Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Problems detecting printer

09 Dec 2010   #1
Kornmod

 
Problems detecting printer

I've just done a clean install with Win7 Pro x64 and want to install my printer (Brother DCP-9045CDN), but so fare without any luck.

My printer is connected directly to my router (Zyxel P-2602HW) with an ethernet cable and the DHCP server in my router is active. The problem is that Windows doesn't detect the printer at all.
I've tried with Windows firewall both on and off, and UAC both on and UAC off. I've assigned an IP address in my router for my printers MAC address, and I have tried with the printer LAN config in both auto and static (with the specific IP address entered). I've tried to replace the ethernet cable. I've tried to install BRAdmin Light (a Brother network printing admin tool). According to Brother's how-to-succeed book then I'm doing everything right and it should work except it doesn't

I'm pretty sure it's me doing something wrong as it's the first time I'm trying to install a network printer. Hopefully somebody out there know's more about this stuff than me and can tell me what I'm doing wrong.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Dec 2010   #2
brady

 

Does the printer get an IP? Print a config sheet to ensure your printer is grabbing an IP... then once it does, "add local printer" through printers/devices... uncheck scan for plug and plays... create a new port / TCP/IP and add the ip address for the printer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2010   #3
tezlewis

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried the Add Printer method from Devices and Printers and choosing Network printer? Worth a try!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Dec 2010   #4
Kornmod

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Does the printer get an IP? Print a config sheet to ensure your printer is grabbing an IP... then once it does, "add local printer" through printers/devices... uncheck scan for plug and plays... create a new port / TCP/IP and add the ip address for the printer.
When I enter an IP address in the LAN menu on the printer then the printer recognizes the IP address but the router doesn't. It is as if the router doesn't see the printer at all. When I set the IP etc to "auto" in the LAN menu then everything goes to 0.0.0.0.
I will try to connect it to a different router when I get home tonight or tomorrow to see if that solve the problem.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tezlewis View Post
Have you tried the Add Printer method from Devices and Printers and choosing Network printer? Worth a try!
Yes, I've tried the setup wizard. Both windows own and Brothers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #5
brady

 

You said you created an entry in your router for the printer:
Quote:
"I've assigned an IP address in my router for my printers MAC address"
Does your printer grab the specified ip address from the router after that?
Did you happen to typo the mac address by any chance?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try disconnecting your printer then reboot. After reboot plug it in and have computer go look for it if you are connected by usb. Worth a try!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #7
Kornmod

 

Problem solved.

It turned out that both ethernet cables I tried yesterday were faulty. 3rd time lucky I suppose.

Thanks for all the reply's
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Problems detecting printer




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
startup repair is just detecting problems and thats it! nothing else!
My issue is that my sony vaio VPECH laptop windows 7 wont start like it used to. this issue arised a few days ago, basically the problem is that everytime i start my laptop it gives me two options Launch startup repair (which was recommended) Or start windows normally i chose the recommended...
Backup and Restore
Some queries and Problems!!Lag,slow and not detecting!!
Hi,all Sevenuser445 here,I need some helps!! 1.Pc running very fast at startup.But after running Some applications or games or browser it becomes a bit laggy.Annoying.Dont tell about virus,ccleaner,%temp%,recent ,tree,clean ram etc.Please suggest some thing.Already checked those. 2.My...
General Discussion
Problems with detecting Panasonic TV by PC
Hi, is anyone able to help? I have a problem with connecting Panasonic Viera TX-32LXD70 to PC with Windows 7 and graphic card MSI Nvidia Gforce GTX560 TI. I have tried using Mini HDMI to HDMI cable, and also DFI to HDMI, but none of them work. I have only one HDMI socket in the TV. And on...
Graphic Cards
Problems with New computer detecting old hard drive..
Hello everyone, new here and I have a problem. I'm trying to install a 320 gig Western Digital Hard Drive WD3200AAJB into my wife's new Dell 7100 XPS. It has all of her photography photos (a few years worth) on this hard drive, so it is extremely important to her and me as well. Hope my...
General Discussion
Printer not detecting ink cartridge
Hi i recently bought a HP Photosmart C4640 All-in-One Printer and i have been getting issues with it. whenever i try to print the screen on the printer displays "Print Cartridge(s) missing or not detected" The ink cartridges i add are brand new and are HP cartridges that are compatible...
Hardware & Devices
Nero 9 in Windows 7 has problems detecting drive speed?
Has anyone else noticed that Nero 9 in Windows 7, even the latest update, when you are burning a disc has a problem detecting what speed the disc should use? At first, I thought it was a problem with my DVD burner in my laptop, it was only allowing me to choose 4X speeds when my drive supports 8X...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App