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Cannot connect WC 7535 to the network

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Product Name: Xerox WorkCentre 7535
Operating System: Windows 7

Hi,

I'm trying to hook up this Xerox WC 7535 to a family member's computer, so that they can use it to print.

When I found it, they had rigged up a network cable between their computer and the WC 7535, but that showed zero connectivity.  I had them purchase a network switch and install it so that they could connect the WC 7535 to the switch, as well as their computer.  However, that also appears to have failed.  I briefly connected the internet to the switch, and they were able to connect to the internet, so it does not appear to be a problem with the switch.

I attempted to follow the manual for installing the WC 7535, but there appears to be neither an online manual nor an installation disk.  I did attempt to ping the WC 7535 from the computer using the IP address, but that resulted in 4 lost packets.  I am not very familiar with computer networking.

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Re: Cannot connect WC 7535 to the network

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You have to use a crossover cable to connect 2 devices without a router, so the direct connect won't work with a regular LAN cable

With a switch, you can use 2 regular LAN cables, but since there is no router/gateway, you have to assign very specific settings or the 2 devices can't find each other (That is what a router/gateay does)

Since I can't know your network, I have to provide typical numbers that can be used, assuming neither is hooked up to the network, and that they are just 2 devices hooked together, either by switch or by crossover cable.

 

From the Windows 7 client Workstation do the following;

  • Click start/control panel/Network and Sharing Centre.
  • Under “view you active connections” click the hyperlink below “Access Type: Internet” on your active connection.
  • Click the properties radio button.
  • Select Internet Protocol version 4 and click the properties radio button.
  • Select “Use the following IP address” and enter the following;

IP Address: 10.1.1.1

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: [leave-it-blank]

DNS Servers: [leave-it-blank]

  • Click ok and close the control Panel.

From the Printer

  • As admin go to Machine status > Tools > Network Settings > TCP/IP settings
  • Set Dynamic Address to Disabled
  • Then go into IPv4

IP Address: 10.1.1.2

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: [leave-it-blank]

Save and exit.

 

Now you should be able to print from the PC to the printer via its IP address of 10.1.1.2

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Re: Cannot connect WC 7535 to the network

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Most of that solution worked fine.  However, the printer had a pre-entered IP address and Gateway address and Subnet mask, and when I tried to change only the IP address, or when I tried to delete the Gateway address, it returned an error.

The preset values were:

IP Address: 192.168.2.17

Gateway: 192.168.2.1

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Edit: I should add that the WC 7535 was purchased used, rather than new.

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Re: Cannot connect WC 7535 to the network

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Then set the IP address of the printer as the gateway on the PC and vice versa. It should still work that way

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