Fuji Xerox Phaser 5500 User Guide

Configuring the Network Address

Configuring the Network Address

Connections and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Phaser® 5500 Laser Printer
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Select the printer in the printers window.
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Verify that your printer is set to Auto Select.
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Click the Add button. 
The printer is displayed as an available printer in the Print Center/Printer Setup. 
For more information, go to the table of 
infoSMART Knowledge Base documents
 at the end of 
this section.
Configuring the Network Address
TCP/IP and IP Addresses
If your computer is on a large network, contact your network administrator for the appropriate 
TCP/IP addresses and additional configuration information. 
If you are creating your own small Local Area Network or connecting the printer directly to 
your computer using Ethernet, follow the procedure for automatically setting the printer’s 
Internet Protocol (IP) address. 
PCs and printers primarily use TCP/IP protocols to communicate over an Ethernet network. 
With TCP/IP protocols, each printer and computer must have a unique IP address. It is 
important that the addresses are similar, but not the same; only the last digit needs to be 
different. For example, your printer can have the address 192.168.1.2 while your computer has 
the address 192.168.1.3. Another device can have the address 192.168.1.4.
Generally, Macintosh computers use the EtherTalk protocol to talk to a networked printer. 
Unlike TCP/IP, EtherTalk does not require printers or computers to have IP addresses.
Many networks have a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. A DHCP server 
automatically programs an IP address into every PC and printer on the network that is 
configured to use DHCP. A DHCP server is built into most cable and DSL routers. If you use a 
cable or DSL router, see your router’s documentation for information on IP addressing.
For more information, go to the table of 
infoSMART Knowledge Base documents
 at the end of 
this section.
Automatically Setting the Printer’s IP Address 
If the printer is connected to a small established TCP/IP network without a DHCP server, use 
the Installer on the Printer Installer and Utilities CD-ROM to detect or assign an IP address to 
your printer. For further instructions, insert the Printer Installer and Utilities CD-ROM into 
your computer’s CD-ROM drive. After the Installer launches, follow the prompts for 
installation. 
Note
For the automatic Installer to function, the printer must be connected to an established 
TCP/IP network.