Printing via ip

timmilsom

TS Rookie
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

TS Addict
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

TS Ambassador
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