Slow connectivity to network printer

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In our office there are 5 computers sharing one printer.  The printer is connected and shared to the network. 

Printer brand and model is HP LaserJet P4015.  I have observed that others are getting their prints a lot faster than I do.  It always takes a minimum of one minute, before the print command loads and after I click the print command, it  takes another minute to process my prints. 

I know that the problem is not with the network nor from the printer because everybody is able to connect to it properly. 

Which component from my PC may be causing the problem?  I already tried repairing the network connection and even re-installed the printer on my computer, but I always end up with the same result.  The connection is still slow.

Help needed.


Answered By 0 points N/A #129069

Slow connectivity to network printer


Hi Peter,

There are really several possible reasons, as to why your computer is experiencing a slow connection to the network printer.  These reasons could be hardware or software issues such as:

  1. Your computer’s processor as compared to the other computers.
  2. Your computer’s available memory as compared to the other computers.
  3. Security settings on your computer.
  4. Your printer’s connection to the print server (a built-in network card with an appropriate speed would connect to the print server a lot faster).

But assuming that all the above possibilities have been eliminated already, you can also try and check the settings on your computer.  

Go to My Network Places, right click and choose Properties.  Find your primary network connection and do the same (right click and select Properties).  On the next screen, go to File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and click on Properties.  Here, you’ll see different information which could direct you to the main root of the problem.  Remember that on the Printer’s Properties Sheet, you’ll see the Advanced tab where you can check the settings directly connected to printing speeds.

Finally, you can also check the settings on your router.  Remember that Advanced DNS Service (under internet settings) should be turned off.  In the case of other routers which doesn’t have Advanced DNS Service option, you can go to Port Routing Service to forward the SNMP port.

Hope this solves your issue.

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