Default IP address configuration (AutoIP)
A default IP address will be assigned via the AutoIP protocol if the server based methods fail. When DHCP or BOOTP fails to obtain an IP address, the printer uses a link-local addressing technique to assign a unique IP address. Link-local addressing may be referenced as AutoIP. The IP address assigned will be in the range of 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255 (commonly referenced as 169.254/16), and should be valid. However, it can be further modified for your network using supported TCP/IP configuration tools if necessary. With link-local addresses, subnetting is not used. The subnet mask will be 255.255.0.0, and cannot be changed. Link-local addresses will not route off the local link, and access to or from the Internet will not be available. The default gateway address will be the same as the link-local address. If a duplicate address is sensed, the printer will automatically reassign its address, if necessary, in accordance with standard link-local addressing methods. The IP address configured on your printer may be determined by inspecting the network configuration page for the printer. Since it may take some time for the server-based protocols to time out, the AutoIP process can be sped up by disabling the BOOTP and DHCP services on the printer. This can be done via a Web browser.