OT: IP address setting on Samsung printer

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Bill, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    A friend has just bought a Samsung CLP-325W wireless laser colour
    printer. Before purchase, he looked at internet reviews, many of which
    flagged up wi-fi installation difficulties. One recurring statement was
    that it should be set with a static IP to ensure it stayed where it was
    if the router was re-booted.

    Today, I LoggedMeIn and worked with him to try to get it installed. You
    are supposed to connect via USB, then set up the wi-fi.

    We established the ip address of his router, but can't get into its
    setup as his record of its Username and password seems to be wrong. Work
    for another day.

    Then we went though the wi-fi setup for the printer. We got it to print
    a test page using DHCP, although it seemed to take several minutes
    between sending the page and the printer producing paper.

    We then tried to set a static IP address using the Samsung Windows
    installer software. Alongside IP address are 3 boxes which allow you to
    type in 3 , 3 digit numbers, Subnet mask is the same, 3 boxes, Gateway
    the same, just 3 boxes to enter numbers alongside. So we could type in
    the 192.168.0 but had nowhere to put the last numbers.

    Is this some weird Korean standard that I haven't come across, or I
    being terminally stupid again? I've downloaded the manual, but that just
    shows the same computer screenshot of the installation panel, but with a
    nice normal field to enter the numbers and dots.


    --
    Bill
     
    Bill, Jan 16, 2012
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  2. "Bill" wrote in message news:z5DLORg$...

    A friend has just bought a Samsung CLP-325W wireless laser colour
    printer. Before purchase, he looked at internet reviews, many of which
    flagged up wi-fi installation difficulties. One recurring statement was
    that it should be set with a static IP to ensure it stayed where it was
    if the router was re-booted.

    Today, I LoggedMeIn and worked with him to try to get it installed. You
    are supposed to connect via USB, then set up the wi-fi.

    We established the ip address of his router, but can't get into its
    setup as his record of its Username and password seems to be wrong. Work
    for another day.

    Then we went though the wi-fi setup for the printer. We got it to print
    a test page using DHCP, although it seemed to take several minutes
    between sending the page and the printer producing paper.

    We then tried to set a static IP address using the Samsung Windows
    installer software. Alongside IP address are 3 boxes which allow you to
    type in 3 , 3 digit numbers, Subnet mask is the same, 3 boxes, Gateway
    the same, just 3 boxes to enter numbers alongside. So we could type in
    the 192.168.0 but had nowhere to put the last numbers.

    Is this some weird Korean standard that I haven't come across, or I
    being terminally stupid again? I've downloaded the manual, but that just
    shows the same computer screenshot of the installation panel, but with a
    nice normal field to enter the numbers and dots.


    --
    Bill


    F-Y-I (in case it helps....)

    I have a Samsung laser printer (non-wifi) which is attached to a Belkin USB
    print server which then plugs into my router (thus making the Samsung a
    wi-fi printer attached to the network).

    I never bother to install using the Samsung software, I found the best way
    is to add the printer via Windows as normal, load the necessary drivers but
    then set the printer up manually using a "standard tcp/ip port" and then
    enter the ip address manually.

    By the way, on the same usb print server there is also a Canon colour
    printer which is also set up via Windows add printer, the only difference is
    the Samsung laser is addressed as "port number 9100" in the RAW settings and
    the Canon is set to "port number 9101" in the RAW settings.

    Thus I can print to either printer at will from either the desktop or my
    Dell Laptop via the wi-fi from anywhere in or around the house. Neither
    printer is a wi-fi printer, the Samsung is a very basis ML-2510 and the
    Canon is an IP4600.

    The only disadvantage of course in my setup is that you cannot use the
    proprietary ink/paper monitoring software of either printer as the printers
    will not report back their status via the wi-fi. Personally, I do not find
    this an issue as the advantages outweigh this small inconvenience.

    Regards


    Tippunmon (Dave Richardson)
     
    Dave Richardson, Jan 16, 2012
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  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    In message <Vd%Qq.3106$2>, Dave Richardson
    <> writes
    >I have a Samsung laser printer (non-wifi) which is attached to a Belkin USB print server which then plugs into my router (thus making the Samsung a
    >wi-fi printer attached to the network).
    >
    >I never bother to install using the Samsung software, I found the best way is to add the printer via Windows as normal, load the necessary drivers but
    >then set the printer up manually using a "standard tcp/ip port" and then enter the ip address manually.


