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How to Set a Static IP Address For a Printer
Published on: January 1st, 2022
IP addresses are essential in allowing devices on a common network, like printers and computers, to connect and send information to each other. If you’re having trouble with your printer and need to change its IP address, keep reading to find out how to set a static IP address for a printer.
What’s a Static vs. Dynamic IP Address?
An IP address is a unique address that identifies a device connected to a local network, like your home or business’s internet. There are two types, static and dynamic.
Static IP addresses are primarily used for devices that need constant access to a network, like routers, printers, and servers. Since their identifiers are fixed, it’s easy for other devices to initiate communication with them because they’re the same every time.
On the other hand, dynamic addresses are assigned to a network-connected device on a temporary basis by the network’s router. They are typically more common than static addresses and are used on home , business, and consumer devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets. You can think of static addresses as permanent, while dynamic addresses are temporary.
How to Set Your Printer’s IP Address to Static
Unlike dynamic IP addresses, you need to set static IP addresses manually. Follow these steps to set your printer’s IP address to static from a web browser.
1. Find the current IP Address of Your Printer
You’ll need to know your printer’s current IP address to set a new one. Once you find it, copy and paste it or write it down for future reference.
2. Input Your Printer’s Current IP Address
Using a computer connected to the same network as your printer, open your preferred web browser. In the browser, enter the IP address you found in step one into the address field bar at the top of the window. Once you press “enter,” the Embedded Web Server homepage should open.
Enter your system administrator password to log in.
4. Assign a Static IPS
Go to the printer network settings page and find the IP network configuration tap. It may also be labeled TCP/IP. Click on it and change the value from “dynamic” or “auto” to “static” or “manual.”
5. Enter New Address
Now you can set a new IP address for your printer. Enter the address you’d like to use into the provided field, making sure that it’s one available on your network to avoid issues with duplicate addresses. Now your network will assign the address to the printer each time it connects to a device.
Last but not least, make sure to confirm your changes by clicking “apply” or “save.”
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How do I give my printer a static IP and why should I?
Giving your printer a static IP may not seem very important, but it can save you quite a bit of time in the long run. Normally, your printer automatically assigns itself an IP address and that’s that, but if your network resets, your printer may end up assigning itself a different IP address, but your computer won’t know that the IP address has changed, so you’ll be trying to print, but your printer won’t even see your print jobs.
Setting a static IP for a printer is relatively simple, first you’ll want to print off a Network Status Report to get the current IP address of the printer, then on your computer, type that into the address bar of an internet browser (Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome, etc.). Next, log on in your printer’s web interface (if your printer isn’t password protected, type “admin” into the username field and leave the password field blank, otherwise contact the company that provided your printer) and go to the “IP Configuration” tab. Locate the “TCP/IP” or “IP Address Configuration” section and change it from “Auto” to “Static”/”Manual”, type in the current IP address and click “Save” or “Apply” to save the settings.
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Assign a Static IP Address to a Printer or Any Network Device
A little work to set up but will make life easier
It’s handy and straightforward to let the router use DHCP to decide what IP addresses devices get. We don’t have to pick them, assign them, and better yet, try to remember them.
Devices like printers often have web-based management, which can be configured and maintained from anywhere. That makes printers a top candidate for static IPs .
Why Assign a Static IP Address to a Device?
It seems like more work, yet it does make life simpler and easier. If the device needs to be accessible from other devices, a static IP address is the way to go. Imagine having a web server where the IP address changes daily. It’s like changing your phone number every day.
When thinking of other devices that need to be accessible from anywhere, smart TVs , security systems , home automation , and camera systems come to mind.
Another reason, to a lesser extent, is security. A router can issue hundreds, if not thousands of IP addresses. It doesn’t care whose device it is. By using static IPs and limiting the number of IP addresses available, rogue devices have a harder time getting on the network. It can also help resolve an IP address conflict .
What IP Addresses Can I Use?
