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    Default Wireless printer keeps changing its IP

    Hi folks,

    I am running OpenSuse 12.1 (3.1.9-1.4-desktop x86_64) and operate an HP Officejet 4500 Wireless printer.
    Wireless printing works fine using HPLIP, however the printer changes its IP from time to time and then I have to reinstall the printer...
    Does anybody have a clue how to prevent this?

    Thanks

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    Default AW: Wireless printer keeps changing its IP

    I think you should try to setup your router/DHCP server to give the printer (identified by its MAC) every time the same IP-address.
    Regards
    Martin

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    Default Re: Wireless printer keeps changing its IP

    On 02/03/2012 05:56 AM, pistazienfresser wrote:
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    > I think you should try to setup your router/DHCP server to give the
    > printer (identified by its MAC) every time the same IP-address.


    If your router does not support MAC-based IP assignment, then your other option
    is to give it a fixed address outside the range used by DHCP on the router. My
    network printer is wired, but that is the method I use. When I set it up, the
    router I was using at the time had very limited capability.


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    Default AW: Re: Wireless printer keeps changing its IP

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    [...]

    If your router does not support MAC-based IP assignment, then your other option
    is to give it a fixed address outside the range used by DHCP on the router. [...]
    Giving it a fixed IP-address should be possible in your printers advanced network settings, compare:
    HP Officejet 4500 (G510) All-in-One series : User Guide on page 198-199 (=page 203-204 of 228).

    Good luck!
    Martin

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    Default Re: AW: Re: Wireless printer keeps changing its IP

    Thanks guys, it worked! Thanks a lot, have a nice day!

    Quote Originally Posted by pistazienfresser View Post
    Giving it a fixed IP-address should be possible in your printers advanced network settings, compare:
    HP Officejet 4500 (G510) All-in-One series : User Guide on page 198-199 (=page 203-204 of 228).

    Good luck!
    Martin

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