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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Sep-15 16:00:10
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Re: Wireless Printer Not Staying Connected.


[re: ian72] [link to this post]
 
USB and Wireless only on the printer.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Sep-15 16:09:46
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Re: Update ---Wireless Printer Not Staying Connected.


[re: broadband66] [link to this post]
 
Checked advanced options in router and the printer was assigned to a different IP address from last install. If the router has restarted since installing the printer then may be the address has altered.

I would have thought the printing software would have chosen the printer name from the router and no matter what the address would have sent the print info to the correct address : eg choose device from wireless list and send info.

Tried Batboy's idea and ticked the "always use same address" box and that seems to kick the printer in to life ("ready" instead of "offline") and has worked so far. Only time will tell.

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Standard User longedge
(committed) Mon 14-Sep-15 21:33:40
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Re: Update ---Wireless Printer Not Staying Connected.


[re: broadband66] [link to this post]
 
Consider changing the configuration of the printer port on the PC so that it addresses the printer by network name rather than IP address. It'll cut out any problems with changing IP address at least.


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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Sep-15 13:52:23
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Re: Update ---Wireless Printer Not Staying Connected.


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I have no idea how to do that.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Dec-15 16:01:56
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Re: Wireless Printer Not Staying Connected. - UPDATE


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Nearly three months and had no issues since following the suggestion from BatBoy.

Sometimes technology throws you a curve-ball.

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Edited by broadband66 (Mon 07-Dec-15 16:02:38)

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 07-Dec-15 16:10:21
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Re: Wireless Printer Not Staying Connected. - UPDATE


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Thanks. I'll try and remember that as a solution then wink
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