigned IP Address of the machine.

If you reinstall the drivers then you will have this installed twice, one will work one will not, so delete it from the printers folder before you reinstall before you reinstall

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