Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to joelad)
Is the computer only connected to the Router via Ethernet, or does it use Wifi also?
Appletalk can only be active on one interface at a time.
Do these printers only allow Appletalk setup?
Any electrical storms or problems in your area lately? Ethernet ports are very sensitive & may quit working, giving you a cable isn't connected warning when they go out.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to BDAqua)
The computer is only connected via Ethernet. No Wifi.
They are older printers and only allow Appletalk setup.
No storms or recent problems.
Only thing that's different – as far as I know – is that one time I didn't follow my usual shut down procedure and left apps open.
And, the mystery is why/how one printer works if AppleTalk is actually off. And, if it's the Ethernet port or cable that is the problem, how can the one printer still print?
Thanks for your assistance.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to joelad)
Well yes, if you only use ethernet & one works, then it's not that, have you tried swapping cables from one printer that works to one that doesn't?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Swapping cables from one printer to the other didn't help. However, that gave me the idea of removing the cables from the router and plugging them directly into the computer. Bypassing the router has them printing again! So, the router is the culprit. I'll replace it asap. Meanwhile, I can live with the direct hookups for the 2 printers. Oddly, the third printer works fine going through the router so I'll leave that as is for now.
I had given up until your suggestions pointed me in the "cable swap" direction. BDAqua, thanks for your help resolving this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 6:49 PM (in response to joelad)
Great news, good work, thanks & good luck!
Did you reset the Router by unplugging it for a few minutes?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to BDAqua)
No, I didn't try resetting the router. I'll try that after I get my printing done tomorrow. Just don't want to push my luck... I'm thankful it's working again. Thanks for the idea though. Maybe it'll save me the cost of a new router.