Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: installed new router, can't print

25 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
installed new router, can't print

I recently upgraded my router to a Netgear N600 from a Netgear N150. I have an HP Photosmart Plus B209a-m wireless printer that was working with the N150, but is not found/recognized by the N600. I printed a wireless network test report, and it reads that the Network Name (SSID) Found...............................FAIL.
I am not certain how to remedy this.
Please advise.
Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Could you please Follow this Tutorial and Post back with your Results

See Network Posting Tips For More Information

Many Thanks,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2011   #3
Orbital Shark


Hi, welcome to the forums :)

It sounds like the printer has lost the SSID information for the router. Try the following...

1, Turn off & unplug the printer for 10-15 seconds
2, Completely uninstall the printer software & driver (restart if necessary)
3, Plug in & turn printer on (should reset the printer)
4, Re-Install ALL software & drivers that came with the printer

Hope it helps

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Okay all that does is Reset some Settings so we can start

Have you tried to Reinstall the Printer? This maybe because the Printer is still looking for your old router
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Uninstalling and re-installing printers usually works for me. recently I had a problem with the network printer in our office - my laptop saw it, but reported offline all the time, so I could not print. I uninstalled it completely, then re-installed it back, and voila, I am printing now. Not sure what goes wrong there, but at least that's the way to remedy it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

When you install a new Router your printer is still set up for the Old printer and therefore needs to be Changed to the New Router
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The printer drivers on your computer should be fine. What you need to do is reset the network config on the printer. If you assign the same IP address to the printer as it had before, your computer will print to it without any changes. All I deal with at home/home offices I set up are network printers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 installed new router, can't print

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
RE: windows cannot print there is no printer installed
When I try to print out something on word, the following error message comes up. I can't print excel spreadsheets or webpages either - different error messages come up or the browser just shuts down. I have tried installing the driver but the last stage of this took a very long time and so i exited...
Hardware & Devices
Router connected network printer wont print anymore
For years I had never problems to print using a network printer attached to USB print server port of an US Robotics router. My home network has two Win 7 PC and two XP, all from Dell. Few days ago only the Windows 7 computers send printings to spooler queue where they get stuck. I worked several...
Network & Sharing
Uninstalled pre-installed msoffice because i can't print
Okay, so i uninstalled the pre-installed Microsoft Office Word Starter and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 because i can't print with my printer and now the problem got worse. Whenever I'm installing a new Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 it shows the problem "Error 1321. Setup cannot...
Microsoft Office
Cannot print to printer connected to router
I have two computers connected wirelessly to a router. One is a Mac running OSX and one is a PC running Windows Vista. The router is an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station. I have a printer connected to the router with a USB cable. Both computers can successfully connect to the internet and...
Network & Sharing
Using windows 7 desktop as a print server via router!
Hi, I have a quad core 8GB ram desktop system which has most of my hardware connected to it like external hdd, external dvd and printer/scanner/copier, this system is running Windows 7 64bit. I also have a Compaq presario laptop running windows XP 32 bit, the laptop is extremely stable and works...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12.
Twitter Facebook Google+