After HP LaserJet temporaly disconnected [CAT5] from Apple AirPort Extreme, it no longer prints output from either of 2 macOS High Sierra MacMini systems.

After HP LaserJet temporaly disconnected [CAT5]  from Apple AirPort Extreme, it no longer prints output from either of 2 macOS High Sierra MacMini systems. Printer was disconnected from network for relocation. No other changes to network except reboot of airport extreme.

System Preferences/Printers and Scanners reports "The printer is not connected " and show 4 jobs in queue.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Reset the printer driver on the MAC Mini. Likely the Printer was set for DHCP and changed its IP address when disconnected / connected.  Resetting the printer driver on the MAC should reconnect it.

To prevent this, change the HP Printer to a Static IP Address, reconnect it and that should then be permanent.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
What model? Print a Self Test/Device Configuration and check if IP address is different before resetting anything
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
Off to good start - thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Please let us know how things work out
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
Turns out to be trivial...

Follow these steps to add the printer on each computer that shares the printer.
Connect the USB cable to the printer and to the USB port of the AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station.
Click the Apple menu (), and then click System Preferences.
Click Print & Fax or Print & Scan.
Click the plus sign (+), and then select the name of your HP printer.
Click Add.
QED - Done

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