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HP 2605DN auto IP address

HP 2605DN
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I purchased a used formatter board from Calhoun Technologies for my HP 2605DN printer. Once installed, I connected it to my network router. It quickly connected but the IP address shown was not the normal 192.168.###.###. Instead, it showed a address.    I ping it and showed up in explorer/edge on the PC and on Safari on the mac. Printed great. But My question is should the IP address start with 192.168......... Instead of 169.154...... I reset it from automatic to static using but it will only print black and white and not color. Move to back to auto and it's back to printing excellent color, My fear was the IP is on the outside of my system. Is this normal?

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HP 2605DN auto IP address

That looks like what is referred to as s private address and is self assigned when a printer is in DHCP mode and cannot find a server to give it an address. Does not make sense that if only print black and white when in static mode, unless the driver is having a trouble identifying the device, in which case it will default to monochrome printing. 

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