Contact Us Product Registration Visit www. To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below. There are two printer icons with a same product name in the “Printers” section. That’s how I have my net set up, all the user computers have reserved MACs. That driver is called “Brother original driver”. Feb 1, 5:

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If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs? Go to the Manuals section. Change the Protocol brotherr Raw and click Vixta to close the driver properties. I’m using Windows Vista or Windows 7 and trying to use a Brother machine connected to the network, but the machine stays offline and I cannot print.

Those IPs are assigned to various clients, be they computers, printers, or something else, automatically, on a first-come-first-served basis.

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It works with wireless as well as with wired connections. Vsita over my head. I’m using Windows Vista. That driver is called “Brother original driver”. If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service: That way I don’t change a thing on the user machines, just on the router.


The “built-in” drivers Inbox drivers may not have the full functionality brofher Brother original drivers will have. If the printer icon is gray and status is Offlinecheck the network connection.

Each of those IPs is ‘leased’ for a certain time period, typically 8 days. Jan 31, 3: If the Configure Port All replies Drop Down menu.

If ” A port with that name already exists. Message was edited by: I was able to get into the admin of both my router and the printer.

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Posted on Jan 31, 8: Choose another port name. Ask a question Reset. Which should I use? Alternatively you could set your router to reserve an IP for the printer. If Bonjour is live, you merely turn your router, printer, and Mac on, give the router a minute or two to stabalise and hand out IPs, and you can print. If the device comes back up before the lease is over, it gets that IP back.


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Very helpful Helpful Not helpful. Both work just fine over the network.

You get the benefit of a fixed IP without having to play with the printer’s controls. That’s how I have my net set up, all the user computers have reserved MACs. If you can’t find the printer admin tools but can access the router’s control page typically found at There will be two printer icons in your Printers section as below.

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