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wireless printer takes 1/2 hour to show up

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We have a very simple setup:

1 laptop computer
1 wireless router
1 wireless printer

The router says the wireless printer is 192.168.1.2

When we turn on the laptop computer, a ping to the wireless printer (192.168.1.2) initially gets no reply, and we can't print.

About 1/2 hour later, it starts working, a ping gives us a reply, and we can print.

Why do we have to wait 1/2 hour? How can we speed this up? What's going on?
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