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How to Find the IP Address of a Host Based Printer (X215, C500, X500, X502, Inkjet Printers); Features of the MarkNet Print Server IP Setup Utility

Document ID:SO4433
 
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Problem

Cannot find print server; Unable to locate IP address

Environment

How to discover printers; IP setup utility; How to verify the IP address; How to change the IP address; How to change the subnet; How to change the gateway

Solution

Background

Pressing the TEST button on the back of the the MarkNet N4050e print server initiates the printing of a network settings page. However, this settings page contains a PostScript language component that certain printers cannot print.


How to find the IP address of a host-based printer

The IP Setup Utility will quickly find your printer/print server on the network and display the IP address.  NOTE: Printers or print servers not on the same network segment will require an Advanced search.  


Where is the IP Setup Utility
found? 

The IP Setup Utility is found under Lexmark > Lexmark Wireless Print Server N4050e in your Programs menu list. 
 
NOTE: The default installation path of the IP Setup Utility is C:\Program Files\Lexmark\Lexmark N4050e\pssu.exe.


Three Primary Functions of the IP Setup Utility

Discover Print Servers (1)
When to use: 
  • -To find a printer/print server when an initial network scan fails to locate the print server; also for MAC address entry into the designated field.
  • -To narrow or limit search results to one device in a multi-device environment; also for MAC address entry into the designated field. 
  • -To find a printer or print server on a different segment of the network (requires the Advanced  search button using the subnet address and subnet mask, e.g. 192.168.0. and 255.255.255.0). 

TCP/IP Settings (2)
When to use: 
  • -To identify the highlighted print server's Model Type, MAC Address, and Hostname.
  • -To identify the TCP/IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address.
  • -To change the TCP/IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address.

Launch Web Page (3)
When to use:  
  • -To launch the print server's web configuration page so as to allow additional print server or printer configuration setting changes.

IP Setup Utility Illustration


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Related Articles

MarkNet N4050e Table of Contents

Contacting Lexmark

If you need additional assistance, please contact Lemark Technical SupportNOTE: When calling for support, you will need to provide your printer/printer server machine type and serial number.
Please call from near the print server and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one or both of these devices. 


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