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TWO ROUTERS ON A WIFI NETWORK

I have been having issues printing at home recently, primarily since a new router was installed that is connected by the home electrical wiring to the number 2 router.  There are times when a message comes up on screen saying there are computers on the system with the same IP address.  I have looked at the IP of the two PCs and they are different, however the default address of the routers downstairs which control the linksys router in the den as well as the TPlink router in the office which is the wireless 002 router are the same.  Could this be the problem with the remote printing issue and the conflict error message?
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Yes, duplicate IP addresses on the same network will cause all kinds of issues!   I would change one of these address ASAP via the router management console.   This is especially a problem when on of them is acting as a router as your devices must use this to access the Internet.
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Why do you have 3 Routers, and what specifically is each Router doing?
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Because duplicate IP addresses on the same LAN is real mess, Windows computers will display an error when they detect this issue.   It is easy for them to determine as two different MAC addresses should never respond to an ARP request for the same IP!
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Excellent answer!