Wireless printer is really a good way to solve several problems include limited work space, crowded wires and cable installation, and sharing problem when you need to share the printer with several users. By using wireless printer, no need to put the printer next to the PC, no need to waste time and money for wires and cables, and so many good things. But then, when the expected wireless printer not working, it will be a big problem. Don’t give up too fast! Take a deep breath and release it slowly. We are here to find out what is happening to a wireless printer when it stops working.
When wireless printer not working, first thing first to do is identifying the problem. Try the following simple steps:
If your printer stops working suddenly, you can try to restart everything, the printer, router, computer. It pretty much simple, but sometimes it can fix a wide range of problems. You can start by turning the computer off, then followed by turning off the printer as well. After that you can restart the wireless router by unplugging it. wait until 30 seconds and then plug it back in. now, you can go ahead with switching on the computer and then the printer. Wait until everything is connected and then try to use the printer again.
It is important for you to ensure that the printer is still connected to the wireless network. The connectivity between the printer and wireless network may hampered by some changes in the wireless router such as password, mode, and so on. Find out whether the printer is really still connected to the wireless network or not by printing the network configuration sheet directly from the printer. Generally, there’s a button that let you print the current network status. If the result shows you that the printer is not connected to the wireless network, then you need to configure it to reconnect to the wireless network.
Check the status in the computer
Usually some printer sharing setups share the printer through a host computer. In this case, you need to ensure that the printer is properly connected to the host computer. Perhaps you can reinstall the printer and configure the sharing option into share across the network. Don’t forget to check the connectivity of the other devices, too.
Any changes may cause the failure to the wireless printer. Therefore, be careful with every little changes that may cause any of this failure. Make sure that you understand the wireless printer well to prevent panicking when there’s a sudden problem happen. At least, apply the common trouble shooting to find out the failure problem. If you are finding nowhere after doing some trouble shooting, you may need some helps from technical support or maybe you need to reread the manual guide. Usually the printer manufacturer provides several helps to the possible problem to the printer, besides the instruction of using the product properly.