Solved Router reset constantly to get all devices on network

June 16, 2012 at 09:55:05
Specs: Windows 7, 3 gig
I recently purchased a newer Netgear wireless router ($50 or so) to replace an old one because I was constantly having to reset it to successfully get an internet connection on my computer, my phone, and our wireless printer.

Now, the computer and phone have no problems picking up the network, but I always have to reset the router to get the printer to pick it up.

Is there no end to this frustration?


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June 16, 2012 at 17:29:41
What printer are you connecting to the router?

Is it a network printer that has a LAN connector?
If so, search the manual of the printer for the default ip address or whether it gets an ip address automatically via DHCP from your router.

Then the printer should provide a web interface, which can be accessed from within your web browser via it's ip address.
There you can configure the ip settings of the printer.



#1
June 16, 2012 at 10:21:33
The first thing I would suggest is, to check for new firmware for the new router.
Have you also checked Netgears FAQ for that problem?

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#2
June 16, 2012 at 10:45:58
I checked and it has the latest firmware, and of course Netgear suggests "power cycling" which is a fancy euphemism for turn the POS off then on.

I can handle that, but asking my family to have to do this every time they want to print is ridiculous. There has got to be a better option. It's set to auto IP and DNS, so I don't get the problem. I don't know if assigning a static IP for each piece of the network is better, but I've heard that auto-everything is usually more advantageous.


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#3
June 16, 2012 at 10:59:07
Assigning ip addresses automatically is the most easiest and best way, to handle it.
Only servers, network printers, routers (internal ip address) aso. should be configured with static ip addresses.

What exact model do you have?


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#4
June 16, 2012 at 11:20:30
Netgear WNR2000. So I should set the printer to a static IP address? That is the one piece of the network we are consistently experiencing problems with.

The printer is a Kodak Hero 3.1


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#5
June 16, 2012 at 11:46:28
Yepp, give it a try.

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#6
June 16, 2012 at 17:06:16
how do you set a static IP address?

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#7
June 16, 2012 at 17:29:41
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What printer are you connecting to the router?

Is it a network printer that has a LAN connector?
If so, search the manual of the printer for the default ip address or whether it gets an ip address automatically via DHCP from your router.

Then the printer should provide a web interface, which can be accessed from within your web browser via it's ip address.
There you can configure the ip settings of the printer.


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#8
June 16, 2012 at 18:10:34
The printer is a Kodak Hero 3.1, which has an LCD on it and a menu to set network configurations. I used Kodak's website that has a walkthrough on how to set one. I chose 192.168.1.4

Are longer numbers better for static IPs or does it matter? I just want to ensure that my computer and phone don't have problems now.

Thanks for all the help.


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#9
June 16, 2012 at 18:49:20
It doesn't matter, whether an ip address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254 or any other combination.
The main point is, the ip must match your networks subnet and the ip address must be unique in your network.

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