slow network pritner

By SystemCheck ·
this network printer used to print fairly fast even when printing multiple copies. but recently it will pause for about 2 minutes before printing the next copy (only about 5 pages or less on average) they are the same information. why is this happening and how to fix it.

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by ---TK--- In reply to slow network pritner

What is the Make and Model? How long has it been powered on for? Have you tried to just power cycle it?

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make and model

by SystemCheck In reply to questions...

HP LaserJet 4200nf and yes we have occasionally shut it down.

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Hi there,

by voldar In reply to slow network pritner

Use one good antispyware software on your network computers. The IPC$ is usually the one that is infected by spywares, so the connection with the server becomes sluggish.
I had once this problem you describe and in the end it was all about spywares.

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by SystemCheck In reply to Hi there,

it's just a few printers, i was thinking it may need more ram or something

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Hi there,

by voldar In reply to but

You mean the processing of the print would ask for more RAM on the printer ? You try to print big documents or one-two pages ? I don't think it is about RAM. I do think it is about your computers network. There is this article from Microsoft, but I think you are already to SP3, so it is not an issue for you.
Anyway, you can try the following also :
- add a port LPT to your network printer :
> net use lpt2 \\networkshare\printername
Add the LPT2 port as a second port for your printer (Properties). Try again the printing. It should be faster, if you are SP2 switch to SP3.

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