Why am I unable to print to one of my network printers?

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asked Jul 10, 2014 in 2D Network Printer by Billyguns (130 points)
I always was failing to print to my network printers, then I found out that the there is no printer in the network folder, it just disappeared, I can't find, so if you guys can also help with, I would really appreciate it.

1 Answer

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answered Jul 14, 2014 by Super_Admin (8,660 points)
First you need to check the status of your network billy. Sometimes it can be a network problem, so we'll have to identify that.

- Hit the windows logo key on the keyboard and in the search box type 'Network and Sharing Centre', select it from the list.
- The network diagnostic tool helps to resolve these network problems, comes in handy.
For that again Hit the windows logo key and this time in the search box you have to search for 'Identify and repair network problems', select it and let it work.
- Also please make sure that 'file and printer sharing' is enabled on all network computers, and accessible through firewall and also make sure that the Network discovery is on.

For network discovery:

 Hit the windows logo key, type 'Network and Sharing Centre'  select it and then click 'Turn on network discovery'
Same applies with File sharing and Printer sharing, if you have any queries with this part, just let me know.

If you are printing using a TCP/IP address make sure your computer is connected to the internet or that network.

Install latest printer drivers, by going to the manufacturers site and updating with the latest driver compatible with your device.

If you just perform all these steps, your network printer will come back to life.

Have fun!


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