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Laser printer not working on Catalina

MFP M281fdw

My laser printer will not work since upgrading to Catalina OS. It keeps telling me "Printer Offline".

 

 

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Laser printer not working on Catalina

@Raffi2, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

Check the connectivity between the printer and the MAC

  • Make sure the printer and the MAC are connected to the same wireless network.
  • Either 2.4GHz or 5GHz network.
  • If you have a Dual-band router and both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks share the same name/SSID, the printer will not be able to connect to the network. In this case, contact your Internet service provider to assign different names to both the networks.

Perform a ping test

  1. Obtain the IP address of the printer by clicking on the Wireless icon on the printer
  2. On the MAC Go to Spotlight > search for Network utility > select Ping tab > enter the IP address of the printer in the box
  3. Check the second box that says Send only > 10 pings
  4. Click on ping > Check the results at the end if any packets are lost
  5. Note: There should be 0% packet loss, share the results in your next post.
  6. If 0% loss, try printing. if the issue persists, proceed to the next step

Restart the network devices

  1. Turn off the Router, Printer, and the computer/ mobile devices.
  2. Wait for 60 seconds.
  3. Turn on the Router first and wait for all the lights to stabilize.
  4. Turn on the printer and allow it to configure itself.
  5. Turn on the computer/ mobile devices.

Update the printer firmware

Click here to know different methods of updating printer firmware.

 

Also, check for any software updates on MAC

Click here to know how.

 

Let me know how this goes.

 

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