HP Printer Offline Problem Windows 10
HP Printer shows offline status on Windows 10
You are receiving the message, at the bottom-right corner of your PC, that your printer is offline whenever you are trying to print any page. Even though the reason is unknown to you, you are suggested to stay cool. It is a common problem. We have come with a blog with offers four effective solutions for you and all those users who are facing HP printer offline problem. All these solutions are genuine and highly result-oriented.
Update the Printer Firmware
HP regularly releases printer updates related to the connection issues. That’s why updating the firmware is perhaps a great way to resolve the problem we are talking.
Set the Default Printer
There are occasions when the default print driver changes to another driver, such as Web Services for Devices (WSD) driver. We suggest changing the default driver to the previously (originally) installed driver. Do confirm that the printer is not set for offline use.
- Search Windows for devices
- Go to [Settings] and find the list of results
- Click on [Devices and Printers]
- Now you need to right-click the HP printer that is not grayed out
- Select it as the [Default Printer]
- You are done if your printer can print a document
Use HP Print and Scan Doctor
HP Printer and Scan Doctor is designed to help the users in resolving their HP printer offline problems Windows 10. It is inbuilt in Windows 8 and Windows 10. Do download it in the case of any other version of Windows. Please follow our steps if you have downloaded the HP Print and Scan Doctor.
- Open the download file
- Run HPPSdr.exe
- Click Start with the [HP Print and Scan Doctor] is open
- Choose your printer now
- Click [Retry] if your printer is not listed
- Choose your printer now and click [Fix Printing]
Install a Second Printer
You can add a second printer if your printer is connected to WiFi network instead of USB cable. To do this, you are urged to set a manual IP address for your printer and add a port on your PC. However, the IP address for HP printer offline problems can be found on the printer manual or manufacturer website. Press Windows logo key + I together, and click [Devices]. It will enable you to click on [Devices and printers] which will enable you to select [Printer Properties]. Now you are asked to click on the [Ports] tab, and [Add Port]. Click [New Port] after selecting [Standard TCP/IP Port]. Type the IP address now.