Lots of printers come with Wi-Fi, meaning you can print wirelessly from your desktop PC, laptop, smart phone or tablet. You do not need to be placed in the same building or room to take printouts from a wireless device. Most modern printer models have Wi-Fi, but if yours does not, there are still some ways to make it work wirelessly.
However, before you can even start printing, you have to connect your printer to the wireless network. All you will need for this is a Wi-Fi printer and router.
A printer with color screen shows instructions on setting up the connection when users first turn it on. The instructions are easy to follow, and you can only proceed with one step before starting with another.
If you miss to set up your wireless connection in the start-up process, then you can establish it afterwards. Look for the setup ‘wizard’ in ‘networking’ or ‘wireless settings’ of the printer menu.
There is more than one way to connect to a wireless home network, and you might just be offered some different options to set up the connection.
If your router and printer are compatible with WPS, then this should be one of the options in the network menu of your printer. When prompted, just press your Wi-Fi equipment’s WPS pairing button and the similar button to that one on your printer to connect the device to your network.
If your printer does not have WPS, then you will perhaps need to enter a wireless ‘network key’ into your printer with the function keys and its screen, to set up the connection between the device and your router.
Provided that you have not changed your password since, this key will be mentioned in your router documentation.
If this didn’t work, make use of our expert technicians to get your printer setup easily and quickly.
One of the frequent problems faced by the HP users is that the Laserjet printer fails to pick up the paper. It might also be possible that the printer is picking up multiple papers from the printer tray. These problems might cause you great inconvenience if you are in the middle of some important work. Thus, it is essential to bear a few things in mind to fix this issue if it appears while you are working. Below are a few tips to troubleshoot the system yourself and fix the HP printer problems.
If the printer does not pick up the papers, you may try the following steps and try to make work.
Make sure that you do not adjust the paper guides towards the paper stack. Always adjust them to the precise indentations on the tray.
Check again if the humidity conditions of the room follow the specified limits. It is important to keep the papers in a dry atmosphere to prevent them from being spoiled. They are usually sold in moisture-proof wrappings.
You also need to verify that the humidity in the room is within specifications for this printer and that paper is being stored in unopened packages. Most reams of paper are sold in moisture-proof wrapping to keep paper dry. In case the paper is exposed to a certain level of humidity, it is possible that the papers absorb moisture. If this happens, you should remove the top 5 to 10 sheets of paper from the bundle of papers.
Furthermore, if the papers are placed in a low-humidity area, they are bound to build static electricity over time, causing them to stick together. If this happens, you have to remove the papers from the printer first. Then flex the stack by firmly holding them at both ends and bring the ends upwards using your hands to form a U shape. Once you have done this, do it in the reverse direction, and make another U. Now, shift the sides and rotate the papers in your hands. Now the longer side is in your hand. Flex the sides upwards to form another U. Repeat the same in reverse direction.
If the printer picks up several sheets of paper, you have to run the following checks as well.
If you need any further help with printer problems or if your printer keeps going offline despite having all the cords and wires connected properly, get in touch with our printer support team for a quick analysis.
Like any hardware, even a printer has bugs and issues while interacting with a different system. One of these issues is that it shows “offline” even when it is properly connected. First, ensure it is connected with all the electrical outlets and you are network-connected.
Before getting into other workarounds, reconnect the device to your Wi-Fi router. You can ‘Forget’ the router from your printer by accessing the settings of it. Then, reconnect it. Your printer model might be different, but the following steps to connect it to a Wi-Fi network are pretty much the same.
The Wi-Fi light will continue to blink while searching for the available networks. It will continue to blink when the printer is connecting to your access points. When the device connects to it, the Wi-Fi light on it will remain lit.
The spooler service is responsible to manage print jobs sent to a computer printer. Usually, it is visible to users, and they can cancel print jobs being processed. It also lets them manage print jobs presently on the waitlist. Try restarting the spooler service and verify if this fixes the issue.
Another workaround for the issue is taking away Windows’s capability to work with the device when it is offline. Configuring this will make sure it only works when connected properly to your PC. You can revert the changes if this does not fix anything for you.
If both the aforementioned solutions do not work, then it means there is an issue with your Canon printer drivers. First, uninstall and reinstall it manually. You can download the Canon printer drivers from its official site. Make sure you download the right one for your model from the list of printer drivers on the Canon website.
Select the downloaded driver with the browse option when it pops up and update the driver accordingly.
Note: If you cannot update any of your Canon printer drivers manually, then you can also choose Search automatically for updated driver software. Selecting this option will make the OS search the internet automatically and choose the best printer driver out there.
