can't share printer after changing ip

January 13, 2012 at 12:53:46
Specs: Windows XP
I had to assigne my PC a new static IP address and now other computers cannot access the shared printer attached to this PC . It still show up in the printer pane of the other computers but you cannot print to it. The local PC attached to it via USB will printer fine.

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#1
January 13, 2012 at 13:48:59
You will need to delete the "old" printer from each of the other machines on the network and re-install the network printer in each so they correctly map the new location.

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January 13, 2012 at 14:17:53
This is one of the advantages of using the share name instead of ip address.

You shouldn't have to delete the "old" printer. Go into the printers properties and create a new tcp/ip port and then check its box so the printer is using that new port.

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#3
January 13, 2012 at 14:20:37
Thanks Richard , I tried that but it can't find the printer. I cannot " see" the PC on the network either since changing the IP. Do I need to reconfigure the network setup? Sorry I am a networking dummy. The " host" PC is running XP

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#4
January 13, 2012 at 16:21:31
Well you manually assigned the IP.
Is it in the same subnet as the others in the group? If not then they cannot find each other.

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