How to assign a static IP to a device?

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TheTechnologyGuy25
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HI all,

 

On my mac I have too add my printer via IP, however its ip obviously being dynamic always changes.

 

Where in the router settings or other place can I assign my printer to stay the same IP so I don't constantly have to change it on my mac?

 

Thanks!

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What printer, and what router are you using?

 

I have no problem with dynamically assigned IP on my network printer, the MacBook finds it.

 

Can you enter the printer management software and set a static IP address below the DHCP assigned pool (usually at 192.168.1.100) ?

 

 

 

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TheTechnologyGuy25
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Just the basic Telus Advanced Wifi router, the one they include with pure-fibre.

 

HP-5530 is the printer, and I have no idea what the management software is the mac does that auto I believe.

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Quick search online yielded instructions from HP forums for a similar issue printing from macOS:

 

  • Obtain the IP address of the printer (which can found by pressing the “wireless” icon on the printer control panel)
  • Enter the IP address on the web browser (Ex: chrome, IE) to enter the printer EWS page.
  • Go to the “Network” tab, click on “Wireless (802.11) then click on “Network address (IPV4)
  • Click on the radio button which says “Manual IP” and then click “Suggest a manual IP address” to give a manual IP address to your printer.
  • Click on the radio button which says “Manual DNS server” and under manual preferred type 8.8.8.8 and under manual alternate type 8.8.4.4 (This is Google DNS server address)

 

 


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