If your Oki printer is offline then it is quite evident that you won’t be able to execute the printing commands and your work will stop. There is a possibility that your printer is switched on and still shows an offline status.
In this case, you must be wondering that why is my Oki printer offline? It happens when you have not set your printer as default. Therefore, go to the control panel and check if your Oki printer is the default printer is not. If it is not that do the needful and then see if the issue has been resolved or not. If you don’t know how to do it then there is nothing to worry about as we will be addressing this point as a part of a solution to get Oki printer back online.
How to resolve Oki printer offline problem?
Method 1: Set Oki Printer as default
As we mentioned above as well, if you have multiple printers connected to your system and some other printer is set as default then you won’t be able to print from your Oki printer.
If order to set your Oki printer as default, open the Control Panel and click on ‘Devices and Printers’. Right click on OKI MC873 icon and you will see a ‘Context Menu’. You need to click on ‘Set as Default Printer’ and if there are several drivers then select the option that says OKI MC873 (*).
If your Oki printer has already been set as the default option then it that case, right click on the option and click on ‘See what’s printing’. If you see any paused tasks then remove them from the list.
In some cases, you might have selected to use the printer offline. You can change it by going to the Queue Window, select ‘Printer’, and then uncheck the box next to ‘Use Printer Offline’. Turn off your system and printer then turn it on to see if the issue has been fixed or not.
If it is then you can start printing again. However, if you are still facing the Oki printer offline issue then you can check out the other steps and try them.
Ways to fix Oki wireless printer offline issue
You can face Oki wireless printer offline issue- Windows when you are on a shared network or due to antivirus. In order to fix it, you should follow the below mentioned steps but first, make sure that the Oki printer and your system are connected to the same network connection. You can also try changing the static address.
Method 2: See if the printer is connected properly or not
If you use a USB cable then you need to make sure that it has been connected properly to the printer. You should also check if the USB port is in working condition.
At times, the wire gets loose and you might feel that the printer is connected to the computer but turns out it is not. Therefore do verify if the cable has been connected to the Ethernet port correctly or not.
See if the router port is fine or not and the network signal light on the Oki printer is flashing or stable. It should be flashing.
You also need to make sure that the printer and the system are connected to the same network/wifi in case of a wireless connection.
Method 3: Try to reset the printer spooler services
You can fix the Oki printer offline by simply resetting the printer spooler services. You can do it by following the steps mentioned below:
- Simultaneously press the Windows and ‘R’ key on the keyboard to open the ‘Run’ box and then type ‘service.msc’ then click on enter
- Click twice on the first result that shows up and it will open the Service window. Find Printer spooler services, right click on them and click on ‘Restart’.
- You need to restart your system to see if the issue has been fixed or not.
Method 4: Check for the latest updates
We all know that how much we love clicking on ‘Later’ when a notification of the latest updates pops up and then wonder why we are facing different errors and issues.
If we don’t install the latest update then there might be some bugs that wouldn’t get fixed and show not only Oki printer offline error but others as well.
Therefore, make sure that whenever you see the latest update, don’t delay in installing it. In order to check for the latest updates, open Settings and then go to ‘Update and Security’. Look for the option that says ‘Check for Updates’ and if it is available then install it.
It might take some time, wait for it and then restart your system for the changes to take place and then try printing.
Method 5: Change the properties
There are a number of users that have claimed that they were able to resolve printer status offline issues just by changing the printer properties. You can do it too by following the steps mentioned below:
- Open the Control panel and then click on ‘Devices and printers’
- Right click on Oki printer and click on Printer properties
- Go to the ‘Ports’ tab and then choose the IP address of the printer and then click on the Configuration tab
- You will see ‘SNMP’ and you are required to uncheck the box and disable it. Click on ‘Ok’ for the effects to take place and then see if the error exists or not
Method 6: Uninstall and install the printer drivers again
If nothing seems to work in your favor then you can try this method so that the Oki printer offline gets back online. You can reinstall the printer drivers by following these steps mentioned below:
- Go to ‘Devices and printer’ in the control panel and then right click on Oki printer
- Remove the printer and then install the latest version of the printer drivers
- Once you do it, restart your device and visit Oki’s official website
- Download and install the latest version and then see if you can print or not
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One of these steps will surely help you to fix the Oki printer offline issue. However, if you still face any issue then feel free to get in touch with us and we will help you out in the best way possible.