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has set aside the following blocks of IPs for private use . Private use means you can only use the IP addresses in a private network. They aren’t for the outside world. IANA defines the following ranges for private IPs:
- 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255 – equals 16,777,214 IP addresses
- 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 – equals 1,048,574 IP addresses
- 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 – equals 65534 IP addresses
If the router is being used already, it has a range. It’s easiest to stick with that range. Some routers pre-define the range.
Make a Static IP Plan
If the network has ten or fewer devices connected, a plan isn’t necessary. Just put them all in a single range, like 192.168.2.10 to 192.168.2.19. Skip the rest of this section.
If the network has more than ten devices, it’s wise to make a plan. This is just one way to make a plan. If it doesn’t work for you, change it.
- Count all the devices that will connect to the network.
- Group the devices by type. For example, there may be 3 phones, 2 smart TVs, 4 cameras and a DVR, 2 IoT devices like smart fridges, and a printer.
- Phones and tablets: 192.168.2.20 to 192.168.2.29
- TVs: 192.168.2.30 to 192.168.2.39
- Cameras and DVR: 192.168.2.40 to 192.168.2.49
- IoT devices: 192.168.2.50 to 192.168.2.59
- Printers: 192.168.2.60 to 192.168.2.69
Some best practices for using ranges:
- Begin a device type IP range with a number ending in zero and end the range with a number ending in 9
- Increment ranges in tens. Any less can become confusing, and you can easily outgrow them. Plus, it allows for additional devices of the same type in that range. If the number of devices is already close to 10, make the range cover 20 IP addresses, like 192.168.2.40 to 192.168.2.59.
- Whatever the router’s IP address is, leave its entire block open for the addition of networking equipment, like other routers, switches, firewalls, etc. For example, if the router uses 192.168.2.1, then reserve 192.168.2.2 to 192.168.2.9 for networking equipment.
- In a spreadsheet, assign the devices their IP addresses. This becomes an inventory of devices and makes it easier to identify the devices on the network. It’s a good idea to assign the first IP in a range to controller devices. For example, the DVR is the controller of the cameras , so it will have an IP of 192.168.2.50.
If you plan it on a spreadsheet, it may look like this:
How to Assign Static IPs to Devices in the Router
- Consult our article on how to find the IP address of the router if you’re using a Mac or not comfortable using the Command Prompt . Select the Start menu and search for CMD . Command Prompt will be the top result, so select it.
- When the Command Prompt window opens, enter the command <pre>ipconfig</pre> and press Enter .
The value for Default Gateway is the IP address of the router. Write this down somewhere.
- Open a web browser and enter the IP address of the router in the location bar , then press Enter . This will open the router’s web-based management page.
Assign Static IPs – Asus Router
- Login to the Asus router, find the LAN button, and select it.
- Select the DHCP Server tab. This router allows for staying in DHCP mode while assigning static IPs to selected devices. If desired, it can be configured to use only static IPs.
- Scroll to the Manual Assignment section. Where it reads Enable Manual Assignment , select Yes .
- Select the drop-down box under Client Name (MAC Address) and choose a device in the Manually Assigned IP around the DHCP list. All devices currently connected to the router are listed. To see devices that you previously connected, select Show Offline Client List .
It will show the device’s current IP address in the IP Address field. This can be left as is, or it can be changed at this point. Add the IP address of a DNS server in the DNS Server (Optional) field, if needed. Select the plus sign button to add the device to the list of manually assigned IP devices. Repeat this for all the desired devices.
Once all the desired devices have been assigned static IPs, select the Apply button to set the changes.
Assign Static IPs – TrendNet Router
- Log in to the TrendNet router and select the Advanced tab.
- In the left-side menu, select Setup , then select LAN Settings .
- Scroll down to the Add DHCP Reservations section. Check the Enable box, then enter the details of the device to receive a static IP address. Ensure the details are correct and then select Add .
- The device just added will show in the DHCP Reservations Ready Group . If everything is correct, select Apply and the device will have a static IP.
Assign Static IPs – Belkin Router
- Log in to the Belkin router and select the Configuration tab. Then under Connectivity select Local Network. Now select the DHCP Reservation button.
- In the DHCP Client Table window, any devices that are currently connected are shown. If it’s the device that requires a static IP address, check the Select box, then select Add Clients .
