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    Weird Problem

    First off I have 5 Windows computers in my house. 3 with 8.1, and 2 with Windows 7. I have an ASUS RT-AC66U wireless router that supports A, B, G, N, & AC. My problem is with my HP 7520 All-In-One printer hooked up wirelessly. With all the pc's off and the printer on in standby mode, I can start all of my pc's but one of them and my printer will work fine. As soon as I turn on one specific Windows 8.1 pc, the printer will flash all of its lights and no one can print to it. If I turn it off then on it will do the same thing. Once I turn off the one specific PC and then restart the printer it will then work fine till I turn on that one PC. None of the PC's are on wireless, all are Ethernet.

    Does any one have any ideas, or does any one need some more info.



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    I have the same router AC66U but it's set up as an access point.

    That is a strange problem indeed, I should ask, have you updated to the latest firmware on your Asus AC66U?

    The latest firmware releases have many fixes that may help with this problem.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download RT-AC66U
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    Yes my router is the latest firmware, I then restored to defaults and still have the same problem.
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    Have you assigned a static ip address for your printer? You will have ip conflicts when the router DHCP hands out ip address when you restart the computers/devices.

    By default on most wireless routers, the DHCP IP address range is typically thru and addresses cannot end in 0, 1, or 255. Any fixed (static) IP address must be
    outside the DHCP server range.
    This means that IP addresses you want to assign to devices, such as printers, need use an
    address in the range of thru or thru
    (assuming you are still using the default DHCP server range)

    The HP printer support website has the information about setting up a static ip address on their printers.

    good luck!
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