When I switch my Dell printer 2145cn on it freezes displaying message
'initializing'. When I press copy, fax or any button nothing happens. I thought
that the problem would be fixed by switching it off for a few minutes. I
switched it off and unplugged for a couple of minutes.. Turned it on and it
started, some usual humming and calibrating.. And then again – it froze, no
response to pressing buttons or removing trays (usually it would change led
Printer is connected to a router – I do not use USB cable as I use it as a
network printer. There are 2 computers connected to the same router (Windows Vista).
When I tried to print from those computers I was getting the same message from
dell tray window – that printer couldn’t be contacted. (This setup was working
for the last few months with no problems)
I disconnected printer from the network unplugging it completely from the
router and restarted it – it worked, no freezing. I could check settings on it and copy few pages. Wow! I also restarted computers. Connected
the UTP to printer and tried to print – printer froze as soon as a cable was
I searched internet forums and found someone was
suggesting that it was faulty printer network card..
thing is that if I go to network (on any computer) I can see printer there and I
can even check settings. I was wondering if the problem is on computers side...
But both computers at the same time? And why printer is behaving this way? If
something was wrong with computer(s) printer wouldn’t freeze..?