Solved

Change IP address of network printer?

Posted on 2004-08-26
5
8,306 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi,

I would like to change the IP address of one of our networked printers so that I can use the address it currently has for something else.

It is an HP LaserJet IIID, installed as a networked printer onto our file/print server, which is Windows Server 2000.

How would I go about changing its IP address without disrupting people being able to print to it?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:gjirvine3000
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:jonoakley
ID: 11903688
If the printer is attached to the LPT port of the Server, change the address of the server or potentially multi-home the server. Does the priner have a network card or a print server device(JetDirect??) attached to it?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:pysches
ID: 11904068
laserjet IIID printers do not have an an internal network port as far as i know so your usiers are not printing to an ip address at all.

If they are all shared off a print server then you cna change the ip of the server with impunity as the printers are setup to print to the share which is based onm the unc nmae of the server. As long as you have proper name resolution and do not change the name of the server there should not be a problem.



any further questions just ask


0
 

Author Comment

by:gjirvine3000
ID: 11910463
Hi,

I've been asked not to change the IP of the server so need to do this another way.

The printer is connected to the network via a 3-port HP JetDirect X Plus 3. It is the only printer connected to this 3-port device.

I have created a new port in the printer settings for the new IP address, and it accepted this. I powered off the printer and the JetDirect box and switched them back on, but the old IP address was still pinging and the new one is not.

How do I force the JetDirect box/printer to take the new IP address I have created in the ports?

Thanks...

 
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 11910919
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
jonoakley earned 250 total points
ID: 11915046
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Causes of paper jams:The following are the main causes of paper jams. Guides:If the guides for the paper are not set correctly they may cause the paper to enter at an angle. You should ensure that the guides are set correctly for the paper type a…
Printers have changed substantially in the last 30 or so years, not just in technical capabilities but in cost and usage as well.  Printers were originally used for interfacing with the operator, not necessarily for printing copy or pictures. In …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now