In a network environment some components (like the gateway, and network printers) must have a static addresses, so that if they are re-booted they do not get a different address breaking the network configuration.
Your printer should have a way to assign a static address, check the manual. Or, is there is a reason you want things setup this way?
If that is the case I guess you can set up the printer as locally connected using TCP and that will work.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by ralvez; 03-26-2006 at 10:18 AM.