printers constantly going offline

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by curlyimac, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. curlyimac macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2014
    i have a brother printer and 2 epson all in ones that seem to keep going offline. I read about assigning static ip address.
    The brother is fine now it seems after manually assigning IP with asus router which has a setting to let me bind the ip address.
    The epson when i go to my iMac add a printer it shows the printer name as epson@myimac
    it used to just be epson 3520 series and would find the drivers.

    It is really driving me nuts. Should my iMac have static ip address also?
    Do i have to restart and re- add the epson printers and then bind the static ip in the router?
  2. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    My advice would be: Set a static IP for all 3 printers. Then delete and reinstall them on your iMac.

    Finally, are they wireless or wired? I see issues all the time from wireless Brother printers, but they work great wired in to the network.

    Seeing a printer name with "@ iMac" on the end would indicate a printer shared by another Mac rather than a network printer.
  3. curlyimac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2014
    Going to give that a try tonight.

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