Printing via ip

Hi guys

I seem to have encountered a problem with printing via ip. I have recently connected a photocopier up to our network via ethernet, however it was going through a wi fi extender as the room the printer was in didnt have any ethernet points.

however, the room has now got a ethernet point and when the printer is connected directly into the ethernet point (which goes into a switch before it goes to the router) it doesnt seem to pick up a IP address on the network, but when it's connected via the wi fi extender, it works fine.

has anyone got any ideas?

thanks
 

Gabriel Pike

Posts: 218   +59
Check the obvious first. Cables and connections to verify that everything works. Check that the ethernet interface on the printer is set to DHCP. I have seen ethernet cards on printers fail over the years but it is not common.
 

jobeard

Posts: 13,822   +1,743
It is possible to manually configure the printer IP settings -- typically use an IP outside the DHCP range. If the range is x.2->x.100, then set the printer to x.128

You will also need:
  • mask 255.255.255.0
  • gateway x.1
  • dns 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4