I have an oldish Laser printer which is thoroughly reliable and prefect for my needs - Samsung ML-2152w It's fine using a USB cable and works lovely, but it's a big old lump and I'd like it tucked away somewhere and wish to utilise it's wireless capabilities. Before I get it wireless I need to get the wired bit working. My system:- Windows Vista on a Laptop. AVG Free Windows Firewall I've connected the printer via an ethernet cable. I've used the Samsung software (IPset.exe) to set the following:- IP 188.8.131.52 IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 184.108.40.206 It then prints out a test page for me confirming the changes to the settings. So I know at least the printer and laptop are in communication. I have activated printer sharing in the network settings. At that point I'm now stuck. I want to log into the printer control panel via my browser - buy typing in the printer IP - browser doesn't see it. The printer also does not appear in the network area on Vista. Is this a firewall issue or do I have to set up more protocols? Do I actually have to install drivers and software specifically for the networking bit? I have a full copy of the Manual (great and very detailed right up to the networking bit where it seems to assume you're conversant with LAN's of all types)and have spent 5 hours today going around in circles with the manual and on the net trying to find an answer, but I now have to admit defeat. This is probably as daft as changing one setting, but without knowing what that setting is I'm stuck. Anyone point me in the right direction?