A couple days ago I was printing a bunch of pictures from my laptop to my HP Photosmart 5100c for my father in-law. At one point I had run out of paper and other point had some other minor problem with the printer. After awhile I noticed that my computers CPU appeared to be fairly active even when I wasn’t doing anything so I started troubleshooting a bit to see what was going on.
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.
- 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.