Printer connection problems
The printer connection problems can be resolved by moving devices closer to the router, minimizing Wi-Fi channel interference, etc. Also, restart and unplug your printer. Also, ensure that your printer is turned on and connected.
Printer connection problems and its solution
- Make sure that the printer’s power source is on and connected properly.
- Restart the printer.
- Update the printer drivers.
- Move the printer closer to the router.
- Minimize the Wi-Fi channel interference.
- Make sure that the printer is interconnected to the correct network.
- Check and make sure that the printer’s USB connection is properly connected to your computer from the printer.
- Check for the wireless connection in case of wireless printers.
Solution to resolve the printer connection problem
Sometimes power cycling your printer can solve the printer connection problems. Switch off your printer and unplug it.
Wait for 30 seconds and plug back your printer. Then again switch on the printer.
Update the printer driver by choosing the Start button and type Device Manager in the search box on the taskbar.
And choose Device Manager from the list of results. It may ask for the admin password to avoid printer connection problems.
Expand Printers, find out the printer in the list. Right-click on it and choose Update Driver.
Choose Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software. Then Install and Download the software. Now the printer driver gets updated to solve printer connection problems.
If your printer and the computer are too far away from the router, the Wi-Fi connection might be too weak.
Move the computer and the printer closer to the router to improve the signal strength.
The nearby networks using the same router channel can interfere with Wi-Fi signals. So minimize Wi-Fi channel interference by checking for local networks that you are on the channel and change it to a different channel through the router settings to avoid printer connection problems.