02-12-2020 05:57 AM
Having great trouble getting a new wireless HP Smart printer to stay connected to the Talk Talk router. We keep getting bad gateway message and the IP address keeps changing bewteen the printer and computer.The HP tech guy has just said I will probably have to cancel the instant ink and put the printer on an usb. Anyone else got a problem like this?
02-14-2020 07:50 AM
Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you with the connectivity issue.
Let's try the below steps to see if that helps -
1.) Remove All Barriers: Certain building materials can get in the way of weaker signals like Bluetooth. Metal, bulletproof glass, concrete, and plaster are particularly bad, and marble, plaster and brick aren’t great easy. So if you’re really struggling with interference, your first step should be to move your Bluetooth devices away from these materials. That means no brick walls between you and your devices, and definitely no metal desks!
2.) Change Router Channel: If you have an Apple router and you’re constantly getting interference with your WiFi, try rebooting it. Upon restart, the station will search for a new channel. Specifically, a different channel than the one your Bluetooth devices is using to communicate. If you don’t have an Apple router, you may need to instead go into your router settings and try changing the channel manually. Experiment with different channels to see which one works best.
3.) Move Closer to Your Router: If you often find that you’re getting interference when talking on a wireless headset while on a WiFi call (you’ll know because you’ll hear static), try moving closer to your router. This will give you a more robust WiFi connection, so the Bluetooth frequency can’t overpower it.
4.) Get Away From Microwaves and Fluorescent Lighting: Both emit frequencies of 2.4GHz, and moving away from them will distance you from the source.
If the printer has stable connectivity and if you still face the printer offline issues, I'd like to know the following to isolate the issue further-
1.) Are the printer and PC connected to the same network?
2.) Is your router dual-band enabled i.e., both 2.4GHz and 5GHz? If yes, make sure the dual band has different SSIDs for 2.4G and 5G networks.
3.) What is the distance between the router and the printer?
4.) Is there any antivirus software installed on your computer?
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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