HP printer is offline HP 2600 series

If your MS Word is showing printer Offline every time you try to print but the HP printer software shows it’s online. Usually happens after Windows update. Follow the below steps.

  • In Windows, search for and open Control Panel, and then click View devices and printers.
  • Right-click your printer, select Printer Properties, and then click the Ports tab.


  • Look for a WSD port in the list. make sure the check box is selected for WSD port


  • In Windows, search for and open Services.
  • Find Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication in the list.
  • For both, make sure the Status is Running and Startup Type is Automatic.

  • Right-click the item, select Properties, change the Startup Type to Automatic, click Apply, click Start, and then click OK.

For info click here https://support.hp.com/my-en/document/ish_2026537-1681507-16

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