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HP Officejet 5740
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My printer keeps going offline and my laptop suddenly can't recognize it.  If I reboot the printer and the router, I can get it to print whatever is already in the queue.

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Thanks for reaching out to the HP Support community!

  • The WiFi router that you have is that a dual-band router having 2.4GHz and 5Ghz? If yes, do they have the same name?
  • What is the make and model of your router?

Let's try these steps:


Step 1: Run the HP Print and Scan Doctor

  • Download HP Print and Scan Doctor.
  • Run HPPSdr.exe from the download location on your computer.
  • Once HP Print and Scan Doctor is open, click Start, and then choose your printer.
    • If your printer is not listed, turn it on and click Retry.
    • If there is a connection problem, follow the instructions in the tool.
  • This tool will try to automatically resolve the issue
  • If the issue persists, proceed to the next step

Step 2: Update the printer firmware

  • Refer to this link to update the printer firmware.
  • If the issue persists after the update, proceed to the next step.


Step 3: Disable the IPv6 feature on the printer.

  • On the printer control panel, swipe the screen from right to left to access the setup menu.
  • Go To Network Set Up > Wireless Settings > Advanced settings > IPv6 > Turn off IPv6


Also, check if there are any updates available for the Router and update it.


Let me know if this information helps. 


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