Fix the issue when network printer goes offline in Windows® 7 System
What are the tips to resolve the issue when network printer goes offline in Windows 7 system?
Printer is an electronic device used to make copies of various files. Printers come in many form factors. Printers are classified on the basis of technology behind printing. DOT matrix printers, inkjet printers, laser printers etc. are some examples of different printers. You need to install the correct printer driver to use your printer. Network printer has a built-in network interfaces. This interface may be wireless or Ethernet based. Network printer has the ability to serve as a hard copy device for any user on the network. You may face many problems like printer is not printing, printing hangs, printer offline etc. while working with network printer.
Give below reasons and resolution for network printer offline in Windows Vista system:
- Printer offline
- Resolve offline problem
Sometimes the printer that you have installed in your network may go offline after system start up. This can be frustrating but you can fix this problem easily. If you are using a network printer, sometimes the printer creates a print command and takes it offline. To resolve this problem you need to change the printer settings in your PC.
You may face offline mode error, if you have enabled the offline mode of your network printer. Most of the recent printer comes with an in-built button to enable the offline mode. If you have pressed this button, you printer goes offline. You may face printer offline error, if you do not connect the printer properly. So you need to check the cables and connectors that have used to connect.
Resolve offline problem
If you are facing this issue, you need to turn off the offline mode. There are two options to turn off the offline mode. One is by changing the printer settings in the Windows operating system and the other is by pressing the offline button in your printer. To change the settings in the printer, you need to select the 'Printers and Faxes' from the 'Start' menu. Double click on the printer that you want to change, from the displayed window. A pop-up window will open and then uncheck 'Printer Offline' option from the menu bar.
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