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Brother 845cw printer is offline -

My brother 845cw mysteriously went from online to offline, and now i cannot use it to print anything

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  • maxperform Jun 05, 2008

    I'm having the same issue. Any help?

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    Printer goes offline, need help

  • TelusPig Jan 16, 2009

    Me too!! Arghhh

  • mecit Jan 19, 2009

    Same problem here: checked all the settings and no luck. It looks like it is connected to the WLAN, but no computer can find it and print anything.

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Had same issue and here is what worked for me.

1. Go to Printers and right click on Brother printer and choose 'Properties'
2. Click the 'Ports' tab and with proper Brother printer port highlighted click 'Configure Port'
3. In second field titled "Printer Name or IP Address" enter the IP address of printer*
4. Click 'OK' as need to exit out.

I'm using XP so this may be slightly different depeneding on your flavor of Windows. The main thing is to name the port with the IP address and not rely on name resolution.

Hope this works for you too!

* If you don't know your printer's IP address then you can go to your printer and under the 'Reports' section print-out the Network Configuration report to find IP address.

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If Using Windows 7 (Vista as well perhaps) and wireless connectivity is used, add a new TCP/IP port then ensure the printer is connected via that port, rather that that installed by the printer setup program. However, unless you have set a static IP address on the printer, you will have to use its Node Name (Menu | LAN | WLAN | TCP/IP Settings | Node Name) to identify it in the port configuration dialog.

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