Printer Troubleshooting

How to Configure Wireless Printer to Static IP Address?

How to Configure Wireless Printer to Static IP Address

We got a new printer in the office last week and somebody else set it up because I wasn’t around. It must have worked perfectly because there were no complaints then. Yet today, a couple of colleagues approached me and grumbled that the printer kept on disappearing from the network. With the complaints piling up, I proceeded to check the problem and managed to resolve the issue too.

This problem usually transpires whenever a device isn’t manually added to the router. You have to give said device a fixed address so that it stays in the same spot. In order to do so, you need to reserve the IP address of the printer in the router so it doesn’t reset every time the router or the printer is turned off. Do note that for this to work, the wireless printer should already be installed and detected in the network. If your printer is not yet connected to your wireless printer, do check the guide below.

Phase #1: Locate and take note of the IP Address

  1. Print a Network Configuration page and Wireless Network Test report from the control panel of your printer.
  2. Write down the IP address of your printer and the gateway.
  3. Compare your printer’s IP address to the gateway IP address. Both addresses should have a similar format.

Example:

Similar Format

Gateway IP address 192.168.1.1

Printer IP address 192.168.1.5.

Different Format

Gateway IP address:169.254.254.254

Printer IP address:169.254.254.1

Note: If your wireless printer has an IP address similar to 169.254.XXX.XXX or 0.0.0.0, then it is not connected to the network. Follow the instructions below for a quick and easy guide on how to connect your printer to a wireless network.

Phase #2: Configure Wireless Printer to Static IP Address

  1. Type the printer’s IP address into your Internet browser’s address bar, and press Return. A web page appears, displaying the printer’s internal settings.
  2. Click on the Networking tab, then the Wireless tab and then the IPv4 tab. Do note that the menu path may be slightly different, depending on the model of your printer.
  3. On the page that appears, do the following:
  • a)Set a Manual IP. Use the address that you took note of in Phase #1
  • b)For the subnet address, use 255.255.255.0, unless you know that it is different, in which case you should use that number.
  • c)Use gateway IP you found in Phase #1 for both the gateway address and the first DNS.
  • d)Leave the second DNS field blank and click apply.
  1. Print another Network Configuration page to verify that your printer’s IP address is what you assigned.
  2. Turn off both the wireless router and printer.
  3. Restart the router.
  4. After the router fully boots, restart your wireless printer.

Now, you won’t need to add your printer every time you need to work with it. For more laser printer troubleshooting techniques visit the Printer Encyclopedia. Don’t forget to like and share this printer setup guide if you find it helpful.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    musicallyfollowtool.com
    July 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    If you do not see the printer’s MAC address, print either a Wireless Network Test Report or a Network Configuration Page from the control panel of your printer.

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    HP printer
    August 14, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Configure Wireless Printer to Static IP Address
    Type the printer’s IP address into your Internet browser’s address bar and press Return. …
    Click on the Networking tab, then the Wireless tab and then the IPv4 tab. …
    On the page that appears,
    for more information visit our website.

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    bitdefender support
    August 21, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Simply Follow this step to solve your problem.
    From your printer, select Home (Menu) > Network settings > View Network Configuration.
    Scroll down and record the IP address that is listed.
    From your computer, select Start > Run > cmd, then click OK.

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    Thomus
    November 15, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Hi everybody, I have a sibling printer that is associated with the WiFi at my home yet I see that sooner or later it goes into the disconnected mode. From what I’ve perused, it happens when the IP address is changed through the switch which makes me expel and after that re-include the printer back onto my PC. My inquiry, however, is how might I arrange the printer to remain on a static IP with the goal that I don’t need to continue evacuating and re-including the printer sometimes. Much obliged for the assistance.

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    admin
    September 3, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Such a great help to the said solutions, by the way it’s almost the same trouble from my printer but the situation is I’ve got another computer and wireless printer. the problem is i reset my old printer i tried them to switch it on at the same time. I tried to test or configure it shows two IP Address and now i’m confused which one is the old printer and the new one?. Hoping for answers, more power.

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    fin
    September 12, 2019 at 5:53 am

    i have hp inkjet printer but i use it rarely and the cartridge has dried up. now i am thinking to have an laser printer please suggest me does the ink in this printer dries up ? thanks anyway for this blog, very helpful.

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    deri
    September 12, 2019 at 5:57 am

    i have hp inkjet printer but i use it rarely and the cartridge has dried up. now i am thinking to have an laser printer please suggest me does the ink in this printer dries up ? thanks anyway for this blog, very helpful.

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    pen
    September 13, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Thank you. Finally some of lines are easy to follow the instructions. I don’t have a lot of networking experience and this blog made it very simple for me. I did have to reinstall the printer to get it to switch to the new static IP to my Epson printer but other than that your instructions were great.

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    Liela
    September 25, 2019 at 7:44 am

    i am not a computer oriented but this blog shows me one by one, by showing how to assign and search network printer IP address. i was just patiently waiting to print another network configuration to verify the printer’s IP address is that i assigned.Thank you , great help.

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    Gary
    October 2, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Thanks, I have had an issue for a few years with various printers some Dell as well as HP. This simple explanation resolved my issue across all my PCs. Thank you so much. All printers now work.

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    Michael
    October 7, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Thank you so much for this guide! the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Now my Brother printer works perfectly and printing is so much easy with wireless functionality.

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