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Epson Printer "offline" MacBook Pro

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August 31, 2012 1:53:34 PM

Hello,
I have an Epson Stylus Office 305FX, and a MacBook Pro. I have downloaded all drives etc, it has printed but now it says "offline" and I've tried everything. It has been giving me problems from start getting it to read wi-fi but it eventually worked. Can anyone help ?
August 31, 2012 7:22:09 PM

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

System Preferences-->Print & Scan (or similar depending on OSX version). Try adding the printer again manually on that screen (admin login, click '+' button, navigate to printer and select). If you can't find the printer, it's not on your network.
WiFi devices can be finicky, ethernet will be more reliable. I also have my network printers & scanners on static IP addresses to help mitigate the kind of problem you are experiencing.
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August 31, 2012 9:05:43 PM

Hi :) 

For a printer to work with a Mac it has to be 2 things...

Wireless and in the AIRPRINT list...

All the best Brett :) 
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September 7, 2012 11:56:56 AM

wildwell said:
Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

System Preferences-->Print & Scan (or similar depending on OSX version). Try adding the printer again manually on that screen (admin login, click '+' button, navigate to printer and select). If you can't find the printer, it's not on your network.
WiFi devices can be finicky, ethernet will be more reliable. I also have my network printers & scanners on static IP addresses to help mitigate the kind of problem you are experiencing.

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September 7, 2012 11:57:41 AM

Hi
thanks for taking the time to reply, I've tried everything, for days ! I gather you are right that Mac's and printers by wifi can be problematic. I have now resorted to asking someone to come and have a look. So when I get it going I'll let you know the outcome.

Thanks folks MaryMB
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September 15, 2012 2:01:49 PM

Got sorted folks, I bought an USB cable and that solved the problem. It seems that wi-fi Mac and printer is not always reliable. Just need the wires. thanks for the help
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