    This is interesting, but I think it may not be applicable here.

    The eventual aim is to be able to put the colour laser wireless printer
    in a common area in the house and be able to print to it wirelessly from
    his "office", his SWMBO's "office" and also the his and hers iPads.

    I'm only at the stage where we want to get it going reliably with the 2
    PC's + laptop. Then at least we will have something stable to try to
    point the iPads at.

    AIUI, your Belkin setup puts the wireless IP settings in the router, and
    we need to be able to set a static IP at the wireless unit inside the
    printer. That's where the Samsung software seems weird, not allowing
    enough space to enter an IP address.

    If there's time tomorrow, I'll try getting him to power everything down
    and start the installation again from scratch and see where we get to.
    I'm still confused by the 3 boxes to enter a 4-part IP address. I have
    to have missed something obvious.

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    Bill
     
    Bill, Jan 17, 2012
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  4. Re: IP address setting on Samsung printer

    "Bill" wrote in message news:...

    In message <Vd%Qq.3106$2>, Dave Richardson
    <> writes
    >I have a Samsung laser printer (non-wifi) which is attached to a Belkin USB
    >print server which then plugs into my router (thus making the Samsung a
    >wi-fi printer attached to the network).
    >
    >I never bother to install using the Samsung software, I found the best way
    >is to add the printer via Windows as normal, load the necessary drivers but
    >then set the printer up manually using a "standard tcp/ip port" and then
    >enter the ip address manually.


    This is interesting, but I think it may not be applicable here.

    The eventual aim is to be able to put the colour laser wireless printer
    in a common area in the house and be able to print to it wirelessly from
    his "office", his SWMBO's "office" and also the his and hers iPads.

    I'm only at the stage where we want to get it going reliably with the 2
    PC's + laptop. Then at least we will have something stable to try to
    point the iPads at.

    AIUI, your Belkin setup puts the wireless IP settings in the router, and
    we need to be able to set a static IP at the wireless unit inside the
    printer. That's where the Samsung software seems weird, not allowing
    enough space to enter an IP address.

    If there's time tomorrow, I'll try getting him to power everything down
    and start the installation again from scratch and see where we get to.
    I'm still confused by the 3 boxes to enter a 4-part IP address. I have
    to have missed something obvious.

    --
    Bill


    I'm no expert, but surely if you take a little time to manually configure
    the printer via standard tcp/ip connection (192.168.XXXXX) all the devices
    will be able to print to it via the designated ip address and port?

    Regards


    Tippunmon
     
    Dave Richardson, Jan 17, 2012
    #4
  5. On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:18:39 +0000, Bill <> wrote:

    > We then tried to set a static IP address using the Samsung Windows
    > installer software. Alongside IP address are 3 boxes which allow you to
    > type in 3 , 3 digit numbers, Subnet mask is the same, 3 boxes, Gateway
    > the same, just 3 boxes to enter numbers alongside. So we could type in
    > the 192.168.0 but had nowhere to put the last numbers.
    >
    > Is this some weird Korean standard that I haven't come across, or I
    > being terminally stupid again? I've downloaded the manual, but that just
    > shows the same computer screenshot of the installation panel, but with a
    > nice normal field to enter the numbers and dots.


    I suspect you have a video driver issue somewhere on your friend's computer
    or in the LoggedMeIn connection which prevents the display of all the boxes
    for the IP address. You might plan on a visit to your friend help on site
    and taking with you a notebook computer with known good video drivers.
     
    Anthony R. Gold, Jan 17, 2012
    #5
  6. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Re: IP address setting on Samsung printer

    In message <z9kRq.2381$2>, Dave Richardson
    <> writes
    >I'm no expert, but surely if you take a little time to manually configure the printer via standard tcp/ip connection (192.168.XXXXX) all the devices will
    >be able to print to it via the designated ip address and port?


    We haven't had any time to try any more today, and I'm away tomorrow,
    but I've now read through the manual and it seems that, as well as the
    standard setup, there are two other Samsung applications for setting the
    IP address of the printer. I'll try these as soon as he is there and I
    have time for another LogMeIn session.

    I'm hopeless - I can never remember the commands - with network device
    setup from the command prompt, but I'll dig out the books again, if
    necessary.

