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Windows 7 unable to refind printer with dynamic address

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December 18, 2011 4:56:07 PM

Hello,

I have added a windows 7 computer on a network with a network printer which gets the address dynamically but Windows 7 gives it a static address during configuration and cannot find the printer when the address changes. All other computers on the network are OK.

Any suggestions on how to tell windows to use DHCP. There was no choice on setup?

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December 18, 2011 5:24:56 PM

Normally the Printer would have a static IP. This would be especially true if the network is not using something like active directory. Set the printer up with a static IP and configure your DHCP Server to provide IP addresses in a pool outside of the static IP range.

Router 192.168.0.1

Printer 192.168.0.2

DHCP Pool 192.168.0.5 to 192.168.0.20 for example.

This leaves addresses free to assign more static IP's later. Resources like printers and servers require static IP addresses so the wider network can be configured with consistency.
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December 18, 2011 7:13:57 PM

Excellent! Works well. Thank you
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December 18, 2011 7:14:26 PM

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December 18, 2011 7:55:18 PM

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