Question about Brother MFC-8860DN Printer
I can't send a wireless "print" transmission from my laptop. The error message says printer is "offline" (I'm sure its a simple procedure/setting to get it "online" again and resume printing, but I can't find my manual and I can't figure out how to get it back "online")
I had the same problem with a Brother MFC-6490CW AIO printer. Here is how I resolved it:
Open the printers folder.
Right-click on the Brother printer and display the Properties page
Select the Ports tab.
In my system (Vista Premium), the selected port was a WSD port (whatever that means). Further down the list, there was a TCP/IP port that was obviously created by the Brother installation software. I selected the Brother-created TCP/IP port (which deselected the WSD port), applied the changes, and suddenly my printer was online. No idea what the difference between these two ports is, but I'll stick with the TCP/IP port until further notice.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
My MFC-6490CW goes "offline" when I connect to the Internet. I have a Netgear router and it pings fine. When I unplug my cable modem, it works again. This just has to be a simple setting somewhere! Un-installed, re-installed. Reset router to default. Un-did all firewalls and antivirus. made it a static address. Reserved its IP address. Blah blah.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I was also facing the same Problem, I solved it by following these steps
First I noted down the IP address from the Printer, Menu > Network > Wlan > Tcp/IP
then on my pc
1.Point to Printers and faxes 2.add new printer 3.a welcome window appeared click next --select local printer attached to this computer do not check automatically detect............. then click "Next" 4. Point to Create a New port then select HP Tcp/IP Port 5. a Welcome page appears again click Next 6. Now is the time to Write the IP address you noted earlier from the Printer also check Always print to this.......... 7. now by clicking ok or Next it will take some time to load another window 8. Now at the bottom left of this window you will find two options i selected the "custom" option, another window appeared click ok and wait for few seconds, when that disappear click Next Click finish and wait.......... 9. Here You go another window appeared Point to the Manufacturer Brother and then select the model MFC6490 10.Click Next and Point to KEEP THE EXISTING.......... or whatever option you like.. Now its easy follow the on screen steps untill you are asked to PRINT A TEST PAGE
NOW YOU ARE CONNECTED AND ONLINE AND ENJOY....
BUT HAY THE OTHER DAY I FOUND THE SAME PROBLEM "YOUR PRINTER IS OFFLINE" DON'T WORRY, i SOLVED THAT TOO 1--GET TO PRINTERS AND FAXES 2--SELECT THE PRINTER WHICH IS ALREADY INSTALLED AND SAYING " OFFLINE " 3--RIGHT CLICK AND POINT TO "USE PRINT ONLINE" THERE YOU ON FLY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS MUHAMMAD IMTIAZ KHAN
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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