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Wireless printer quandary

Posted on 2016-09-16
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I had to replace my router (with a Netgear N300), and when I went to reactivate my wireless printer, it wouldn't print.  So I went to the wireless setup in the printer, and got it connected with the correct IP address and password. It tells me it's connected with the right IP address, and the green light is on.

I delete the printer from the Windows list of devices and start over with "Add a printer".  Windows finds the printer, with the correct IP address, and I highlight it and press 'Next'.  After a long delay, I get a message that the printer "Can't be found on the network".

How can it be that Windows can 'see' but not 'find' the printer on the network.  What do I need to change.
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Question by:Charlie Weston
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by:Kimputer
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Are you sure the wifi connection is stable on the printer?
Easy to test with phone on the same wifi, then do some testing at the printer location, browsing, speedtest etc. If the internet is extremely slow there, wifi isn't an option for printing (since printing works best with a lot of bandwidth available).
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by:Charlie Weston
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Connection with printer is stable and fast.  I can open the printer's info screen using the IP address from my desktop.

Internet connection is good, 50k up, 12k down.

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I would download the newest printer drivers again, then run the setup (where it will also wireless detect it and maybe set it up slightly differently then purely on Windows alone).
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by:Charlie Weston
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Kimpouter's ideas was the simplest and the best.
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by:LeeTutor
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