- In the same window, you can manually add clients as well. First, enter the device details, then select the Add button. Once all the devices requiring static IP addresses are defined, select Save to commit the changes.
What About Assigning Static IPs on Other Routers?
There are at least a dozen router makers out there, and each has several models of routers. It’s just far too many to cover all of them. Reading through the instructions above, though, you’ll see that there’s a pattern; find out where to work with the LAN, look for something named like DHCP Reservation, then follow through to assign IP addresses. If you’re running into issues, please let us know. One of our writers or knowledgeable readers will likely have the answer.
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How to Set a Printer to a Static IP Address
An IP address is a unique number assigned to a device connected to a computer network. If you wish to set a static IP address for your network printer, you can do so using the printer network configuration menu, which you can access from a connected computer's Web browser. To access the printer network configuration menu, you must know the current IP address of the printer. Accessing the printer network configuration menu also requires that you know the printer user name and password information, if it is password-protected.
Find IP Address of Printer
Click "Start" and select "Control Panel" on any computer connected to the same network as the printer.
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Double-click "Printers and Faxes," and then locate the printer that you want to set a static IP address for in the list of printers.
Right-click the printer from the list and select "Properties."
Click on the "Ports" tab and locate the printer you want to set a static IP address for in the list in the middle of the window. Click the printer to highlight it.
Expand the Port column by clicking on the vertical bar between Port and Description and slide it to the right. Locate the the IP address of the printer under the Port column; the IP address is a series of numbers separated by periods and resembles 192.168.1.2.
Set Static IP Address
Open your preferred Web browser on a computer connected to the same network as the printer you want to set a static IP address for.
Input the IP address of the printer (that you found in the above section) into the address bar of the browser. Press "Enter."
Input the printer user name and password. If the network printer is not password-protected, input "admin" into the "Username" field and leave the password field blank. Click "OK" to log into your printer network settings page.
Click the "IP Configuration" button or tab on the printer network settings page.
Locate the "TCP/IP" or "IP Address Configuration" section and change the value from "Auto" to "Static" or "Manual."
Enter the static IP address that you want to assign to the network printer into the fields provided. This forces the network to assign the designated IP address to the printer each time it attempts to connect to the device.
Click "Save" or "Apply" to save the settings, and exit the browser.
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How I can set public static ip address in network printer?
I'm looking for printer which supports (public static ip address).
So I can send print command from Windows VPS.
Thankx in Advance.
Although this site is not about giving ideas for specific printers, I can answer this without doing just that.
Every network printer that has a LAN or WIFI connection will work. By default they are set to DHCP and will get an IP address from the DHCP, but once you enter their configuration panel (website, by accessing the ip in your browser), you will be able to set a static IP. Thus far I haven't seen a network printer that did not support this, and I've seen many.
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A static IP address, or fixed IP address , is an IP address that never changes. Not everyone needs a static IP address, but knowing how they differ from dynamic IP addresses can help you understand whether you should use a static IP address.
Here are some example situations for when you might need a static IP address:
- Setting up a home file server .
- Adding a second router to a network.
- Enabling access to a computer when away from home or work.
- Forwarding ports to certain devices.
- Sharing a printer over a network.
- Connecting to an IP camera when away from home.
Static & Dynamic: What They Mean
The terms static and dynamic are simple to understand. At the core, the only real change you'll notice between static versus dynamic IP addresses is that the former never changes, while the latter does.
Most people don't care if their IP address changes. If you never know what your IP address is and never have a reason to keep it the same, then dynamic addresses are fine for you.
However, if your network or computer is set up in a specific way where some devices would work easier and set up would be smoother for you as the admin if an IP address always stayed the same, then static addressing is what you want.
Static IP addresses are assigned manually by an administrator. In other words, the device receiving the static IP is given a specific address (such as 192.168.1.2 ), and from then on, the address never changes.
Dynamic IP addresses are not assigned manually. They are assigned automatically by DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
When Static IP Addresses Are Used
Static IP addresses are necessary for devices that need constant access.
