Our second tip in this tips and tricks series is to use a static IP for your printer. When you have a network printer, it gets an IP number that identifies it on the network. Each time you reboot the printer it may get a different IP. Then your computers will lose their connection to it.
To avoid that, there are a couple of steps to take. First, power up the printer and let it get an IP from the network. Next, go into the printer settings and change the IP setting from DHCP to static IP. Depending on your router firewall, you might need to also set that as static on the router side. But 90% of the time, setting the static on the printer is sufficient. Now your computers can always find the printer.
Having a static IP on the printer will save you a lot of headaches and time. If any questions or issues come up with this, schedule a call with us. We can help get it figured out.