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Network printer will not print through router

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    I HAVE MFC-440CN ALL IN ONE: CAN'T PRINT THROUGH WIRELESS ROUTER. I HAVE AN HP LAP-TOP, VISTA . I GET ERROR MESSAGE SAYING PRINTER BUSY OR ERROR. THE WIRELESS ROUTER IS A NETGEAR

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We just bought a brand new HP PC. We changed from aol to insight broadband. We also purchased a new all in one printer and I am totally clueless on how to connect the printer to the internet. Should I take it back? Because the instructions do not explain how to connect the Brother all in one printer to the internet with a router.

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Bonnie

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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I have made a tip for this problem as this happens so often...
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INSTALLING A NETWORK PRINTER These instructions generally apply to all network...


INSTALLING A NETWORK PRINTER
These instructions generally apply to all network printers with built-in network cards (print servers) such as HP Laserjet printers, IBM Infoprint laser printers etc.
This example is for a network HP Laserjet printer.
To install a HP printer (with built-in Jetdirect print server) as a network printer you need to do the following -
1. Open the printer’s menu and enable the Network Card – these print servers use a static IP address therefore, configure the IP address of the network card so it matches the IP range of your network. Eg. If your IP's are 192.168.0.xxx then set the network card to a high number say 100. (This is to prevent a conflict with the router issuing the same IP address to a computer on your network).

Then set the Subnet Mask IP address to 255.255.255.0
If you have a wireless router then check the IP address range that the router issues to the computers on your network and configure the static IP address in the printer’s network configuration accordingly.
2. Install the HP printer driver on your computer/s using the LPT printer port.
3. Connect the printer with a LAN cable to the network hub/router.
4. Click on Printers and Faxes - right click on the HP printer and click on Properties.
5. Click on Ports and click on Add Port.
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