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Old 02-07-2014, 03:30 AM   #1
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Wireless printer unreachable at this time


Hi. wireless printer epsom XP205. ubuntu 13.04 This printer worked "out of the box" and has been excellent until now. Settings - printers - shows the icon with a green tick but as soon as its asked to print the green tick remains but a blue ! mark appears.

The green light on the printer confirms that the wifi is connected ok. loooked at my various manuals and tried to figure out the problem but nothing really related. I know its a very minor problem but just cant seem to pinpoint it. please help. Results of lpstat -tmargaret@desktop:~$ lpstat -t
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scheduler is running
system default destination: XP-205-207
device for XP-205-207: lpd://192.168.0.9:515
XP-205-207 accepting requests since Fri 07 Feb 2014 09:05:04 GMT
printer XP-205-207 now printing XP-205-207-68. enabled since Fri 07 Feb 2014 09:05:04 GMT
The printer is unreachable at this time.
XP-205-207-68 margaret 21504 Fri 07 Feb 2014 08:53:06 GMT
XP-205-207-69 margaret 21504 Fri 07 Feb 2014 09:00:40 GMT
margaret@desktop:~$

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Old 02-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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Can you ping the printer? If not, try a traceroute to see where the connection may be failing.

If the printer has a web interface, can you open it (http://192.168.0.9 based on what you said above).

If the printer has an ethernet port, try connecting it with a cable. If it works then, that's an indication that the wireless is not working properly.
 
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:09 AM   #3
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Thanks Frank. Im not good at network or IP type stuff so sorry if asking stupid questions.
Pinged 192.168.0.2 and got a long list repeating "Destination host unreachable."

Tried the web interface but no server found. No ethernet connection on printer Have printed off an epson status report from printer which is attached. Possible a mac/domain/IP/URI but not sure what to enter. "settings-printer" = location 192.168.0.9 Devise URI: lpd://192.168.0.9:515.

I have always had difficulty understanding network settings so your help is very much appreciated. thanks
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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On examining the two thumbnails, on the larger of the two I find something which I believe to be significant: Signal strength No good.

You give no indication how long you have been using the printer. The wireless device which sends the signal to the printer may have failed, or you may have rearranged your office furniture such that the signal is interfered with in some way.

You could try unplugging then replugging the device to see if that helps.

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Old 02-09-2014, 12:10 PM   #5
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Thank you. yes I had saw that signal no good on the status report, however although my internet speed is not fast (3.5mb) the signal strength is good and internet connection is strong and stable.

But you are correct there is a loss of communication betweeen the printer and the PC.

I tried switching the router off and conecting with a usb cable but that also failed.

Tried switching off the printer and restarting and also rebooting both the pc and printer.

Just remembered that this happened after an update so this may have been the cause.

I know I found the 1st time set up very easy so perhaps I can just start again. More likely incorrect completion of network data. thanks
 
Old 02-10-2014, 09:01 AM   #6
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Hi Frank, just to let you know the problem is solved and the printer is working ok now. The device URI details were incorrect. Finally found the correct details, input and immediate success.

In case this may be helpful to others i will give a brief description. Internet website: (sorry cant find how to make it a link)

http://distro.ibiblio.org/smeserver/...d-printer.html Scroll down to:




for some devices you'll be asked to enter device settings, such as baud rates for serial ports. If there are default settings, accept them. They will usually work. For network printers, you'll be asked to enter the device URI. If you're unsure which setting to choose from the table, you could try something like:
socket://192.168.1.10


The word table is a link to a list of manufacture's URI formats. For example most Epson printers are socket:// plus Ip address

Hope this proves helpful to someone. Again many thanks for your help.
 
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Glad it's fixed. Thanks for the update.
 
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