Using printer with network switch


Honorable Member
Network works fine until I connect the printer to network unmanaged switch. Then I can't print. Also, I can not ping the printer when connected to switch. Obtaining IP address and DHCP are set to auto.

How do I resolve this issue?

Thanks to all who help.


Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
Most home routers are also switches, so it should work without any fuss if it's truly an unmanaged switch. Have you tried a different port on the switch? What is the switch model?

You can try clearing the ARP cache on the computer and try pinging it again while plugged into the switch


Honorable Member
I deleted the arpcache which did not help.
Then I switched the printer cable and the router cable to different ports on switch and printer works. :D:D:D

Thanks, Neemobeer


Active Member
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