wifi printer can't find the router or vice versa

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by potjevleesch, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    until yesterday my epson home xp 207 had been linked and working flawlessly with my dsl router. For reason unknown the router rebooted all by itself, since then the printer just can't find any wifi. I checked the router params, their all ok just as before the self reboot, nothing changed. The laptop and smartphone are ok.
    Any clue ?
    thx in advance
     
  2. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    I would just re-setup your wireless on the printer.. set it back to default , then try to find a signal again.
     
  3. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    thx it's what I did in the first place no result
     
  4. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    plug the printer into a pc and set the ip manually..
     
  5. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    could you more explicit ? do u mean the router IP ?
     
  6. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    I am sorry to hear that..My only guess is a power surge shut everything down and your wifi didn't survive. Hopefully someone else chimes in with better ideas :unsure:
     
  8. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    the wifi is still running: smartphone, laptop are ok , it's just that the Epson crap does not "see" the wifi as it did before
     
  9. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    Are you positive the printer and your other devices are on the same gateway/subnet? What did you do/see when printer was hooked up wired?
     
  10. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    Also , did you try turning off any wifi security temporarily to see if printer can access router?
     
  11. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    yes I did sutdown the firewall :confused:
     
  12. Leslie_Coffelt

    Leslie_Coffelt MDL Member

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    I don't have any experience with XP, but I have run into this situation with Windows 7. I had to go to "Printers and Devices" and remove the WiFi printer, then add it back. Windows 7 was retaining the old (outdated) settings. When our router rebooted, it gave the wifi printer a different IP and Win 7 couldn't or wouldn't update itself. Deleting and rediscovering it worked. Good luck.