My new HP Deskjet 1512 apparently goes to sleep after about two hours. I does not come back on when I send it a print job. I have to press the on/off button to get it functioning.
The printer is in another room and is accessed for printing by several computers. It is connected to my router and once the button is pushed to turn it on it works perfectly from any of the computers WiFi.
BUT, this having to leave my desk to hit the on button is an irritation. How do I disable this sleep mode? BTW, I have the same failure to wake up (if that *IS* a failure) when I am hooked directly to the computer via USB cable.
Well. The solution maybe somewhere in this, but I am not sure why all these changes to my network settings need to be made. The printer behaved the same way when it was not in the network but connected directly to my primary computer. I ran it that way for several days and kept looking for a switch in the printer manager to stop it from cutting off.
With the printer connected through the router (Belkin) using the router control panel, I have selected from the "Network USB devices" the "Use HP 1510 series device." At about 2 hours idle the printer cuts off and the router pops up a warning that the connection to the "HP 1510 series device was not safely removed."
When I hit the on/off button on the printer the router automatically reconnects and pops up a window telling me so. BTW, not being an IT person myself, it will take me hours to muddle through these items with a significant worry on my part of miss-setting a control and screwing up my network...when all I want is the dang printer to stay on.
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