    It doesn't look as though we can manually configure anything from the
    printer itself.

    Many thanks for the help.
    --
    Bill
     
    Bill, Jan 17, 2012
    #6
  7. Bill

    Bill Guest

    In message <>, Anthony R. Gold
    <> writes
    >On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:18:39 +0000, Bill <> wrote:
    >
    >> We then tried to set a static IP address using the Samsung Windows
    >> installer software. Alongside IP address are 3 boxes which allow you to
    >> type in 3 , 3 digit numbers, Subnet mask is the same, 3 boxes, Gateway
    >> the same, just 3 boxes to enter numbers alongside. So we could type in
    >> the 192.168.0 but had nowhere to put the last numbers.
    >>
    >> Is this some weird Korean standard that I haven't come across, or I
    >> being terminally stupid again? I've downloaded the manual, but that just
    >> shows the same computer screenshot of the installation panel, but with a
    >> nice normal field to enter the numbers and dots.

    >
    >I suspect you have a video driver issue somewhere on your friend's computer
    >or in the LoggedMeIn connection which prevents the display of all the boxes
    >for the IP address. You might plan on a visit to your friend help on site
    >and taking with you a notebook computer with known good video drivers.


    Many thanks. That sounds like something I should have thought of.

    ASAP, I'll try talking him through it without the LogMeIn connection and
    if that doesn't help, I'll have to plan a day out..
    --
    Bill
     
    Bill, Jan 17, 2012
    #7
  8. Anthony R. Gold formulierte Dienstag:
    > On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:18:39 +0000, Bill <> wrote:
    >
    >> We then tried to set a static IP address using the Samsung Windows
    >> installer software. Alongside IP address are 3 boxes which allow you to
    >> type in 3 , 3 digit numbers, Subnet mask is the same, 3 boxes, Gateway
    >> the same, just 3 boxes to enter numbers alongside. So we could type in
    >> the 192.168.0 but had nowhere to put the last numbers.
    >>
    >> Is this some weird Korean standard that I haven't come across, or I
    >> being terminally stupid again? I've downloaded the manual, but that just
    >> shows the same computer screenshot of the installation panel, but with a
    >> nice normal field to enter the numbers and dots.

    >
    > I suspect you have a video driver issue somewhere on your friend's computer
    > or in the LoggedMeIn connection which prevents the display of all the boxes
    > for the IP address. You might plan on a visit to your friend help on site
    > and taking with you a notebook computer with known good video drivers.


    I've seen dialogues programmed that behave badly if the font size in the
    display settings isn't set to normal (100%) (in older Windows: small).
    The size of the dialogue window ist too small and areas on the right and
    bottom are invisible.
    Solution is to temporarily set the font size to normal (Win7) or
    small (Win2000/WinXP).

    Helmut.
     
    Helmut_Meukel, Jan 17, 2012
    #8
  9. Bill

    Ghostrecon Guest

    Re: IP address setting on Samsung printer

    On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:07:16 +0000, Bill wrote:

    > In message <z9kRq.2381$2>, Dave Richardson
    > <> writes
    >>I'm no expert, but surely if you take a little time to manually configure the printer via standard tcp/ip connection (192.168.XXXXX) all the devices will
    >>be able to print to it via the designated ip address and port?

    >
    > We haven't had any time to try any more today, and I'm away tomorrow,
    > but I've now read through the manual and it seems that, as well as the
    > standard setup, there are two other Samsung applications for setting the
    > IP address of the printer. I'll try these as soon as he is there and I
    > have time for another LogMeIn session.
    >
    > I'm hopeless - I can never remember the commands - with network device
    > setup from the command prompt, but I'll dig out the books again, if
    > necessary.
    >
    > It doesn't look as though we can manually configure anything from the
    > printer itself.
    >
    > Many thanks for the help.


    have a samsung clp310 set up was easy ... connected the printer to an
    ethernet port on the router and let it get an i/p by dchp, xamined the
    connected deviceson the router and found out the i/p address. typed
    http://192.168.2.9/ uess the diecovered i/p in the browser - this took me
    to the network set up (syncthru web) for the printer ..
    then network settings on top tab - select tcp/ip on lhs tab - set staic i/p
    and type in ip address (outside of range of dchp) and save

    re-ran install of samsung utility on each mach and it discovered the i/p
    address and pu icon in notification area .. done
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    (º•.¸(¨*•.¸ ¸.•*¨)¸.•º)
    <.•°•. Nik .•°•.>
    (¸.•º(¸.•¨* *¨•.¸)º•.¸)
     
