Airport/Printer Installation Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac in Black, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Mac in Black macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    First post on MacRumors.

    I recently set my mixed (Mac/PC) home network up on an Airport network. In addition to 2 laptops and my old Mac desktop, I've connected a Cannon iP-6220D color ink jet printer and a Brother MFC-8220.

    The problem I'm having is with the printers. Initial setup was simple and worked perfectly. For a few days. Over the past 2 weeks, however, the printers have randomly dropped connectivity 4 or 5 times. When it happens, they won't print from any computer. The only solution I've found is to reinstall them via Bonjour and then they work fine...for a few days until I have to go through this again.

    When they quit printing, the rest of my network still works fine and Airport Utility and Bonjour both show the printers as connected, so I presume they're still on the network. It's just that my computers can't communicate with them.

    I've checked settings, tried rebooting the network, turning off/on the printers, all to no avail.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

    MiB
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

    dvdhsu

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    Palo Alto, CA
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    That's a hard question to answer.
    I suppose the printers are connected via an integrated WiFi chip in the printer?
     
  3. Mac in Black thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, they're both connected to the Airport Extreme via powered D-Link multi-port USB hub.
     

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