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Bud H
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-25-2008

Ethernet connect printer to router - how to get it to work?

I am trying to connect a new Samsung CLX-3160FN all-in-one color laser
printer into my home network.

I have a Linksys WRT54GS router which is hard wired via ethernet cable to (1) a desktop computer and (2) the new Samsung CLX-3160FN. Also, two notebook computers use this network.

The Linksys router is set for DHCP. The Samsung can be set to (1) DHCP or (2) static IP address. Presently, it is set to "DHCP".

I can ping the IP address but cannot get a connection to work correctly.

What settings does one need to include in the Linksys router settings and also the printer settings to allow the new printer hardwired to the router to work on the network properly?

If it matters, I am using Zone Alarm with Antivirus. I disabled it at some points of testing and the printer failed to network properly then, also.

Some information from the Linksys WRT54GS router below. Supplementary
information only.

Bud H


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DHCP Server IP Address : 192.168.1.1

Client Host Name IP Address

192.168.1.100
inspiron6400 192.168.1.104
SEC0015993E8875 192.168.1.105 (this one is the new Samsung printer connected
via ethernet to the Linksys WRT54GS)
latituded820 192.168.1.106


Router Name: WRT54GS
Host Name:
Domain Name: hsd1.in.comcast.net.

Login Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
IP Address: 67.177.181.186
Subnet Mask: 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway: 67.177.180.1
DNS 1: 68.87.72.130
DNS 2: 68.87.77.130
DNS 3:
MTU: 1500



Auto Configuration - DHCP

Local IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Starting IP Address: 192.168.1.100

================================

Firewall Protection: Enabled

Block WAN Requests

Block Anonymous Internet Requests: YES
Filter Multicast: YES
Filter Internet NAT Redirection: NO
Filter IDENT(Port 113): YES

============================

Access Server: HTTP (YES), HTTPS (NO)

UPnP: Enabled

============================

Ping

PING 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=1.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.105: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=1.0 ms
--- 192.168.1.105 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 1.0/1.1/1.9 ms

===========================

Traceroute

traceroute to 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105) 1.474 ms 1.099 ms 1.011 ms
Trace complete

============================

Login Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
IP Address: 67.177.181.186
Subnet Mask: 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway: 67.177.180.1
DNS 1: 68.87.72.130
DNS 2: 68.87.77.130
DNS 3:
MTU: 1500

===============================

IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server: Enabled
Start IP Address: 192.168.1.100
End IP Address: 192.168.1.149

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tulaweb
Posts: 76
Registered: ‎04-15-2008

Re: Ethernet connect printer to router - how to get it to work?

Set the printer to manual and give it an IP address above the range used for DHCP so if the router is set to give addresses starting at 192.168.1.100 and a Maximum Number of DHCP Users: of 50 you can use addresses from 192.168.1.151 and up.
PCTECHPAUL
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎04-22-2008

Re: Ethernet connect printer to router - how to get it to work?

Also what you can do is from control panel, choose printers add a printer choose networked and use the printers IP address in there. Should sync right up
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Ricewind
Posts: 3,013
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Ethernet connect printer to router - how to get it to work?

Try the suggestions and let us know if they worked for you.
Plainville Press
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Re: Ethernet connect printer to router - how to get it to work?

I have an hp 8100dn printer. It is 10 years old. It uses an ethernet cable to connect to my Linksys router EA6300. I used a combination of the first two solutions to the connection problem. I manually set the IP address for the printer to a number in the range that the Linksys router could assign: 192.168.1.100 (EIO1 Jet Direct Menu, Config (choose yes, select), IP BYTE 1=192, 2=168, 3=1 and 4=100. Next time I started up the computer and the printer, Windows 8.1 detected the device at IP address 192.168.1.100. I used control panel to add a printer. Now it is working great. Thanks to the two respondents to your question.

cuberoot
Posts: 184
Registered: ‎10-27-2013

Re: Ethernet connect printer to router - how to get it to work?

Wow. thanks for sharing your experience, Plainville Press. This will definitely help a lot.