addresses in the 169.254.0.0 subnet are automatically generated by a system set to dynamic when it can't find a DHCP
server to give it an IP
address (most modern routers have DHCP
built in). Therefore, it is a classic symptom of a system not being able to communicate correctly on the network.
The most likely cause is a basic connection problem:
- Faulty cable - try a different cable
- Wrong type of cable. With routers you often need to use a standard straight-through cable. If you connect using a cross-over cable, you can get the error you are seeing.
- Faulty port - try connecting to a different port on the router
- Cable not connected correctly - check that your cables haven't become disconnected.
If none of the above works, try setting the IP
address of the printer manually. 192.168.2.200 should be OK.
If none of that works, there is a possibility that it is the network NIC
in the printer that is faulty.