Changing the IP

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
graybalanced
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Re: Changing the IP
In reply to Jim F, May 21, 2012

Jim F wrote:

I'm no networking expert by far. But would connecting your printer to one of your macs via your printer cable (e.g., USB) and then setting up that printer to be shared across your network solve your issue? The only fly in the soup with this idea is if the computer that is the host for the printer is sleeping, one has to wake it up if you're sending the printer a print job from another Mac.

It's probably the last of three options for networking a printer, because of the disadvantages.

Option #1, if the printer is itself networkable by wireless or wired (as all of mine are currently, including a $99 all-in-one), configure it to make sure it's using DHCP, or if you want it to have a static IP, confirm the DHCP assignable range back at the router so that the printer's static IP is outside the DHCP range.

Option #2 is to plug the printer into a USB port of the router if it has one, so that a Mac doesn't have to be awake to run it.

Option #3 is to use the printer sharing feature since it has the least flexibility and control.

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