Question about Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer
My printer has turned itself "offline" and I cant get it back "online". I have tried to right click in the properties menu and nothing works.
I had the same issue and searched ALL over the net for a solution and was thinking about returning the printer until I found this. It works, ALL of my computers are up and running with no issues at all. Just follow these instructions and you should be up and running in no time.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Is this the initial install? If so do this..
I finally figured this out. Do the "cable" install. After it discovers the printer etc you will get to a screen during the driver part of the install that will ask you how to find the printer. The "recommended" list method is a deadend! Instead, check the IP address option and input that.. You can get the IP address of the printer from the test page which should have already printed.(Its probably 192.168.2.3). I run XP and it solved the problem. I suspect its also the answer for Macs and Vista as well.
I have also had success by doing the "cable" install, then when its done, deleting the printer in Printers and Faxes, then doing a manual install (you still need the IP address). I am using two computers to go to this printer and it flies. Great speed.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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