01-11-2010 12:42 PM - last edited on 12-05-2012 05:59 PM by Maiko-I
I have a similar problem, I have a laptop which is connected wirelessly to my printer 'HP Photsmart 3300 series' using a Dlink router
The problem I seem to appear when I first turn ON the printer. I tried to print and I get the message:
The print spooler was unable to connect to your printer. This can be caused by your printer being turned OFF, the cable being unplug or being connected to a VPN, which will block your access to your local network.
I tried downloading software updates, stoping and restarting the printer spool
Sometimes after doing what I mentioned above several times the printer starts to print.
After I turn the printer OFF and I turn it again, the problem returns.
I would appreciate any help from any one.
P.S. this thread has been moved from Photo Systems to Multifunction and All-in-One - HP Forums Moderator
01-12-2010 04:22 AM
Similar to what? Please include the URLs of any similar threads.
What windows version are you using? What model computer do you have?
09-28-2010 01:29 PM
This can be caused by the printer being turned off
(not true, and in fact printing from another XP system connected the same way works.)
the cable being unplugged
(not true: wireless connection, and it is working. Can get printer status via wireless connection),
or being connected to a VPN which will block...
(not true: just basic wireless connection, that worked yesterday.)
Have tried other recommendations:
1. Turn off spooling to this printer.
2. Delete all other printers defined for this PC
3. Stop and restart Spooler.
4. Run CCleaner to get rid of all temp files.
Is there something specific to try next?
(Will delete printer and reinstall, but I think it in the Windows spooler settings/leftover trash.)
11-04-2011 06:27 AM
I can not add my printer to my laptop although it was connected for a month and working fine. I have a Lexmark pro705 wireless. Is it my printer?
11-19-2011 02:45 PM
I very recently had a massive virus attack and deleted all that showed on my Virus software and
apparently also deleted the print spooler software.
Where can I get the software downloads to correct this problem?
11-19-2011 09:50 PM
>Where can I get the software downloads to correct this problem?
What Windows version are you using? What type of printer?
Have you looked at the driver downloads page for your printer/OS?