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trying to find a printer on a network but i can't find it. and the printer doesn't have an ip address.
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by:ccpjc
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is the printer shared?

find the computer it's attached to and go through the properties for sharing
visibility might be turned off
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the printer is shared
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Add Printer > Network Printer > Connect to this printer. > \\Computer name\printer name > Next


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by:jmerulla
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I'm confused.  

If the printer is on the network directly, (has a network or wireless card) -- sounds like it wasn't assigned an address in DHCP-- reboot the printer to see it it gets an address.  

If the printer is hooked up to the PC, can you browse to the PC resources?  (it won't get an IP address if that's the case).
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