Solved Printer's IP address keeps changing

Acer / Aod260
February 25, 2014 at 07:20:17
Specs: Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, AMD Bulldozer 6 Core 3.5GHz / 8 GB
I have an Epson Stylus SX235W printer that is connected to my home network when it is powered on. Every time I turn it on to print something, it changes its IP address from, say, "192.168.0.18" to "192.168.0.17" (That happened today).
The problem is, Windows doesn't recognize the change and continues to say "Printer Offline". I don't know how to make Windows scan for the new IP.
I could, however, try connecting with the printer's name, but I don't know how to find the printer's name. I know that there is a "computer name" for Windows PC's, but the printer's name contains spaces, one thing which isn't allowed on computer names as far as I know.
Any ideas? I have a desktop (which I use primarily), and a laptop (with WiFi, used sometimes), if that helps.

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#2
February 25, 2014 at 11:36:16
Has this been happening for long? I've sometimes found that eventually the router settles down and works it out. You could try turning off the router for half a minute so that it resets.

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#3
February 26, 2014 at 08:50:27
How do I do that? Giving it a static IP won't work due to the fact that is hasn't got any sort of configuration menu.

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#4
February 26, 2014 at 08:56:10
Anything here that helps?:
http://www.epson.co.uk/gb/en/viewco...

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#5
February 26, 2014 at 09:01:01
It seems as if that's what I was searching for. I'll try that now.

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#6
February 26, 2014 at 09:59:39
I tried until I realized that it doesn't mean the setup wizard, but the printer's screen. And the printer doesn't have a screen.

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#7
February 26, 2014 at 10:25:31
That's odd because it referred to the exact model number you gave in your original post. No chance of a hidden screen somewhere is there?

Anything here that helps (or is this what you've been doing?):
http://www.epson.co.uk/gb/en/viewco...

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#8
February 26, 2014 at 12:01:40
How about trying it from a different angle. Have your router assign a static IP. The printer can still do it's DHCP but will always get the same IP address.

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#9
February 26, 2014 at 13:32:32
Have you tried the link in my first post?

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#10
February 26, 2014 at 13:47:34
My guess the link in #1 wasn't spotted as all the text (inc signature) is blue.

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#11
February 26, 2014 at 14:46:26
Yeah, the entire post is a link. Signature's also a link, but a different one

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#12
February 27, 2014 at 07:27:36
Sorry, missed the first link, since everything was in blue. I'll try that now.
EDIT: I found the EpsonNet Config here: http://www.epson.co.uk/gb/en/viewco... so I'll try that now
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#13
February 27, 2014 at 07:44:19
It certainly looked like it worked! I set it to 192.168.0.50, doubting that there will be more than 39 devices connected at once. (Since my network range goes from 192.168.0.10 - 192.168.0.100).
I'll mark it as solved until further notice.

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#14
February 27, 2014 at 11:18:48
Good to hear, hope it lasts and thanks for letting us know.

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