Question about Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-665CW All-In-One InkJet Printer
My laptop & printer all indicate they are on the same network, yet the laptop tells me it is offline. No option to go online. The printer says "connection error" when I go to easy WLAN set up. WHen I look for its network, there it is. I've enable all the sharing, installed the printer drivers, (I have Vista). The printer works fine wired. Just wirelessly, I'm missing something. Any thoughts? I keep searching online. My desktop laptop ping each other fine. The 2 computers show up in the lap top, the printer does, too, as part of the desktop, One simple click seems to be missing! HELP!
I have a MFC665CW connected wirelessly to a router and a pc connected by ethernet to the router, with a broadband satellite receiver connected to the WAN port of the router (plan to add another PC to the network soon, so have set up the network in advance). I had trouble with the brother status montior flashing 'Ready' then 'Offline' all the time, when I knew the printer was always connected to the network. I had set up the DHCP stuff on the router to allocate IP addresses to everything that connects to the network, like you are supposed to. I updated drivers and firmware, but the problem continued.
When I checked the router status log I saw that one MAC address in the network was making a DHCP request every 5 minutes (i.e. it was asking the router to allocate it an IP address at regular intervals). Every time the router answered that request it made the Brother status monitor go 'offline'. The MAC address was my broadband modem. I fixed the issue by setting the router to allocate a static IP address to the MAC id for my broadband modem (in the DHCP setup section in the router's admin interface). That stopped the dynamic IP address requests from the broadband modem and the Brother status monitor works fine now. I also set static IP adresses for the printer and PC to be on the safe side, although I don't think that matters.
So, check your network log and look for a MAC id that makes regular DHCP requests and then set a static IP address for it. Hope this helps you guys too.
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