We have about 10 employees and 3 of us do most of the IT. I have the ethernet cable connected to the printers port and the LAN router. The printer seems to asign itself an IP address of 126.96.36.199 and a subnet mask of 255.ooo.ooo.
On my PC, when I "ping the router" if thats the correct term, I see an IP something like 195.268.01.35, subnet mask 255.255.255, and gateway similar to the IP address.
I then read online somewhere that If I enter similar digits to the above but increment the last digit so it does not match any other addresses of other devices, then that would be a static ip address and after turning it on and off, and then installing the printer on my PC using the corresponding numbers, it should work? The problem is that it doesn't. save the info in the printer.
Incidently, I was trying to be a hero and bought the network card online to install in the copier to make it a network printer thereby saving the company the $ of buying a new printer. I'm beginning to regret sticking my neck out but if I can make it work It would make my day.
I've already got it working as a shared printer connected to a network PC but it stops working every 10 prints or so and has to be re-started to work again. I'm hopeing the problem goes away if its installed on the LAN properly.
Thanks for your replies so far, any other suggestions?