[CS-FSLUG] Wireless Printing

davidm at hisfeet.net davidm at hisfeet.net
Mon Sep 13 18:57:33 CDT 2010

I've never used a Brother, but when my Canon MP430 started with that
error, nothing I could do would make it work. We finnaly relegated it to
use as a stand alone copier, and got an HP.

> 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
> consistently.
> JSR/
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