Question about Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Take Off Sleep Mode

I just bought a Brother MFC-7840W.
I can not get it off sleep mode.
The manual is unclear.

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  • adamsts Mar 13, 2009

    My printer printed OK, from all computers on the network , when it was set up.

    Now, none of us can print. The printer icon on the computers ( in the control panel) shows 'offline', and the printer's status is 'sleep'.



    How can we fix this?



    Thanks

    Denise

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(same response posted in another thread)

The issue is NOT the sleep mode)/

My first solotution was to reinstall the printer as a new printer. But that is uncessary. The fix is as easy as changing the IP address the in Port.

The problem is the the IP address for your wirelss is not static. and when it changes, the printer does not recognize the new IP address. When this occurs. go the the printer folder ( in the control panel) and click on 'add new priter'. Then select 'add a network wirless printer . NO NEED TO INSTALL THE PRINTER...you just want to see the IP address.

Note the IP address.

GO to the printer, click on the right mouse and select 'properties'
Click on Port
You will see the current port already highlighted.
Click on ' configure port' and change the IP address under "printer name or IP address.
Click OK.
Problem solved

Good luck.

DeniseA

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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