Printer connection failed after power outage
p.echols at comcast.net
Mon Sep 21 04:36:05 UTC 2009
On 09/19/2009 01:17 PM, Tim Tebbit wrote:
> Barbara Tobias 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.
>> Barbara Tobias
> I have the same printer. What I think happened when the power came back
> up something beat the printer acquiring an address. Lets say the printer
> is usually 192.168.1.101 and now it's 192.168.1.102 which would cause
> this sort of problem. running..
> 'gksudo hp-setup' from a terminal should allow you to reconfigure the
> device. Remember to remove the old one that is there also.
If it turns out that this is the problem, you may want to have your
router reserve a particular IP for this printer. The "appliance"
routers I am familiar with all have some sort of setting in their DHCP
setup. Beats the heck out of setting a fixed IP.
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