My printer was working fine but now I cannot print anything because my mac cannot find the printer. I have followed the steps in troubleshooting the wi-fi connection and the configuration page tells me that the printer is ready and connected - but I still cannot print. Help (it is driving me nuts!) Thanks.
I understand you are not able to print from your MAC.
Do you get any errors?
Which application are you trying to print from?
Have you tried printing different types of documents like PDF, Word, or Webpages and check if the issue persists?
Let us try these steps:
Restart the wireless router, the printer, and the MAC
Make sure the printer and the MAC are connected to the same wireless 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.
The wireless status menu on your Mac should also give us quite a lot of information that would help us identify the issue. You can press and hold the option key on your keyboard and click the WiFi icon to get detailed information.
Also, check with your Internet service provider if your router is able to forward 'Bonjour packets'.
Perform a ping test to check the connectivity
Obtain the IP address of the printer by clicking on the Wireless icon on the printer
On the MAC Go to Spotlight > search for Network utility > select Ping tab > enter the IP address of the printer in the box
Check the second box that says Send only > 10 pings
Click on ping > Check the results at the end if any packets are lost
Note: There should be 0% packet loss, share the results in your next post.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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