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    Network Printer IP address constantly changing

    Hi to all..

    the issue I have is as the title suggests. I have several PC's in the house to which I have installed the printer drivers without any issues. However the majority of the time when I need to print something on one of the computers, it nearly always changes the IP address, sometimes it 192.168.0.3 or 4 or 5. So I then have to go back into the printer properties and change it accordingly.

    My question is; Is there a way I can bind the printer to just one ip address rather than my router constantly changing it?

    1 x Desktop + 1 x Laptop + 1 x Macbook Pro Laptop (ALL running Windows 7-64bit)Epson Stylus Office B40W

    thanks in advance for any help given..

    Steve - Southampton UK

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    your configuring your printer statically/manually? when you install your printer driver have it find the printer in network automatically avoid configuring the IP manually, if the network is fine it will find it. goodluck.

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    Hi Steve,

    You can assign a static IP address to your printer outside the range you specified on your router for DHCP to auto assign IP addresses. I did this when I installed my network printer after confronting the same issue some time back.
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    What Deadeye81 said! I set printer IP addresses starting above 50 or 100, safely away from the computers. Same with servers, so maybe printers starting at 50 and servers at 100?

    cheers, Paul

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    Hi chaps..

    thanks very much indeed for all responses, I will try them out this evening, its currently 0840hrs in the UK. I will report back later..


    ta Steve - Southampton UK

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