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Steve Matloff
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How do I find a mac address on my P2015dn printer

I am tring to set up this printer on my homw network, but can't seem to figure out how. One of the options is to enter the MAC address, but I don't know how to find it as I'm fairly new to networking. Can someone help walk me through this?.

Thanks...Steve
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Dewaine Chan
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Print the Configuration Page Out from the printer itself. I think on thios printer, you hold down the Green button for 10 Seconds adn then release it to get the configuration Page.

THe second Page that comes out should have the MAC as well IP information.

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Steve Matloff
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Ok. that worked. Any idea how I can change the IP?
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Steve Matloff
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Re: How do I find a mac address on my P2015dn printer

I tried setting it up by using the MAC address, but my computer coul not find it. Maybe I just don't know how to set up a net work. Can someone help me with that?
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Dewaine Chan
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Re: How do I find a mac address on my P2015dn printer

Steve:

Use your Browser. IE, if you are using Windows and Internet Explorer, put the following in your IE's address:

http://192.168.x.XX

The 192.168.x.XX is the IP address from the second page of the Config printouts. This is to access the Built In Web Server on the printer. From there, you should see one tab that is configuration or something to that extend. Go through teh Setup page. Change the Setup from DHCP to Manual. Leave the Subnet Mask, Default Gateway alone. Change the last number of the IP address to 50 or address number outside of your Router's DHCP range. For example, My Router is setup as:

192.168.2.0 IP Network.
The first DHCP address starts at:
192.168.2.2
When my printer were first using DHCP, it gets the following IP parameter:
IP Address: 192.168.2.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1

So I change the IP address of the printer to:
192.168.2.50

It is still in teh DHCP range but I know I'll not have more than 10 computers in my network simultaneously that the 192.168.2.50 address will never be handed out by the DHCP Server (My Router). Setting the IP address of teh printer to fixed has its advantage and it is the right way to setup Network printer. Follow the attached document to add IP base printer to yoru computer(s).

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Dewaine Chan
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FOrgot to attached the Doc befor Submitting.

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Steve Matloff
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Re: How do I find a mac address on my P2015dn printer

I tried putting in the ip but it came back with page not found. Right now I'm just sharing my internet connection but can't seem to find the printer or any of the other pc's listed anywhere and can't access anything from the other pc even with the files shared out.
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Dewaine Chan
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Re: How do I find a mac address on my P2015dn printer

Steve, could you describe your home network to me a little bit? Info like:

The Make of the Router, Linksys, Netgear, etc.
Your computers? OS version, etc.
The IP info from your printer's config page:

IP Address.
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway

Then go to your computer, do the following:
Click on te Start button at the lower left hand corner.
Then click on Run.
Then type in CMD and hit .
At the DOS Prompt, type in:
ipconfig /all
and hit .
post:
IP Address.
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway

here too.

Then, from the same window, type in:
ping 192.168.x.xx

and hit (The 192.168.x.xx is the IP address of your printer). Do you see 4 reply back from the Ping?

D.

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