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static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

PY Horton
Occasional Advisor

static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

installed printer with dhcp...did not know PCs IPs were reserved in the IP area that the printer took...had problems...found out problem....took printer offline, assigned it a static IP in area reserved for printers IPs, uninstalled and reinstalled printer drivers on server setting the IP, sub and gateway but printer still does not connect?
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Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

Can you ping your printer?
Which printer model?
PY Horton
Occasional Advisor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

yes, I can ping....it is a Dell W5300...their web site offers no help....when test print is sent print dialogue box states printer "offline"....
Matthijs Wijers_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

Are you sure you don't have the printer in offline mode on your client?

If you open the printer and select "Printer" from the menu look at the "Use Printer Offline" setting.

Regards,
Matthijs
PY Horton
Occasional Advisor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

If it is that simple I'll jump for joy....no, I have not checked that...never had that arise and never knew that setting was there...I will check in the am....will keep you posted....most tx, ph
PY Horton
Occasional Advisor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

OK...I was pondering your suggestions while looking at the printer settings....ping OK...printer ready...settings in place....something was not right....PORT...it seems that when I loaded the drivers, etc on the server, either the port configurations were wrong or you have to manually create one for stataic IPs??? Howver, I created a port for my printer using its IP addy and all works fine...

Any suggestions as to why the port did not configure correctly first time?

Again, thanks for the help...at least you got me thinking...
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

Since you have the printer set up on a static IP and can ping it, what happens if you set up your Windows desktop to act as a print server and print directly to the printer (bypassing your print server)?
PY Horton
Occasional Advisor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

I'm don't think I know how to do that....configuring a port using the actual IP address seemed to work fine...I was able to connect the drivers to the clients through the server and not the CD and the static addy means no conflicts with the other clients...there was no need to go further....

How would I "hotwire" the client bypassing the server (print server)?
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

On your desktop, go to start>settings>printers...

select "add new printer" and click next

select "local printer" and deselect "plug and play". click next

select "create new port" and choose "standard TCP/IP port". click next, then next in the TCP/IP printer wizard.

enter the IP address for the printer. click next.

choose the appropriate printer model, set your sharing, and viola, you're done.





Matthijs Wijers_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

For a new ip-adres you need to create a new (LPR) printerport.
You can simply connect the existing printer to the new port.

Regards,
Matthijs
PY Horton
Occasional Advisor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

OK....are you (2) simply giving me another way to configure a port for a static IP or are you suggesting the way I did it was not correct and it should be configured this way?...

Plus...if I configure the client to act as a print server would I simply share it and have the other clients connect to it?...

Somehow, I think I have gotten confused...
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

The way you have it set sounds correct.

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: static ip for printer...print server won't recognize...

If you set up a workstation to act as a server, you could share the printer from there (actually, it is a very common and cheap way of setting up a print server). Or each workstation could act as its own print server.

I actually recommended this setup as a diagnostic step to make sure your printer actually prints when fed data through a static IP.