Print to MFC-7820N over wireless network

Brother Mfc-7820n all-in-one laser print...
September 12, 2009 at 16:27:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have multiple PCs working with a Netgear wireless router that I'd like to share a MFC-7820N printer with. Since the printer has an ethernet card and I can connect it to each PC independently okay and print. When I connect it to my wireless router via an ethernet cable, I cannot print to it from any PC. I set the IP address of the printer so that it is on the same subnet as the router, which allows me to ping it from each PC. On the PC I added a new printer device and setup the port as TCP/IP with the IP address of the printer. Any help would be appreciated. I've seen some posts where a print server is suggested, but since the printer can connect directly to the ethernet port of the router, I'm not sure it is needed. Thanks.

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#1
September 12, 2009 at 16:58:25
Read page S-9 of the User manual HERE. It explain what you need to buy to make the wireless work. If you are planning to replace this MFC soon, get Brother MFC-7840W. It is more wireless friendly and do not need any server.

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#2
September 12, 2009 at 17:00:10
Allow print & file sharing in Windows Firewall under exceptions.

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#3
September 12, 2009 at 17:15:50
XpUser, the manual indicates that I need to connecting the optional External Wireless Print/Scan Server (NC-2200w) to the USB port of your MFC to allow printing over a wireless network.

This tells me a wireless printer server is needed. Do you know if a generic wireless print server will work with this printer, for example Netgear?

Gaupo, I would like to avoid using file sharing, since I don't want to keep any PC running all of the time.


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#4
September 12, 2009 at 17:23:51
I am not familiar with Netgear server but I know the NC-2200w will work with the MFC. Check out NC-2200w homepage at the link below.


http://solutions.brother.com/nc2200...

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#5
September 13, 2009 at 06:13:59
You still have to let it through the firewall.

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#6
September 13, 2009 at 07:50:12
Thank you for the replies. I'm stilling trying to understand 'why' I can't print to the printer when hard-wired to the wireless router via an ethernet cable. Essentially, I'm trying to print to a printer at a specific IP address. If I can ping the printer (which was set the printer to a static IP) when connected to the wireless router, is it the router that is blocking the print commands? If so, could it be that I just need to configure the wireless router to allow those commands to pass? Sorry if these are stupid questions, but I'm trying to understand the logic behind it. Thanks

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#7
September 13, 2009 at 15:33:05
Go back to the properties of the printer. Go to the ports tab. Is TCP/IP checked? If it is, click on configure port? What port number is given?

Then go to windows firewall. You seem to want to avoid the fact that the firewall has to allow print & file sharing, no matter if you're sharing files or not. Check it. The printer itself may also be listed under the exceptions tab.

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