Printer connection failed after power outage
cr33dog at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 20:16:12 UTC 2009
On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Barbara Tobias <barbtobias09 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased an HP wireless printer 6500 e709n and have been
> using it quite happily with Ubuntu 9.04. This morning we had a series
> of power outages and now when I attempt to print a test page, it tells
> Printer 'HP-Officejet-6500-e709n2' may not be connected.
> However, we can print to this same printer on the same network with a
> Windows PC. I'm not sure where to look to try to fix it. I'm wondering
> if I need to remove the printer and reinstall.
Remove/Add printer should be pretty quick and worth a shot. If it
shows up as the first item in the list after selecting 'New Printer',
then you should be in business.
Some things to check:
When the power went out, did the Ubuntu machine maybe connect to
another wifi network - a neighbor, etc?
Can you see/ping the printer from Ubuntu?
Here's how I just tracked down my wifi printer:
$ ifconfig wlan0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:bf:10:dc:10
inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
$ nmap 192.168.1.* (took the first three of the IP address in the
Starting Nmap 4.62 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2009-09-19 15:10 CDT
Interesting ports on 192.168.1.250:
Not shown: 1709 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
21/tcp open ftp
23/tcp open telnet
80/tcp open http
515/tcp open printer
631/tcp open ipp
9100/tcp open jetdirect
Notice the ipp and jetdirect ports.
Then you should be able to ping the printer's IP or hostname....
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