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The Printer will not come online

The Printer says it is connected to the network, wireless, but all other signs are that the printer is offline, i cannot print at all. Is there an online switch that i havent found yet? Even in the task bar the icon says offline. How do i get the damn thing online?

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Usualy you have to set up the wirless in the printer driver settings before you go wireless. I suggest pluging the printer in make sure the drivers are installed and before the disconnect choose these settings in your advanced printer driver settings (if it is wireless) and then disconnect and reboot.

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