Connection Problems with Wireless Printer
Printers are computer peripheral devices that are essential for taking physical copies of electronic files. Printers are of many different types, such as LED printers, laser printers, inkjet printers, all-in-one printers, and so on. Apart from these, printers are also classified as wired and wireless printers. Wireless printers are those printers that do not require any wires or cables for initiating and sustaining connections between the printer and the system. Windows based computers come with a default printer setup utility that can be used to setup and connect the system with wireless printers. Although there are no complicated procedures involved in connecting wireless printers to computers, there are some issues that might come up with it. These include printer not connecting to the system, connection being unstable, connection getting terminated, etc. Such problems would mean that users would not be able to make use of the printer and if the connection problems are coming up when the printer is in a task, then it would result in paper as well as ink loss.
- Check drivers
- Verify printer settings
- Fix system issues
Like all other computer peripheral devices, even wireless printers require drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the hardware components and the Operating System. And if there are some problems within the drivers, then connection problems can come up. All users having connection problems when using wireless printers are advised to check the printer drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the drivers are found to have to some issues or they are incorrect/illegitimate or outdated, they should be replaced with proper ones to solve the issues.
Verify printer settings
The wireless printers connected to your system has many settings, such as access points and the wireless bandwidth used, etc. If these settings are not configured properly, then the printer cannot connect to the computer. These settings are different for different models of printers, and users having wireless printer connection issues are suggested to check and reconfigure the printer settings according to the manual. Users are also advised to check the firewall settings on the system and make sure the firewall is not blocking the connection with the printer, and if found so, the firewall settings should be modified.
Issues or problems within the system can also cause connectivity issues when connecting wireless printer to the system. There are some system files associated with the printer drivers, and issues with printer driver associations might result in connection problems. Users facing wireless printer connection problems are advised to scan the system for malwares (using updated antivirus program and remove all malwares), clean the system registry (using registry cleaning software,) and also repair the Operating System if some of the system files are found damaged (using the default system file checker).
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