Solved Get static IP address for Epson printer from FiberHome route

January 14, 2016 at 12:36:01
Specs: Macintosh
My Epson L355 keeps changing IP addresses. It seems that the answer for this might be to get a static address. My Epson L355 printer does not have a screen. Thank you.

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January 15, 2016 at 07:18:49
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.

***William Henley***



#1
January 14, 2016 at 12:43:57
I'm not familiar with that particular Epson, but typically you would type in the IP address of your printer into your browser on any computer on your network to bring up the configuration of the printer. There you should be able to set the IP address manually.

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#2
January 14, 2016 at 13:15:32
You can reserve a given ip address for the printer - within your router's settings. You will need to know the printers mac address. If it's wifi only then there's just one mac address; if it's ethernet as well then there are two ip addresses - and each could have its own fixed ip address.

Make/model of router will be useful to help you further.

Setting the printer to use the reserved ip address (as set in the router) would be the second step.


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#3
January 14, 2016 at 13:21:47
My router is a FiberHome HG110.

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#4
January 14, 2016 at 13:31:36
A google trawl for that make/model seems to produce a lot of Spanish versions (Argentina etc?)

This "English" one also crops up....

http://freestuffdownload.net/fiberh...

Have browse and look for the section referring to ip address reservation.

If you have a copy of the manual already - have a look in that copy to the same end.


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#5
January 14, 2016 at 13:41:10
IGNORE the link in my post above. It's not a source for the router's manual. It is in fact a package (Chrome based) for Mac systems; and I wouldn't advise you to run/use it.

Which has me wondering if you have the correct make and model of your router?

What does it say on the base of the router?

Do you have "any" documentation or manuals for your router?

Do you know how to access its home/admin/management page(s)?

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#6
January 14, 2016 at 19:01:20
It seems this router type is what MoviStar or Telefonica use as a standard (cheap) broadband modem/router to connect their customers. Basic features.

http://www.movistar.es/rpmm/estatic...

Is this your modem/router?


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January 15, 2016 at 07:18:49
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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.

***William Henley***


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#8
January 16, 2016 at 08:17:22
I have not figured out how to get into the router settings. Every password I have tried has come up incorrect.

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#9
January 16, 2016 at 09:03:42
The router login / password is typically Admin / Admin - sometimes with a capital A and sometimes not.

Admin (or admin) and password is another

The user manual usually tells you what it is.

Can you actually get to the router's homepage? The ip address is usually one of these:

192.168.1.1, or 192.168.0.1 Sometimes the last digit maybe 254

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