Windows – How restore IP in the HP printer

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I had a HP printer which was accessed by the IP (which was given by a HUB) , now I put a router NETGEAR, is given IP to every computer, but I can't find the printer anymore in the network.

Even putting the HP software is not working.

Any idea ?

It looks like I could find the printer in the network, but see the IP/port that gives to the printer, it looks pretty weird:

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Best Answer

The IP address will probably have been assigned using DHCP. I suggest you have a look on your netgear router and see if there as option to assign a fixed IP address to a MAC address. If you can do that, then you just need to find the MAC address of the HP printer. Its sometimes visible through the onboard menus, or perhaps the printer self test page.

Edit: Likewise if you don't have too many machines connected to your lan, you should be able to list the DHCP leases somewhere within the control panel of your router. The ip address it assigned to the printer may be there, and you can work it out by process of elimination if you know the ip addresses of your computers.