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Windows 7: Wireless Printer Problems


07 Jul 2011   #1

 
 
Wireless Printer Problems

Hi All

I having a problem with my wireless printer

I have Windows 7 32bit installed, printer is Brothers MFC-845CW, router is NETGEAR WNDR 3700 ,

I have checked the printer setup and printer connects to the router OK
but when I try to print I get a error message saying something like ( printer connot be found on network..?
when I run the diaginastic it says cannot fix problem contact network administrator..??

I know the printer is connecting to the router..
I also know the problem is in the computer
I know its probley a setting somewhere.LOL

I know lots but cant fix anything.LOL


Don


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07 Jul 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello wmauctions,

Make sure that you have the latest Windows 7 32bit driver installed in your computer, if not please download it from Brothers site.
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07 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Navigate to Start>Control Panel>Network & Internet>Network & Sharing Centre>Advanced Sharing Settings and check that Network Discovery and File & Printer Sharing are enabled, while Password Protected Sharing is disabled.

Go back to Control Panel>Hardware & Sound>Devices & Printers then make sure your printer is configured as the default one. (Right-click your printer icon and choose Set as Default Printer.)
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08 Jul 2011   #4

 
 

Have done this several times
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Hello wmauctions,

Make sure that you have the latest Windows 7 32bit driver installed in your computer, if not please download it from Brothers site.

problem seems to be in (no network access in printer panel) I cant seem to find anything to change this

I will try this
(Navigate to Start>Control Panel>Network & Internet>Network & Sharing Centre>Advanced Sharing Settings and check that Network Discovery and File & Printer Sharing are enabled, while Password Protected Sharing is disabled.

Go back to Control Panel>Hardware & Sound>Devices & Printers then make sure your printer is configured as the defalt one. (Right-click your printer icon and choose Set as Default Printer.)
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08 Jul 2011   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Please install and run AdvancedIPScanner to locate the IP and MAC Addresses of your Brother printer.

You may try pinging the IP Address of the printer from your computer by opening up a command prompt, type for ex: ping 192.168.1.11 press enter

See if you can access it via web interface, for ex: http://192.168.1.11 (yours will be different of course)
If you're able to access it, it means that it's communicating in your network. In here, change the the Auto IP to Static or Manual IP.

You may manually assign the Printer IP by adding a Port to the Printer's Properties then Ports Tab=> Add Port=> Standard TCP/IP Port, to each computer in your network.

Please let us know.
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