Resolving Network Connection Issues with Wireless Printer
Printers are essential for taking physical copies of work done on systems. Wireless printers have become very popular in the recent past. Wireless printers, as the name suggests do not require any wires or cables to attach them to the system/ network. This means that users with a wireless enabled system and a wireless printer in range can easily take printouts of essential files on the system. However, in order to take printouts using the wireless printer, the printer has to be connected to the network. Although, connecting your wireless printer to a network is easy, there are some issues that may come up. These include printer not at all connecting to the network, error messages coming up when connecting the printer to network, connection getting terminated, printer freezing when connecting to network, etc. Such problems mean that the users will not be able to use the printer effectively and the problem has to be resolved as quickly as possible. Some of the reasons as to why wireless printer is not connecting to network include incorrect configuration of printer settings, firewall preventing the connection between the printer and the system, problems with the network used for connecting the printer, etc.
- Check printer service
- Verify drivers
- Check firewall settings
Check printer service
Problems while connecting wireless printer to a network may be because of errors within the printer service on the system. Users are advised to disable the printer service and then enable it to clear off any error. As the errors may have been caused by malware infections, it is also recommended that users carry out a full scan of the system with an updated antivirus program and then remove the malware infections.
Issues with the printer as well as wireless drivers can cause problems while connecting wireless printer to a network. So, you are suggested to check the wireless printer driver installed on the system. This can be done with the Device Manager on the system and if the drivers are found incorrect/ illegitimate or outdated, they need to be replaced to solve the issues.
Firewall is a software program that permits the network connectivity of your system. If the firewall on your system is not configured to allow the printer connection, the connection will get terminated automatically. This problem can be easily resolved by creating an exception for the printer in the firewall settings.
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