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My mcf490-cw brother printer has been printing wirelessly for years. Now, out of nowhere, it indicates it is off line and neither of my wireless computers can find it on the network. On the computer, it indicates that the printer is off-line. How do I get it back on-line?

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Connect it to wireless network again

possible reason could be it goes offline because it looses connection to your network/router
reconnecting it again same way during the first time can resolve the issue

also check the printer if it has sleep mode/power saving mode options then turn it off

you can refer to call brother support or checking their website.it could be really helpful for you

I hope I help you even a bit

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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