Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1591 posts

Uber Geek

  #776357 7-Mar-2013 17:30
Send private message

What was the printers reported IP address?

Also what is your computers IP address? Click system preferences->network->(wifi) advanced->tcp/ip


Backblaze Unlimited Backup. World’s easiest cloud backup. Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud (affiliate link).
8212 posts

Uber Geek

  #776358 7-Mar-2013 17:35
Send private message

Gooseybhai: On the mac, make sure printer sharing is enabled and anything else relevant in the printer settings menu.

You should only activate printer sharing if the printer is connected directly to a single computer (say by USB), and you wish to share this printer across the network for other computers to use.

Getting back to the very basics, is this how the printer is connected to the network?

If not, how?

1528 posts

Uber Geek

  #776359 7-Mar-2013 17:37
Send private message

Give the printer a static IP outside the DHCP range i.e.
Make sure your subnet and gateway are correct
You should now be able to get the web page by typing in into internet explorer.
If you get it, you are all go.
If not, check that you are actually connected.
I have done possibly 100's of brother network printer installs, I have only had 2 with problems, one we had to change the modem from a dlink to a TP link and it worked ( Dont know why as the modem seems fine ) the other we had to change the modem to one with a better range ( they had a large house and only one wireless access point ) and this resolved the issue i.e. needed really good signal.

I know enough to be dangerous


14 posts


  #776489 7-Mar-2013 21:32
Send private message

I've finally got it working. I refreshed everything and ran the installation again (using a USB connection for the wireless set-up) and it worked just fine. Relief Cool

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, and your willingness to help a bunny.


2486 posts

Uber Geek


  #777874 11-Mar-2013 11:04
Send private message

Good result !

You will find the brother application will sometimes fail.. A simple "force quit" or reboot will fix it.
Quite often when I print, the brother app will load up (brother app being the printer status monitor) and although its looking fine and dandy it's not doing anything. Same when trying to scan... it reports an error and a simply force quit and reload of the brother app is all that is required.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56

Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57

Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31

Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59

Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01

Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33

ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25

Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47

reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37

Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28

Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41

Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32

Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24

HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Backblaze unlimited backup