Problem with Dell 1110 printer - says it is online
But when I go to print, it says the printer is offline. Even more peculiar is that this happens on both my mac and pc. To add to that, I have tried 2 different Dell 1110 printers and 2 different printer cords. I tried to restart the print spooler on the pc as well. Any ideas on what I can try would be appreciated.
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If you mean it shows "offline" in Windows, you can sometimes just uncheck that checkmark from the properties menu and it comes online. This happens if the printer experiences a problem. The computer has no way of knowing that you fixed the problem so you have to tell it that you fixed the problem.
If you are talking about the printer not being online (the actual hardware) you can try clicking on the "reset dell printer" icon in windows. You may need to download this utility from dell.com.
One possible reason could be that manually printer had gone offline.
You can go to Control panel - > printer & Faxes settings and right click your printer and click on user printer online. If you doen'nt find this option on right click means it is already in online mode, but somehow not able to communicate to the printer. Right click the printer and go to properties, click on port tab search for USB port and select USB.
I Open my browser....I signed in to my router as administrator .... Mine is 192.168.1.1 .... I went to status in my router .... Then to local network .... Then to DHCP Clients Table .... This is how I found what printer address the was.... Then I typed the printer ip address into my browser Mine happened to be 192.168.1.105 .... Yours will probably be different....That got me to the 1720dn printer menu ....I clicked on Configuration .... I clicked on Print Server Settings I clicked on TCP/IP I clicked on Set static IP address. I changed IP address from 192.168.1.105 To 192.168.1.125 and Submit....Now you can get to the printer menu at 192.168.1.125
Go to run.... Printers & Faxes Right click on Dell laser printer 1720dn Properties. Ports .... Add port .... Double click on Dell Enhanced TCP/IP .... I named the port My dell laser 1720 dn....Where it said enter a single IP address or host name I entered the new address 192.168.1.125 the clicked OK ....
Right click on Dell laser printer 1720dn Properties....Ports Choose your new port ....
Some how someone has created, (Copy2). (It shouldn't be there at all nor a Copy1).
Only an icon of the HP PCS 1110 series & HP PCS 1110 Fax.
Let's try the easy way to fix this first!
Left click the Start button once & slide up to & left click once on Printers and Faxes.
Printers and Faxes window will open. Find Copy2 & right click on it once, slide to & left click Delete. (Copy 2 should go away)!
You still have an listing of an HP 1110 here in Printers and Faxes window.
Find the HP 1110 series printer from the list, right click on it once & from within the pop-up window left click, Set as "Default Printer". That should do it. Play it safe & restart the system.