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Printer is offline ever

Hi I have a Kyocera FS-720 Laser printer that is USB, I can see the print server with a TE100-P1U but it can´t see the printer, said printer offline. I check the data cable, I conected the printer direct to te computer and work fine, please help me

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    i have the same problem with hpLaserjet 1081

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    I have the same problem with HP Laserjet 1081 printer.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    I have the same problem with my Lexmark P707. The PC can see the print server, but the print server show the printer status as "offline"

  • rrmaron Dec 23, 2007

    I have the same problem with a laserjet 1020 and TRENDnet TE100-P1U Print server. On the web status tool, it always shows the printer as offline.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem with hp lj 1018. No luck so far. The print server sees the printer as offline. It does recognise the correct model but that's all it does and not a bit more.

    After speaking with HP i've got an answer. Print servers won't work with ACL printers or, for that reason, with any printer that is host-based. They only work for PDL printers.

    So there are for sure many more printers (besides my 1018) that will prove impossible to set-up with a print-server.

    It's just a matter of opening your eyes a bit more when you buy a printer or a print server. I didn't so now i'm stuck with a print server that I have no use for. Perhaps when I'll change the printer I will put it to better use. Untill then I'll have to do with the usual os printer sharing and keep the computer that hosts the printer open for others to print.




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I would suggest you one option if the operating system is windows. You have to go to Start -->Control Panel --> Printers and Faxes . Then you will see your printer icon there. RIght click on that. Check whether you are having an option "Use printer Online" or "Set printer Online". If you have that option , just click on that and apply the settings and see what happens - Thank you

Posted on Oct 26, 2007


Update the firmware from trendnet
then download the pcl only driver from hp (or whatever printer you have)
then add the printer manually.
the big cd full of junk from hp won't let you install a plain network driver.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

  • Julius Crouch Jan 19, 2011

    I just contacted Trendnet about an issue I had connecting my LaseJet 1018 to the TrendNet TE100-P21. It seems that this Trendnet product does not work with host based printers:

    "Please also be aware that this print server is for stand-alone printers. The HP Laserjet 1018 is a host-based printer. It is required to be connected to a host computer as it does not have it's own hardware resources such as CPU or memory. The print server is not capable of providing these resources to host-based printers. "


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I have the same problem with a dell photo 944 and the printer icon on the printer and faxes says ready but the web-interface says off-line.... some one help.....

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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