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Windows 7: Static IP Address to Printer

26 Mar 2012   #1

Windows XP
Static IP Address to Printer

This isn't a question about a printer sitting somewhere in the house.

During tax season we go to the local library to do free tax preparation. We use an online program. We plug in our Ethernet cable to the library's system and each laptop has a static IP to identify it to the network.

What we would like to do now is bring in a wireless printer to use for tax forms. Attached directly to this printer is a small router we have used before. But if we simply pressed the print button, I suspect it might look on the libraries wireless network for that printer.

Besides assigning a static IP to this printer, I'm thinking we might also have to include the MAC address as well so it finds that router connected to the printer.

If that is the case ....... er .... I don't know how to do that. Or is there a better way to achieve the same results?

Any guidance would be appreciated.


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26 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Wouldn't it be easier to just connect the printer to the laptop via USB? I would assume that the printer has a USB port and isn't strictly wireless. Would save a lot of headaches trying to configure it wirelessly while at the library.

Alternatively, can you not just save the tax forms to your computer when finished and then print them when you get home?
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26 Mar 2012   #3

Windows XP

Well, there are about 7 people preparing taxes at one time so we were trying to cut down on all the multiple printers. Because of security reasons we are not allowed to save personal returns on our computers.
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