Troubleshooting Issues in Wireless Printer
Get to know more about troubleshooting issues with wireless printers
Wireless printers are used in small office or home because they are very convenient. The issue with wireless printers sometimes relate to signals. There might be obstacles in the way of signals from the wireless printer. Metal coated materials might stop the signals, for example a door with its front coated with metal which causes issues with the wireless signal from the printer. Pushing printer right up against a wall might also cause some issues. The issue might be also due to problems with operating systems and drivers of the printers. You need to download and install latest drivers for the printers. Sometimes you might face errors in configuring the wireless printer. The errors might be due to wrong settings and sometimes you could see that the printer is not detected in the Add Printer Wizard.
Following are some of the issues with wireless printers and tips to solve the issues:
- Getting Error "Access is denied"
- Printer Not Seen in Add/Print Wizard
- Driver and OS Issues
Getting Error "Access is denied"
Sometimes you might get error message "Access is denied" while trying to print on a wireless network. With the following steps you could solve the issue. By clicking the 'Start' button you open the printers. This is done by clicking the control panel and then clicking on the option 'Hardware and sound'. You need to click on the option 'Add a local printer' on the Add printer wizard. Then you need to click on 'Create a new port' and then select the local port in the list. You need to type "\\computer name\printer name" on the Port Name dialog box and then click 'Ok'.
Printer Not Seen in Add/Print Wizard
Sometimes the Add/Printer wizard might not detect the printer. Then you need to check the set up of printer. You need to make sure that your Bluetooth printer is turned on and the Bluetooth adapter need to be plugged in to the computer properly. Then you need to remove the connection to the Bluetooth printer and you could detect it using Add/Printer wizard.
Driver and OS Issues
The driver you installed in your system for your wireless printers might not be compatible with the operating system. This might result in the improper working of the printers. You need to check for the latest drivers in the manufacturer's website and install it on your system. The conflicts in the OS might also result in wireless printer issues. You need to make sure that the printer prints while it is connected to the computer. By doing so you could be certain that there are no issues with software and OS.
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