Question about Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
I have been able to use SBS 2003 as a print server for my Brother 5480cn printer but the device manager still shows the yellow question marks. It is a multifunction printer and when connected to my SBS server I have no scanning ability either without plugging the usb cable into another computer on the network. I used the drivers for Windows 2003 server from brother.com but like I said it only gives me printing. How can I get the multifunction running through my SBS 03 server like I had it running through my vista ultimate computer?
SOURCE: reset drum - brother mfc-8860dn
Open front cover
Remove drum unit and toner cartridge assembly
Put drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in machine, but do no close front cover.
You will get a message "Replace Drum?"
Select Yes to confirm
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
The drivers should come inboxed with windows 7 on the official final versions. Later on the drivers also will be released on brother's homepage(s), but they usually take some time before uploading drivers to the homepage when new OS' are released. Try using the Add Printer Wizard and see if you're able to find the MFC-6490CW in the list of printers available.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
I had the SAME problem. I have 3 pc laptops and 1 Mac. The Mac could still print, but the pc's were hosed. I called BrotherUSA and this fixed the problem!
Go to your printer and after making sure it's connected to the network with the Ethernet cable, go to Menu > Print Reports > Network Config. This will print a page that shows your printer's IP address. We need to config that address in your Printer, Fax and Scanner settings in Control Panel.
Go to Control Panel > Printers & Faxes. Right click on your printer > Properties > Ports tab. Click Add Port and select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click New Port and click Next on the wizard. Enter the IP address of your printer in the first field (the second one will auto-fill). Click Next and Finish. Printer's done!
Right click on your PC-FAX in Printers & Faxes and Properties. Click on the ports tab and just check the box that you just created for Standard TCP/IP Port. Click OK. Fax is done!
Go back to Control Panel and select Scanners & Cameras. Right click on your printer/scanner > Properties > Network Setting tab. Select the Specify your machine by address radio button and, if it's not already in there, enter the IP address of your printer. Click OK. Scanner's done!
This will work as long as your router is running. You may need to repeat this process after a power outage or if you need to reboot your wireless router. Not too bad, though! I just wish everything was as easy as a Mac!!!
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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