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Network printer will not print through router

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  • WFWJRR Dec 06, 2008

    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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Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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I have made a tip for this problem as this happens so often...
http://www.fixya.com/support/r1173875-network_connected_printer_not_printing

have a look at that, if you need further help let me know..

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