Windows 10: The printer is always offline by default.

Discus and support The printer is always offline by default. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have to follow these steps every single fucking time I want to print something. Not only is annoying to do it myself but I have to explain it to my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/LiamGallagher10, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. The printer is always offline by default.

    /u/LiamGallagher10, Sep 14, 2020
    #1
  2. John DeV Win User

    Offline default for printer

    Hello johnnyhale1,

    I'm John an Independent Advisor and a Microsoft user like you. I want to apologize if you encountered this issue. I understand your trying to print using your printer but its offline. What is the make and model of your Printer? What Edition of Windows 10? (Home,Pro)

    Step 1. Unplug and restart your printer

    Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.

    Step 2. Check cables or wireless connection

    Change a printer’s status from “offline” to “online”

    Step 3. Check to make sure the printer is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your PC. Your printer's built-in menu should show which network it's connected to, or check your printer's manual for more info.

    Verify that your printer is not in Use Printer Offline mode. Select Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners. Then select your printer > Open queue. Under Printer, make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.

    If these steps don't put your printer back online, then read Troubleshooting offline printer problems.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/449687...

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further concerns.

    Sincerely



    Independent Advisor
     
    John DeV, Sep 14, 2020
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    HP Printer shows Offline

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that your HP printer is offline. I’ll certainly assist you with this.



    However, please let us know:





    I would suggest you to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the HP article
    HP Printers - Printer is Offline (Windows) and see if that helps.



    You may also want to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article
    Troubleshooting offline printer problems and
    Change a printer’s status from “offline” to “online”.



    Let us know how it goes, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Sep 14, 2020
    #3
  4. The printer is always offline by default.

    Printer offline problem persists

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    In order to help you better, could you please confirm a couple of things:

    • Is it a wired or wireless printer?
    • Is the printer connected via network to your computer?
    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to make printer as a default printer you can follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows key+ X and select
      device manager
      .
    • Select devices and printers
    • Right click on the printer you want to use, and then click
      set as default printer (You'll see a check mark on the printer's icon signifying that it's now your default printer).
    I suggest you to update the drivers for the printers and check if it helps.

    Method 2: I also recommend you to run the print troubleshooter to check the issue.

    • Type troubleshooter in the search box and then press enter.
    • In the left pane click on View all.
    • Select the printer option and
      follow the on screen instructions.
    Method 3: Also I suggest you to run the troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.



     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 14, 2020
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