Question about Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Our wireless printer loses communication with pc

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 741 Answers

You are losing contact because you are losing your IP address for the printer. Do this:

Click on start>run>type in "cmd">then go to c:> prompt by typing cd\. Type ipconfig /release then type ipconfig /renew. This will re-establish your IP address for the printer and will not change for 24 hours. If you lose your contact after 24 hours then you need to contact your Internet Service Provider, tell them that your DHCP server is not renewing your IP address. There is nothing else that can be done on your part. The ISP provides the IP address.

Don't forget to rate this solution.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lexmark 4800 lost wireless connection with windows 7


Wireless communication issues could be due to wireless signal quality, signal interference, firewall, etc. Make sure your printer is positioned where it receives excellent wireless signal strength (avoid physical obstructions whenever possible) and away from appliances which emit wireless signals (e.g. microwave ovens, cordless telephones, baby monitors, and other wireless electronics) that may cause interference. Make sure to allow full access to all Lexmark software and printer communication processes in the program rules/permissions for your firewall.

Jan 25, 2012 | Lexmark X4875 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I have a lexmak x4690 & it i dont get a wireless signal? "0-unacceptabl"


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC.
It could also be that your printer is positioned too far from your wireless router/network. Make sure your printer is placed where it receives excellent wireless signal strength (avoid physical obstructions whenever possible).
Try to check these articles from the Lexmark website for other troubleshooting steps: - Wireless & Network Communication Issues with 2008 Lexmark Inkjet Products - How to identify a Wireless Communication Problem and Resolution Tips
Should you still need assistance, please leave a comment to my response and I'll get back to you.

Oct 13, 2011 | Lexmark X4690 Wireless InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Printer will not comnnect to the network wireless model brother dcp-585cw


Hi,

People usually think connecting a printer via wireless is as simple as connecting a PC. However it is not the case. A printer need to communicate with every PC in the same internal network, however each PC will not communicate with other PCs in the same network to protect it private files and also the firewall settings. Next every PC is set to get a dynamic new IP address from the DHCP server everytime when it is powered up and plug into the network. But the printer need to get the same fixed IP address when it is powered up in the LAN.

So the Printer in a LAN need to set up a fixed IP address such that everytime when it is powered up, it has the same IP address that each PC could still get communicate with this Printer. Apart from setting this in the Printer, you also need to reserve this Fixed IP address with your Printer's MAC address in your DHCP server of the router. Otherwise it will get conflict with other PC or device that could have assigned the same fixed IP address. Then you have to setup your Firewall of your PC to let communication to this Printer. Else it will be blocked.

Lastly make sure you install the printer driver correctly in your PC with the same Win OS version such that it could detect the fixed IP address of your printer. Then it should work correctly.

Please let us know any problem you may have in future.

Aug 14, 2011 | Brother DCP-585cw All-in-One Wireless...

1 Answer

My lexmark x6650 printer will not connect back online


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. If your printer is connected via USB cable to your computer, simply disconnect the printer from your computer, reboot your pc and unplug/re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When everything turns back on, reconnect the printer into the pc. Wait for the computer to fully recognize the USB connection. Try to print again.
If you're printer is wirelessly connected to your computer through your wireless network, please refer to this article for a more comprehensive instructions on how to identify and fix the communication problem - Wireless & Network Communication Issues with 2008 Lexmark Inkjet Products

Jul 06, 2011 | Lexmark X6650 4-In-One Wireless InkJet...

1 Answer

My printer wireless indicator is flashing red and I cannot print


The flashing status of the WiFi light on the printer indicates that it's either trying to connect to a wireless network or it has gotten disconnected from your wireless network.
A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, check the WiFi light status. Try to print again.
You may also refer to this article: Wireless & Network Communication Issues with 2008 Lexmark Inkjet Products

Jul 05, 2011 | Lexmark Z2420 Printer

1 Answer

Unable to get wireless printer to work


Your wireless printer might frequently lose its communication with the computer and hence might not print all the documents when you want. Such an issue arises when there is interference in the wireless signals between the printer and the computer. This could be caused by any other wireless device kept in the vicinity of your printer like a cordless phone. Keep all other wireless devices way from the printer set-up to tackle this issue. Also bear in mind that if your system is turned on for hibernation mode then it would disconnect your printer the moment it goes into hibernation. get more information and help for HP wireless printer problems .

Dec 14, 2010 | HP Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

How do I print wirelessly from my iphone? I have a Cannon PIXMA MG6120 wireless printer. My iphone says it cannot find my printer.


Your wireless printer might frequently lose its communication with the computer and hence might not print all the documents when you want. Such an issue arises when there is interference in the wireless signals between the printer and the computer. This could be caused by any other wireless device kept in the vicinity of your printer like a cordless phone. Keep all other wireless devices way from the printer set-up to tackle this issue. Also bear in mind that if your system is turned on for hibernation mode then it would disconnect your printer the moment it goes into hibernation.

Nov 26, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

HP photosmart c7280 wireless problem


Your wireless printer might frequently lose its communication with the computer and hence might not print all the documents when you want. Such an issue arises when there is interference in the wireless signals between the printer and the computer. get more information for HP Wireless Printer Problems .Hope this helps you.

Mar 02, 2009 | HP Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Dell 948 wireless printer


hi,
u need to have wireless internet connection, first uninstall the printer sw, while reinstalling choose wireless install, follow inst, connect the printer, configure wireless adapter by choosing the correct wireless nw and by entering the security key(WEP, WPA), if wireless adapter not detected then, unplug all cables from back of printer,removed wirless adapter, press power button for 20 secs without any cables connected, connect cables, restart printer, connect the wireless adapter, u will get msg nw card detected, then try reconfiguring by entering the correct keys, in case if u dont know the security key contact ur internet service provider, once correct details are entered it will configure successfully, unplug usb cable from printer and pc, install printer sw, issue resolved, if there is no communication then check the firewall settings, anything relating to printer give full access, restart pc, try printing,

ps: if usb cable is connected to printer the nw card will be disabled.

Nov 03, 2008 | Dell 948 All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Computer and printer not communicating


unstall it all download drivers from website not use cd ok

Feb 10, 2008 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Printers & Copiers Logo

Related Topics:

367 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96467 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1463 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...