How can I set a static IP address for a network printer?
I have a home network which consists of the following:
1. Desktop - Vista Premium Home
2. Laptop - Windows XP Professional SP2
3. Brother printer HL-2070N
4. Linksys wireless-G router WRT54GS
Vista and Brother HL-2070N are wired directly to the router.
Windows XP is connected to the router via wireless.
The network is configured as follows:
" Router IP Address: 192.168.1.1
" Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
" DHCP Server enabled.
" IP address range for network clients: 192.168.1.100 149
" Security WAP enabled.
I want to set up the printer as a network printer but I am unable to set a static IP address for the printer. The printer manual tells me to start BRAdmin Professional utility and select TCP/IP in the left pane and then select the printer. Their instructions continue on but the problem is that I do not see the TCP/IP option in the left pane and so I cannot follow the instructions. According to the instructions, network devices would show up in the dialog box like so: (the illustration appears on the attached document.)
The problem is there is nothing shows up on my BRAdmin dialog box. It is a plain blank page no TCP/IP option in the left pane. As a result, I cannot set up a static IP address for the printer.
According to the printer settings, it is assigned an APIPA of 169.254.43.188 with subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 and the gateway 0.0.0.0.
I tried both an installation CD and an online download at Brothers website but it didnt help. Could somebody know how I can set a static IP address for this printer?