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HP printer continually disconnected from wi-fi

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officejet 7740
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I've read a LOT of posts about this and the answer from HP was incredibly technical and begs the question: ARE YOU KIDDING? Ii have to either (a) turn my printer off and on EVERY TIME i need to print after a break OR i need to re-programme a whole lot of stuff. SERIOUSLY... does anyone remember PLUG AND PLAY.

 

Pardon the All Caps - this is incredibly frustrating, forced to work from home (fair enough) and printer just constantly (not every now and again - CONST.. sorry, constantly  is 'offline'. This is true whether I am using a Mac or a Windows laptop or an iPad. 

 

Is there a simple solution? 

 

Please.  Rob

 

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@kezrob1955, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

These steps are simple to perform:

  • Make sure the printer and the PC are connected to the same wireless network.
  • This printer supports only 2.4GHz network. So, the PC should be on the 2.4GHz 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.
  • Restart the wireless router, the printer, and the PC
  • Monitor the printer and check for the issue.

If the issue persists, we need to assign a static IP address to the printer where it gets a bit technical but necessary at this point.

  • Obtain the IP address of the printer – You can touch the “wireless” icon on the printer control panel to obtain the IP address.
  • Type the IP address at the top of your web browser to obtain the printer EWS page on your computer.
  • If you get any security notification, click on show details/advanced and 'proceed to this website'.
  • Go to "Network" tab - General - Select "Network protocols" - Select "Enable IPv4 only" (or similar) - Apply the settings.
  • Go to the “Network” tab – Click on “Wireless (802.11) – Then click on “Network address (IPv4)
  • Click on the radio button which says “Manual IP” and then click “Suggest a manual IP address” to give a manual IP address to your printer.
  • Click on the radio button which says “Manual DNS Server” and under manual preferred type 8.8.8.8 and under manual alternate type 8.8.4.4 (This is Google DNS server address)

Note: You may watch this video for a better understanding.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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