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HP Deskjet 2545 Printer Offline Error for Windows & Mac

123 HP Deskjet 2545 Printer is Offline – Windows

If a notification comes like printer offline’ on your computer screen and printer unable to connect your computer is not able to communicate with the printer. Unexpectedly sometimes your printer might go offline  123 hp Deskjet 2545 offline.

Use the HP Print and Scan Doctor and check the connectivity

  • From the official website Download HP Print and Scan Doctor
  • Now open Print and Scan Doctor
  • To resolve the problem follow the on-screen instructions
  • If the printer is still going offline and the issue still persists “default printer and unpause printing”

Default Printer and unpause printing

Change the default print driver with pre-installed the driver. Make sure that the HP printer is not set as offline use. The offline problem might exist because the default print driver might set from the driver pre-installed to a different driver.

  • Push the power button to Turn OFF the printer and turn it ON again
  • Click Devices and Printer from the list
  • Find the correct printer icon you originally installed
  • Right click on the default printer icon
  • Select and then ‘See what’s printing’
  • Now Select Printer and Try to print

Check if the correct port is selected

Sometimes the driver using the wrong communication port, in this type, the printer remains offline.

  • Click on the Devices and Printer list
  • Right-click on the name of the printer
  • Now select Printer properties
  • Then select Port tab
  • Find the name of your printer
  • If the printer is using USB connection make sure the name has DOT4 or USB mentioned.
  • If in case the printer is using a wireless connection that looks that the name might consist WSD, network, Standard TCP/IP Port, or HP Standard TCP/IP Port.
  • Select the correct port type and continue

Update the printer firmware

Regular updates are available for HP printer firmware you can easily download from the official HP websites. Updating the printer firmware can resolve your problem.

Add a second printer device to Windows

Once you complete with updating a manual IP address for the HP unit, now add printer port to Windows that matches the new IP address.

  • Click on the Devices and Printer list
  • Right-click on the name of your printer
  • Select on the Printer properties
  • Now select Port tab
  • Next Click Add Port
  • Go to Standard TCP/IP Port
  • Now click New Port
  • Then Type printer’s IP address and click next.
  • Go to the new Standard TCP/IP Port from the list shown
  • Finally, click on Ok and Try printing now

Add the printer using HP Assistant

Adding the printer using HP Assistant you have to remove the printer devices, and you have to reinstall the device again by using the HP printing software.

  • In windows go to the Device and Printers
  • And Right-click on the HP printer icons
  • Then click on Remove Device.
  • If you see a second printer icon, then you have to right-click on it
  • Now click Remove Device. (There should be no printer devices listed)
  • Next Go to the HP Printer Assistant.
  • Search Windows for your printer name and select it
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to add a new printer.
  • Go to Devices and printers window
  • Right-click on your printer and select Printer Properties
  • Click on Ports tab and Select the Standard Port created earlier
  • And finally, you can Try to print now.

123 HP Deskjet 2545 Printer is Offline – Mac OS

The offline notification indicates that MAC OS cannot communicate with the HP unit. Some times offline notification displays when USB cable connection gets disconnected or the HP unit is powered off.

Check the connectivity

Go for the connection type, and follow the instructions to resolve the connection issue.

USB connection

  • Firstly, disconnect the USB cable, and reconnect it
  • Turn OFF the printer by pushing the Power button
  • Then you have to wait for five to ten seconds.
  • Now disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the HP unit.
  • Then turn ON the printer.
  • Reconnect the USB cable to the printer and Try print again.

Network printer connection

  • First restart your printer
  • Restart your router if the network connection is not restored after restarting.
  • Disconnect the power cord from your router and Reconnect the power cord
  • Wait for the router initialize and establish a new connection
  • Restart your computer and Click on the Apple icon and then click System Preferences
  • Click on Print & Scan to open the Printers list.
  • Select your HP printer from the Printers list
  • Click Open Print Queue and try to print now

Remove other printers from the list

If there are multiple devices in the Printers list remove the extra entries other than your HP unit.

