How can I set up Xerox M20 to run on my network

I am trying to set up a Xerox M20 on my network.  It has a network card and is connected to the network.  How do I install the printer on my server so that it can be shared by all computers on the workgrouped network.  Server is WIndows 2000 and Workstations are running XP Professional.  
daviddouglasbrownAsked:
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
OK.  The IP the printer has was probably received from the router.  We need to set one that it will always use.  With your current setup I recommend 192.168.10.100.  That will be a nice, safe IP to use.

Do you have info on how to change that in this model of printer?  There should be easy steps on doing this in the manual.  You can often do it from the machine's control panel or with the browser.  I don't have that specific model and haven't often set Xerox machines so I would have to look up details.  I can find them if you need it.  Just let me know.

Once you get the IP set then you can set it up on a workstation.  Let me know if you have questions about those steps.

Let me know how this works or if you need more info.

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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
Does the server manage DHCP (or routing) or will it act as a print server?  If not then you can just assign a static IP to the printer and connect it's ethernet cable to a port in your switch/router.  Which is better depends on your network setup and the use of the printer but a printer with a network card can work on its own.

Do you need details on setting a static IP for that model?  The IP should be one compatible for your network but not one used for dynamic IPs, if they are assigned.  Let me know if you need more info on that.

Once the printer is setup with a local, static IP you will install it on each workstation as a local printer (with a TCP port) using Add Printer (in Printers folder).  The IP address is the port/ip used when adding the printer and port during this process.

Let me know how this helps or what additional info you need.

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daviddouglasbrownAuthor Commented:
Does the server manage DHCP (or routing) or will it act as a print server?  We only have 1 server.  It is set up now to obtain an IP address automatically (i.e. it does not have a static IP).  We have a router connected to this server.

If not then you can just assign a static IP to the printer and connect it's ethernet cable to a port in your switch/router.
>>I was talking with AT&T today about assigning a static IP address for my server and they told me there would be a charge.  Right now the computer is connected to a port in the switch/router.

 Which is better depends on your network setup and the use of the printer but a printer with a network card can work on its own.

Do you need details on setting a static IP for that model?  The IP should be one compatible for your network but not one used for dynamic IPs, if they are assigned.  Let me know if you need more info on that.  
>> If this is the best solution, yes I will need help.  

Once the printer is setup with a local, static IP you will install it on each workstation as a local printer (with a TCP port) using Add Printer (in Printers folder).  The IP address is the port/ip used when adding the printer and port during this process.

Let me know how this helps or what additional info you need.
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I'm confused by your use of my text and "quoting."  It is really hard to identify which is which and I might miss a question or comment by you.  Let me know if I did.  If I might suggest you could quote me and reply like I will here.

>> I was talking with AT&T today about assigning a static IP address for my server and they told me there would be a charge.  Right now the computer is connected to a port in the switch/router. (your text)<<

You don't need an IP from your ISP (AT&T).  This printer doesn't need a public IP, just one that will work in your LAN.  This would be a private one and you assign and manage those (or your router does it for you).

>> If this is the best solution, yes I will need help.  <<

Provide details of your network LAN setup (IPs, etc) if you want me to be exact.  If we assume your router (with a LAN IP of 192.168.1.1) assigns the IP in the range of 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.253 then we will need to choose an IP that is not used or, if the range is only part of that, out of the range.  This is where the details from you would be needed for me to tell you a number that would be safe.  The key is to use an IP that won't be assigned and used by the router.

Let me know how this helps or what other info you need.  Please be careful when you "quote" other text so it doesn't hide yours and just is used, as needed, for your comment.  The last 2 paragraphs above seems to be mine but I don't know why they were "quoted."

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daviddouglasbrownAuthor Commented:
Right now, the printer IP seems to be 192.168.10.9.  The router IP address is 192.168.10.1  and is set to a range of 2-199.  Right now 192.168.10.1-8 is being used by workstations.
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hdhondtCommented:
To change the IP address, type its address (192.168.10.9) into your internet browser. When the printer's web page comes up, you can change its address from the Properties tab.
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