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Printer won't connect to wireless network

Everything works except the last step

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  • emtownsend Jan 10, 2009

    Unable to connect to wireless either via Macintosh OSX or Windows XP Pro.

    Set printer to defaults and retried but no change.

    Downloaded newest drivers and again no change.

    Does this even work?

  • Matthew Ballew
    Matthew Ballew May 11, 2010

    More information would help, What is the Last Step?

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The solution I'm suggesting works in my business (LAN installations) about 95% of the time. I trust that it will work for you.

Let's see if I can help you.

Begin by turning on your computer and your router

Make certain that you have the latest drivers from Brother by clicking on the following link: Brother Driver Downloads

Open Control Panel and click on 'Diagnose Connection Problems' and follow the instructions.

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