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03-23-2012 02:48 AM
I have a HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer - E710n.
Currently my settings are the printer turns off after 15 minutes. I also do not have the screen saver mode turned on.
I have read that these wireless printers once they go to sleep may not be able to be found since either the IP address may change or just because they are off.
I will be printing from either a Windows 7 computer, iPad2 or iPhone 4S.
Even though its working, should I set my static IP address on the printer? Is it required since the IP address may change and in turn the devices can't find it.
Should the IP address be set at the printer or router or both?
If I do set the static IP address, will this resolve the printer not being found when it goes to sleep (and being printed to), or do I also need to turn off the power save mode and turn on the screen saver? However, if I turn off the power save mode and turn on the screen saver, I'm assuming the IP address will not change.
If I do turn off the power save mode and turn on the screen saver, will this casue damage to the printer with it always being on? I'm guessing the machanincs inside the printer are not always running, but just didn't know.
03-24-2012 05:05 AM
All seems to be working now. I set the printer to go into stand by mode and no screen saver. After 15 minutes, it goes to sleep. However, each time I have tried to print to it (even after all night the printer being off), it now just works. I did not have to set my IP address on the printer or on the router. The printer wakes up and just prints and then goes back to sleep.
I'm not sure but how, but it must of been something with my old router.