Thanks Old Timer, that worked like a charm for my printer however it doesnt work for my cutter, i even deleted it and reloaded it, when it searches for it finds my old IP, i even manually entered the same ip and port as my printer and it still didnt work. only way i can make it run is by the usb option now. Which i guess isnt entirely bad but id rather have it linked to the internet for updates i would think?
this was my first thought
cable companies are notorious for srnding out young idiots eith no conception there might be an existing network to be preserved
from a command prompt, type ipconfig and the first 9 digits of the ip must be the same for all devices. typically your range will be 192.168.0.xxx or 192.168.1.xxx
your devices can not span the 2 ranges, so, in theory the cutter will probably need to be changed
you can download advanced ip scanner, install the program and set the range to scan
192.168.0.1 - 192-168-1-254. start scsn and give it 5-10 minutes to finish
of course if your network has a different range you will have to scan THAT RANGE but these 2 are the most common
you have not said what plotter you have, so we cannot offer advice yet on how to reconfigure
agreed, but im pretty sure at least in the past my machines have asked permission to update and not just done it automatically.This right here can give you headaches when thing update automatically and break something! Only updating manually is the best way to keep from unknown updates from breaking things!JM02c
agreed, but im pretty sure at least in the past my machines have asked permission to update and not just done it automatically.
it's probably easier to reconfigure the plotter to the new subnet, but not if you spend 2 weeks with family members saying "why doesn't this work any more?"
you can call cable company tech support and ask for help, but that is a crap shoot. if cable companies understood the importance of preserving existing devices on a network, people like me wouldn't have a business.
it wouldn't make a difference how he was configured since the cable people can't be bothered to duplicate the config find at a location (doctors start with, "first do no harm". but not the cable guy