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Wireless printer gets ip address different from my routers ip add

My lexmark x4650 keeps acquiring an ip address different from my linksys routers address, so the wireless function won't work. it works with the usb cord, but that's not why I bought the printer. I've reset my router and the network settings on the printer, but it still keeps acquiring a different IP. Any suggestions?

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Is the wireless network on you router secured? a 169.254.x.x ip is an invalid ip meaning, it's not connected wirelessly to the router yet.

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Yes ofcourse you can assign the static ip in the range of router ip pool and the default gateway same as ur router's ipaddress on ur printer. It will work

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Check on the wireless network the printer is connecting to. Make sure it is your router.

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