Checking the current IP address of your printer
First we need to identify if the printer is on the network and what IP address its been allocated, we can do this in a simple way by pressing in the small pin hole button at the back of the printer as shown below.
This should then create a small chit with Ethernet settings currently set on the device, IP address is set at 192.168.1.112 in the example below but this could be any combination of numbers.
You have now successfully identified the IP address of your printer
- If nothing prints out, the printer is not connected to the network so you will need to troubleshoot this as being offline (take out the network cable and put it back, check it is connected to a working port/router etc)
- If an IP address not on your network prints out, turn the printer off and turn it back on while holding in the pin hole button, after a few seconds of booting up, the printer will beep and start printing out these chits again. This is how to reset a printer on the network
- If you then get an IP Address that reads 0.0.0.0, it means you have successfully reset the printer on the network, but you need to repeat this process, and next time it turns on with the pin in the back, it should now give you a valid IP address for this range.