Have spent a lot of time today (when I should have been doing other things! ) trying to sort out my scanner, as I had several urgent documents to scan.
Since reinstalling my Dell C1765nfw printer/scanner this summer, the scanner has been ridiculously slow to scan documents. I couldn't work out why, although I suspected that it might be scanning wirelessly, instead of via the usb connection. I couldn't find how to change that though!
Since yesterday, the scanner also began to stop scanning in the middle of the operation - telling me that it could not connect to the scanner. After nearly pulling my hair out with frustration (and taking a couple of hours to scan just a few pages) I eventually found a way to change the setting by clicking on a 'port' button and changing the setting from network to fixed there. All is now well!
I am however wondering if it was normal for it to take so long to print wirelessly - and ultimately to keep cutting out and telling me it could not connect at all. I do sometimes use my notebook or phone to print wirelessly and that always takes ages too. Just want to know if this is usual.
Perhaps I should mention that we have got cable broadband via Virgin Media and within the last few days I have installed a new router which is supposed to make everything much faster. Before it was installed I was getting lots of problem all the time with the internet disconnecting and then reconnecting. Haven't noticed the problem since installing the router, but it was only installed on Monday.
Many thanks to anyone who might be able to help.