Printer connection failed after power outage

Patton Echols p.echols at
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
>> me:
>> 	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.
>> Thanks.
>> 	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 and now it's 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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