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I agree completely. I just want my laptop to be able to "talk" to the printer after I return home from a business trip. It seems that if I don't print something in the first 10 mins of booting up the laptop, the connection drops. I have never setup up a home network to do this, just the intial setup of the wireless driver for my laptop. Home is hardwired for network anyway so rebooting router for my internet connection does not seem like it should be any factor at all anyway. It really really sucks that if I want to do any work at home I have to move equipment around to get a USB connection to my so called wireless printer. I bought my J6400 specifically so I would not have to do this.
If it will work once in awhile, why won't it work all of the time? I have even tried to separate laptops and they both have the exact same problem..
- I had the same problem. My printer shows as it is offline all the time.
- I noticed that somehow the "use printer offiline" is checked (i dont know why, it just does it automatically)
- when i uncheck it, it will print again
Start menu / Devices and Printers / double click on the printer (or click see whats printing) / click Printer (on top menu bar) / than uncheck use printer offline
I hope this helps
This is not just HP either.. I work in a few schools and they have laptop trolleys with wireless printers from HP to Epson to Brother etc.. They are constantly going offline at random times, restart the printer/laptop and it works. I have tried sharing them via the server, setting staic IP & loads of other suggestions with no solution.
I can't find the answer anywhere.
I have an HP Photsomart Wireless and that keeps going offline and only a switch off an on will wake it up again.
I've trawled the internet in depth on numberous occasions but have not found a permanant fix.
Even the "setting the IP address to a static IP address" which I found on a few forums didn't work.
I'm resigned to switching off and on whenever this happens.
No point asking Microsoft - standard answer will be complete reinstall of my whole computer so I'm not going there!!
I have the same problem with a client's HP P1102w wireless LaserJet. I found setting a static IP Address to be a two step procedure as follows:
1) Go to your printer's page let's say http://192.168.1.104 and click the "Manual IP" option then enter the Manual IP Address as 192.168.1.104, the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway etc. and save the information.
2) D-Link routers have a way of setting a static IP Address BUT my client's Linksys router cannot set a static IP (maybe other routers cannot either). To stop you router from dynamically assigning your printer's IP of the above example of 192.168.1.104 to some laptop that has just logged-on, change the "DHCP Starting IP Address" to start at: 192.168.1.120. That way your printer will keep its IP Address of 192.168.1.104 and all other computers will have IP Addresses of 192.168.1.120 and above.
I still have a problem with the HP P1102w printer not being "Enabled" periodically (that's a Linux term) but I think there is a conflict between the "Windows Computers" and "Linux Computers". I don't know why because for about 6 months everything operated as expected.
The print queue status is displayed as "Offline" on a Windows Server 2003-based print server if SNMP is enabled and if the printer devices do not respond to SNMP commands
To work around this problem, disable SNMP on the printer port. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
- Right-click the printer, and then click Properties.
- Click the Ports tab.
- Click Configure Port.
- Click to clear the SNMP Status Enabled check box, click OK, and then click Close.
I stubled upon this setting and the printer came back online when i unchecked the SNMP setting in the configuration settings of the printer port. Hope this is helpfull to all.