setting it up so vista detects new ip from router with printer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by dkizzy, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. dkizzy

    dkizzy Guest

    how do I setup a host name/some sort of setup to prevent vista from not
    detecting the change in IP? Everytime the printer goes out from a storm
    my IP changes and I want to make it so that it either is static or vista
    adapts to the change. I used the vista printer detection which acquired
    the IP from the router.
    dkizzy, Aug 16, 2009
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  2. dkizzy

    Malke Guest

    Network printers should always have a static IP set. Use one that is outside
    the router's DHCP range. IOW, if the router hands out IP addresses from, give your printer something like Refer to
    your printer manual as to how to set a static IP address on it.

    This is not done from Vista, nor is it a Vista issue. You just didn't set up
    your network printer correctly.

    If the printer is locally connected and shared out, as long as file/printer
    sharing is set up correctly the fact that the host computer's IP address
    changes will be irrelevant.

    Malke, Aug 17, 2009
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  3. dkizzy

    dkizzy Guest

    Ok so if I set it to share on the local network then I won't have t
    worry about it anymore correct
    dkizzy, Aug 17, 2009
  4. dkizzy

    Malke Guest

    You aren't providing enough information to get focused help. Remember that I
    cannot see your computers, your network, or your printers from here.

    In general:

    1. True network printers - connected directly to the router by ethernet or
    wirelessly - do not need to be shared. They are *on* the LAN and can be
    accessed by any computer after being installed on that computer.

    2. Locally connected printers - connected directly to a computer on the LAN
    - need to be shared out from that host computer. File/printer sharing on the
    LAN must be set up correctly for all member computers. Then the printer
    needs to be installed on the various computers.

    So what do you have?

    Malke, Aug 17, 2009
  5. dkizzy

    dkizzy Guest

    sorry, I have the true network printer setup going. It is plugged into
    the ethernet to the router.
    dkizzy, Aug 17, 2009
  6. dkizzy

    Malke Guest

    Then you don't need to share it out. You simply need to set a static IP
    address as I told you in my first reply.

    Malke, Aug 17, 2009
  7. dkizzy

    dkizzy Guest

    ok many thank
    dkizzy, Aug 17, 2009
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