  • Search the Mac for Print and Click Print & Fax in the list of results.
  • Select the printer names that match your HP printer from the names of devices.
  • Remove all additional printers by selecting them one at a time
  • Now set your printer name as the default printer and try printing now
  • Delete the print queue and add the printer
  • By setting up the queue list of printers you can create a new printing session and again add your printer.
  • Check that your Mac is connected to the network
  • Click your HP printer from the list and Click the Minus button to delete it.
  • Press Add button and from Printers list select the name of your printer
  • Click Add and Click Use
  • Select the name of your printer / AirPrint and Try to print.

HP Deskjet 2545 Printer Offline Error Troubleshooting for Windows & Mac

How to troubleshoot the ‘Printer is Offline’ error on your computer with Windows?

The ‘Printer is Offline’ error is displayed when the computer is unable to communicate with the 123 hp dj 2545printer while attempting to print. To troubleshoot this issue:

  • Download the HP Print and Scan Doctor. Click Start, choose your printer and then select Fix Printing. Attempt to test print. When it fails to print, click No Print and then Restart the printer when prompted.
  • Unplug the power cord to the router, turn off your printer and shut down the computer. Reconnect the router and turn on the printer and computer. Connect your computer to the network. Attempt to print again.
  • Check your USB/wireless/ wired network connection. Disconnect and then attempt to re-establish that connection.
  • Confirm that you have connected to your wireless network and not to any other guest/host network.
  • If there are multiple printer queues, delete them except for the print queue of your 123 hp deskjet 2545 printer.
  • Set your printer as the default printer and then make sure you have unpaused printing.
  • Update your printer firmware.
  • Attempt printing after switching the connection type used to establish the communication between your 123 hp dj 2545 printer and computer.
  • Position your computer and printer closer to the router.
  • Attempt printing after establishing a connection between your printer and a different computer.
  • Attempt printing after uninstalling your printer software and then re-installing it back again.

How to troubleshoot the ‘Printer is Offline’ error on your computer with Mac?

The ‘Printer is Offline’ error is displayed when Mac is unable to communicate with the printer while attempting to print. To troubleshoot this issue:

  • Make sure your printer hasn’t been powered off.
  • Check your USB/wireless/ wired network connection. Disconnect and then attempt to re-establish that connection.
  • Unplug the power cord to the router, turn off your printer and shut down the computer. Reconnect the router and turn on the printer and computer. Connect your computer to the network. Attempt to print again.
  • Confirm that you have connected to your wireless network and not to any other guest/host network.
  • Locate and open either Print & Fax , Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners on your Mac. If there are multiple printer queues, delete them except for the print queue of your printer.
  • Set your printer as the default printer and then make sure you have unpaused printing.
  • In the printers list right-click and select Reset printing sytem. Click Reset. Enter the Mac administrator name and password, if prompted, to reset the printing system. No devices now show on the list. Attempt to print after adding your printer back to the list.
  • Update your printer firmware.
  • Attempt printing after switching the connection type used to establish the communication between your 123 hp setup deskjet 2545 printer and computer.
  • Position your computer and 123 hp deskjet 2545 printer closer to the router.
  • Attempt printing after establishing a connection between your 123 hp setup dj 2545 printer and a different computer.

123 HP DeskJet 2545 Wireless Setup

123 HP DeskJet 2545 Wireless Protected Setup

HP Deskjet 2545 Wireless Protected Setup in Windows

123 HP Deskjet 2545 printer wireless connection can be connected to the wireless network easily. Connecting Deskjet 2545 Printer wireless to a network is very simple. The wireless can be connected in two different ways SSID and password WPS. Steps for connecting a printer wirelessly on Windows OS :

  • Turn ON HP Deskjet 2545 printer
  • Press the wireless icon on the 123.hp.com/dj2545 printer control panel.
  • Touch the settings on the Wireless Setup.
  • Follow the instructions on-screen and complete connection.
  • Download the 123.hp.com/dj2545 wireless software from the official website.
  • To connect your 123 HP Deskjet 2545 printer enter the SSID of your home network and password and connect your 123 HP Printer to the wireless network.