    Ghostrecon, Jan 18, 2012
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  10. Bill

    Ghostrecon Guest

    Re: IP address setting on Samsung printer

    On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:53:40 +0000, Ghostrecon wrote:

    > On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:07:16 +0000, Bill wrote:
    >
    >> In message <z9kRq.2381$2>, Dave Richardson
    >> <> writes
    >>>I'm no expert, but surely if you take a little time to manually configure the printer via standard tcp/ip connection (192.168.XXXXX) all the devices will
    >>>be able to print to it via the designated ip address and port?

    >>
    >> We haven't had any time to try any more today, and I'm away tomorrow,
    >> but I've now read through the manual and it seems that, as well as the
    >> standard setup, there are two other Samsung applications for setting the
    >> IP address of the printer. I'll try these as soon as he is there and I
    >> have time for another LogMeIn session.
    >>
    >> I'm hopeless - I can never remember the commands - with network device
    >> setup from the command prompt, but I'll dig out the books again, if
    >> necessary.
    >>
    >> It doesn't look as though we can manually configure anything from the
    >> printer itself.
    >>
    >> Many thanks for the help.

    >
    > have a samsung clp310 set up was easy ... connected the printer to an
    > ethernet port on the router and let it get an i/p by dchp, xamined the
    > connected deviceson the router and found out the i/p address. typed
    > http://192.168.2.9/ uess the diecovered i/p in the browser - this took me
    > to the network set up (syncthru web) for the printer ..
    > then network settings on top tab - select tcp/ip on lhs tab - set staic i/p
    > and type in ip address (outside of range of dchp) and save
    >
    > re-ran install of samsung utility on each mach and it discovered the i/p
    > address and pu icon in notification area .. done


    oops later on when I needed the hardwired port I went in and turned
    wireless on and then removed cable ..... worked straight away
    --
    (º•.¸(¨*•.¸ ¸.•*¨)¸.•º)
    <.•°•. Nik .•°•.>
    (¸.•º(¸.•¨* *¨•.¸)º•.¸)
     
    Ghostrecon, Jan 18, 2012
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  11. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Re: IP address setting on Samsung printer

    In message <>, Ghostrecon
    <> writes
    >On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:53:40 +0000, Ghostrecon wrote:
    >
    >> have a samsung clp310 set up was easy ... connected the printer to an
    >> ethernet port on the router and let it get an i/p by dchp, xamined the
    >> connected deviceson the router and found out the i/p address. typed
    >> http://192.168.2.9/ uess the diecovered i/p in the browser - this took me
    >> to the network set up (syncthru web) for the printer ..
    >> then network settings on top tab - select tcp/ip on lhs tab - set staic i/p
    >> and type in ip address (outside of range of dchp) and save
    >>
    >> re-ran install of samsung utility on each mach and it discovered the i/p
    >> address and pu icon in notification area .. done

    >
    >oops later on when I needed the hardwired port I went in and turned
    >wireless on and then removed cable ..... worked straight away


    Spent another 3 hours on the phone today, and I'll have to set off to do
    this on site with one of my laptops.
    We tried the basic setup program again. Still the same without LogMeIn
    connected - not enough space in the setup window to enter an IP address.

    Tried SetIP and the browser Syncthru program - the other setup systems
    supplied with the printer.

    SetIP appeared to work, then said it couldn't communicate with the
    printer. We tried 2 browsers, but neither could see the printer's web
    server. The printer keeps going to sleep (a "feature", I understand),
    but was awake and would print when the browsers were "blind" and SetIP
    couldn't see the printer.

    The friend I'm trying to help with this is close to 80 years old, but
    still very capable.
    He can happily print using the DHCP provided address, and we can now
    communicate with his router after finding the username and password,
    which he had lost.

    I think we have a graphics mismatch between his computer and what the
    setup programs expect, plus I think there may be some firewall issues.

    Thanks, everyone, for the help and suggestions. It will be some time
    before I can get there.

    --
    Bill
     
    Bill, Jan 19, 2012
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