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The other day Martin and I were changing some things around on the computer shop’s network and we needed to modify the IP address of the credit card machine so it would operate properly on our new setup. While changing the Internet Protocol address isn’t very hard the issue we ran into was figuring out how to type a period after each octet of the IP. After some fooling around we figured it out and we have explained all of the steps below to modify the IP address of a Vx570 CC machine.

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Earlier I was compiling the coreutils application on CentOS Linux and ran into an issue after using the “make” command. At first I was confused because I wasn’t doing anything complex but then I realized that I had simply mistyped an environment variable I had previously set. Below I describe the actual error, what was mistyped, and how I resolved the problem.

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The easiest way to configure a static IP on the HP Photosmart C5100 is via the web interface. You probably do not know to the IP address of the all-in-one printer since you are just now configuring the static IP and if it is currently on the netork then it has received a dynamic IP address via DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Regardless its an easy process which I will explain step by step below.

  1. Locate IP Address: First we will need to locate the current Internet Protocol address of the printer. Look in the properties of the printer and look at the Ports tab to see if there is an IP address specified. If there is not then you can print a test page, bring up a command prompt, and type “arp -a”. You should notice a couple different IP addresses of which one should be associated with a Physical Address that begins with 00:19:BB which is Hewlett Packard. Once you have located the IP address take note. It should be an address where the first three octets begin with 192.168.0.
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