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How to Fix Offline Printer Issues – Setting up a Static IP address

For a while I kept getting the network printer on my home network sometimes showing as “Printer Offline”. Here is how I fixed it.

Note that there are other solutions proposed in various forums, the most common of these being to reinstall the printer driver. That gives you a fix in the short run but doesn’t properly sort the problem, the video explains why.