Mjeuk
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Dell 1720dn printer, how to reset to DHCP from fixed IP

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I have a Dell 1720dn printer connected as a network printer hanging off my modem/router and with a fixed IP address.

I have just changed my ISP and no longer have a fixed IP address and so need to change my printer setting to allow DHCP.

I see no way of doing this other than uninstall and reinstall the printer .... or am I missing something ???

Thank you for any halp

 

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Printster
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Re: Dell 1720dn printer, how to reset to DHCP from fixed IP

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If you can still access the printer's web server then you can change the IP address back to DHCP in the network settings. Otherwise I would try a factory reset on the printer and that ought to bring you back to DHCP:

Turn off the printer

Open the Access Cover to the Printer

While holding down both the Continue and Cancel buttons turn the printer back on

NOTE: lights will cycle a few times

After the error light turns on solid and stays on

Release the Continue and Cancel buttons

Close the access cover

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Printster
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Re: Dell 1720dn printer, how to reset to DHCP from fixed IP

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If you can still access the printer's web server then you can change the IP address back to DHCP in the network settings. Otherwise I would try a factory reset on the printer and that ought to bring you back to DHCP:

Turn off the printer

Open the Access Cover to the Printer

While holding down both the Continue and Cancel buttons turn the printer back on

NOTE: lights will cycle a few times

After the error light turns on solid and stays on

Release the Continue and Cancel buttons

Close the access cover

wavesound
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RE: Dell 1720dn printer, how to reset to DHCP from fixed IP

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Hi

Just like to say thanks, this really helped.

Cheers

Bob

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cheebase
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RE: Dell 1720dn printer, how to reset to DHCP from fixed IP

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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