Hi everyone! I made an account just to make this thread to see if anyone has any potential solutions for this issue. My Canon MX479 printer disconnects from the network after a few days of being idle and not in use. It's a bit of a pain because I will have to go to the printer, reconnect it to the network, go back to the computer to setup up the printer (if it does not auto reconnect), and then finally reprint whtaever document I need. Kinda defeats the purpose of a wireless printer, no?
My computer is a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). The printer is a MX479 and it has the latest firmware installed (version 3.100). I have the latest printer drivers installed from the Canon website. My router is a D-Link DIR-1960. The setup on the Network Configuration Page details for the printer are as follows:
Communication Mode: Infrastructure
TCP/IP Version: IPv4
WEP Key Length: Inactive
Signal Strength: 100%
IPv4 IP Address: Valid IP Address for my Network (192.168.X.X)
Wireless LAN DRX: Enable
WSD Timeout: 20mins
LPR Protocol: Enable
DNS Server: Auto
Primary Server: My router's IP Address (192.168.X.X)
I tried a few tips I found on the forums, but the issue persists. After a few days of the printer being idle it disconnects from the network. The tips I tried already are:
A few things to mention are:
Anybody else have any other suggestions to try out or maybe previously had this issue and figured out a way to resolve it permanently? Would appreciate any insight.