Problem connecting printer via ethernet

Nashuatec / Dsm618
March 17, 2010 at 02:16:23
Specs: Windows XP SP2, PentiumR4 240GHz. 504MB ram
I connect to my Nashutec printer / photocopier via an ethernet cable running through a dedicated ethernet switch. I used to have an ADSL card in the desktop to connect to the internet but recently removed it and went over to a wireless connection for the internet.
Since then the computer won't log on to the printer.
I get the "acquiring network connection" icon in the system tray which then goes to "limited or no connectivity".
I've tried pinging the IP address for the printer but this just times out. Any suggestions? Thanks

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#1
March 17, 2010 at 02:52:59
You are not correctly authenticated to your wireless lan.
Open a command line prompt by clicking Start / Run and type in CMD.
Then type ipconfig /all

Post back the result.


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#2
March 17, 2010 at 03:31:13
Hello, Thanks for your reply. Results as follows

local area connection 3 (printer in question)
connection specific DNS suffix ---------
Description Intel(R) pro/100 VE network connection
Physical address 00-07-E9-EF-23-5C
Dhpc enabled yes
Autoconfiguration enabled yes
Autoconfig IP address 169.254.168.233
Subnet mask 255.255.0.0.
Default gateway ------

Ethernet wireless adapter connection 8 ( to router)

connection specific DNS suffix d.link.com
Description TL-WN321G USB wireless connection
Physical address 00-27-19-B9-5A-4D
Dhpc enabled yes
Autoconfiguration enabled yes
Autoconfig IP address 192.168.1.2
Subnet mask 255.255.0.0.
Default gateway 192.168.1.1
DHPC server 192.168.1.1
DNS servers 192.168.1.1
Lease obtained 17 March 2010
Lease expires 18 March 2010


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#3
March 17, 2010 at 03:37:34
I forgot to add the first part of the results:

Host name....office
Primary DNS suffix -------
Mode type broadcast
IP routing enabled NO
WINS proxy enabled NO
DNS suffix search list dlink.com


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#4
March 17, 2010 at 03:43:05
This look great so far.
Whats about the Wireless router.
Is that router also connected to the switch, where the printer is connected to?

And what IP address do the printer have?


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#5
March 17, 2010 at 04:01:44
No the wireless router is not connected to the ethernet switch.
The only thing on the switch is the printer.
Those are the only IP addresses that come up when I type
ipconfig but if I look at the printer properties the IP address is
10.0.0.200 and it is connected to a "standard TCP/IP port

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#6
March 17, 2010 at 04:14:09
Ok but there must be any connection between the 2 networks, to access the printer.
And btw. it must be a router, because it must have an ip address of the 192.168.1.x network and one ip address of the 10.0.0.x network.

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#7
March 17, 2010 at 10:29:37
sorry I've been so long replying. Lost my internet connection.
The router is only connected wirelessly to the desktop.
the printer is connected to the desktop through an ethernet
switch and cables. The printer, an oldish photocopier / printer
doesn't have a wireless connection

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#8
March 17, 2010 at 12:09:38
Ok, so it's just like the printer were connected directly to the desktop via lan cable.
In that case, you simply have to configure the LAN connection manually and give it an ip address of e.g. 10.0.0.1 and Subnet 255.0.0.0.

It has nothing to do with the wireless connection, which is used to connect to the internet.
These connection works as it is via DHCP.


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#9
March 17, 2010 at 15:45:04
Thanks. That sound reasonably easy. Sorry but I'm not very good
at this--how do I configure the
LAN connection manually
Thanks again

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#10
March 17, 2010 at 17:20:53
Rightclick My Network Places and choose properties.
Rightclick the LAN Connection and choose properties.
In the scroll down list, choose TCP/IP and click properties.
Here you can set the ip settings manually.
You only need to put in ip address and Subnet mask.
Click Ok until all windows are closed.

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#11
March 18, 2010 at 02:38:11
Hello done that but still doesn't want to connect to the printer
although the local area connection icon in network connections
says connected

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#12
March 18, 2010 at 02:51:34
1. What happen by trying to ping the printer:
Click Start / Run and type CMD.
ping 10.0.0.200
Get any reply?

2. Post you curren output for ipconfig /all


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#13
March 18, 2010 at 09:11:19
Fixed thanks. Found that the printer's IP address had changed
somehow. When I got into the printers menu and found the
correct IP all was well
Thanks for your help

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#14
March 18, 2010 at 10:04:59
You are welcome.

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