Add HP Printer to Thomson TG585 v7 router

May 26, 2010 at 16:04:53
Specs: Windows Vista, 4GB
I just got a new router and my IP address
(from ipconfig) is My printer was
set up on the old network, and when I print the
network settings, its IP address is How can I change it and allow it
to connect to the network. It is plugged into
the Thomson TG585 v7 router's ethernet port,
yet on the router homepage, it doesnt seem to
detect anything in the port! How do I set it up?
The printer is an HP PSC 2500 series. Thanks

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May 26, 2010 at 16:26:02
Isn't there a setup button & a display on the printer itself? You should be able to go to network setup & change the IP.

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May 26, 2010 at 16:49:17
It helps to read the printers manual when in doubt of how to proceed.

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May 26, 2010 at 16:53:47
There are no setup options on the printer itself - only the option
to print the network settings. Can I access a 'printer page' like
one does for a router (such as with a LAN etc) whereby I can
change the settings on the printer through that? Its an old printer,
and unfortuantely I have lost the manual. Thanks

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May 26, 2010 at 18:34:01
Usually you have to change the printer settings from the printer. An
exception would be from the printer setup software.

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May 26, 2010 at 18:35:26
"There are no setup options on the printer itself"

ya right. it has an ip address right? did it get there by magic? of course not.

If this is a network printer it has a menu interface. Never seen one that didn't.

of course you could always change your new routers lan to x.x.8.x and it would work.

read this

It says you have a front menu panel on the printer. You can set the ip here.

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May 27, 2010 at 07:37:03
I've worked with a lot of HP Printers over the years (I'm certified to repair about 10 different models) and while I'm not familiar with this particular unit, I can promise you, if it's a network printer, there's a way to configure the network settings from the controls (front panel) on the printer just as wanderer said.

Upon reading this, I quickly opened google and searched "hp 2500 manual" and got a couple of different hits leading guides/manuals in .pdf format.

I suggest you do the same and read them.

Two things to always keep in mind when working with computers and their peripherals:

1) google is your friend

(if you don't know what #2 means, use #1 to search #2)

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May 27, 2010 at 07:43:02
Thanks. I sorted it out in the end. Printer was originally
connected to a WAP, so removed ethernet connection and set
up an Ad-Hoc network, then changing the IP address from the
printers setup page. Its all good now; thanks.

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