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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎03-08-2017

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

Clarification. If you sign the static ip address outside the DHCP range, you wouldnt have to reset the printer. As stated previously, once I assigned static ip address outside of DHCP range, I have never had an issue and it has been years
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Registered: ‎08-05-2014

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

If assigning a static IP address problem fixes your wifi-connected MX922 then you got lucky and don't have the same problem as other people have with their wifi-connected MX922s. My printer has had a static IP address since its very first day and it still randomly loses its wifi connection after going to sleep. In other words, if you've got a MX922 which goes to sleep and can't be remotely woken up (either via a local print job, or a cloud print job), then the static IP workaround doesn't help. 

 

 

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Registered: ‎03-08-2017

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

Is your ip address outside the DHCP range
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Registered: ‎08-05-2014

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

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@spirestocks wrote:
Clarification. If you sign the static ip address outside the DHCP range, you wouldnt have to reset the printer. As stated previously, once I assigned static ip address outside of DHCP range, I have never had an issue and it has been years

1. many routers do NOT allow assigning static IP addresses outside of their assigned DHCP range. 

 

2. this workaround does not always work. I and others have repeatedly responded that we still have MX922 wifi problems even though we've configured the printer with a static IP address.

 

3. not all MX922 printers seem to be affected by the wifi-falls-down-and-can't-get-up problem. You apparently got lucky and got a MX922 that doesn't really have the same wifi problem. Rather it appears to me that you've got a buggy DHCP server that doesn't know how to manage its pool correctly and/or have a DHCP server that doesn't pay attention to the ARP messages from other systems which should clue it into that a IP address it thinks is available is still in use. Some older (unpatched) Windows-based DHCP servers and some older DSL/Cable-routers have this problem.

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Registered: ‎03-08-2017

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

I have had the vo to sleep problem many times and tried many fixes and my router is fine. Since assigning static IP address outside of DHCP, I have never had a problem in years. If for some reason one can not assign outside DHCP, then just have to recycle when that original ip address is taken during sleep mode
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Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

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@bruceadler wrote:

If assigning a static IP address problem fixes your wifi-connected MX922 then you got lucky and don't have the same problem as other people have with their wifi-connected MX922s. My printer has had a static IP address since its very first day and it still randomly loses its wifi connection after going to sleep. In other words, if you've got a MX922 which goes to sleep and can't be remotely woken up (either via a local print job, or a cloud print job), then the static IP workaround doesn't help. 



Static IP - Inside or outside the DHCP pool...  doesn't matter.  If you reseve the IP by the devices MAC address the router will always give that device, and no other the designated IP. Use whatever scheme your device supports.

Setting a static IP address for a network device is by no means a "workaround".  Its standard practice in the industry and manditory for successful network administration and management.

The same rules apply for consumer networks powerd by soho and pro-sumer grade networking equpmemt.  The consumer grade boxes provided by comcast, charter, time warner, verizon, AT&T, etc. are junk.  These companies are not concerned about providing you with a robust secure network...  they are selling you TV, phone and internet at the highest profit margins possible.  That includes making you rent their garbage networking equipment on a monthly basis.  Don't expect much from these devices. 

So your statement, " if you've got a MX922 which goes to sleep and can't be remotely woken up (either via a local print job, or a cloud print job), then the static IP workaround doesn't help." is not something I'm going to bother debating.  You must have a unique environment the fundemental rules of networking don't apply to.  If you cannot ping your printer using its statically assigned IP 100% of the time, I suggest you look at replacing the equipment powering your networlk.

 

From your post, I see clearly that you have a deeper understanding of networking, but if your equipment doesn't retain ARP information correctly, it's pretty worthless.  

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-17-2018

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

I recently developed this problem.  After trying numerous items suggested in this message string, I called Canon Customer Support.  They recommended resetting the router, which did nothing.  Then, I ran the Canon network utility and it identified a problem with the port on the computer.  I corrected that problem and the WiFi disconnect problem is gone.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-28-2018

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

Confirmed! This is the fix that Canon could figure out to tell us.
MENU/SETUP/DEVICES SETTINGS/LAN SETTINGS/OTHER LAN SETTINGS/Wireless LAN DRX setting/DISABLE
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Registered: ‎03-09-2019

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection

I too have had this problem since I bought this printer 8 months ago.  I've set a correct static IP address, and set the Wireless LAN DRX to disabled long ago.  I still have this problem very frequently.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not after some time has passed and the printer and/or the Mac have gone to sleep.  I've had two different MAC OSs with this same problem.  The Mac is completely up to date, my router is fairly new and has the 2.4 GHz band.  I have never had this problem with another device, printer or otherwise in 20 years of using systems.  I'm an IT guy so I hopefully know what I'm doing here.  I've worked with Canon Tech Support btw, and although we tried a number of things (mostly related to static IP) it's still unreliable.  It always work when I'm talking to them of course (is that a law of the universe?)

 

At times it will reconnect.  Sometimes after wake up the first print job fails with the 300 Printer Won't Connect error.  Sometimes if I wait a bit, submit another print job, and then delete the first print job it will think about it for a while, then print.  Sometimes restarting my Mac and/or the printer helps, but not always.  

 

This is bad.  Clearly the printer is unreliable - it's not the router, or the Mac given that everything else I own connects reliably.  And - if this is a home network - there is no good reason for having to set a static IP address.  I've never had to do that before in my home configuration of a printer.  Might make sense in an office to do that, but not at home.  And regardless - it hasn't consistently solved the problem. 

 

I've come to the conclusion that this printer should be recyled as unusable and a new non Canon printer purchased.  It's a cheap printer and my time is more importnat to me than a hundred bucks or whatever.  It's too bad that Canon won't step up, admit that there is a problem, and put a firmware fix on this.  

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-09-2018

Re: MX922 goes to sleep and loses WiFi connection


@brianprice6 wrote:

It's too bad that Canon won't step up, admit that there is a problem, and put a firmware fix on this.  


They did respond to the problem by discontinuing the model and its support.  I'm heading to Epson.

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