it maybe wireless interference or various other issues , router , PC or printer
we need to make sure its not the printer thats losing connection or if its the PC
when you lose the connection to the printer , do you lose network connection on the PC
so we really need to wait until it goes wrong again
Then see if the printer light for wireless is on or off
see if the pc will still connect to the internet
What do you think about what another poster said about un-checking the WDS option under the PORT tab and replacing it with a Standard TCP /IP port !?
Not sure what the poster may mean
The WDS is how you initially setup the printer with the router and often that maynot work and manually setting up may be better
so did you use WDS when you setup the printer ?
on the PC lets look and see what channel the wireless is using and what the environment looks like
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )
There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx
Alternative links - Use the links below
use any of the download managers offered - Cnet , just use the direct link below - and click on the download button
Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector Download
Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled Desktop/All-in-1/Laptop
if you get an error
- You will need to have NET Framework
installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
Stand alone version of.net framework https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49981
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.
Run the program
A user guide is available here
post a screen shot of the program running.
if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks"
top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information.
post which SSID name is yours, its located in the list, under network "Adapter Name" (1st column)
For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better. "A desirable signal level for a robust Wi-Fi connection will be green".
note: the signal level is a negative number, so for example -88 is worst and -40 is better
To post a screen shot of the active window.
Hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
Vista or Windows 7
you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool
How to use the Windows Snipping Tool
Windows 8 & 10
you can use the snipping tool > Open Snipping Tool
(From the Windows 8 Start Screen, or windows 10 Search, type "snip" and press enter)
(From windows 10 - All Apps>Windows Accessories>Snipping Tool )
>Press the Esc. key.
>go back to your Windows 8/10 start screen - Swipe from left or press Window Button
>Press Ctrl+PrntScr button to use Snipping Tool
How to take a screenshot in Windows 8 - Opinion - PC Advisor
How to take a screenshot in Windows 8 - How-To - PC Advisor
To upload the screen shot to the forum, open the full reply window ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.