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Brother MFC 8860 has ip conflict. How do I resolve this? The issue is that the IP address is different on my computer versus the printer and thus doesn't allow them to connect. Greg

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    Just Gort May 11, 2010

    All devices on a network (PC, Laptop, printer, etc.) must each have a unique IP address. If the address of the Printer and your PC are different, that is good. There is some other conflict...: 1. Please post the IP Address of the printer and your computer. 2. The printer may be in conflict with a firewall or some other device, like a WiFi Access Point. 3. Two devices have (maybe) 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.0.1 4. All devices have to have the SAME first THREE sets of numbers (The network number) and a different fourth number (the node number): example: Network: 192.168.1.x Node: xxx.xxx.x.3 Your IP address: go to a Command Prompt: [Start] [ Run] "cmd" type ipconfig (and press the enter key) Your IP Address will be listed. Please comment.

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Each IP-address on a network (private in your home, or public on the Internet) must be unique; hence "IP conflict" when two devices (computers or printers or iPod Touch) try to "claim" the same IP-address.

If you have configured a "static" IP-address into the printer, change it to an IP-address that is *NOT* used on your network.

Or, find the computer on your network that is using the same IP-address as your printer, and change its IP-address and reboot it.

In order to connect, your computer and your computer *MUST* have *DIFFERENT* IP-addresses.

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On most Microsoft Windows computers, if you attempt to set a fixed (static) IP address that is already active on the local network, you will receive the following pop-up error message:

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