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Good printer, very bad network card,
This review is from: HP LaserJet P2055dn Network Laser Printer (Electronics)
These printers are good value until they decide that they won't stick to a static IP address and re-enable DHCP for no reason whatsoever. Once they decide to do this, they are useless. HP won't help and there's nothing you can do but reset the IP address by hand from the front panel because the built in web server invariably freezes solid.
Avoid unless you are going to use USB.
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2011, 11:34:26 BST
P Firmager says:
why give it a static ip when you could just have given it a ip reservation and left it on DHCP???
Posted on 15 Mar 2012, 13:01:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Mar 2012, 13:02:17 GMT
Philfy Phil says:
Mmmm, exactly. You could try reserving whatever IP you are wanting it to use on the DHCP server using it's MAC address. Easy enough. I would always rather do that than fix the IP on the device. ;-)
Posted on 13 Jun 2012, 13:38:20 BST
Alan Smith says:
I just let my router (as the DHCP server) assign an IP address to it when I first connected it to my home network, then went into my router admin screens, found the entry for the printer and ticked the box saying "make IP static" ... printer is assigned same IP address even if I reboot router ... simples ....
Posted on 5 Sep 2012, 21:39:44 BST
I've used this printer for two years on a static IP without problem, but then that's on a Linux-only network. Maybe the problem is Windows networking, which I know from past experience can be a bit unreliable.
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