3. Printer Networking Checklist, General Networking and Checklist for Inkjet Printers
General Networking Check List for Inkjet Printers:
The wireless network is working properly (try connecting to the Internet over a wireless connection.)
The printer driver is installed on the computer from which you are performing a task.
The correct printer port is selected.
The IP address, gateway, and network mask are correct for your network. · Print a network setup page from the printer to check the network settings.
Ethernet Networking Check list for Inkjet Printers:
The Ethernet cable and connectors are not damaged and firmly plugged in to all the ports.
Check the connectors at both ends for any obvious damage. If possible, use a new cable. Damage to the cable may not be obvious.
Wireless Networking check list for Inkjet printers:
The SSID is correct.(Print a network setup page from the printer to check the network settings.)
Your WEP key or WPA passphrase is correct (if your network is secure). Log in to the wireless access point (wireless router) and check the security settings. If you are not sure if your security information is correct, run the wireless setup again.
The printer and the computer are within the range of the wireless network. For most networks, the printer and the computer should be within 100 feet (30 meters) of the wireless access point (wireless router).
The Wi-Fi indicator light is lit and is solid green.
The computer and printer are both connected to the same wireless network.
The printer is located away from obstacles or electronic devices that could interfere with the wireless signal. Make sure the printer and wireless access point are not separated by poles, walls, or support columns containing metal or concrete. Many devices can interfere with the wireless signal, including baby monitors, motors, cordless phones, security system cameras, other wireless networks, and some Bluetooth devices.
The computer is not connected to a VPN.
Any non-Microsoft firewalls on the computer are updated to the most recent version and allow the printer software to communicate.