I have a customer that has an OKI printer connected directly to the network via CAT5 cable.
The printer has an IP address of 192.xxx.xxx.199 and always has.
However, recently some users lose connection to it and can no longer print.
When you try and ping it from their PC's (running XP SP3) they get request timed out.
However, they can ping just about everything else on the network and I can still ping the printer from the server.
Also, when this little glitch happens, other users are still able to print to it via its IP address.
Seems to happen to a few users at a time and sometimes it even comes back of it's own accord.
It is only a small office with 20 users - normally happens to 2 or 3 of them at a time and it's not alway the same users.
If I couldn't ping anything from these PC's then that would answer my question, but just seems to be the one IP address it has trouble with!
Any ideas on what to try?