Plug an ethernet cable into one of the ethernet jacks on the router and the other end into the printer. run driver installation setup on your computer that is connected to the wireless network and choose peer-to-peer networking. let your computer search for the network printer. follow installation instructions to complete.
you can download the driver here http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2070n_all
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Sometimes this problem occures when you install a later model wireless router.
Try installing the latest Wireless card driver on the XP computer and the LAN card drivers on the other computers except the MAC.
You can attach the printer directly through USB cable to your computer and print, or you can connect the printer and your computer to the same wireless network and then print using the wireless and your connection.
Internet is not necessary, only a communication path needs to be established. For this whether its your neighbor's wifi network, your own wifi network, a usb cable connection between your pc and printer etc printing will be accomplished.
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Are these printers connected with a LAN cable directly
to the router, or are they wirelessly connecting to the router?
HP C8180 has built in wireless adapter and Ethernet according the Website at
If this is connecting to the network wirelessly, check to see that it is
connected to the Network, is your router using secure passwords for a
connection to the network,
Your printer will need these passwords just as your
If you connect the printer with a Lan Cable, it will be more
reliable, and shouldn’t need a password to be on the network. And makes life a
Your internet provider has nothing to do with your Printer not printing; this
is an Internal Network Problem. The settings or your network has changed.
The Printer should have a static IP address
Here is a link to a tip I put together about this subject, http://www.fixya.com/support/r1173875-network_connected_printer_not_printing
If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me...
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.