This is my first post and I want to begin by saying that I am not very tech savvy, although I am the default computer "expert" (yikes!) in our house as my husband has never used a computer. The problem I am having is that IP addresses within our wireless network are changing on their own quite frequently. This causes the network printer to stop working. Interestingly, sometimes the IP addresses switch (ie, the IP address for my laptop changes to the IP address that the printer had last week, etc). I know this to be true because I have a "cheat sheet" of steps I follow from Brother (our printer manufacturer) which includes the steps of obtaining the IP address for the computers and the printer on the network and then pinging the printer. I have recorded the IP address on that sheet for each computer and printer IP address and I am constantly having to cross them out and change them. Is this frequent IP address change normal? Is there a way to establish permanent IP addresses? If not (or if that isn't desirable) is there some way to stop the constant effects it has on the network printer? Thank you for your help with this issue!