DHCP printer hide and How do I keep my laser printer from playing hide-and-go seek with the router?
October 14, 2005 11:04 AM Subscribe
How do I keep my laser printer from playing hide-and-go seek with a Dell TrueMobile router and XP?
posted by justkevin to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I have a Minolta Magicolor 2300 DL laser printer connected to my Dell TrueMobile 2300 router. The XP drivers for this printer want to access it as a Crown Port+, which requires an IP address.
Everytime the printer gets turned on, the dell router assigns it a different IP address (probably depending on what else happens to be on the network at the same time). So then I have to go into printer setup (for each computer on the network) and tell XP to autodiscover the printer's new IP address.
Any suggestions for how to avoid this?