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5 replies, 3 voices Last updated by MUTigerFan 2 years, 4 months ago
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    • #40531

      MUTigerFan
      Participant
      @MUTigerFan

      I have two questions.

      I don’t print daily, maybe 3 days a week, so is it okay to turn it off rather than leave printer in sleep mode?

      If I change from wireless printer connection, to a USB connection to my router, will I lose the ability to print from my other Apple devices that are on my wireless router?

    • #40550

      Jake Russo
      Moderator
      @jake

      Hi @MUTigerFan,

      Most modern printers are efficient enough to hardly use any power at all when in sleep mode, thereby making it nothing more than a hassle to turn it off when you’re not printing. As for changing the connection type, I see no reason why you should change it… If you just want a wired connection, you should use an ethernet connection to your router, as USB would require an extra step if your router doesn’t have one built-in: buying a print server which would then convert the USB to ethernet.

      Could you provide the model numbers of both your printer and router?

      —Jake

    • #40557

      MUTigerFan
      Participant
      @MUTigerFan

      My printer is HP Envy 5055.

      Thank your for your response. I will just leave my printer in sleep mode. I will continue to use the wireless connection since I have no problems with connection nor an issue with staying connected.

      Jake, again I appreciate and will take your advice.

    • #40558

      Jake Russo
      Moderator
      @jake

      @mutigerfan,

      I’m glad I could help! I just looked up your printer and found that it doesn’t have an ethernet port. So, if you want to print from devices on your network, you’re going to want to keep the connection over wifi. If you decide for some reason you want a wired connection to your router, you’ll have to use the USB and a print server as detailed above… But, it seems like you’re all set!

      —Jake

    • #40631

      SaidMary
      Moderator
      @saidmary

      Jake, a wired connection for a printer is always best thought, correct? I have been told that a USB connection can be bad because it can lose connection especially if you are trying to print something with many pages.

    • #40703

      MUTigerFan
      Participant
      @MUTigerFan

      Thanks for all responses. I am using the connection over wifi and have no issues. Also leaving my printer in sleep mode….works fine.

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