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Windows 7: Connect printer via crossover cable

11 Feb 2013   #11
speedlever

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Rich,

The router assigned that IP from the DHCP pool. It is not sent into the printer configuration itself, is it?

My point is that when I remove the printer from the router and attach it via the crossover cable to the laptop, that IP will no longer exist within the printer configuration settings, will it? Or maybe it does, if it saved that to the printers memory. ?? One way to find out!

I've worked with other printers before that have an LCD screen so you can make setting adjustments on the printer itself. This one does not have any such interface.

When I ran through the Win7 add printer routine, I chose local printer but did not choose new port/Standard TCP/IP port because I had no way to set an IP on the printer itself. I chose LPT1 thinking that might work (it didn't).

I'm stuck trying to figure out how to set an IP address within the printer. Or am I misunderstanding how this should work?

** Reading through the user guide, this printer has an embedded web server. Maybe I can use that to manipulate the settings so I can make this work via the crossover cable. I am obviously dabbling in uncharted waters here.


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11 Feb 2013   #12
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

you can setup the static IP for the printer once your connected to the printer via your router.
set the ip to whatever you want and then save it. then when you connect via the crossover cable.
use the web interface and then it should work.

You have to do all this before you disconnect the printer from the router as the default will not work via IP until you change the ip and gateway to a static ip.

Rich
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11 Feb 2013   #13
speedlever

Windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Interesting. I'll have to go back and play with that another day.

I got it fixed today, but another way. I connected the printer via the crossover cable to the laptop and printed a report page. As would be expected, it had one of the 169.254.x.x auto IP assignments. So I opened up the printer properties and changed the port to a TCP/IP port, plugged in the 169.254.x.x IP and voila! It works.

I even got into the printer EWS (embedded web server) but didn't see any way to adjust the IP, etc.

I really should connect back to the router and change it to a static IP. Maybe I'll get around to that one day. I didn't realize the printer would save the IP assignment.

Thanks much for your help in this process.
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12 Feb 2013   #14
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Sometimes the solution is pretty simple. Glad that you got it fixed.

Rich
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