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Wireless Setup I am unable to configure the Brother Wireless Printer to act as a wireless printer. USB connection works fine. But when I get to the final steps of the setup as laid out by the included CD, the computer is unable to complete the setup (step 16 on page 33 of the setup guide)..cannot "Search the Network for Devices..." I get a message that none was found. Up to that point, everything seemed to be progressing nicely!!

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  • Ernie Bode Feb 17, 2008

    The network has been working up until now. There are 2 wireless laptops sharing a wireless router using a DSL line. An older printer is wired to the router with a ethernet cable. We can print from the laptops to the old printer this way. But we cannot add the new printer. The network connection shows to be running.

  • sandra villa Sep 17, 2008

    I am unable to configure the Brother Wireless Printer to act as a wireless printer. I have a MFC 465 cn 30ppm. When I get to the final steps of the setup as laid out by the included CD, the computer is unable to complete the setup (step 16 on page 33 of the setup guide)..cannot "Search the Network for Devices..." I get a message that none was found. Up to that point, everything seemed to be progressing nicely!!

  • ochiuau Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same problem where my Brother wireless printer can't get IP address from router so the printer dose not connect to the wireless network. Hope someone can help. Thanks. OC.

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Well..I suppose we should determine that you have your small office/business network set up first, right? it's under network connections. If it's not there, then your printer will stay invisible. Is this a replacement or new install?

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    ok..that's a good thing. can you add the Brother, when on USB, as a network printer, so that the setup can 'see' it on the network?

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