SNMP is used for the purpose of network management. Simple Network Management Protocol is used to collect info from printers and manage them accordingly. Check if disabling it makes any difference in your case.
Now, verify if the issue got resolved. If it has not, then feel free to get in touch with our printer service professionals through the toll-free number mentioned here for advanced troubleshooting.
Your Brother printer could appear offline if it is unable to communicate with the computer. It can be really annoying to see your printer offline when you try to print something urgently. If you find that the status of your Brother printer is offline or paused, you can follow the troubleshooting steps discussed below to bring it online.
To ensure that your Brother printer is set as the default printer, you need to go the Printers folder and ensure that there is a check mark on the icon of the Brother printer. The steps to do this are explained below.
In Windows 8 and Newer Versions
In Windows 7
If the Status is Offline
You need to check if the status of the printer is offline. If it is offline, follow the steps explained below.
If the Status is Paused
Check if the status of the printer is Paused. If it is shown as Paused, follow the steps explained below.
There might be a copy of your Brother printer listed with the same name in Devices and Printers. This can be created when you:
Presence of more than one copy of the same printer in Devices and Printers will make some of the copies of the printer not working properly. In such a case, you will need to select a copy that you know is working. For help with that or any other concerns with your device, get in touch with our printer tech support team over the toll free number listed above.
Printer errors are not uncommon and those like “Windows failed to recognize the new hardware” are very frequent when you try to install a new printer. Most of these errors happen when the printer driver is not installed properly, or when the printer driver is out of date or corrupted. Printer driver issues are the main reason for most of the printer errors. Luckily, most of the printer driver issues are easy to fix and the below post discusses the details of causes of some of the most common printer driver errors.
Printer drivers are software programs whose responsibility is to convert the data that the user commands to print to a form that is understandable by the printer. There can be many reasons for printer driver problems. Below listed are some of the most common reasons.
If there is a problem with your printer driver, you will not be able to print documents or some of the features of your printer might not work as normal. Two common printer driver error messages are listed below.
To fix printer driver problems, you can make use of a good driver update tool like DriverDownloader. After installing the program, open it and select Scan. The program will automatically identify the printer that is connected to the computer and find the latest driver available for it. It will then install the printer driver.
You can also install the latest driver version manually, but note that it can be a time consuming process depending on the driver, that you are looking to install. The steps to install the printer driver manually are explained below.
If the latest driver for the printer is stored in your computer, you can do the following steps to install it manually.
You can visit the website of the printer manufacturer to find the latest driver that is available for your printer model. You can then download the driver and follow the instructions provided on the website of the printer manufacturer to install it.
If you find that installing the latest driver does not fix the issues with your printer, the next thing that you can do is to uninstall and reinstall the printer. Uninstalling and reinstalling the printer is recommended when you encounter errors like printer settings not supported, enlarged coupon print, partial coupon print, weird symbol output etc.
To uninstall the printer, you need to navigate to the installed printer. The steps can vary with operating systems. Follow the below steps to navigate to the printer.
After navigating to the printer, you can follow the steps explained below to uninstall the printer.
These steps will remove the printer connected to your computer. Now you can reinstall the printer.
If you rely a lot on your computer and peripherals for day-to-day operations at the office, you know the kind of frustration that sets in when even one of these fails to operate as it should. A printer can become inoperable from a number of causes. Since several factors are involved in the working of a Mac and printer, you may need to resolve many separate aspects just to get to the underlying cause.
In cases where many peripherals and cables are plugged into the computer, your printer’s cable may not be secured tightly, or may have gotten disconnected. This is obviously the first place to check. To fix the connection problem, unplug the cables between your computer and printer, and then plug them back properly. Every Mac model has multiple USB ports; if your printer is still not working despite reconnecting the cables, then try using a different port. Sometimes, USB cables stop working right after being used for a long while.
If you have updated to Mac OS X Lion, which does not support AppleTalk anymore, these troubleshooting steps do not apply to you.
If the issue still persists, get in touch with our printer support professionals on our toll-free contact number for speedy and efficient resolution.
You might come across certain issues with your printer while working on a Word document, such as an error message saying, “Printer Not Responding”. Usually, such an issue happens due to an error in a specific template or a particular document. Worry not, there are many ways to fix such common printer problems; below are a few troubleshooting steps you can try.
Do this as a basic test. If you are unable to print a certain page on Word, you can try to print another page. This will confirm whether the issue is pertaining to a single document or template in MS Word, or whether your printer has run into a technical problem.
For that, open the Word processing software and click the Office Button on the top left corner. Choose New in the resulting menu to open the New Document pop up box. Now select Blank Document in the window and click Create.
