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Choosing a static IP address

I need to set a static IP address for a printer that is outside the IP address range of a Hub One router. Are there specific ones that should be avoided/ones that may be better than others? 

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

@SusieGi 

Presumably this is connected to your instant ink problem?

The Hub One IP address range is 192.168.1.xxx. Do you not want to connect your printer to the Hub?

Are you following HP advice? If so it might be helpful if you told us the full content.

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

I need to set a static IP address for a printer that is outside the IP address range of a Hub One router

@SusieGi  do you really mean outside the DHCP range ?

If so the default DHCP range is 192.168.1.64 to 192.168.1.253 , so anywhere from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.63 will be ok for a static IP

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

My query concerns printer connectivity with HP Instant Ink. HP Support has tried and failed to enable HP to monitor Instant Ink levels via my printer. They tried via the chat line (no longer available unless you use WhatsApp), taking over the PC and by telephone (3 different assistants gradually increasing in seniority). As a last resort they re-enrolled the printer with Instant Ink. It hasn't proved successful although I did manage to print for a while. I also contacted HP community but was redirected to HP Support in the UK. HP Support has done its best to help, but now I'm trying to sort the problem out myself by piecing together bits of information gleaned online. It may not work. If it does, I'll post what I've done. If I'd known how difficult, frustrating and time consuming it was going to be to set up Instant Ink so that it worked. I wouldn't have bothered signing up.

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

Thanks for that. My terminoIogy leaves a lot to be desired. I did mean outside the DCHP range.

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

I assume the default PlusNet range is using a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 which is /24

Gives you acess to potionally 254 devices. Unless you're running a business or are rich if you need more 😀

I used to have an HP Microsever and what a bit naughty at work. I have my own domain name, so I would point my DNS A record to it and remote desktop to my server. I was friends with the sysadmin and he didn't mind.

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Re: Choosing a static IP address

@Alex  I consider your comments to be totally off topic and irrelevant to the OP's problem and only likely to cause more confusion.🙄

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@SusieGi 

I have no idea why you want to know the fixed IP address range but to give you a heads up on my experience with IP addresses. This is with a Smarthub 6 but assume that the Hub One works the same way..

I have a solar jnverter with a fixed IP address of 192.168.1.70. That is, in the DHCP and not the fixed range. This connects fine so rather than change the address to one in the fixed range to stop any problems with DHCP auto allocating this same address to another device I have told the router to always use this address for the solar inverter.  I assume that this fixes a DHCP allocated address to a device MAC address.