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Electricity36
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Wireless connection to hp printer

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The wireless connection light is on and the Wi-fi network, Sky q, is correct but it will not print from my iPad or iphone. The printer is directly connected to my pc and prints from that.

If I switch off the printer and then restart, checking that the wireless connection is ok, then it does accept printing from my iPad. But next day it doesn’t work again.

Useless trying to use the hip virtual assistant.

Does anyone know what is wrong?

Thanks

 

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Jay_G24
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Hi @Electricity36,

 

I'd like to help 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.

 

I'd like to know the following to isolate the issue further-

 

1.) Are the printer and Mac 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?

 

Also, check with your Internet service provider if your router is able to forward 'Bonjour packets'.  Bonjour locates devices such as printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System (mDNS) service records. The software comes built-in with Apple's macOS and iOS operating systems. 

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

And, Welcome to the HP Support Community. 

 

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Thanks for your suggestions. The router and printer are in adjoining rooms with a breeze block plastered wall between them. I have reset the router and, for example, this morning it printed from my iPhone on a different floor but not from my iPad on the same floor as the router. As I said earlier, it works if I switch off the printer and restart so I am inclined to think it is a printer glitch rather than the network.

Thanks

Terry

 

 

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Set a manual IP -

 

To set a manual IP and try the steps below ( with control panel)


--->Touch on the wifi icon ((i)) on the printer, and take down the IP address 
--->Open a web browser (ex Chrome or Mozilla) and type in the printer's IP
--->then go to network ---> general ---> network protocols ---> select IPV4 only-->apply 
--->go to wireless ---> wireless 802.11---> select manual ip ---> apply
--->Enter 8.8.8.8 for the first DNS and 8.8.4.4 for the second DNS.  
--->then go to settings on the main ews page --> power management ---> select sleep mode to max 15min

 

Let me know if this helps!

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