Enter some random text in the file to print, and use the Ctrl + S shortcut key combination to save the file on your computer. After you have saved the file, click on the Office Button again, and select Print from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl + P shortcut keys to open the Print command box.
Select the name of the printer in the pop up window and click OK to print the document. If the test print is successful, it means that the MS Word template you used earlier was faulty. So you will have to create a new custom template in order to fix the printing problems. However, you can also try renaming the existing template to see if resolves the printer not responding error.
Once you are finished with these steps, create a new document following the previously mentioned steps, and take a test print again. You should be able to take the printouts successfully now. However, note that you may not be able to print the documents made using other templates. So you also need to create a new template and set that as default.
The above steps would have helped you to fix your printing issues with MS Word. However, these are applicable only if there was an error with the document file or the template. If the printer not responding problem persists, it may be due to some other error, in which case, it will be better to get in touch with our technical support team for further assistance.
Sometimes, the printer won t print error can be due to the print spooler problems, whereas at times, an outdated printer driver can also lead to the issue. So it would be always better to call our printer tech support team to diagnose and fix the problem promptly.
The secure print is a capability, which lets you send documents to a printer, and they will be printed only when you enter a four-digit PIN number or Password into the printer. Additional functionality is obtained by adding an optional Hard Disk Drive or a Compact Flash memory to a printer.
The PIN can be specified when you submit a print job or document from your computer.
Documents or print jobs remain in the memory of your printer until any of the following things occur:
Before using the secure print option with your printer’s memory, you have to format it.
Print jobs remain the memory of the device until either any of the below things occur:
Before using the secure printing option with an optional Compact Flash memory or an HDD, you have to format either.
Firstly, send your document to your printer. For that, you can use the following steps.
As the printer uses a mechanism, it will be more secure to take printouts this way. If you need further assistance with anything related to printing, get in touch with our printer support professionals through the toll-free number.
Google’s Cloud Print is a smart tool to get your job done quickly. However, it is not devoid of its fair share of problems. If you are having any trouble printing with the service, then try the troubleshooting steps mentioned below.
When you update the driver and firmware of your printer, it gets the latest improvements and features from the device’s manufacturer. Go to its website to check for any available printer updates, and install its latest driver or firmware. If your printer won’t print documents even after the update, then ensure that you have configured your printer with the Cloud Print. For that, first you will need a printer device that connects to your Wi-Fi network, and a PC with Google Chrome.
Also, make it a point to share the printer. For that, sign into Google Chrome using the same Google Account with which you configured, visit the Printers section in the Cloud Print using Google Chrome, click on your printer, and select Share. In the dialog box that pops up, type the Google Account or Google Group you need to share with. Click on Share.
You should also update Google Chrome to the latest available version. Moreover, check the list of printers in the Cloud Print section, and remove any duplicate entries. If your printer won’t print a document still, then try removing it from the said list, and configuring it again. For that, visit the Printers section as mentioned above, select your device, and click on Delete.
If you do not see the printer listed in the Cloud Print section, then refresh the Chrome tab or web page by clicking on the Reload button. In case you still do not see them, then try any of the following steps.
If you are using the printer at school or work, then try seeking the help of your administrator. An administrator should try the following steps, too.
In case you visit the Cloud Print web page, click on Print and select Upload file to print, and it is shown blank, an extension installed in Google Chrome might be causing the issue. So try disabling the extensions one by one to check in case one of them is the underlying reason behind the error. Try turning off a distinct browser extension each time, and retry printing.
If your school or workspace printer is offline, try seeking the help of your admin. If you are one of them, then try the following steps to fix the printer offline issue.
For the Cloud Print to work in your network, ensure you:
Your router might comprise a firewall or be using IP filtering, which can potentially block print jobs. To change the firewall, you need to:
If you still come across the Cloud Print not working issue, then get in touch with our printer service professionals through the toll-free number for an advanced solution.
In Windows 10, you can share a printer with several computers on the network. For that, you have to configure sharing settings for your printer, connect the device to the main PC with a USB cable or wirelessly, and turn it on. The system should be powered on and connected to both the network and printer.
Note that when sharing it, you need to ensure that the settings are configured in the main PC and other systems too. Moreover, make certain that you know the main PC’s name. For more information, see the steps to “Configure sharing settings” and “Find the name of the computer” sections at the end of this post.
There are a couple of methods to do this, as mentioned below. Also note that in case you need, you can edit the printer’s Share name. It is used when connecting to it from a different PC.
The settings that you use to share printer is often enabled by default. In case not, follow the steps mentioned below to turn on the settings.
You will need the main PC’s name to connect a different computer to the printer installed in the former.
If you need assistance with any Windows 10 printing issues or configuration, get in touch with our printer support professionals through the toll-free number for a quick solution.