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Q:unavailable printer in network


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#1 Lenton22

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:53 AM

Hello,

 

I got a question. Can it be that computer can't reach the network printer, because the router the computer is connected to has been turned off for the night? Or if there was a power outage?


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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:20 AM

There are many reasons that a device won't be available. The router turned off is one.  A power outage would be another.  A power outage could also cause the device to obtain a different IP address which could also cause you to be unable to access the device.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 12:45 PM

okay. And could it be because of DHCP lease? Because like the network printer is not connect itself to the network, but the computer is, it is just set to be shared.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:46 PM

If I understand what you are saying, the printer is connected to the computer and shared so that other computers on the network can use it.  If the router assigned a different address to the computer and the share was setup pointing to a specific IP then it would no longer work.  You would have to delete and redo the printer share.  To fix this from occurring again you can setup your router to always provide the same IP to the MAC address of the computer with the printer.






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