Re: Installing a network printer in peer-to-peer network



Richard G. Harper
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Yep, it does have Ethernet built in. Your best bet would probably be to
manually configure the printer with a fixed IP address in the same range as
your computers (if they're using addresses like 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.3,
put the printer at an address like 192.168.0.101) and then install it as a
standard TCP/IP port printer. Your printer manual/documentation should give
you details on how to accomplish this.

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"sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C2B3320E-E015-4D08-83D9-823A7316B405@microsoft.com...
> Here's the product info from dell.com
>
> Networking:
> Bullet Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Standard
>
> Port(s) / Connector(s):
> Bullet USB 2.0, 1284 Parallel Port, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
>
> "Richard G. Harper" wrote:
>
>> Most printers do not have Ethernet connectivity so whether or not yours
>> can
>> be connected to the router will depend on whether or not it has a network
>> adapter in it. How you'd assign a network address to the printer would
>> depend greatly on the brand, make and model.
>>
>> --
>> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
>> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
>> * for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
>> * My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>> "sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AFE4E5D8-3154-4D0D-9689-E097CFCC60ED@microsoft.com...
>> >I would like to help my mom set up a network printer in her office. The
>> > printer hasn't arrived yet, but I'd like to get familiar with the
>> > process
>> > before I show up to install it. She has only 2 computers, both running
>> > XP
>> > Pro
>> > SP2. The are connected via a Microsoft Base Station. I don't know the
>> > specific model number but it was bought about 6 months ago so it's
>> > relatively
>> > new. She just purchased a Dell 3100CN color laser printer. I know I can
>> > connect it to one of the two computers and just 'share' the printer,
>> > but I
>> > was wondering if it could be connected directly to the base station. If
>> > so, I
>> > know I might have a problem with the IP setup because I'm not too
>> > familiar
>> > with that at all. Does anyone know if most printers come with IPs
>> > already
>> > or
>> > will I have to assing one. If I do have to assign one, how do you know
>> > what
>> > number to assign? I've seen dozens of tutorials and FAQs on how to
>> > setup a
>> > network printer and most make some reference about assigning an IP but
>> > none
>> > state under what circumstances you need to assign an IP or how you know
>> > what
>> > IP to enter. Also I've seen some articles stating that it would be best
>> > to
>> > have the hub assign a 'static' IP rather than a 'dynamic' IP. I
>> > understand
>> > a
>> > little about the differenc between the two, but how would I go about
>> > designating one or the other. Sorry about the long read. I'm still
>> > really
>> > new
>> > to this and learning as I go.
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>>
>>
>>

sonicman99
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Thank you very much for the info. I'm heading over to her office this weekend
to give it a shot. If I have any problems I'll be sure to head back over
here.

Thanks again!

"Richard G. Harper" wrote:

> Yep, it does have Ethernet built in. Your best bet would probably be to
> manually configure the printer with a fixed IP address in the same range as
> your computers (if they're using addresses like 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.3,
> put the printer at an address like 192.168.0.101) and then install it as a
> standard TCP/IP port printer. Your printer manual/documentation should give
> you details on how to accomplish this.
>
> --
> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
> * for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
> * My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C2B3320E-E015-4D08-83D9-823A7316B405@microsoft.com...
> > Here's the product info from dell.com
> >
> > Networking:
> > Bullet Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Standard
> >
> > Port(s) / Connector(s):
> > Bullet USB 2.0, 1284 Parallel Port, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
> >
> > "Richard G. Harper" wrote:
> >
> >> Most printers do not have Ethernet connectivity so whether or not yours
> >> can
> >> be connected to the router will depend on whether or not it has a network
> >> adapter in it. How you'd assign a network address to the printer would
> >> depend greatly on the brand, make and model.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
> >> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
> >> * for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
> >> * My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
> >> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >>
> >>
> >> "sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:AFE4E5D8-3154-4D0D-9689-E097CFCC60ED@microsoft.com...
> >> >I would like to help my mom set up a network printer in her office. The
> >> > printer hasn't arrived yet, but I'd like to get familiar with the
> >> > process
> >> > before I show up to install it. She has only 2 computers, both running
> >> > XP
> >> > Pro
> >> > SP2. The are connected via a Microsoft Base Station. I don't know the
> >> > specific model number but it was bought about 6 months ago so it's
> >> > relatively
> >> > new. She just purchased a Dell 3100CN color laser printer. I know I can
> >> > connect it to one of the two computers and just 'share' the printer,
> >> > but I
> >> > was wondering if it could be connected directly to the base station. If
> >> > so, I
> >> > know I might have a problem with the IP setup because I'm not too
> >> > familiar
> >> > with that at all. Does anyone know if most printers come with IPs
> >> > already
> >> > or
> >> > will I have to assing one. If I do have to assign one, how do you know
> >> > what
> >> > number to assign? I've seen dozens of tutorials and FAQs on how to
> >> > setup a
> >> > network printer and most make some reference about assigning an IP but
> >> > none
> >> > state under what circumstances you need to assign an IP or how you know
> >> > what
> >> > IP to enter. Also I've seen some articles stating that it would be best
> >> > to
> >> > have the hub assign a 'static' IP rather than a 'dynamic' IP. I
> >> > understand
> >> > a
> >> > little about the differenc between the two, but how would I go about
> >> > designating one or the other. Sorry about the long read. I'm still
> >> > really
> >> > new
> >> > to this and learning as I go.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Richard G. Harper
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
We'll be here! :-)

