How do I assign a static IP to my printer on my router?
Posted on 2011-05-02
I have a Meraki wireless network at home but I have a hard time using it to share a printer.
I have is an internet line coming into my house. That is attached to a router. Attached to the router is my Meraki Indoor wireless point. That gives the computers in my house wireless access to the internet. But I can't set up a printer everyone can use.
When I contacted Meraki theu told me: "One of the limitations of a Meraki Pro network is that "Devices on [the network] will receive DHCP leases [from Meraki] placing them on an isolated 10.0.0.0/8 network. Clients cannot communicate with each other directly, but may initiate outbound traffic to devices on the wired LAN if the firewall permits. Because clients are behind NAT, devices connected to this SSID are unable to send broadcast or multicast traffic to the LAN."
This is too technical for me so I asked for more clarification. They told me to connect my printer to my router and assigning it a static IP address. Once I have done this, when installing your printer on your computers, be sure to setup the printer via a TCP/IP port.
That is slightly more clear but I still don't know what to do. I have an Epson Artisan 720 printer.
Anyone with any thoughts on how I can make this happen?