Connecting printer to network - a problem
Posted on 2008-11-15
I attempted to connect an EPSON ACULASER CX21N printer to a Windows 2000 network. I have connected these in the past. I did the following:-
- I set the ip address within the printer itself and rebooted it. The printer maintained the ip address I gave it.
- Ran a network cable directly from a switch in the cabinet to the printer, as the printer was positioned very close to the cabinet. (The cable was new as far as I was aware).
However, I could not ping the printer ip address from a computer. The cable end connecting to the switch was lit up orange, but at the printer end it was lit up green. Could this have been a low connectivity issue?