Wireless printers are no less than a boon in the printing world. You can sit on your couch and print the document without needing to get up. Sounds Easy Right?
But it is not.
In reality, several problems can surprise you when you try to print wirelessly. You are in your room and the printer is in the next room, you may face network issues in getting the document printed. There can be numerous other glitches,
And so on.
Troubleshooting a wireless printer is not that easy and you need to inspect every single device and settings participating in the wireless printing. Also, it is not just about one brand; even HP users face wireless printing problems.
To begin with, resolving the problems, you need to be sure of what problem you are exactly facing so that you can simply pick up the solution that you think will work for you from the list given below:
Before you begin loosening the screws of your printer or router; let’s first check if your printer clears the basic level of troubleshooting:
Setting the printer as default may fix the problem that it is facing in connecting wirelessly with the computer.
If your network printer is not printing, you can run the printer troubleshooter as that will fix the concerned issue.
You can try updating the router firmware if still, you can’t find the printer on the network. This will help in fixing bugs as well as connectivity issues. Also, if you have switched recently from Windows 10 to a different version, it may happen that the system can’t find the wireless printer on Windows 10.
To deal with this, you can update the firmware to remove the interruption in the connection.
This will help if you have recently replaced your router. Reconfigure your computer and printer to reconnect it with your network. This is because the new router may have a different ISP address, hence it may require reconfiguration, adjustment or router settings, etc.
If your device is connected to a VPN to connect securely to a network, you may face obstruction in wireless printing through your printer. This is due to security reasons, hence disable the VPN connection and get back to flawless wireless printing.
The main job of a firewall is to block the malware attacks but it sometimes also blocks the network settings that are required for printing. It depends on the firewall settings that, if it will let you see your printer over the local network. Also, make sure that the software is up-to-date and you don’t have multiple firewalls enabled while printing.
This is most probably going to help you as it will install the fresh and the latest version of your printer driver:
Reinstall the printer after completely uninstalling it may also help in fixing the connection issue. Follow these steps to remove and reinstall it:
The spooler is responsible for managing the printing process and if the printer is connected but won’t print, then the print spooler could be the culprit. You need to clear the spooler files and reset it as follows:
HP printers are always in demand and if you are not able to connect your printer to the network, you may not be able to take the complete advantage of wireless printing. So, first of all, you need to know the right way to set up an HP Wireless Printer on your computer. Moreover, for the printer model you have, you must have downloaded and installed the right set of HP Printer Drivers. Also, make sure that the Wi-Fi you are connecting your printer to, is working fine and the signal strength is satisfactory.
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