Printer Goes Offline Issue on Windows®
What are the various reasons due to which printer goes offline frequently on Windows-based PC?
Printers are devices for getting hard copy of documents. Wireless printer is a type of printer which uses no physical medium to connect to computers. Most of the other printers use a cable to connect with computer. Wireless printer use different types of wireless network technology. Using a wireless printer, you could easily connect your printer to the local network. After installing the printer software in your system, you need to add the printer. You could add and configure your wireless printer in the control panel. If you have any troubles with your printer like offline status, it might due to the wireless network. If the printer drivers are not properly installed then you would face offline issues. So, you need to ensure that the wireless network is working in your system.
The following are the tips to set the status of printer to online:
- Check Bluetooth or Wi-Fi adapter
- Install drivers
- Keep printer close
Check Bluetooth or Wi-Fi adapter
Make sure that the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi adapter in the computer is turned ON. The drivers need to be installed according to the make and model of the device. Keep the computer or notebook in a place from where the printer is accessible. If you found any problem with the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi adapter then, make sure that you replace it with a suitable one.
You need to install appropriate drivers for the Bluetooth device in the computer and for the printer. The drivers might become outdated with time. If you are using the same device and driver, then it might function properly. The drivers in the computer need to be updated if you have made any change to the device. Updating the device drivers might also help in increasing the reliability of the printer.
One of the common problems of the wireless printer is the loss of signals. The signals are transferred by means of the electromagnetic waves. The electromagnetic signals are prone to losses. The metal casing or concrete shielding might block the electromagnetic waves. So, try to avoid accessing the printer in these places. Try to access the printer somewhat close to the computer.
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