There is no doubt that printers are the worst part of IT. They seem to have a will of their own and while the behavior of a computer can usually be explained away, the same is often not true of printers. They will drive you crazy.
Fortunately for our customers, the technicians at Preactive IT Solutions are very experienced with printers. We have learned to work around their idiosyncrasies and make them behave in a more logical manner.
Here are a few recommendations based on our many years of experience:
- Only use network printers. Avoid printers only capable of USB connections.
- Hard-code or assign a specific IP address to the printer
- Avoid connecting printers via WiFi when possible. Using a network cable is more stable.