|Most SOHO routers come with DHCP configured the same. For the sake of this post, we'll use the 192.168.1.0/24 network. Here's a typical SOHO config:|
Router LAN IP = 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
DHCP Enabled = yes
DHCP Scope = 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199
The "scope" is the IP's made available to DHCP clients connecting to your router. If you log into the management interface of your router then you can check what the scope is on your unit. Once you know the scope, then you simply pick an IP not in the scope and use it for your printer. Be careful not to use the LAN IP of the router.
As per my example above, I would use something like 192.168.1.10 for the printer.
Don't worry about reservations or exclusions, just pick one not in the scope. This avoids potential duplicate IP's and you don't need to worry about making any configuration changes on the router.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.