The printer can also be connected directly to your modem/router using the WPS button.

  • On your 123 HP Deskjet printer press the WPS button and your Router.
  • This method will connect hp dj2545 printer directly to home network irrespective of the OS.

123 HP Deskjet 2545 Wireless Protected Setup in Mac

123 HP Deskjet 2545 printer model comes with the wireless setting and it can be connected to any device through the wireless network. SSID and password are required to connect with the wireless network. HP Utility software is required to connect the HP Deskjet 2545 printer wireless to MAC. Steps for connecting a printer wirelessly on MAC OS:

  • Turn ON your HP Deskjet 2545 printer.
  • Press the wireless icon on the 123.hp.com/dj2545 printer control panel.
  • Touch the settings and next the 123 HP Deskjet 2545 printer wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Follow the instructions on-screen and complete connection.
  • Download the HP Utility software from the HP website and install it.
  • Open the MAC and choose the name of the printer and click Continue.
  • Now Click on Add printer and then click the name of your Printer
  • Click on the current printer in use and select your printer from the drop down and click continue.
  • Follow the instructions on-screen and thus your hp printer is connected wireless to your MAC computer.

Using the WPS button or PIN the 123 HP Deskjet 2545 printer can also be connected directly to the router. Press the WPS button on your printer, and Router at the same time. This will connect the dj2545 printer directly to the home network. But this will not reconnect with the hp dj2545 printer back to the home network after a restart. Hence SSID and Password is preferred.

123 HP DESKJET 2545 WIRELESS PRINTER SETUP

HOW TO SETUP WIRELESS HP DESKJET 2545

Connect your HP Deskjet 2545 Printer wireless you can access through the HP wireless direct and Wi-Fi Direct features. From these methods, connect your Wi-Fi capable devices such as Smartphone, tablets or computer to your Deskjet 2545 printer to setup a wireless network connection without the help of a wireless router or access point.

Hp Wi-Fi Direct and Wireless Direct

Wi-Fi Direct permit you to print wirelessly from your computer, Smartphone, or tablet your device must download the suggested printer software from 123.hp.com/setup as stated earlier. To turn ON Wi-Fi direct follow the steps given below

  • In your Deskjet 2545 printer go to the control panel and click on the Wi-Fi Direct option.
  • On the Wi-Fi direct option, select the settings and turn ON the Wi-Fi direct option.
  • Connect the five devices through the Wi-Fi direct method.

You can also connect this method even when your printer is connected through USB cable. Ensure your device has an active internet connection. If the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, follow the steps below for the Wi-Fi Direct connection

  • Open the HP printer software on the computer.
  • Select the Tools -> Device Setup & Software-> Connect a new device.
  • Under the printer connection tab, you can find the Wireless option.
  • This will automatically list the available printers select your HP printer from the list.
  • Follow the directions on the screen to complete the setup.

To print from a wireless-capable mobile that supports Wi-Fi Direct

  • Turn ON the Wi-Fi Direct in your HP Deskjet 2545 printer and in your mobile.
  • Now choose the document that you have to print from your mobile and click on Print.
  • On the screen will display the list of available printers.
  • Select your printer from the available printers list and click OK.

To print from a wireless-capable computer

  • Turn ON the Wi-Fi direct option in your HP Deskjet 2545 printer and computer.
  • From the list of the available network choose printers name in the Wi-Fi settings in your computer.
  • Next step, enter the password to connect the printer with your computer.

Now you have successfully connected your printer wireless your 123 hp Deskjet 2545 printer is connected via USB cable, follow the steps mentioned as before in this setup.

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