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A wireless laptop is trying to connect to a printer via a LAN. The laptop can find the printer, but cannot connect to it. How would you best troubleshoot the problem?
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“When troubleshooting printers first isolate the problem” (Andrews, Dark, & West, 2017). When a wireless laptop is trying to connect via a LAN and can find the printer, but cannot connect the first thing I would try the simple as with any technical problems. The first step is to make sure the printer is turned on and not idle. Many times I have been able to connect to a computer but because my printer was asleep I could not get something to print. After checking this I would check connections and make sure all the connections to the printer and laptop are securely placed. If wireless connection I would make sure that both devices are connected to the same wireless network and all the setting match. I would make sure the IP address for the printer is the correct address in the laptop. After I have taken all these steps if the printer still can not connect I would restart both the printer and laptop and again check all the connections. After restarting all the devices and making sure everything is connected properly if the problem still exists I would next troubleshoot the printer and see if that indicates what the problem is. If the problem is not identified I would next check to see if I can connect to another printer. If I can connect to another printer then I know the problem is with the printer I am using and would then try to isolate the problem by checking all the settings are correct on the printer.
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“When a printer does not print, the problem can be caused by the printer, the computer hardware or Windows, the application using the printer cable, or the network”. (Andrews, West, & Dark, 2017). When troubleshooting issues with connecting to a network printer I would check all possibilities involved by talking with the user to find out what works and what does not work. First, I would check to make sure that the printer is online. Then make sure the computer is on and connected to the network. I would also check to make sure that it is the correct printer being selected. I would also check for any error messages. Checking if the printer has paper, toner and the correct ink levels are something that I would also look into. After checking the print queue, I would reboot the computer and then uninstall and reinstall the printer. The last thing I would check is to make sure the drivers are up to date and that there are no firewall issues as this could be additional problems. “Specific troubleshooting solutions will vary depending on your printer model, but once you understand some common issues, you can quickly search and find fixes to your unit. Manufacturers offer online resources to help you work through your most troubling printer issues”. (Brown, 2019).
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