Wireless printer suddenly won’t work

Lynn Burke asked 2 years ago

Hi
I'm on a mac running 10.5.8. I use a Linksys router for my wireless connection. All of the sudden I can't print. I'm wondering if the IP address for the printer changed or something? My husband had to unplug the router a few days ago because of a problem with his PC ... I'm wondering if the PC now has a new IP address or something because of that?

His PC is connected via USB and it works fine. My laptop is wireless and now won't work.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Lynn

2 Answers
Rob Vargas Staff answered 2 years ago

Probably changed the IP Address, I agree. Are you printing directly to the printer via its wireless, or is your husband sharing through his PC?

Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

[QUOTE=lynn;5204]His PC is connected via USB and it works fine. My laptop is wireless and now won't work.[/QUOTE]

I take this to mean that the printer is connected to the PC by USB which would mean the printer is being shared by the PC.

The PC's IP address probably changed. You should be able to look at the link on your Mac to see what the IP address was and set the PC statically to that address so it can't change again or you could simply remap the printer as it is currently shared and delete the old one. I'm afraid I'm severely Mac challenged so I can't advise on how to accomplish the remaping.

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