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Post by the doctor 32 on 23rd May 2010, 9:24 pm

I am helping a neighbor install an HP wireless printer. Using the HP software for installation all seems to go well until I get this message - The IP address of the computer (192.168.2.2) and the IP address of the Printer (169.254.113.114) are not compatible. How do I change the IP address of the printer so that the two will be compatible? All attempts to reset modem, router, etc do not work. I would appreciate any help.

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Re: Incompatible IP addresses

Post by heavyjay on 23rd May 2010, 11:25 pm

What step in the install were you at when you got the error message?


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Re: Incompatible IP addresses

Post by caro1 on 29th April 2012, 6:22 pm

Hi

I am having the same problem with my HP printer. This worked fine for some time and all of a sudden has now stopped. I have been through all the troubleshooting tips and none of them work (not even the HP support telephone number worked!). My laptop and PC have IP addresses beginning with 192.168 but the printer IP address is 169.254.88.57 and it does not reset itself to anything else. I have seen a suggestion that the router (Netgear) might need to be reconfigured but I have no idea how to do that. Any hints on how I get my printer to talk to my laptop and PC again would be welcome!

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Re: Incompatible IP addresses

Post by Dr Jay on 30th April 2012, 9:04 am

First things first... Identification!

192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 is the IP range for routers/modems and other network interface devices.

169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255 is the IP range for private networks.

Now the key is, would be figuring out why a private network is being assigned to the printer.

Usually, a private IP address is assigned when a computer or printer cannot get its own public IP address.

With the printer acting as such and not receiving the correct IP address, it means that the router has refused to give it an IP address. Therefore, you have to change the settings for the printer.

Was the printer software installed on the computer?

Are you able to connect the printer directly to the computer, or can you change the settings from the computer for the printer?

Let me know this information soon. We may have to work out assigning the printer its own static IP address.

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