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My printer cannot be contacted over the network,

Customer Question

Hi! My printer cannot be contacted over the network
JA: Can you describe your network setup (devices and cables used)?
Customer: Fios...happening on two computers. When I put the ip address in for SHARP I get that message
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Nothing
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Every single one I could. I even restore to previous version
JA: Anything else you want the network expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Cody replied 10 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today.

Expert:  Cody replied 10 months ago.

Do you have network cable plugged in or is it wireless?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi Cody - It is wireless
Expert:  Cody replied 10 months ago.

Do you have a usb cable to plug into your computer directly temporarily?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Cody replied 10 months ago.

you can get to the network menu to put in a static IP? Can you change it to use DHCP?

In the menu is it connected to your wireless network?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No thats the whole problem when I type in the IP address it says the site cannot be reached and the security overview says page is not secure
Expert:  Cody replied 10 months ago.

you're typing in the IP address of the printer on your computer?

can you ping it? if you go to start menu --> search cmd --> ping ipaddress

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Your computer appears to be correctly configured but the device or resource (theIP address) is not responding
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'll see
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Says ping request could not find host ip address
Expert:  Cody replied 10 months ago.

so the IP address is wrong or the printer is not setup correctly.

Are you able to see if the printer settings has a subnet mask and gateway along with IP address?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My guess is 100% the printer is not set up correctly.I'll look
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I know I have seen the subnet but I have no idea where to find it
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks but this has been a waste of my time