For example, a static IP address is necessary if your computer is configured as a server, such as an FTP server or web server. If you want to ensure that people can always access your computer to download files, force the computer to use a static, never-changing IP address.
If the server was assigned a dynamic IP address, it would change occasionally, preventing your router from knowing which computer on the network is the server.
If you want to access your home computer while you're on a trip or your work computer when you're at home, setting up the computer to use a static IP address lets you reach that computer at any time without fearing that the address will change and block your access to it.
A shared printer is another example of when to use a static IP address. If you have a printer that everyone in your house or office needs to share, give it an IP address that won't change no matter what. That way, when every computer is set up to connect to that printer, those connections remain indefinitely because the address never changes.
Here are some other reasons to use static IPs:
- They provide slightly better protection against network security problems than DHCP address assignment provides.
- Some network devices don't support DHCP.
- They help avoid potential IP address conflicts where DHCP might supply an address already assigned elsewhere.
- They provide geolocation that's more accurate than a dynamic IP address.
When Not to Use a Static IP Address
Because a static IP address is assigned manually, it's less efficient for a network admin to give it out, especially in mobile situations. Someone must visit the device in person to give it an IP address instead of letting DHCP assign the address automatically.
For example, you wouldn't set a static IP address on a smartphone because the moment it reaches another Wi-Fi network, the address might not be supported on that network, meaning that it won't be able to access the internet.
Dynamic addressing is more convenient in this situation because it's easy for administrators to set up. DHCP works automatically with minimal intervention needed, allowing mobile devices to move between different networks seamlessly.
Businesses are more likely to use static IP addresses than home networks. Implementing static IP addresses isn't easy and frequently requires a knowledgeable technician.
However, you can have a static IP address for your home network. When making static IP assignments for local devices on home and other private networks, the address numbers should be chosen from the private IP address ranges defined by the Internet Protocol standard:
These ranges support thousands of IP addresses. It's common for people to assume they can choose any number in the range and that the specific choice doesn't matter much. This is untrue.
To choose and set specific static IP addresses suitable for your network, follow these guidelines:
- Do not choose any addresses that end with .0 or .255 . These addresses are usually reserved for use by network protocols .
- Do not choose the addresses at the beginning of a private range. Addresses like 10.0.0.1 , 192.168.0.1 , and 192.168.0.100 are commonly used by network routers and other consumer devices. These are the first addresses hackers attack when trying to break into a private computer network.
- Don't choose an IP address that falls outside the range of your local network. For example, to support all addresses in the 10.x.x.x private range, the subnet mask on all devices must be set to 255.0.0.0. If they aren't, some static IP addresses in this range don't work.
How to Get a Static Public IP Address
Internet service providers (ISP) traditionally assign all their IP addresses to customers dynamically, due to historical shortages of available IP numbers.
Contact your service provider if you prefer a static IP address. You can't get a static public IP address without requesting it from your ISP. Customers can sometimes obtain a static IP by subscribing to a special service plan and paying extra fees.
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How to assign a static ip address in windows 10 or windows 11.
When organizing your home network it's easier to assign each computer it's own IP address than using DHCP. Here we will take a look at doing it in XP,
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- To set a static IP address in Windows 10 or 11, open Settings -> Network & Internet and click Properties for your active network.
- Choose the "Edit" button next to IP assignment and change the type to Manual.
- Flip the IPv4 switch to "On", fill out your static IP details, and click Save.
Sometimes, it's better to assign a PC its own IP address rather than letting your router assign one automatically. Join us as we take a look at assigning a static IP address in Windows.
A static IP address is manually set to a permanent, fixed address rather than being assigned automatically by your router using a procotol known as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). DHCP is a handy way for devices to connect to your network more easily, because you don't have to configure IP addressing for each new device yourself. The downside to automatic addressing is that it's possible for a device's IP address to change from time to time, which is why people choose static IPs for certain types of devices. For example:
- You have a device like a home media server that you want to be able to find using the same IP address or host name each time.
- You have certain apps that can only connect to network devices using their IP address. In particular, many older networking apps suffer this limitation.
