[CS-FSLUG] Wireless Printing

Josiah Ritchie josiah at ritchietribe.net
Mon Sep 13 10:56:03 CDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Ed Hurst <ehurst at soulkiln.org> wrote:
> > Users on this home network often get an error indicating the printer is
> > offline. While there are diagnostics available, nothing seems to offer a
> way
> > to keep this thing from going offline again.
> >
> I wonder if this is because its IP address is being changed. I would
> recommend finding a way to give this guy a static IP address, or
> finding a way for zero-config (aka Bonjour) printing to be activated.
> It may require installing software on the computers. Of course, this
> could all be true already, and it may be that it goes to sleep, and
> the router doesn't have the means of waking it back up. But honestly,
> I have so many problems with so many printers with waking that I'm not
> surprised at their problems. ;-)

My own experience suggests that Jon has the right idea. Dynamic IP address
is a problem. I've done Bonjour setups for wireless HP printers with this
problem. It is very annoying and even then it can be touchy, but can work

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