Cannot get Brother wireless network printer to work

April 8, 2013 at 20:06:25
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Brother HL-2270DW wireless printer. The install seems to go OK , and the printer gets an IP (DHCP) address from the router. But the installation software cannot find the printer to complete the installation.
The printer settings (printed after pressing GO button three times) show that the printer has an address, but it will not respond to a ping.

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#1
April 9, 2013 at 03:40:17
I just installed a Brother wireless printer & the only way I could get it to work was to first install it with a USB cable. It's stupid but it's what they recommend.

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#2
April 9, 2013 at 06:26:31
I agree (both that you need to use the USB and that it's stupid). I went through that process. But when it comes time for the installation program to find the printer, it doesn't see it. I've tried both using DHCP and a static IP... no difference.

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#3
April 9, 2013 at 08:07:03
What address does it give you? All of these wifi printers tell you in the manual to do the setup with usb plugged in first, but you do the wifi set up, not the usb install.
Have you tried uninstalling it all, restart the pc and try again following the instruction for the wifi set up. Once finished you should be able to unplug the usb and run wifi. Is network discovery turned on?

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#4
April 9, 2013 at 08:27:49
You'll want to statically assign an IP to the printer. Don't use DHCP.

Just check out the DHCP scope on the router and pick an IP outside of it. Typical router DHCP scope is as follows: 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.199

So, if your router's LAN IP is .1, I would use .10 for the printer. That's outside the scope of assignable DHCP IP's.

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#5
April 9, 2013 at 18:25:17
Just to clarify what I had to do-------I connected with USB, then disconnected USB & switched to wifi.

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