- You forward ports through your router to devices on your network. Some routers play nice with port forwarding and dynamic IP addresses; others do not.
Whatever your reason, assigning static IP addresses to devices is not difficult, but you do have a choice to make---whether to do it from the router or on the device itself.
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While this article covers assigning static IP addresses to PCs within Windows itself, there is another way to go about it. Many routers allow you to assign a pool of IP addresses that are handed out to specific devices (based on the device's physical, or MAC address). This method offers a couple of significant advantages:
- IP addresses are still managed by the router, meaning that you won't have to make (and keep up with) changes on each individual device.
- It's easier to assign addresses within the same IP address pool your router uses.
This article is about assigning static IP addresses directly to PCs running Windows. We've already got a great guide on How to Set Static IP Addresses On Your Router , so if that's the way you want to go, be sure to give it a read.
With all that in mind, though, let's take a look at how to assign static IP addresses within any version of Windows.
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To set a static IP address in Windows 11, you'll want to open Settings, go to Network & Internet, and then find the Properties for your network. Inside there you'll be able to click the Edit button for IP Assignment and then fill out the manual network details.
First, open up the Settings app and then find Network & Internet on the left-hand side. You'll be presented with a panel that shows your current network connection. You can click where it says "Properties" right underneath the network, or if you have multiple network connections you can drill down into the specific network to see the IP address details for each one . In this case it's called "Ethernet", but you will most likely see "Wi-Fi" as the option to choose.
Once you've drilled down into the network connection that you want to set a manual IP for, scroll down until you see "IP Assignment" and then click the Edit button to the right.
Once there, you'll flip the drop-down to "Manual" and switch the IPv4 switch to "On". At this point you can fill out your network details and click Save to finish.
You can also use the old-school Network Connections panel in Windows 11, so if you prefer to use that method, keep reading.
If you're interested in more advanced networking, you might need to set up a static TCP/IP route , reset the entire TCP/IP stack on Windows , check open TCP/IP ports , find your MAC address on Windows , or find your IP address from the Command Prompt . We've got you covered there too.
To set a static IP address in Windows 10, you'll need to open the Settings app and drill down to Network & Internet. From there you'll select Properties for your network, and then the Edit button next to IP Assignment where you can input a manual IP address.
First, open the Settings app and locate the Network & Internet button.
On the next screen you'll see your network status, which should show you your active network. Here you'll want to click the Properties button. If you have multiple different networks, you could select them from the left-hand menu---in our case you'll notice we have both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks, so you'll want to pick the one that you are trying to set a manual IP address for. You'll notice this is the same method we use when we're trying to find an IP address on Windows 10 .
On the network properties screen, scroll down until you see "IP settings" and click the Edit button under "IP assignment".
In the resulting popup window, change the Edit IP settings dropdown to Manual and then flip the IPv4 switch to "On". Fill out the details, click Save, and you should be good to go.
You might need to reboot to get all of your applications to work properly, just because it's Windows.
It's worth noting that you can use the old Network Connections method to set an IP address in any version of Windows, so if you prefer that method, keep reading.
To change the computer's IP address in Windows 7, you'll need to open the "Network Connections" window. Hit Windows+R, type "ncpa.cpl" into the Run box, and then hit Enter.
In the "Network Connections" window, right-click the adapter for which you want to set a static IP address, and then select the "Properties" command.
In the properties window for the adapter, select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and then click the "Properties" button.
Select the "Use the following IP address" option, and then type in the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway that corresponds with your network setup. Next, type in your preferred and alternate DNS server addresses. Finally, select the "Validate settings upon exit" option so that Windows immediately checks your new IP address and corresponding information to ensure that it works. When you're ready, click the "OK" button.
And then close out of the network adapter's properties window.
Windows automatically runs network diagnostics to verify that the connection is good. If there are problems, Windows will give you the option of running the Network troubleshooting wizard. However, if you do run into trouble, the wizard likely won't do you too much good. It's better to check that your settings are valid and try again.
