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My ML-2851ND was on my old network with a static ip, just set up a new router, but the IP setup is . . . of course the printer doesn't show, and the syncthru browser software won't get through to reset the IP to dynamic (or just reassign it to a nice 192.168.1.x #) Is there no way to reset it to factory defaults, or is this printer frigged now?

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  • bob0183 Apr 06, 2011

    In the end, the is no way to 'flash' the printer to reset it to factory defaults that I could find. The web interface is the only way into the settings. That is the only way to change the printer from static to DHCP. I could not get SetIP to access the settings via a usb connection.

    My solution was to find my old router and access the settings via syncthru that way. Setting it to Dhcp allowed me access to the printer through the new router, at which point I set up a new static IP with the right subnet.

  • Van Karmaal
    Van Karmaal Nov 03, 2015

    Hi, There is another way round. Just follow the steps below and it works fine :
    1) Turn on your printer, wait until light is Green
    2) Press for 5 or 6 seconds on the main button (with orange circel/triangle on it) and release. This will print a page with network configuration of the printer : under the "Network Card" section, you will find IP Adress let's call it "A" to make it easier to use afterwards in the solution steps, Subnet mask let's call it "B" and Default Gateway would be "C"

    Now you have to be able to access your printer, but as its IP will be different, the network is not recognizing it. Here is the way around this :
    1) Connect the printer to your PC directly qith a network cable.
    2)Change your network card settings (ipv4) from automatic DHCP to manual and enter the "C" figure in the IP adress field then enter the "B" figures in subnet mask. Click aplply
    2) Open a browser and type in "A" figure means something like 192.x.x.x or whatever number is replaceing 192.
    3) This will open the printer config page and then you can setup


    After having done your setup either a DHCP either Static IP --> turn OFF.ON your printer, go back to Network Czrd settings of your PC and put it all back to Automatic DHCP or other config you might have.

    Reconnect your PC to the router and the printer to the router.

    Launch the printer discovery (option in the printer driver tool) and you will see your printer. That's it



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The SetIP utility does not do what you are suggesting.

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