How to Change a Printer from Offline to Online

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How to turn offline printer online in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

There are many reasons why a printer can go offline; they range from connectivity issues to a powered-down printer. Most of the time, you can bring the printer back online with a few clicks in Windows, but if not, there are additional troubleshooting steps you can take.

1. Reboot your printer by shutting it off and turning it back on again. Give the unit a minute or two to finish booting.

2. Verify that the…


  1. well I am trying everything as you have stated. However my computer won't allow me to unclick anything or configure either. My printer worked find about a month ago, now just stopped printing. Yes I have restarted, everything. nothing is working. Printer turns on fine. I even made sure the wifi is connected and it is.

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