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Changing Windows 7 IP address for Printer Port

Hi Experts.  I could use some help on a frustrating situation.

While running Win 7, I just had to change my Apple Airport Extreme router to BRIDGE mode.  When I did, the AT&T Uverse router changed all of the DHCP IP addresses from 192.168.0.X to 192.168.1.x.

My Lexmark printer had a static IP, and I changed it to the new IP range, but Windows 7 still shows the Lexmark printer port with the old IP address.  I have tried to change in Printer properties, and in Print Server properties, and even search the registry for the old IP address, 192.168.0.210, but found nothing.

I tried uninstalling the Lexmark software, drivers and database, but it refuses to completely uninstall, and when reinstalling, it still shows the old IP address.  No mater how I try an uninstall the driver, or change the IP, I cannot, so I cannot access the printer.  

Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks!
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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wyliecoyoteuk

NAME is best, but will only work if the DNS settings are correct on the printer, also WINS needs to be disabled.
static IP is easiest and most reliable on small networks.
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Thanks for all the help.  I figured it out.
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