Hi, I have 2 CLP-300, each connected to an Apple Express Airport base station, so I can print wirelessly. Both printers worked for a while (2 month) and then stopped printing. The red light flashes constantly. Often a printing job gets stuck on printing at 90% and it does not complete the job. I was able to make it work again by removing the printer from the printer list and ask the computer to browse for it again. It stopped again and that trick no longer works. The printers also don't print with a direct USB cable to the computers. Do you know what is happening? Both printers are having the exact same problem with Mac or Windows machines. Thank you, Cris
This post regarding the CLP-300/AirPort problem appeared on the Mac forums in June:
"This is not a known issue. The reason for you to face this particular
issue is that these are both 2 GDI printers. Both these printers are
designed to be DIRECTLY connected to a PC or MAC. They are not designed
to be connected to any type of Printer Server, Airport Extreme Base
Station or Powered/Unpowered USB Hub.
If the printers are to be used over a N/W environment then you may need
either CLP-300N or any other N/W capable printing device. The other
option would have been to use any device that is PCL or Post Script
capable. These are not host based would have been better to suited this
type of environment. Even though the previously mentioned methods of
connections are still not recommended they would have been better suit
as they are not host reliant drivers.
As to getting a refund it would highly unlikely as it is not a fault
with the printer or drivers only as mentioned they are both designed
with the intention of being DIRECTLY connected."
I hope this answers your questions. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
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I am not familiar with apple - However
Apple suggests resetting the printer system in the link below https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203159 Also driver may need updating which can be downloaded from brothers web site.
Other possibility I thought of is the port being used may not match the port that printing uses. port 515 TCP could be being blocked by a firewall of some kind or is not set up correctly.
Here's what worked for me: I had everything set with my wireless network which included an Airport Extreme base station and two Airport Express units to extend range. I still couldn't plug and play with my printer.
1. You have to plug your printer into the Airport Express, turn it on, then select a document to print from your computer.
2. Select print from the pulldown menu (or select 'command P' on the keyboard).
3. When the print dialog window appears, go to the "Printer:" selection bar near the top of the window and select "print & fax preferences..."
4. This opens a new window, "print & fax." Near the bottom left of this window just below an icon list of your printers are a "+" button and a "-" button right next to each other.
5. Click "+". Yet another window opens which will reveal a list with your printer on it.
6. If you don't see your printer, click the "default" icon in the top left hand corner of the new window.
7. Select your printer, then click "add" on the bottom right hand corner of the window. The window will close automatically and return you to the "print & fax" window.
8. You should now see your printer in the list. You may say, "My printer was already in the list," but that's not good enough. The process you just went through enabled the computer to detect it on your network. You may want to use the "-" button to remove any previously listed printers from the list in the "print & fax" window.
9. Now you should be able to close the "print & fax" window and get some wireless printing done.
OK, do you have the latest version of Apple's Airport Utility: Version 5.4.1 (541.9) ?
If you don't, get it... it's got an excellent interface that will walk you through bridging two wireless routers together.
Once you get your hands on it, you will need to choose which airport will be the primary and which will be the secondary. Ideally, pick the one connected to the highest speed and most reliable internet access.
Connect to the secondary airport and configure it as bridge to the primary, the Airport Utility will walk you through it step by step.
No. The airport express just has a shorter range. You can use both a regular base and express to extend the range further. Also, the express can be used at your home stereo. You can play your Itunes library directly to your stereo with an adapter to the express. Anyway, the express is just a less powerful wireless, with some special features. We print through it and use it exclusively. May add base station later. Good luck.
if the mfc is not that old, take it back to the dealer and ask for changing it to a wireless printer (extension: CW). Do you really need the fax function? If not, try this printer: DCP 750CW. If yes, get the MFC 845 CW.
The CN printer have to be connected directly to router or pc/laptop.