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DHCP causes loss of shared printer use?

By nebheprura ·
Using Windows XP Home with laptop and desktop. Printer is connected to desktop with USB and is shared with laptop. Every now and then laptop no longer can print. When I check ip settings, find out that ip address has changed on the laptop or desktop or both. Have to go into Zone Alarm firewall and re-configure trusted addresses again so that printing for laptop works again. It's a pain! Have shared printers with other laptops and this has never happened. Cannot figure out how to keep this from happening again. Need advice.

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by ICB's corner In reply to DHCP causes loss of share ...

Configure Zone Alarm trusted address like a network segment not a host. Something like or to It can coincide with DHCP scope.

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by omarhib In reply to DHCP causes loss of share ...

i guess you have to make a reservation on the DHCP for that laptop and give it a static IP address...

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by omarhib In reply to

Sorry "or give it a static IP Address"...

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by payaay In reply to

How do I do this?

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