Windows 10: Brothers Printer

Discus and support Brothers Printer in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; How can I get my printer out of the sleep mode. I have turned it off and unplugged.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Patricia Baxter How can, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Brothers Printer


    How can I get my printer out of the sleep mode. I have turned it off and unplugged.

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    Patricia Baxter How can, Jan 20, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Can't Access networked Brother Laser printer- To print or use Web I/f


    Not all Printer drivers are included in the installation media. Even mine (Brother HL-4040CN), you would need to manually add it to the list:

    1. Control Panel->Devices and Printers->Add a Printer
    2. Follow the steps to set up a network printer. At one point, Windows will search for available printer, click on "The printer that I want isn't listed"
    3. Click on "Windows Updates". Windows will start downloading a complete list of Printers.
    4. Select your printer name & model then install.

    EDIT: Just tried to install as a USB printer for MFC-7820N since I don't have this printer to set up as a network printer. The result as shown in the list after clicking on "Windows Update":

    Brothers Printer [​IMG]
     
    topgundcp, Jan 20, 2019
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  3. weamish Win User
    Brother printers - wireless connection


    Yep, over the years I've contacted Brother by phone and online chat and email. They have a list of stock responses, none of which have solved the problem. Their printers work great when they're actually working. But the wireless issues are maddening. With other printer brands, my experience has been different - when the internet connection is restored, the printers automatically reconnect to the wifi SSID and work properly again, immediately. But for some reason this does not happen with Brother, even when their printers have reconnected.
     
    weamish, Jan 20, 2019
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  4. KenOp Win User

    Brothers Printer

    Can't print to Brother networked printer


    Well, just discovered the problem by comparing it to another computer here (it's still Win 8.1).

    It turns out that on the 'Advanced' tab of the printer properties, there's a dropdown box to select the driver. And for some reason, the driver was set to something called 'Brother Laser Leg Type1 Class Driver' rather than 'Brother MFC-8480DN Printer'. Selecting the latter fixed the problem. *Rolleyes

    Thanks to both of you for your suggestions.

    Ken
     
    KenOp, Jan 20, 2019
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