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"The process mdns stopped unexpectedly..."

I have an HP C8180 All-In-One wireless printer connected through a wireless router to an iMac (Leopard), Power Book G4 (Tiger), Dell (XP) and Compaq (XP). The printer worked okay with a NetGear (802.11G) router until this past week when we changed from a slow radio link for the Internet to WildBlue satellite internet service. Then we could not print, so I reinstalled an old LinkSys (802.11B) wireless router and it worked again fine. Yesterday we "upgraded" to a D-Link DIR-825 dual channel 802.11N wireless router, and now we get the error message while trying to print on the C8180 that "The process mdns stopped unexpectedly with status 1" error message.    I just looked (tried to print to another HP printer (LaserJet 1320 connected by USB cable to iMac). This used to work from my Mac G4 but now it also gives the same error message. So, the problem is with both printers. I can still print to the LaserJet from the iMac, but that is the computer it is connected to. 
   So, the printers did work, the old network did work, and all the comuters worked with the C8180 printer wirelessly. Now it does not work.    I've seen several postings by others who have had similar problems with other HP printers (including the C8180 but also others).     Unfortunately, I'm not a computer expert but a retired professor/scientist with no network administrator or tech support to lean on. [In fact, I don't know ANY other Mac users in our town; all shops in town work only on PCs I'm sorry to say.]     So, if someone has a solution and can do a little hand holding, I'd really appreciate it (as would my wife who uses the printer often).
   Thanks,       a frustrated computer/router/modem/printer/etc. user

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I have 2 HP printers connected to the same router, and they started at the same time sending the message "The process mdns stopped unexpectedly with status 1", on both my computers.
I reinitialized the router, and everything now works OK, as before.

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HP C8180 has built in wireless adapter and Ethernet according the Website at HP.

If this is connecting to the network wirelessly, check to see that it is connected to the Network, is your router using secure passwords for a connection to the network,
Your printer will need these passwords just as your computers would
If you connect the printer with a Lan Cable, it will be more reliable, and shouldn’t need a password to be on the network. And makes life a little easier...

Your internet provider has nothing to do with your Printer not printing; this is an Internal Network Problem. The settings or your network has changed.

The Printer should have a static IP address


Here is a link to a tip I put together about this subject,
http://www.fixya.com/support/r1173875-network_connected_printer_not_printing

If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me...






Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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    Mike S Oct 26, 2008

    Are these printers connected with a LAN cable directly
    to the router, or are they wirelessly connecting to the router?

    HP C8180 has built in wireless adapter and Ethernet according the Website at
    HP.




    If this is connecting to the network wirelessly, check to see that it is
    connected to the Network, is your router using secure passwords for a
    connection to the network,


    Your printer will need these passwords just as your
    computers would


    If you connect the printer with a Lan Cable, it will be more
    reliable, and shouldn’t need a password to be on the network. And makes life a
    little easier...



    Your internet provider has nothing to do with your Printer not printing; this
    is an Internal Network Problem. The settings or your network has changed.



    The Printer should have a static IP address




    Here is a link to a tip I put together about this subject,
    http://www.fixya.com/support/r1173875-ne...

    If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me...

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