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How do I setup my Network Printer with a Static IP address

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The Situation:

A friend's small business has asked me to redo there network due to intermittent connectivity problems. I'm starting out by replacing there 4 year old Netgear router with a belkin N Router.
They have 2 network printers, listed below.

Equipment:

ATT provided cable modem, w/ Static IP address.
Belkin F5D8236-4 Wireless N router
HP 3600n Lasjet Network Printer
http://office.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/hewlettpackard_1/hp_color_laserjet_3600_q5986a.html)

HP Officejet All-in One w/ ethernet port
(http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01325559.pdf)

Desktop - Vista Ultimate
Desktop - XP Pro, SP2
Laptop - Vista Home, 64 bit

Question:

How do I make each printer have a Static IP address?

When I set up the Belkin Router, I assume it will use DHCP to issue IP addresses to all PC's and printers requesting them. I want to make the IP addresses for the printers Static, so as they never change even when everything is powered On/Off.

Where do I make them Static?

In the Router itself or in the sub-menu of the printer??

Here are some instruction I was planning to follow:

{Connect printer to router with network cable
Go into menu set to get a DHCP address (check manual for exact manu option)

print config page and then set in that IP address as a fixed IP address

On each PC, install printer as follows
Open printer folder
Add printer
LOCAL printer
CREATE NEW PORT, TCP/IP port
Give port IP address of printer
GENERIC network card

Complete and then show installer where to find drivers (CD or downloaded from hp.com)

repeat on each PC}


I follow everything apart from "set in that IP address as a fixed IP address".
Where do I "Set in" the address as a fixed IP address??
The printer or Router or both??

Please help.



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mikelfritzmikelfritz
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Find the printers addresses that dhcp gave them and use IE to access them, then set the network settings manually.

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mikelfritz:

Ok.
WHERE do I set the Network Settings Manually???
The router or the printer??

If I set them on the printer and the router is powered off/on, won't the it issue a different IP address upon reboot??
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By the way, if your friend wants a home class network, go with the netgear and/or belkin routers you have.  If you friend wants a BUSINESS class network, purchase AT LEAST a hardware firewall device like a SonicWall or a unified threat management device like a Fortinet Fortigate device.  What's the difference?  Support and features - and usually RELIABILITY.  The business class devices can be 10x or more expensive than the home devices... but I can tell you, when my clients go cheap, it costs them MORE money in the long run when the devices fail on them and they are unable to work because they only wanted to spend $50 on a cheap, home class router.
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Thanks guys, I thought ABLComputers: was the most comprehensive so I've split the points accordingly.
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