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How to access a printer via http?

Kapeni
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Often we would have one of our network printers change its IP address and the way to get around it is to print out its configuration page which would have a record of the IP address of the printer which is accessible via http://192.168.0.1 and reset it back to its correct IP address and the printer would start working again.

Now this particular printer somehow changed its IP yesterday and I printed out the configuration page. The IP is listed as 192.0.0.192 and the Subnet Mask is NOT SPECIFIED. The IP 192.0.0.192 is not the range of IP's we use on our LAN so I can't access it via http.

Does anyone have any idea how to get around this problem.
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The printer is a HP Laser Jet 5. I tried the solution suggested by changing my IP to a static of 192.0.0.191 and subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and gateway address of 192.0.0.192 and tried to http://192.0.0.192 again. I still wasn't able to acess the printer via http.

When I reset my IP to the usual one, I could http any printer on mynetwork except this HPLaser Jet 5.

Any more suggestions from you would be much appreciated.
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I did try to ping the printer but it didn't respond. Since its not acquiring any of our IP addresses, could the jetdirect card be faulty?

I also did the COLD RESET thing this morning and this time the IP address is displayed as 0.0.0.0 .

If the jetdirect card is faulty, its probably time to get a new printer as this one is a few years old.

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I tried again today by changing my IP to 192.0.0.191, subnet 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.0.0.192 . I was able to ping 192.0.0.192 but I still coudn't http://192.0.0.192 .

Is it time to get a new printer?
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