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Epson wireless printer won’t print or show ink levels anymore

I recently installed Windows 7 SP1 (service pack 1), and as a result my Epson NX515 wireless network printer wouldn’t print anymore from my desktop computer. Additionally, when I would go to the printer properties, it wouldn’t show the ink levels anymore. I could ping it, view the memory card storage, and view its built-in webpage, but I couldn’t print to it from my desktop. I tried reinstalling the drivers for it and also tried just about everything else that popped up in the results from my search engine queries.

Eventually I figured out how to get it working on my own. Here’s the scoop on how to fix it. Note that this fix is for if your printer drivers can see the printer, but for some reason when you try to print it give a print error or communication error (e.g., you get an error on the computer, and when you physically look at the printer it appears as though it did not receive any data). Continue reading Epson wireless printer won’t print or show ink levels anymore

Wireless connection disconnects and reconnects randomly (or, wireless droppings stink real bad)

I thought that this little tidbit might be useful to a few people. My netbook’s wireless connection recently started disconnecting and reconnecting randomly at school. This didn’t happen last year, it only started a few weeks ago. Looking up this problem online didn’t give any conclusive answers, but made me believe that some settings got changed either on my netbook (e.g., an automatic driver update), on the routers’ configurations at school (e.g., an updated credential persistence policy or supporting a new standard like 802.11n), or a combination of the two.

My netbook’s disconnect and reconnect problem was fixed by changing two settings on my netbook. Implementing #1 below made the problem a little better, and implementing both made the problem go away completely. Continue reading Wireless connection disconnects and reconnects randomly (or, wireless droppings stink real bad)