|I recently changed my printer setup : |
Had it connected via USB bus to my main XP computer, but decided to try another layout, being this one:
I'm connecting the USB printer to my (wireless) router. My main XP is connected with a wired connection to the router.
Now, all runs OK, I can print, all OK.
But, then comes the problem. I'm printing (it was from my wireless XP connection, but that does not matter), and my printer is out of paper. No big deal. Put in new paper.
And after that : nothing. I can add new printing jobs, but nothing gets printed. Lines (empty lines) get added to the printer spool, and the one that should be printing (first in), says "Printing".
The printer in the mean time is action fully normal, it's on, all normal lights working, no errors, no paper jam.
The cause of this problem is that my router is acting as a printserver, and he does not manage to get any message back to any of the devices initiating printing request. And maybe there should not be, my printer spool looks normal (although it remains in status Printing, while it is not).
Can somebody help here ?
I think only 1 thing works now : completely shut down Windows, power off printer, power on printer, , start Windows, empty spool (if any left).