Using printer with network switch

amos67

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.
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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
 

amos67

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
 

Spirit Wolfe

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
Sounded like you had a semi-proprietary switch (or the cable was not set in all the way and not connecting to the contacts)..

Glad it worked out...

Cheers!

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