In this video, we are going to add a wireless printer to our Google Nest WiFi router, by taking a look at the IP Reservation function. To do this we will show you, how you connect a wireless printer to your Google Nest WiFI network, and the using IP reservation give it a static IP address.
Note: Assigning a static IP address to your printer will ensure that the devices connected to your network will always be able to connect to your printer. Also while the printer we use will probably not be the same as the one you have at home. The same basic principles will apply.
Note: Only printers that are wireless or have a network port can be configured in the way we will be demonstrating in this video. So if you have a printer that only has a USB port, you will not be able to connect your Printer to your Google Nest WiFi network using the method shown in the video.
Quick reference notes:
- Open the Google Home app.
- From the Home page select Settings
- On the Home Settings panel locate and choose Nest WiFi
- In Primary Network select Advanced networking
- Choose DHCP IP reservations
Note: In order for you to be able to correctly use DHCP IP reservations. You will need to ensure that Nest WiFi cloud services are enabled. This setting can be found in Settings – Home Settings – Nest WiFi – Primary Network – Privacy Settings
- Select the add button
- From the list that appears choose your Wireless Printer.
- Reserve a static IP address for your Printer
- Choose Save
Notes: At the time of posting, the Google Home app has a bug where it will appear as if you can not assign a static IP address to the device you want. However if you exit from the DHCP IP Reservations panel, and then reopen it. You should find that your Google Nest WiFi router has assigned a static IP address to your Printer.
- Google article – DHCP IP Reservation or set a static IP address for a device
- Wikipedia article – IP addresses
- Link to Google Play – Google WiFi App
- Link to Apple App Store – Google WiFi App
- Amazon Store – Buy Google Nest WiFi (2 pack)