I cannot print to a network printer attached to my router in Windows Vista, XP or 2000.

Solution 1:

Ensure that your printer is installed correctly and powered on.

Solution 2:

Check that your printer has sufficient ink and paper. A printer connected to the print server cannot send its status to your computer.

Solution 3:

Reboot the router by unplugging the power cord. Wait at least 30 seconds before plugging it in again. This will clear the print queue of any pending documents.

Solution 4:

Make sure that you've entered the Printer location URL address correctly (The URL information is case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as it is listed on the Printer location section on the Status page).

Solution 5:

Make sure that your PC firewall is configured to trust your Local Area Network (LAN) or disabled.

Solution 6:

  1. Do one of the following:

    Windows Vista Users: Click Windows Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

    Windows XP Users: Click Windows Start > Printers and Faxes.

    Windows 2000 Users: Click Windows Start > Settings > Printers.

  2. Do one of the following:

    Windows Vista Users: Right-click on My_Printer on and click Run as administrator > Properties.

    Windows XP and 2000 Users:Right-click on My_Printer on and click Properties.

  3. Click the Advanced tab, make sure that Enable advanced printing features is disabled, and then click Print Processor.

  1. For Default data type, select RAW, and click OK.

  2. Click Apply, then click OK.


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