I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro running El Capitan (IP: 192.168.1.65) and a newer Macbook Air (~2014) (IP: 192.168.1.71) running El Capitan. Both are connected wirelessly to the same network: a U-Verse router (IP: 192.168.1.254). I have an Okidata MC362W (IP: 192.168.1.78) wired to the U-Verse router. All on a subnet of 255.255.255.0. The Macbook Air can print using CUPS without issue. The Macbook Pro prints OK until it doesn't also using CUPS and the Internet Printing Protocol. Then it will stop seeing the IP address. If I reboot the U-Verse, which takes more than 5 minutes, the Macbook Pro can then usually see the printer again until the same issue comes around 4 or 5 days later.
Here's what I've done:
- I've assigned a static IP to the printer. The Macbook Pro is not using the same IP and it is not using the same IP of anything else on the network.
- I've manually repaired permissions on the Macbook Pro
- I've reset the printer settings on the MBP to default
- I updated the firmware on the OKIDATA
- I've uninstalled and re-installed the printer multiple times
- I've installed the most up-to-date drivers for the printer
- I've tried to print using Airprint -- it can see the printer, it cannot connect to the printer
- I cannot ping the printer from the MBP nor can I access its IP through the browser.
- To the best of my ability, the network setup on the Macbook Air and the MBP are identical
Does anyone have any suggestions of something new to try? TIA.