Changing your IP from DHCP to a Static address in Vista is similar to other versions of Windows, but getting to the correct location is a bit different. Open the Start Menu, right-click on Network, and select Properties.
The Network and Sharing Center opens...click on Manage network connections.
Right-click on the network adapter you want to assign an IP address and click Properties.
Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click the Properties button.
Now change the IP, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Server Addresses. When you're finished click OK.
You'll need to close out of Local Area Connection Properties for the settings to go into effect.
Open the Command Prompt and use the
command to verify that the changes were successful.
To set a Static IP in Windows XP, right-click the "My Network Places" icon, and then select "Properties."
Right-click the adapter for which you want to set the IP, and then select "Properties" from the context menu.
Select the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" entry, and then click the "Properties" button.
Select the "Use the following IP address" option. Type in the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server addresses you want to use. When you're finished, click the "OK" button.
You will need to close out of the adapter's properties window before the changes go into effect.
And you can verify your new settings by using the
command at the command prompt.
By and large, it's better to let most of your devices have their IP addresses assigned automatically by your router. Occasionally, though, you might want to set a static IP address for a particular device. While you can set static IP addresses directly on your devices (and this article has shown you how to do just that on Windows PCs), we still recommending setting up static IP addressing on your router if possible. It will just make life easier.
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Systems administrators differ on the helpfulness of assigning static IP addresses for networked printers. Leaving the printers set to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, or DHCP, would be the alternative, meaning that a router or server would lease them IP addresses from a pool. Leaving the printers set to DHCP may seem the simplest option, but manually assigning them static IPs instead can save you time and aggravation down the road.
Like computers, networked printers are DHCP-enabled by default. You connect them to your office network and they obtain an IP address from your DHCP server, which may be a standalone server or a router. After a given period of time, or the next time you reboot the printer, the IP lease will expire and the printer will query the DHCP server for a new IP address. Depending on network configuration, the printer may receive the same IP or a new one. By contrast, if you disable DHCP and set a static IP, the address will never change unless you change it yourself. You can configure a static IP using your printer’s Web management console if it has one, or via the printer’s on-board menu panel. Usually, the settings are located under “Network” or “TCP/IP.” In order to set a static IP, you’ll also need your default gateway IP address, which is usually your router’s IP. Additionally, you’ll need the subnet mask, and a primary and secondary DNS server IP address. You can obtain this information from your IT department or your Internet service provider.
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When you connect a computer to a networked printer, you use the printer’s IP address to set up a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, or TCP/IP, port, so your computer can send print jobs to the correct printer. However, this port configuration on the computer does not automatically change if your DHCP-enabled printer’s IP address changes. If you have several employees connected to a given printer, all of them would lose their ability to print until they updated the printer’s IP address on their computer. If you have a larger network environment with a printer server, you’d need to update the IP address on the server first and then advise everyone to remove and re-add the printer in Devices and Printers.
If you have several networked printers, static IP addressing can help organize your network. Assume you assign numbers to your company’s different departments for payroll or accounting purposes. The marketing department might be 150 and IT might be 200. If each department has two printers, you could assign 10.0.0.150 and 10.0.0.151 to the marketing printers, and 10.0.0.200 and 10.0.0.201 to the IT printers. Or, you could assign IPs based on the printer’s physical location, such as the floor number.
Static IP Caveats
When you assign static IPs for your printers, make sure that none of them fall within the IP address range -- or pool -- used by your DHCP server to assign IPs to other devices such as computers and laptops. Otherwise, you risk a duplicate IP assignment down the road, which would prevent one or both of the affected devices from functioning correctly on the network. You can find out what your DHCP pool is by logging into your router or DHCP server computer. With static IPs, you must also keep a record of IP assignments in case you make changes to your network. For example, if you replace your router, your network’s default gateway may change; if it does, nobody will be able to print until you update the printers with the new default gateway IP address.
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Introduction: This application note shows how to change or assign a Static IP on a Star Desktop Ethernet printer using the printer’s web user interface (UI)
Note: The device (PC, tablet or smartphone) and printer must be connected to the same network.
While these instructions were written using the TSP700II as an example, this document applies to all models indicated bellow.
Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650II, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, TUP500 Supported Interfaces: Ethernet (IFBD-HE07/08) Supported Environments: Any browser
- Perform a self-test and take note of the printer’s IP address. To print a Self-test: Thermal printers: Power printer [ ON ] while simultaneously holding [ FEED ] button until printing begins. Impact printers: Power printer [ ON ] while simultaneously holding [ FEED ] button until the printer emits a “beep” sound.
2. Open a Browser on any device and enter the printer’s IP Address
3. Log in with the following credentials:
User Name: root Password: public
Note : It is recommended to change these credentials for increased security. If you do, please take note and safeguard the new credential for future web UI access.
4. Click “ IP Parameters ” in the left menu bar.
5. Select “ Static ”. Enter the desired Static IP Address, Subnet Mask , Default Gateway and Click “ Submit ”.
6. To confirm the information entered, click “ Save ” in the left menu bar
7. Select “ Save –> Configuration printing –> Restart device ” and click “ Execute ” to save settings and print a test page.
8. The new setting changes should take approx. ten seconds to apply, after which the printer will restart with the new configuration settings s hould this operation be successful.
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How to set up a static IP on a DHCP-enabled ethernet network using the machine’s web-interface:
1. Confirm the machine is on and that the ethernet cable is connected.
2. Obtain the IP address by printing out the Printer Setup Information Label. Click here for instructions.
3. On a computer or mobile device on the same network, open an internet browser.
4. Enter the machine’s IP address directly in the address line of the browser and go to it.
5. Login if needed, then click the Network tab.
6. Click Wired (below the Network tab). Enter the desired IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and Boot Method, then click Submit . It will indicate to Please Wait then refresh. The settings have now been applied.
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By default, the printer is configured to acquire an IP address from the network server using DHCP. Network addresses assigned by DHCP are temporary, however. After a specified time, the network can assign a new IP address to the printer. If the print driver is configured to use a specific IP address that changes periodically, you can experience connectivity issues. To avoid problems, or if your network administrator requires a static IP address for the printer, you can assign the IP address to the printer.
You can assign a static IP address to your printer from the printer control panel. Once an IP address is assigned, you can change it using the Embedded Web Server.
To assign a static IP address to the printer, you need the following information:
- An IP address properly configured for your network
- The Network Mask address
- The default Router/Gateway address
If you are on a network managed by a network administrator, contact your network administrator to obtain the network information.
For a home network using routers or other devices to connect the printer to the network, refer to the device instructions on assigning network addresses. The router or device documentation can give you a range of acceptable address numbers you can use. It is important that the addresses be similar to the IP addresses used by other printers and computers on the network, but not the same. Only the last digit must be different. For example, your printer can have the IPv4 address 192.168.1.2 while your computer has the IP address 192.168.1.3. Another device can have the IP address 192.168.1.4.
The router could assign the static IP address of the printer to another computer that obtains its IP address dynamically. To avoid having the IP address reassigned, give the printer an address at the higher end of the range allowed by the router or device. For example, if your computer has IP address 192.168.1.2, and your device allows IP addresses to 192.168.1.255, select an address between 192.168.1.200 and 192.168.1.254.
- When you set a static IP address, Xerox recommends that you set a DHCP reservation at the same time. For details, refer to your router documentation.
- In IPv6 network configurations, the IPv6 address is assigned automatically.
To Assign a Static IP Address at the Control Panel
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- At the printer control panel, press the Home button.
- Touch Device > Connectivity > Ethernet > IPv4 .
- To Enable IPv4, select the toggle button.
- Touch Mode , then touch Static .
- At the restart system prompt, touch Continue . Note: The printer restarts later in the procedure.
- Touch the IPv4 Address field.
- Using the keypad, enter the address as X.X.X.X , where X is a number from 0-255, then touch Enter .
- Touch the Subnet Mask field.
- Touch the Gateway Address field.
- Touch Restart .
- Two minutes after the printer restarts, to verify the new settings, print a Configuration Report. See the Related Content for information on how to print a Configuration Report.
- Print a Configuration Report
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