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Can't add a printer to network

I have a desktop connected to the internet thru a wireless router (using a USB adapter). The Brother printer was working thru this connection till I secured the wireless network. It kicked out my wireless computer and the printer . I unsecured the network and was able to add my wireless computer but CANNOT get the printer to go back into the network. I spent this morning on the phone with Linksys and they told me I had to contact you to put the printer back into the network. HELP please. Patty

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Try re-installing the printer software again. If you don not have a printer driver, you can download it to its manufacturer's website under support then download. hope this solves you puzzle!

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Hold reset on the router for about a min and a half while disconnected from power. You should be able to connect with both the PC and printer when powering up again.

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Brothers printer without a computer


If this is a Brother MFC-J470DW Inkjet, then it is possible to connect it to a wireless network. If you internet device is actually a "wireless router" as well as a modem (where cable or phone line connects) then you should be able to follow the manual in setting up the newtork on the printer. You may need a phone, iPad or other device that can browse the internet, to register the printer properly and complete setup. There should be a support number you can call for free (check your setup documents). Most companys are anxious to help new cutomers and give them step by step instructions. You can also try http://www.brother.ca/en/customer_care - there are several support option there.

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If your internet modem is not a router and only has a wired connection for direct to a PC (a cable that has what looks like big phone jack ends), you would have to add a wireless router instead of a PC. This can be a complicated job, and beyond the scope of this answer.
This printer does support Google print, Apple AirPrint and other network printing (for phones, ipads etc) so once connected, it could be very useful. Brother Canada Customer Support

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Check connections


The connection of the USB cable
Verify that the USB cable is connected between your Brother machine and your PC.
The connection of the LAN cable (if applicable)
Verify that the network cable is connected between your Brother machine and access point and the machine is powered on.
1.Access point/router
2.Wired Network machine (your machine)
3.Wireless capable computer connected to the access point/router
4.Wired computer connected to the access point/router
The connection of the Wireless network
1.Access point/router
2.Wireless Network machine (your machine)
3.Wireless capable computer connected to the access point/router
4.Wired computer connected to the access point/router
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