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Windows 7: Printer. Can I set up a static IP address ?

12 Nov 2010   #1
Odd Job

Windows 7 professional X 64
 
 
Printer. Can I set up a static IP address ?

I have a Belkin router with the PC plugged into port 1 and my Konica Minolta 2430DL plugged into port 2. The problem I have is that whenever the router restarts (power cut/switch off etc) the router reasigns a different IP to the printer. This means I have to go into printer properties and add a new TCP port with the correct IP address.

I've tried bi directional pooling with a number of different ports but the computer struggles to find the printer unless I specify just one port.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this ?


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12 Nov 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

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12 Nov 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

There should be an option in your router to assign the same IP every time. Check your Lan and DHCP options. My D-Link calls it DHCP Reservation but yours may call it something else.

Jim
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12 Nov 2010   #4
Odd Job

Windows 7 professional X 64
 
 

Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow (I'm off down the pub in a mo ).
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12 Nov 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
This works for a PC but not a Printer as the OP has requested.

Jim
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12 Nov 2010   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Odd Job View Post
Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow (I'm off down the pub in a mo ).
That would be my first choice.

Jim
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12 Nov 2010   #7
minimeister

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
DHCP Reservation

You'll need your printer MAC address to complete this. On your router you may be able to display the MAC address and make the reservation.
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12 Nov 2010   #8
Odd Job

Windows 7 professional X 64
 
 

Jim, just been into my router and found this in help:

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DHCP
The DHCP server function makes setting up a network very easy by assigning IP addresses to each computer on the network. The DHCP Server can be turned off if necessary. Turning off the DHCP server will require you to manually set a Static IP address in each computer on your network. The IP pool is the range of IP addresses set aside for dynamic assignment to the computers on your network. The default is 2-100 (99 computers) if you want to change this number, you can by entering a new starting and ending IP address and clicking on "Apply Changes".
So if I read this right, if I turn off the DCHP server function then I can assign a static IP for each machine (including printer). Does this also mean that whenever a new machine wants to connect I have to set it up manually ?
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12 Nov 2010   #9
minimeister

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Sounds like your router doesn't support DHCP reservations. If you turn off DHCP then you would have to manually set the ip, subenet, gateway, and dns setting on the computer. A lot of network cabable printers allow you to set that up as well. This would work as long as you can manually set the addressing on the printer. Note: if you use wireless for conection, then manually setting the wireless setting would have to be changed back to automatically detect when you roam aways from your home. Ideally, reservation is the best option.

Personally,based on what you have indicated, I would leave the DHCP on, set the lease addressing starting with x.y.z.100 and then manually set the printers IP to a low address like x.y.z.10. That way you still have dhcp for your computer and it can roam without changes and the pinter will have essentially a static address.
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12 Nov 2010   #10
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Leave DHCP enabled. There should be another section to assign an IP to the Mac. What model router do you have?

Jim
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