“Printer not found during network driver setup” – Do you get this error on your screen when you try to install and print?
You may get this error message frequently on wired and wireless printers when they fail to connect to Windows desktops and laptops. When you have the HP driver installed on the computer but the printer fails to connect, you may come across error message like
- Printer not found
- No printing devices found
- Unable to find the printer
- Your printer could not be found
What do users do when they get frequent error messages?
Techie users are able to fix the problem with the printers themselves and others approach reliable and trustable HP printer support who can help them troubleshoot and fix the problems. However, here’s are few troubleshooting steps you may try before contacting the team and if you still have a trouble, you can feel free to contact the right Printer support executives who can help you fix any problems with the HP printers.
Basic troubleshooting for your printer
If your printer was working fine and suddenly stops working, you may just try to reboot the printer, computer and also your router to fix the problem. A simple reboot would fix most of the printer connectivity issues.
Step by step instruction to reboot your network
- Remove the power cord of the router
- Turn off the printer
- Shut down your PC
- Reconnect the router and wait for the lights to turn on the internet to connect
- Turn on the printer and wait for it to boot completely
- Turn on the computer and try to print now
If the computer has the right printer driver and if the PC connects to the network, the printer should print normally if it was just a minor network glitch.
How to ensure the printer is connected to the network
When you are trying to print from a network printer, you need to make sure the printer and the PC’s are connected to the same network. If they are not in the same network, you may not find the printer.
In order to check if they are all connected, you need to follow a few steps.
- Check if your printer is ON, the wireless button on the printer is turned on and it connects to the right network.
- If the printer is connected to other networks, you need to disconnect and reconnect to the right network.
- If you are using dual-band router, check whether it is set to the 2.4GHz band, if it is at 5GHz your printer may not connect to the network
- On your computer, check if the network connectivity is fine. Check the status of the connection
- As a final step, you may try to uninstall and reinstall the HP driver again
- Try printing a test print and it should print.
Use the printer interface for maintenance and troubleshooting
Do you want to clean the print head or clear the print queue? You may easily get it done through the HP printer interface. You can download new updates, clean print head and find out any problem with the printer in just one click.
And as a final resort, if you are still having trouble, you may contact HP printer support and talk to experts who can help you fix the printer issues.