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Can the brother mfc 7820 be used on a wireless network

I didn't buy the ''n'' model. Can I still get it to work

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  • hhanssprint Feb 11, 2009

    Hi
    That is correct, my printer does not have an ethernet port. I have a desk top computer with a router, and a laptop I use wirelessly. the printer is connected to the desktop by a usb. I've tried adding the printer, sharing the printer and the network searches and can find no printer


  • hhanssprint Feb 11, 2009

    I am already stuck on step one. I'm running xp, but when I go to "my computer" I don't see properties, unless you mean for the C drive or other drives. How do I rename computers. I should also tell you that my desktop is 32bit and my laptop is 64. should this make a difference?

  • hhanssprint Feb 11, 2009

    Ok I made a mistake. I RIGHT clicked and found properties. Only one computer is there

  • hhanssprint Feb 11, 2009

    I made a mistake. Sorry. my printer is mfc 7420. I didn't purchase the model that has the N at the end indicating network I think. I have vista 64 and windows xp 32

  • mgkyle May 11, 2010

    If you want to be able to use this printer via a wireless network from another computer, you will probably have to connect the printer to 1) a desktop computer and share the printer, 2) a wireless print server, or 3) a network print server which you would connect to an ethernet port on your router.

    Just to verify, this printer has no ethernet port, is that correct?

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So, you want to share a printer from a desktop computer to wireless clients. I am assuming you are using Windows XP on the desktop computer. If that is not the case, let me know if you cannot figure out corresponding steps for your operating system.

With Windows sharing, the first thing is to make certain you have all computers in the same workgroup and assign them different manes. To do this:

1. RIGHT click on 'My Computer' (either on the desktop if it is there or in the start menu).
2. Select 'Properties.'
3. Click on 'Computer Name.'
4. Click 'Change.'
5. In computer name, type a name for each computer (perhaps 'desktop' and xx-laptop, replacing xx with your initials); it doesn't matter what you put here, they just cannot be the same on any two computers.
6. Make certain the workgroup radio button is selected and type a workgroup name. The workgroup name must be the same on all computers to make this work easily. Anything will do. Common chioces are your last name, 'workgroup', and 'mshome'.
7. Click 'ok' and 'ok' and allow your computer to reboot if you changed anything. Remember to do this on the desktop and all the computers you are going to use the printer with, too.

Now, we need to set up sharing on the desktop. I am assuming that the printer works from the desktop without problem. You have probably already done the following, but check it to be sure:
1. Open the printer dialog (Start-->Printers and Faxes OR if that isn't there Start-->Control Panel-->Printers and Faxes).
2. Right click the printer you want to share.
3. Select 'Sharing'.
4. Assign a share name.

Finally, on the laptop you need to set up the printer:
1. Go to 'My Network Places' (one way is by opening 'My Computer' and clicking 'My Netowrk Places' at the left.
2. Select the name you gave to the desktop (if this is not here, we will need to troubleshoot other parts of your network).
3. The shared printer should show up.
4. RIGHT click on the printer and select 'Install/Connect'.
5. If it asks for a driver, provide the driver file.
6. Print something ;)

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  • mgkyle Feb 11, 2009

    Try following the steps again now that you have figured out how to get the the System Properties menu. You will need to set a computer names and make certain that the workgroup name is the same on all of your computers.

  • mgkyle Feb 11, 2009

    If you have Vista x64 or Windows XP x64 you will need to get the driver for that computer for when it asks. I went to Brother's web site and looked for the driver for the 'N' version they have a 64-bit driver. They do not seem to think they manufactured a MFC-7820 (without the N). http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC...

  • mgkyle Feb 11, 2009

    So the drivers would be athttp://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC...{2C7B4D65-D5B3-47BF-958E-322BE5EFDCA8}&NRORIGINALURL=%2fbsc%2fpublic%2fus%2fus%2fen%2fdlf%2fdownload_top.html%3freg%3dus%26c%3dus%26lang%3den%26prod%3dmfc7420_all&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest&prod=mfc7420_all®=us&c=us&lang=en

    Nothing else changes. You just need to start at the beginning step by step and you should have it all working fine.


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