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How old is your Epson printer?
Is it configured as a wireless printer, or is it on a USB cable?
Do you have any guess as to what you do before it starts working again? e.g. restarting your computer, rebooting the router, etc.- ?
Interesting and rather puzzling.
Is it On, or turned Off at all, during the day or two before it starts working again?
Have you installed the Epson drivers for 10.12 on your computer, at all?
I'm sorry to hear that.
Just to check: Are you sure you downloaded - and installed - the drivers for MAC OS X 10.12, for your exact model of printer, and from the Canon website and nowhere else (nowhere else could be as good a source of genuine driver downloads, than the Canon website) ?
Eh, sorry, I have so many cases, I thought yours was a Canon case. Epson! the Epson website! was what I meant.
You don't need to check with Canon. It's an Epson printer after all.
Has the printer always had this problem, through its 6 or 7 year lifetime of usage?
Or did the problem develop more recently? if so, roughly when?
Again, I apologize for side-tracking to the Canon website. That's not important, and you have done the printer install just fine, I think.
One last question about that: did you remove the old installation first? and did you try printing to the new installation of the printer driver?
If your printer developed this problem about 3 years ago, then did you switch internet providers, or replace your local WiFi router box, or anything like that (something that would affect your local wireless network) ? about 3 years ago. ?
If the WiFi router that you now have and use, was also in place 3 years ago, then that would be significant.
Is that the case?
So, did you have the same problem, with the older router that was being used before this 3-months' router?
Then the problem is almost certainly in your printer.
(A basic check on the two other major possible causes of the printer's irregularities:
1. were you using the same computer to print with, to this problem printer, before 3 months ago, and in fact all the way back to 3 years ago?
2. does the computer you now have and print from, a good Internet Security suite on it, or at least a Firewall and an Anti-virus both running on it?
Hmm... if you were using the same computer, then it might just be the computer software that is at fault.
What anti-virus utility, and what firewall, does your computer have on it, please?
Agreed. That is probably the best thing to choose in this case.
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Thanks! and good luck with the new printer.