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Wireless Printer Problems


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I spent some time searching google for someone with a similar problem, but all I come up with are people who don't get a connection at all. My situation is different...

I have an HP LaserJet P1102w connected wirelessly to my computers, both Macs with os x lion 10.7.2. It worked perfectly fine for months, and then all of a sudden, it takes a very long time to connect and print.

I turn the printer on, click print (on computer) and the computer takes about 5 minutes to connect to the printer and start printing. While this is happening, in Print & Scan preferences the printer shows "in use" as its status. The print queue says "Looking for printer" and "the printer is not connected". This is frustrating when I need something printed quickly. Also, after a print job finally prints, and before the printer turns it's self off, if I try to print something else, it may or may not print immediately. Sometimes I have to wait another 5 minutes.

Any help would be awesome!
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Are you sure theres not something actually wrong with the Printer itself? What are your chances of finding a mate with a mac as well, downloading the latest printer drivers and giving it a go on his.
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I tried printing with my laptop, same problem. It seems like nothing happens unless I hit the wifi button on my printer, and even then it still takes a few minutes before it starts printing.
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Hi,
Do you have any incomplete print jobs showing?

Go System Prefs>Hardware>Print and Scan>Open Print Queue. Remove them if any are in there (in both Macs) and reset the printer.

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No incomplete print jobs showing. I think it may have something to do with the network settings on my printer, I'll have to mess around with it.
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I'd delete it from bonjour printers, disconnect everything and reinstall for now.
There's also some good technical support on here.

HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Printer (CE657A)

It could be a simple firmware update that's required.

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