> how do I setup a host name/some sort of setup to prevent vista from not
> detecting the change in IP? Everytime the printer goes out from a storm
> my IP changes and I want to make it so that it either is static or vista
> adapts to the change. I used the vista printer detection which acquired
> the IP from the router.
Network printers should always have a static IP set. Use one that is outside
the router's DHCP range. IOW, if the router hands out IP addresses from
192.168.1.100-150, give your printer something like 192.168.1.200. Refer to
your printer manual as to how to set a static IP address on it.
This is not done from Vista, nor is it a Vista issue. You just didn't set up
your network printer correctly.
If the printer is locally connected and shared out, as long as file/printer
sharing is set up correctly the fact that the host computer's IP address
changes will be irrelevant.
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