Windows 10: All-in-one printer has lost wireless connection to my pc.

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    All-in-one printer has lost wireless connection to my pc.

    Hello I'm considering getting a new printer because I can't fix a fault with my existing printer.
    It's a heavy handed way of fixing the connection problem I have.

    My problem is when I try to print every thing seems ok. I get the printer splash screen it shows printing but nothing happens.
    No whirs and clicks, no paper exit, nothing. This all happened shortly after a w10 update about Nov/Dec last year.
    Could it be they are connected It was working fine until this update.
    I've seen some reports that it could be a spooling problem but trying what they suggest to fix it, doesn't work.

    I can print off the glass, I can scan too just not print anything wirelessly.
    I'm not sure the set-up is as it should be as the Epson instructions are confusing to say the least.

    Any tips on how I can solve this will be gratefully received as just installing a new printer is, well, heavy handed.

    Oh it has been installed since 2014 and except for ink replacement it has run without fault.

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  2. Posts : 4
    Win 10 / Win 8.1
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Had similar problems with a wireless Canon printer. No amount of reinstall, etc. would restore the wireless connectivity. I hooked up a USB cable & things were hunky dory until the printer actually died a long time later.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Yes that sounds just like this Pogo. I've not tried a direct usb link but I think that might be a temporary way to get up and printing.

    Maybe the best option will be to get a new W10 printer and start again.

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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    My Dell printer lost connectivity about six months back. What fixed it for me was to assign the printer a static or fixed IP Address. Some routers let you reserve an IP Address or you can manually assign a static IP Address on the printer itself. Either way, for this to work the printer’s IP Address must never change.

    Next bring up the printer in Windows. Right click on the printer and click on Printer Properties. Click on the Ports Tab. Now click on Add Port. A new window will pop up asking what type of new port. Click on Standard TCP/IP and then on New Port.

    A new window will pop up which will be the Add Standard TCP/IP Wizard. Click on Next. Next to “Printer Name or IP Address” type in the static or fixed IP Address you assigned the printer. Click on Next. You should be done.

    Back on the Ports tab, the new port should be in the Ports section and a check mark next to the new port along with the name of your printer. At first Windows might show two of your same printer. Restart the computer and that should fix it. After the restart, check and make sure your printer is still the default. Next try to print something.
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