I work in a small print shop, we just had a new machine added. We give all the machines static ip addresses within the local network, however with the latest addition when we try to print something another machine on the network picks the job up (not all the time though). I have checked the ip settings multiple times, one is set to xx.xxx.xx.205 and the other is @ .206 (is that too close in the range?). The tech from the printer company says there must be a problem in the network. I need some ideas of what to try here. When I ping the new machine's IP when it is unplugged, I get a response through the old machine. Any help is appreciated.