Question about Brother MFC Office Equipment & Supplies
I have a brother mfc5890 and i would like to connect this to my laptop. The printer is connected via cable to my pc but this is in another room. I would like to be able to sit in the living room using my laptop and print. Is there any way of connecting the laptop to the printer by bluetooth or another way so i don't have to connect via cable
If your printer and computer are Bluetooth capable then yes it can be done that way. The other way is through your wireless network/router. If you run a cable from you wireless router to your printer then you can use it wirelessly.
Posted on Feb 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have you setup the wireless connection in between the printer and the laptop...
your laptop is working wirelessly with the internet but for making the printer to use it wirelessly the printer should be also a wireless printer.
and if the printer is a wireless printer then you have to setup the connection in between the printer & laptop to work wirelessly.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
What kind of paper are you using?
Normal paper or Photo Glossy paper?
If you use Photo Glossy Paper, you have to put at least two sheets of paper. If you read the photo glossy paper instructions that came in the package you will see it.
The package brings one sheet more than mentioned because of this specification.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
My guess is a driver problem. I'm assuming you can print to it, so you know the USB connection is good. And you can make a copy (I assume), so you know the scanner mechanism and its connection with the rest of the machine works.
The scanner driver is separate from the printer driver. It's entirely possible to install and use the printer without having loaded the scanner driver. Best bet is to unplug the unit from your computer, then uninstall it completely from Windows. There may be an Uninstall program listed under Brother in your Start menu...All Programs... Or go to Start...Settings...Control Panel (or however your version of Windows get there) and open your Scanners and Cameras folder. If you find the Brother machine in there, Select it and click Remove. Do the same in the Printers folder.
Don't plug your machine back in until you have reinstalled the drivers. Go to www.brother-usa.com, and in the Service & Support box on the right, click Downloads. That will take you to a page where you'll select Multi-Function as your Product Group, then the model.
You'll get two lists of links. Forget Manuals, look at Drivers on the right.
Under Type of Software, click ALL. Select your OS.
Look for Setup.exe in the main directory, or you may need to browse folders labeled with different language abbreviations to find it.
Start the installation, and don't plug your USB cable in until the computer tells you to. it will install the printer first, then return to install the scanner. It may require you to restart Windows more than once. Sorry.
Once you've suffered through all that it should be fine.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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