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Windows 7: How to connect 2 identical wireless printers in 2 places to one laptop

07 Jun 2013   #1

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How to connect 2 identical wireless printers in 2 places to one laptop

Hi All,

I have had a Brother MFC-J6510DW wireless multifunction printer/scanner/copier/fax at home for some time. I can send print jobs and control the scanner from the computer, and I can use the function buttons on the control panel of the machine to scan directly to my computer.

It suits me so well that today I bought an identical one for my office. I deleted the old drivers from my laptop and deleted the connections to the older home printer, assuming that it would be better to use the later drivers with the newer machine. I then set up the office machine using the new disks that came with it. All went well.

Now I find that the office machine works properly, and I can print and scan, controlling it either from the Brother software on the laptop or from the control panel of the printer, as before.

Then I came home, and I find that I can also add the home printer to the list of printers on the laptop. However, I cannot use the scanner. If I try to control the scanner from the PC software it complains that it cannot connect, because it is looking for the office machine. If I press the "scan" button on the machine's front panel it says "check connection", presumably because it cannot get the computer to speak to it.

How do I configure my computer to use two identical wireless printers in two different locations?



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