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how to reset a hp jetdirect 175x external print server

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how to reset a hp jetdirect 175x external print server that have been assigned an IP address?
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Serge FournierAnalyst Programmer
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turn it off, then on again

Serge FournierAnalyst Programmer
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also

if you want to reset the ip adress, there should be a press button hidden behind the router

you can access it with a pencil

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I tried that! but when I attached the printer and press the reset button it did not print out an IP address. Any ideas!  
Serge FournierAnalyst Programmer
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your router should have a management web page

at his main ip adress

to chek the main ip adress:
ipconfig /all
on a station connected to lan on router

the gateway will usually be the router adress

try that adress in internet explorer
password should be: logon: ADMIN, pass: ADMIN
usually...

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DHCP is setup on my router, so there are available IP address. The print server is connectted directly to the router using a cat5 patch cable. Correct me if I am wrong, If I press the reset button on the print server... It should print  an IP address from the printer right?

This printer is not printing anything! Do you know why ?
Serge FournierAnalyst Programmer
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alright you need the hp tools for network discovery for all printer on your network

http://h20338.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/332262-0-0-225-121.html


it will find the printer and it's ip
and you will be able to configure it also i think, even change it's ip if necessary to have a fixed one (not absolutly necessary on a home network, if you never turn printer off for more than the dhcp lease time, 7 days i think)

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sry for a moment there i tought your jetdirect was in the router

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I ran the utility tool but it did not find the printer. I am thinking that this printer server is shot. Any more thoughts?
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Thanks for you help! I think the printer server is broken.
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