Recently my office has been having some problems with our network printer.
Four computers and the printer are connected to a switch. All four of them can print documents. There is no router or internet connection.
However, two of the computers often take a very long time to send the information to be printed to the printer. Sometimes they can't even detect the printer giving error messages, and many, many minutes later the printer will print the document.
The other two computers seem to be able to print almost straight away all the time. We installed the printer drivers the same way on all the machines. That is by inserting the CD, letting the computer detect the printer, and then clicking continue until it's done.
Checking the printer network settings (from the printer menu) shows the following (if it helps):
IP address 169.254.179.195
What is the most likely cause for the error?