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Can you help me set up printer Brother DCP-J315W to the wireless network. I followed the network setup wizard until I came to setting the access point to automatic mode. I don't know where to find the access point. I've looked on the printer and the wireless modem but can't find it. Thank you

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  • corrievdb May 26, 2011

    I tried to work through your instructions and got thoroughly confused. Is there not a simpler way to do this? Corrievdb

  • corrievdb May 30, 2011

    I have spent hours trying to follow the instructions and still have not been able to set the wireless connection between my computer and printer. The Brother instructions suggested are for a laser printer. Mine is an inkjet. I don't know if that makes a difference. In anycase, the instructions from the eguru don't work for me. If another expert can help me, I'd much appreciate it. My printer model is Brother DCP-J315W. Thank you. Corrievdb


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First make sure your computer network settings find the wireless router . On your printer press menu button then press up or down button to choose "network" then press ok. Then "setup wizard" When enable WLAN is displayed press ok to accept. Then machine is searching for available network if you can find your network ssid then select it then press ok.If you have set password security on router it will ask for password enter it . Make sure WLAN is enabled and on means active. If your router has DHCP enable then no need to set ip address on printer otherwise need to set network ip settings in printer too. Then install driver and software on your computer then check. You can also set printer settings in ad hoc mode when you start the printer your wireless computer can see ad hoc printer then you can configure it with disk which comes with printer. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Please check this link to view the official web page of brother printer to get information while setting up the printer through wireless network:-

Also follow the bellow instruction:-

Plug your computer into your regular network and set up a command prompt by clicking "Start" and then "Run" and type"cmd." Press "Enter," and at the command prompt, type "ipconfig." In Windows 7, you can access the command prompt by clicking the "Start" button and typing "cmd" into the "Search Programs and files" field. Search through the response to the "ipconfig" command for the "Default Gateway" and write down the IP address you find there. A default gateway is usually

Find out what IP address range your current network uses. While plugged into your current network, open an Internet browser window and type the IP of the default gateway. Log into the admin panel, and then find the DHCP settings. For example, on a Linksys router, you will find the settings under "Basic setup." Make note of the IP Address range. If the range allows 50 users and the start address is, then your last IP in the range will be each port on the back of the router bears either a WAN or LAN label.Without shutting down your computer, disconnect from the existing network, and then use the CAT5 network cable to connect your computer to one of the LAN ports on the back of your new wireless router. Open the command prompt again, and type "ipconfig /renew." Obtain the default gateway IP and type it into a web browser address bar. Go to the "Basic Setup" screen and change the IP address of the router to something outside the existing range of your current network. Also avoid the IP address of your existing router. For example, if your IP range is to, you can set the IP of your new wireless router to While you are on this screen, also disable "DHCP Server." Save the settings, and disconnect your computer. Also you can connect your new wireless access point to your existing network by plugging one end of a network CAT5 cable into the LAN port of your new access point and the other end into the LAN port of your existing network router.

This is how you have to set up the access point.

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Posted on May 25, 2011

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    e-Guru May 26, 2011


    Please wait for my next post .I am trying to give you a much simpler way to set it up .

    Thanks for contacting

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    e-Guru May 26, 2011


    First check if you have the following in place.

    a wireless router

    a wireless printer

    the printer driver disc

    an usb cable for initial installation

    Now first disconnect the wireless printer from your computer. Install the drivers and softwares first to the computer from the disc. ( Note: if you have already done it then uninstall the previous installation from control panel ).

    Now connect the usb cable between the printer and computer. Allow the printer to do the initial setup. Once done disconnect the usb.

    Now on the bottom right hand side check for the wireless connection. Right click and search for available wireless devices. You will see your printer there along with the router.

    Note at a time you can either connect to the printer or the router . Router would be when you want to surf the internet and printer when you want to fire some print outs.

    Hope that makes the procedure simple.



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