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Wireless failure Trying to set up new 8870DW using wireless. I have Vista and XP laptops which network properly with each other when wired but do not see each other at all using wireless. Wirelessly they both reach the internet normally. They both can see my Meraki antenna repeater device which is wired into my router. The 8870DW control panel can see the meraki device. Neither computer can see the 8870. The Pro suite is installed and the 8870 is listed but it does not print or indicate that a job was pending. I would think I should be able to print regardless of the Vista/XP problem. Is the 8870 problem related to my Vista/XP wireless network problem? Is there any way for the machine to print it's internal settings such as IP address etc. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Did you tryed it to reconfigured the device?

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If the computers cannot connect by wireless to the net work it is unlikely they will connect to the printer. right click on the network icon in the systray (lower right hand side of the window) and select diagnose and repair from the list on each computer... it will either fix the network or hopefully tell you what is wrong

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HI,

Please click on the below link.Its a network guide for your model.Go through it.It will tell you how to configure your router,MFC,xp and vista so that you can use it wireless.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc002060/MFC-8870DW_UsaEngNet.pdf

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It seems that you are using usb connection to install your router. This error happens, to some, due to incompatibility issues. I suggest for you to set your wireless network by way of general steps and common cable connections. Let's put it, the old ways. This are the general steps for all types of routers.

Click the link below for proper cable connections in setting up your wireless network.

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Then, configure your wireless connection. The following links provides the step by step instructions for each version of Windows:

Windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/wlan_client_configure.mspx?mfr=true

Windows Vista. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Setting-up-a-wireless-network

Windows 7. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network


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Click the link below for proper cable connections in setting up your wireless network.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx


Then, configure your wireless connection. The following links provides the step by step instructions for each version of Windows:

Windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/wlan_client_configure.mspx?mfr=true

Windows Vista. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Setting-up-a-wireless-network

Windows 7. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network


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