Static IP Printer (wireless) is in the DHCP range - is this a problem?

I have a networked static IP Printer (wireless) with an IP of Our DCHP range is - Do any of you think this would be a problem? Thank you!
Margaret AusloosAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No it is not a problem. That said, I always prefer a wired connection for printers. However, you have used a good static IP for this purpose and you should not encounter any issues
Nadav SolomonCommented:
You better exclude this IP in the DHCP, just in case the printer will go down and the DHCP will give this IP to some other device.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Good point,  You could also use a static IP of .157 or like to move it out of the DHCP range.
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Margaret AusloosAuthor Commented:
I added this to the DHCP reservations for this wireless printer. Does this look right?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes that should work. Using a non-DHCP address works equally well and may be easier to implement.
Nadav SolomonCommented:
looks great, the name and mac does not matter in your case (reserved is for devices configured dynamic and for the dhcp to give them the same address based on their mac) just make sure the mac you inserted is not by mistake 1 in a gazillion one that is real and belongs to other device (that why i offered exclude :P )
Anyway should be ok.

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Yes it can be a problem if the DHCP server knows nothing of it. Personally I'd suggest you use a reservation on your DHCP server and leave the printer at DHCP. That way you don't have to manually setup each device that needs a static IP, but can rather do that centrally on the server. Much less administrative work that way.
Nadav SolomonCommented:
Glad I could help, thanks for the feedback.
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