This Ricoh MFD Tutorial will guide you step by step through the best way to change the IP Address on your Ricoh Printer.
DISCLAIMER – Please be aware that changing your IP address may cause any existing computers to stop printing. You should only change your printers IP Address if you are the person who administors your network.
In this guide, we will be using the Ricoh MPC6502 as the example and a new IP Address of 192.168.0.249 please follow this guide using your own network settings in place of the example in the steps below. If you do not know your network IP settings, you must obtain this information before proceeding with this tutorial.
Once you change the printers IP address, you will need to update the printer port on each computer (or server if a shared printer) using our ‘Update Printer Driver IP Address Guide’
STEP 1 – User Tools/Counter
Press the [User Tools / Counter] button. This will be in one of a number of locations depending on model (pictures below are for two different models).
STEP 2 – System Setting
Choose [System Settings] from the list.
STEP 3 – Interface Settings
Go to the ‘Interface Settings’ tab and choose [Machine IPv4 Address] from the list.
STEP 4 – Machine IPv4 Address
Ensure that [Specify] is highlighted and choose [Change] next to the machines IPv4 Address. The picture below shows the old address of 10.0.0.55
STEP 5 – Enter IP Address
Enter your new IPv4 Address using the number keys (in our example we have used 192.168.0.249 but your number will be unique to your network), then press the [#] Key to set the address. You can also update the Subnet Mask in the same way if required. Press [OK] to exit the screen
STEP 6 – DNS Settings (if required)
If you IPv4 address is in a different range, you will need to change the DNS settings also, this can be checked / changed by pressing [DNS Configuration].
STEP 7 – Exit
Choose [Exit] in the top right. The screen will ‘grey out’ the options while it sets the new IP address (this should take a few seconds), once complete you can choose [Exit] in the top right again to return to the home screen.