how to access a printer with the ethernet cable

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hey I have a Kyocera KM-3060 and It got stuck with the wrong ip address, so i need to change that but I cant access it over the network, so how can I access the printer with a laptop and the ethernet cable?, I've used a USB cable but it doesnt take me to the main administration panel... so any ideas?
Question by:SebastianCA
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    by:Alan Hardisty
    Do you know the current IP Address of the Kyocera?
    Can you access the Web Interface by using (replace with Kyocera IP Address)?
    Have you set the IP address up as a fixed IP Address using DHCP on your router / DHCP Server?
    USB cable won't be much use to you - you need to use TCP/IP to access the printer.
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    Accepted Solution

    Unless the printer is also a DHCP server (not likely), it won't hand you an IP address. If you know the IP address that has (and you suggest you might), you can set up a wired profile (or temporarily change your wired profile) on your laptop for a Static IP address. Then plug in the laptop to the printer and hopefully you can then accces the administration panel and change the IP.

    Alternatively, for Xerox and HP network printers, you can access the admin panel from the printer itself and establish a new IP address that way. That is how I set up these makes.

    Finally, for some printers there is an installation CD that will do step one above for you. Run the CD, and then plug in the ethernet cable to the printer when it tells you to (usually NOT before you run the CD).
    ... Thinkpads_User

    Author Comment

    in addition to what thinkpads said, I used a crossed-wire to access the device!


    Author Closing Comment

    use crossed-wires for these kinda situations!
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    Expert Comment

    If no going via a swith - that is making direct connect from printer to PC - please remember the ethernet cable should be cross-over type.

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