You will need
- A network cable.
To begin, select the printer. In this case, you need to pick up a device that is connected not to a stationary or laptop computer and to a network hub or routerfrom (router). Purchase the selected equipment.
Connect a network cable to the LAN port (Ethernet) router with the printer. The latter device, in turn, connect with the computer. To do this, use the adapter cable with the USB port on the USB-B port (square plug).
In this situation, you can't use the printer. First, install on all computers from which you plan to use the network hardware, the driver for the specific model printer.
Second, set up the printer so that you don't have to constantly look for it online. Open the settings of the printer on the computer that is connected to it directly via cable.
Install this equipment uses static (permanent) IP address. Recommend the use ' of the area which contains the remaining computers and laptops. I.e. all IP network addresses must differ only fourth segments. When you activate this function, the printer will have a permanent IP address even if the router is enabled the DHCP function.
For convenience, the initial search printer change network name. This will avoid confusion between similar devices.
Option connect the printer to the router much easier, because the availability of this equipment does not depend on any particular computer.
The fact that most routers have a function of automatically issuing IP addresses. In this case it is severely hampered because each time the printer get a new IP address. This will greatly impede quick access to this equipment.
Advice 2 : How to connect the printer to the router
When you create the office network quite often it include the printer or MFP. This connection can be accomplished in several ways, some of which can be extremely uncomfortable.
You will need
- - network cable.
If you use to create a home or office network router, it is reasonable to connect the printer to this network device. Such a method has several advantages. Connect the network port of the printer with the LAN connector of the router. Use the previously prepared network cable.
Now select the computer from which you configure the router. Remember that the printer must be the only device connected to the selected LAN port. E. the printer connection via a network hub not very desirable. Launch your Internet browser and enter the IP address of the router. Specify the user name and password. Go to menu settings network equipment.
If you have already configured an Internet connection, make sure that the LAN settings is enabled NAT. If you are not using the DHCP function, then no additional configuration is required at all. Otherwise, open the route table (Route Table) of your network equipment.
Now, select the LAN port that is connected to the printer, and set it to static IP addresses. If this cannot be done in the settings of the router, then connect the printer to the computer or laptop.
Install software that allows you to fine-tune the operating mode of the printer. Run it and specify the equipment to do a static IP address. It is advisable to use the IP, which will differ from the last segment of addresses of other network devices.
Now physically disconnect the printer from the computer. Open the start menu and navigate to "Devices and printers". Click "add printer" and select "Add a local printer". Select port type and click "Next". Install the driver and connect the printer to the computer.