How to Set a Static IP for an HP Laserjet

By Bonnie Conrad

Setting up a network printer has a number of important advantages, including lower costs and greater convenience. Instead of spending money to give every worker a desktop printer, you can save that money by having everyone in the office share the same large-format Laserjet printer. But in order for that printer to work properly on the network you will need to take the time to code that printer with its own static IP address.

Things You'll Need

  • Printer
  • IP address

Step 1

Walk over to the printer and find the control panel. Click on the "Menu" button until the "Configuration" menu appears.

Step 2

Navigate to the "Configure Network" option and use the arrow key to choose "Yes." This will allow access into the network configuration submenu.

Step 3

Continue navigating to the menu until you see the "DHCP" option. Change that setting to "No" and continue. If the DHCP option is on, the printer will pick up an IP address automatically. Turning that option off will allow you to set your own IP address.

Step 4

Navigate through the submenu until you see the "Configure TCP/IP" option. Change the option to "Yes" to continue. Enter the first part of the IP address by using the arrow keys to move the number up and down. Continue the process until all four parts of the static IP address have been entered. For instance, a typical IP address would be

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