How can I switch a printer from offline to online?

Daniel Chiphazi November 14, 2011
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How can I turn a HP Laserjet 3050 printer that is shared on my network from offline to online?

  1. FIDELIS
    November 15, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Hello, you could try the following:
    -- click on start
    -- click on control panel
    -- click on hardware and sound
    -- click on devices and printers
    -- locate your printer icon
    -- right click on printer icon
    -- find and make sure to click on the following:  Use Printer Online
    -- most times it is just a matter of taking the checkmark of offline option

    If it is a wireless printer they could be other things making the printer go offline.  For example, there might be problems connecting to network.  I do not think you have a wireless printer though.....

    • Erica Castro
      June 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Hi, I have a question hope you can help

      I have a laptop and is sharing a printer the only thing is that when i try printing it says offline and does not print. the laptop im using is the main computer for the shared printer and of course it is on. i have also checked the steps you provided above and it is on. what else can i try doing to solve my probleam? Please help