Network Printer In The LAN

They want to print in the home network-via the LAN. The tip shows how to connect a printer with an Ethernet port.

Everyone speaks about WLAN. The cable-connected path is the most reliable way to control a printer or a multifunction device in the network. The prerequisite is that your printer has an Ethernet interface. You can find out how to proceed during installation and how to react to problems.

Connection to the router: Printers and multifunction devices with an Ethernet connection can be directly connected to the router and used as a network printer, according to printerhall. You will need an Ethernet network cable that is not included with the output devices. You need to purchase it extra. Before you connect the printer and the router, check some settings on the router. Open the menu interface of your router software.

Because the printer on the network requires an address, the DHCP server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) must be enabled on the router. For Fritzbox 7270, for example, you can find the addressing under “Home network> Network> Network settings> IPv4 addresses”. Here you define the range from which the router should assign the addresses.Now connect the printer to the router via Ethernet cable. Since the printer is normally DHCP ex factory activated, it is now assigned an IP. Some printer manufacturers assign a fixed IP address. You can check this via the control panel under “Network settings” and have a report printed with the IP address.

Setting up printers in the network: The output device now hangs on the network and has its own IP address. Nevertheless, the various computers in the network can not yet access it. First, it must be set up and released on the computer connected to the router. To do this, insert the printer driver CD into the drive or load the corresponding drivers from the manufacturer’s website to the PC. Under “Devices and printers”, click on “Add printer”.Then select “Add a local printer” and follow the on-screen instructions.

Decisive is the choice of connection. Select “Set up a new port” and “Default TCP / IP port”.Then click “Next” to start the installation wizard for network connections. Now insert the printer’s IP address or the printer’s IP address. In another window, the “Completing the Wizard” prompt appears, confirming by clicking “Finish”. Now install the driver package from the manufacturer using the CD or downloaded files.

Share the printer: To allow all users on the network to access the printer, you must release the device. To do this, right-click “Printers and Printers” on the printer icon to open the “Print Properties”. Enter a printer name under the “Release” sheet and confirm with “OK”. The other members of the network then add the printer as described above.However, each user chooses “network printer” this time. It either specifies the printer name or clicks “Search for printers”. Then he can also locate it by IP address. Once the user has found the printer and selected, the printer driver is installed on his computer using the usual routine and can then be used in the network.

Common Problems: If the printer does not have a display to assign a fixed IP address, go to the input prompt of the computer to which the router is connected and type “cmd”.Now you are in the DOS box. To assign a fixed IP address, use the following command line:

And confirm with “Enter”. ARP stands for Address Resolution Protocol – a table in which all IP addresses are stored. Use “arp -a” to check your current settings; the command “arp -d” can be used to delete the input.

To verify that the printer is correctly connected to the network using its fixed IP address, type the command again in the DOS box

In the positive case, you receive a confirmation message and an indication of the response time.

If something has gone wrong, the ping command fails. So you know that something is wrong with the IP address and can change it accordingly.