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network printing

I have a Samsung ML-2851ND printer and a Verizon GT704-GW router. I set up the printer via ethernet. It worked well when I installed it, but whenever I turn off the printer at night I cannot access it when I restart it the next day. This is happening to the ethernet computer and the wi-fi laptops. If I go through the entire install procedure again, it will work until the next shut off. Sometimes it will work with the wi-fi computers but not the desktop or the other way around. It also seems very slow to print this way when it is working. Things were much faster and more reliable when I had the laptop and desktop printsharing, but I don't always want my desktop running if it is not needed (and I want to add another computer to the network). I've downloaded the latest drivers from Samsung. The computers run xp/32, win7/64, and xp64 pro (soon to be upgraded) Can someone point to to the right solution?

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Sorry no.

But if it did that from day one I would make it a warranty issue and ask for a refund on a defective product. Get your money back and go get anything else.
Bob

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Maybe a thought

If you're printer is getting its IP address dynamically, change it to a static address and then configure your PCs to point to the printer by address rather than printer name.

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aha!

Thank you! I should have thought about the IP address!!

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now...

now all i have to do is figure out the router settings and how to change them!

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What I do

Since you get 250+ possible addresses and probably need a handful at most, I set a DHCP range of maybe the first 100 addresses and then can use the rest for devices that I prefer static addressing. This would include printers, wireless APs, etc. The router would also have a static address, of course. This allows easier management as I can bookmark the devices in my browser.

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