Networik connection problem between HP printe

February 3, 2011 at 08:00:54
Specs: Windows Vista
how do I get rid of a 169 ip address on my printer and synch up with router. My HP All In One Serieds 4500 printer has an ip address of 169.254.0 and my router is 192.168.1.0. They need to match in order for me to print wirelessly from my laptop

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#1
February 3, 2011 at 08:06:57
You need to statically assign and IP on the printer that is outside the DHCP scope of your etwork (to avoid the possibility of a duplicate IP).

You never assign IP's to devices like printers and servers via DHCP because they could then change. Wouldn't it be a pain in the behind to have to create a new printer on your PC all the time because the printer had a new IP every time you turned around???

Since your router is using 192.168.1.0/24 I'd wager the following is true for the LAN side of the router:

IP = 192.168.1.1
SM = 255.255.255.0

DHCP Scope = 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199

If I'm right, statically assign the following settings to your printer:

IP = 192.168.1.10
SM = 255.255.255.0
DG = 192.168.1.1

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.

***William Henley***


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#2
February 3, 2011 at 09:26:55
Thanks for the info -- now as one expert to a non-techie, how do I make these changes to the prnter IP address. Appreciate your help

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#3
February 3, 2011 at 09:37:56
You configure the printers IP on the printer. Go through the Menus on the printer until you find the configuration menu and scroll through it until you find TCP/IP. Consult your printer manual.

The other thing to keep in mind is if they are wireless printers you may need to configure the WEP or WPA key so that they can hook up wireless.

If it was me I would simply hook the printer into my network through Ethernet and let the DHCP assign the printer an IP. Then I would print out the configuration page from the print menu on the printer, so I can see what IP DHCP gave it. Then I would go back to my computer and put it in a web browser so that I can configure it with its GUI. I hate using the config menus on the printer.


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#4
February 3, 2011 at 10:06:20
It is a wireless HP Photosmart C4500 series. Does that help. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and I get to the end of the install and that's when I get the message----"Your printer cannot find your access point. Check that your access point is powered on. Check that your HP printer network name (SSID) matches your access point name (SSID) exactly. If they don't match up exactly, run the wireless network setup to configre your HPprinter."

So how do I do that


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#5
February 3, 2011 at 10:15:15
You have to go into your Wirless Routers configuration page and find out what is set for it's SSID. Why you are in there see whether you are using WEP or WPA and what the passfrase is because you are going to need it. The IP for your router can be found by doing an IPCONFIG at you Command Prompt and noting the Default Gateway. Plug that IP into your Internet Explorer and it will bring up you routers config page.

If you are not comfortable doing this I suggest you get a friend to help or call someone on tech support.


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#6
February 3, 2011 at 14:44:15
First you said, "My HP All In One Serieds 4500 printer

Now you're saying "It is a wireless HP Photosmart C4500 series"

Which is it?

If it's an HP 4000 series I can tell you exactly how to configure the IP address. If it's the Photosmart, I can't.

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.

***William Henley***


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