Change Local IP Addresses on a Workgroup Network
Posted on 2011-09-16
Changing to new ADSL Provider
I have a new Xyzel router from the new ISP. I have connected it to the existing 16-port Netgear swuicth and connected 3 existing DHCP Clients (All part of the Same Windows Workgroup), an existing LAN Storage device , which works but we no longer have access to administer it, (it is accessed by name e.g \\TheLanDevice\Myfolder and a Sharp MFP which is leased as possibly has a static IP.
The router is pre-configured with local IP 192.168.1.1
The Network seems to use 192.168.2
I have changed the router IP to 192.168.2.1 and managed to change Client IPs, but cannot change the Printer or LAN device IP.
I have tyested using static IPs on te clients in the 2.x range and can access the Printer and LAN device. We seem to go between having access to Internet or the Printer/LAN Storage. When the Internet works with router set to 192.168.2.1 its very unreliable , the DSL and Internet lights on the router are constantly on/off etc. When its back on 1.1 its seems more stable but we cannot access the Printer/Storage unit.
1) how to dtermine the local IP of the Printer and LAN device from a Client PC
2) the steps to take to properly configure all 6 devices onto a 192.168.1.x range with no conflicts
3) any cabling issues to check