Wi-Fi Printer Not Working in Windows 11? Here Are Some Fixes
If you’re experiencing Wi-Fi printer problems in Windows 11, you’ll need to troubleshoot the issue to restore printing functionality. Here are some potential fixes to the problem.
1. Reconnect the Wi-Fi printer.
You might need to get your Wi-Fi printer reconnected to Windows 11 to start troubleshooting. Go to the Settings app and select Devices. Find your printer listed under Printers & scanners.
If the device is visible, select the printer, scroll down and choose “Remove device.” Reconnect your Wi-Fi printer and see if it works now.
2. Restart your Wi-Fi printer and computer.
Sometimes just restarting your Wi-Fi printer and computer will fix the issue. Turn off the Wi-Fi printer, unplug it from the power, and wait for a few minutes.
Now, turn it back on and restart your computer as well. Once the devices are back up, try connecting the Wi-Fi printer to your Windows 11 device.
3. Update the Wi-Fi printer driver.
If your Wi-Fi printer driver is outdated, it will trigger connectivity errors. Update your printer driver to keep your device running smoothly.
You can go to the manufacturer’s website and search for the latest driver version for your Wi-Fi printer. Once you have the latest driver, install it and restart your computer.
4. Try an alternate Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi printer issues can sometimes be a product of network connectivity problems. Try switching to an alternate Wi-Fi network to establish the printer-to-PC wireless connection.
5. Disable Wi-Fi sense.
Wi-Fi sense can be useful, but it can also create issues in some cases. If you’re experiencing Wi-Fi printer connectivity problems, try disabling Wi-Fi sense.
Go to the Settings app, select Network & Internet, and choose Wi-Fi. Navigate to “Change advanced settings.” You’ll find Wi-Fi sense settings here, and you can turn it off if it’s turned on.