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"sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4DA34CC9-1415-4B3D-A635-A1ABF5DB7B79@microsoft.com...
> Thank you very much for the info. I'm heading over to her office this
> weekend
> to give it a shot. If I have any problems I'll be sure to head back over
> here.
>
> Thanks again!
>
> "Richard G. Harper" wrote:
>
>> Yep, it does have Ethernet built in. Your best bet would probably be to
>> manually configure the printer with a fixed IP address in the same range
>> as
>> your computers (if they're using addresses like 192.168.0.2 and
>> 192.168.0.3,
>> put the printer at an address like 192.168.0.101) and then install it as
>> a
>> standard TCP/IP port printer. Your printer manual/documentation should
>> give
>> you details on how to accomplish this.
>>
>> --
>> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
>> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
>> * for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
>> * My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>> "sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C2B3320E-E015-4D08-83D9-823A7316B405@microsoft.com...
>> > Here's the product info from dell.com
>> >
>> > Networking:
>> > Bullet Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Standard
>> >
>> > Port(s) / Connector(s):
>> > Bullet USB 2.0, 1284 Parallel Port, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
>> >
>> > "Richard G. Harper" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Most printers do not have Ethernet connectivity so whether or not
>> >> yours
>> >> can
>> >> be connected to the router will depend on whether or not it has a
>> >> network
>> >> adapter in it. How you'd assign a network address to the printer
>> >> would
>> >> depend greatly on the brand, make and model.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
>> >> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
>> >> * for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
>> >> * My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>> >> * HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "sonicman99" <sonicman99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:AFE4E5D8-3154-4D0D-9689-E097CFCC60ED@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I would like to help my mom set up a network printer in her office.
>> >> >The
>> >> > printer hasn't arrived yet, but I'd like to get familiar with the
>> >> > process
>> >> > before I show up to install it. She has only 2 computers, both
>> >> > running
>> >> > XP
>> >> > Pro
>> >> > SP2. The are connected via a Microsoft Base Station. I don't know
>> >> > the
>> >> > specific model number but it was bought about 6 months ago so it's
>> >> > relatively
>> >> > new. She just purchased a Dell 3100CN color laser printer. I know I
>> >> > can
>> >> > connect it to one of the two computers and just 'share' the printer,
>> >> > but I
>> >> > was wondering if it could be connected directly to the base station.
>> >> > If
>> >> > so, I
>> >> > know I might have a problem with the IP setup because I'm not too
>> >> > familiar
>> >> > with that at all. Does anyone know if most printers come with IPs
>> >> > already
>> >> > or
>> >> > will I have to assing one. If I do have to assign one, how do you
>> >> > know
>> >> > what
>> >> > number to assign? I've seen dozens of tutorials and FAQs on how to
>> >> > setup a
>> >> > network printer and most make some reference about assigning an IP
>> >> > but
>> >> > none
>> >> > state under what circumstances you need to assign an IP or how you
>> >> > know
>> >> > what
>> >> > IP to enter. Also I've seen some articles stating that it would be
>> >> > best
>> >> > to
>> >> > have the hub assign a 'static' IP rather than a 'dynamic' IP. I
>> >> > understand
>> >> > a
>> >> > little about the differenc between the two, but how would I go about
>> >> > designating one or the other. Sorry about the long read. I'm still
>> >> > really
>> >> > new
>> >> > to this and learning as I go.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Re: Installing a network printer in peer-to-peer network