You need to set the IP address correctly in the Network Settings.. Make sure it corresponds with the routers IP address and is on the same Network... what I mean by this is .. the gateway should be 192.168.1.1 or similar the printer should be 192.168.1.10 or in that fashion... the 1 after the 168 is the network and the last number of 10 or what ever is the number the device is on the network.. sort of like a home address on a city street.. sounds like you need a person there that knows how to set this up properly... to connect it to the router and configure it properly... Look up a Geek!
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Open the printer and scanners folder an delete all the devices (Brother Printer, Brother Fax, Brother PC-Fax if installed). Point to device an right click the mouse button. Restart the computer. Download the software from Brother Solutions Center. Download the whole suite not just the drivers. Make sure you select the software that is compatible with your version of the OS :Windows 7 32 bits, Windows 7 64 bits, Windows 8 32 bits, etc. Install the software. If you are going to use a USB cable to connect the MFC to the computer, install a local USB printer. If you are going to use Ethernet network cable, install a wired network printer, and if wireless connection then install a wireless printer. If you have problems finding or attributing an IP address to your printer (for Non-USB connections) there is Brother program that helps you attribute an IP address. You will find it on the same page as the software suite on Brother's site.
Connect the printer with a USB cord to the computer. Switch off the printer and install the driver in to your computer , during installation the software will tell you to switch-on the . Do so and finish the installation .
This is the procedure to connect the printer with your computer.
can you help me to figure out why i'm not receiving faxes thru my fax machine that is connected to my computer...i am dumb so i dont know what is waht all i know is that i think i have to unplug the phone in the home too get a fax...i can send them and cant receive them...i have an answere machine but it is torn up do i need to get a new answer machine...please help and thanks
The KX-FM131BX, KX-FM131CX and KX-FM131AL do not connect directly to a computer. They only have RJ-11 connections (to the phone line (line in) for all models and to another phone or answering machine (in some cases).
If you have a hand set try to use it as a phone. If no dialing tones are present check the phone line connection. If the fax is well connected there is a good chance that you need a part for the machine.