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Old 08-30-2006, 04:13 AM   #1
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Reset Lexmark printer IP address

My Lexmark E322 printer is inaccessible at the moment. I set it up to have a static IP address through the browser-based interface of my *former* router ( I had to replace the router and it uses The new router only accesses a range of IP addresses in the 192.168.2.x range.

The Lexmark will reset all the defaults _except_ the IP address. It is a decent printer for general use and I'd like to get it back on line.

Unfortunately, the printer is currently on another continent but I will be there in a couple of weeks to work on it.

Thanks for any assistance.

Old 08-30-2006, 09:22 PM   #2
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The online users guide at Lexmark's website explains how to reconfigure the IP address of the printer via the included software if you still have the original CD or via a telnet session. Of course the included utlility requires a windows PC but it is possible with linux. If you configured the router to assign an IP address to the printer via DHCP then hopefully the new router has the same capability and you have saved the printers MAC address somewhere handy. Knowing the MAC will help in setting up the telnet session too. Don't take this the wrong way but RTFM would of been quicker in getting an answer to your question. Post back if you do not understand the users guide.,00.html

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Old 08-31-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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Thank you michaelk.

As I mentioned, I'm a continent away from the printer and I don't have access to the network where it sits. I will read the manual, and work the magic when I am in close proximity to the printer in a few weeks. I'm sure the orginal CD is there and/or I can do it by telnet.

Several hours after having written, it occured to me that I might be able get to the Lexmark by plugging it directly into a computer. The IP address was set to a static address by the software in the printer. I wanted to have a static IP rather than get a different one each time I rebooted my systems/network. Of course I only did that every six months or so...

Thanks for the tips. I'll follow through on that.



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