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Is there any way i can connect my brother mfc-490cw all in one to my laptop with a wire? i recently moved and swear it was connected before through a wire but i cannot find any inputs other than those in the front of the printer

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Sure there is, but it's supposed to connect via a LAN switch. Since it worked at your old place, did you miss a step? Was the printer plugged into a router and the computer also plugged into the same router?

Start with the wired network setup section in the quick start guide. It might give you an idea on what to do http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Quick%20Setup%20Guide/QSG_MFC_490CW_EN_1578.PDF

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