02-03-2014 01:55 AM
I have a 4890dw wireless printer. It seems that every time the printer goes into sleep mode, I lose connectivity to my router. The only way therefore to print, is to either power cycle the printer and allow it to reconnect to my network, or manually reconnect to my network via the printer interface.
This defeats the whole purpose of printing wirelessly if you have to physically reconnect to the network everytime.
Currently, you cannot set infinity for auto sleep. It only allows 5-240 mins for every sleep cycle. Does anybody know of a way to circumvent this? I don't care about paying for extra electricity I just want a wireless printer that I paid good money for.
02-03-2014 08:40 AM
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02-08-2014 12:08 PM - edited 02-08-2014 12:09 PM
This seems to be a common theme. I see this on my MG3122 using Windows 7 via Wireless.
Once you turn it on, then turn it off and wait for all the lights to stop blinking, then turn it back on, it will print. I even have the "Auto-sleep" feature disabled and still it goes into some weird sleep mode.
02-12-2014 02:03 PM
It appears that the ip address may be changing when the computer goes into Energy Saver Mode. I recommend setting a static ip address. Please follow the steps below:
Next, go to the printer and follow the steps below:
|<Auto Obtain>||Set the IP address using any of DHCP, BOOTP, RARP or Auto IP.|
|<Manual Obtain>||Manually assign an IP address for the machine.|
This setting can be specified only when <Select Protocol> and <Auto IP> in <Auto Obtain> are set to <Off>.
03-07-2016 09:31 PM
I would like to read your answer to this problem, but you keep using a character which shows up as just a small blue box with a question mark inside, so I can't really tell what your entry says.
03-07-2016 09:38 PM
After two days of sucessfully using the imageCLASS MF 4880dw on a WiFi network, the printer suddenly decided to go into sleep mode, permanently. I reset the IP address, and it briefly woke up, but not long enough to print a simple four-page document.
I can get the printer page in Boujour, or by entering the URL in Safari, but that is the most the printer will do.
03-08-2016 08:04 AM
Try to perfrom a complete reset of the printer back to its' fresh-out-of-the-box, factory settings. Consult your manual.
06-23-2017 06:57 AM
I HAVE 3 OF YOUR PRINTERS AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT ELECTRICITY. THEY LOOSE CONNECTION WHEN THEY GO TO SLEEP. I AM NOT USING THEM WIRELESSLY, THEY ARE DIRECT CONNECT TO COMPUTER VIA USB. I WANT TO TURN OFF POWER SAVE MODE OR SLEEP MODE.
CAN YOU TELL ME HOW.
08-04-2017 10:29 PM
I really don't understand why a company would sell a product like this to consumers without warning them that it takes a master's degree in computer science to make it work to minimum standards. My router is downstairs. The printer constantly claims that is it not connected to the computer. If I try to scan I will get a message pop up on my computer that says that the scanner is not connected to the computer!!!! If the scanner is not connected to the computer how did it send a message to the computer to tell the computer that it was not connected.
This is the worst product I have ever owned and the software engineering reminds me of a Monte Python skit.
WHY don't big companies ever admit and then fix problems???
As another poster said, having to go to the computer to get it to connect to WiFi every time you want to print something defeats the whole purpose of wifi. If the printer is up stairs and the computer is downstairs you have to go up and down stairs several times to print a letter. Someone at Canon should be fired.