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Windows 7: Installing printer via Ethernet Cable

06 Feb 2010   #11
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

I'll swap you doc

Iseeuu... now that is just too clever LOL. See, you really ARE a genius. Problem solved. I'll race out and grab one this afternoon.

Love your work!

Thanks.


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06 Feb 2010   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay View Post
I'll swap you doc

Iseeuu... now that is just too clever LOL. See, you really ARE a genius. Problem solved. I'll race out and grab one this afternoon.

Love your work!

Thanks.
Oh .... stop ....
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06 Feb 2010   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay View Post
I'll swap you doc

I would FAX it to you, but that is why the account gave it to me, printer part works great, but Fax crashes the whole unit & you have to unplug power & reset everything.
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26 Oct 2011   #14
rdsigrist

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

You never really answered the question: How to use an ethernet cable to connect a printer directly to a laptop. Can it be done? Can you simply use a crossover cable and set up a new port?
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26 Oct 2011   #15
giblets

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 OEM
 
 

This is an old one, but yes... you can connect directly to the printer with a cross-over if you like. Some printers will even auto sense and you can use a regular patch cable, but definitely a crossover will work.
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04 Nov 2011   #16
rdsigrist

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Can I get more details:

Step one - Use the Printer menu to determine the current IP Address.
Step two - Determine what IP address you want to use. I understand that you need to use a subnet to avoid any conflicts with your existing network. For example, my network is set up with 192.168.1.xxxx where the xxxx up to 50 is fixed IP addresses and the rest are dynamically assigned. As I understand it, you have to assign the printer an address of 192.168.50.1 to create a new .50 subnet.
Step three - Use Add Printer after changing the IP address and use Search Local Network to get the software to find the printer.
Step four - I have no idea how you tell the client computer to use the subnet for this connection.

All of this should be done after plugging in an Internet crossover cable.

Can anyone flesh out the details to be more specifc when you define the Port and the IP address of both the printer and the computer so they will find each other?
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