Chris Ryan wrote:
> Hi again, you're right about the epson setup not having a different
> installer, for the printer.
> To have its own IP address would it need to be connected to the router
> instead of through the usb?
> How would I find out the IP address of the printer?
Yes, of course to use the printer as a network-connected printer you'd need
to connect it to the router with an ethernet cable. So do this. Then refer
to your printer manual as to how to see what IP address the printer pulls.
Some printers have a menu that allows you to print out system settings,
which will include the IP address. Some printers need you to press a couple
of buttons. I don't know what the method is for your Epson but finding out
shouldn't be hard.
Once you've connected the printer to the router and know its IP address,
open a browser on one of your computers and put that address in your
browser's address bar. This should bring you to the printer's configuration
screen. Or your printer may have a utility. Again, you need to read the
manual! Once you're in the printer's configuration utility, turn off DHCP
and assign an IP address outside of your router's DHCP range. It's usually
safe to assign an address pretty far up such as 192.168.1.200. This gives
your printer a static IP address.
Now you can do the Add Printer>Local Port>New Port>TCP/IP and use the
printer's static IP address. On the machines where the printer is already
installed, you can change the port in the printer's properties (Control
Panel>Printers) to use TCP/IP.
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