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The solution to your problem is in your network. A 205 error is network related with a confusion in where the IP address is. Make sure that you have the right IP address for your brother printer. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT... make sure that YOU DO NOT HAVE a wired AND wireless connecion. This will cause confusion between the printer and PC. It will not know where to send the file. Lastly if you are printing with a gateway connected to a router this could also cause problems. ie comcast gateway connected to router. I currently have a comcast gateway connected to router with no problems. But i also have my gateway in DMZ plus mode(complete unrestricted access for router)
Hope this helps.
to the person who says don't buy brother, I happen to like brother printers. They have been the most stable out of all that we have owned at our office. If you have a cell phone and can not figure it out you get help. the answer can't be don't buy a cell phone.
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
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Posted on Mar 15, 2009
If you're using Win7 or Vista, you're problem is very likely related to the Windows Firewall. Go to control panel -> windows firewall. Choose advanced settings. Check Inbound Rules for a rule called BrotherNetwork Scanner. The specific local port that needs to be open is UDP 54925. Under Advanced, check to make sure the profile you're running with is selected. In my case, the brother software had created the rule in the 'Public' profile, which didn't apply because I was using the 'Private' profile. Once I switched, everything worked great.
Posted on Feb 09, 2013
I like the Don't buy Brother idea, but check if it's a wired and wireless computer. The software doesn't like wireless....
Disable the wireless, reboot, reboot the Brother (hopefully you don't have to uninstall/reinstall), and test over hardwire.
Thats fixed it multiple times for me!
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
This is due to a stupid stupid setting within the Brother ControlCentre3 software that has its own setting for Email client and doesn't depend on the default setting in Windows. I experienced it after installing Thunderbird over Windows Mail . . . oh, how to fix it, you'll be wanting to know . . go to the Brother website www.brother-europe.com, create an account, then go to
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
The above solution anly helps sometimes. I have the exact same problem and my solution is not to buy brother??
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
Go to MY COMPUTER then to PRINTERS & FAXES and then under Other Places to SCANNERS & FAXES.
you will see the brother and right click on properties. check in the Network tab the IP address, it's probably wrong, it should be the same as the port in the properties for the printer configuration
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
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