There are a few reasons why your wireless printing might be slow. Here are some things.
Weak signal strength. If the printer is too far away from the router, the signal strength will be weak, which can slow down printing. Try moving the printer closer to the router.
Interference. Other devices that use the same wireless frequency, such as microwaves and cordless phones, can interfere with the printer’s signal. Try moving the printer away from these devices.
Network traffic. If there is a lot of network traffic, it can also slow down printing. Try printing when there is less traffic on the network.
Outdated drivers. Make sure you are using the latest drivers for your printer. You can download the latest drivers from the printer manufacturer’s website.
Printer settings. Check the printer settings to make sure they are not set to a high quality or draft mode. A high quality mode will slow down printing, while a draft mode will speed it up.
If you have tried all of these things and your printing is still slow, you may need to contact the printer
manufacturer for further assistance.
Here are some additional tips to speed up your wireless printing:
- Use a dual-band router. A dual-band router can transmit data on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.
- The 5 GHz frequency is less crowded than the 2.4 GHz frequency, so it can provide faster speeds.
- Use a wired connection. If possible, connect the printer to the router with an Ethernet cable.
- This will provide the fastest possible printing speeds.
- Restart the printer and router. Sometimes, a simple restart can fix problems with wireless printing.