I have 2 computers (Mac with OS 9 and a desktop PC (XP)) that both print to a networked printer (large Xerox Phaser 7700).
The printer and the two computers are networked through an old ethernet switch.
At the moment, the computers use DHCP. But they connect to the printer through IP. The printer has (it seems) a static IP address assigned to it.
What is the best solution to this? Static IPs for every device?
Should I set up the printer to use DHCP? In this case, how do the computers know to find the printer?
SOLVED: Although these are good solutions, I could not figure out how to use the exclusion list. However, the router offered a DHCP starting address. I just put the printer before the starting address.