Windows 10: Connecting Brother Printer to Windows 10 machine

Discus and support Connecting Brother Printer to Windows 10 machine in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a Brother MFC 7360 printer that i'm trying to connect to a Windows 10 machine. When i try and download the Brother software i get to the point... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by VinnyMal, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. VinnyMal Win User

    Connecting Brother Printer to Windows 10 machine


    I have a Brother MFC 7360 printer that i'm trying to connect to a Windows 10 machine. When i try and download the Brother software i get to the point of connecting the cable to the printer and the pc. Nothing happens the download does not commence. When i look in device manager the usb port where the printer cable is connected shows an error. I've tried various usb ports. I used the same cable to download the software on Windows 7 machine without any issues. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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    VinnyMal, Mar 14, 2020
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  2. Jan123 Win User

    Windows 10 Home Won't Print to Remote Printer


    I have three computers.
    Machine 1: Windows 10 pro, has the USB Brother HL-5040 printer
    Machine 2: Windows 10 pro, prints OK to the remote printer.
    Machine 3: Windows 10 home, Used to print, but not anymore (THIS IS THE PROBLEM).
    I’ve tried everything that I can think of, and would appreciate any suggestions.
    I did these steps on Machine 3 that did not work.

    1. Remove the printer device.
    2. Add a Printer
    3. The printer that I want isn’t listed
    4. Select a shared printer by name
    5. Browse
    6. Select the displayed Machine 1.
    7. Select the displayed Printer.
    8. Next
    9. Failure “Connect to Printer”.
    10. Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or Hostname
    11. Next
    12. Set Hostname to Machine 2, and set port name.
    13. Detecting TCP/IP Port
    14. Additional Port information required.
    15. Device Type – Standard, Brother Port Server
    16. Next
    17. Detecting the Driver Model
    18. Install The Print Driver
    19. Select Brother and Brother HL-5040
    20. Next
    21. Replace the Current Driver
    22. Printer Name (setting it to HL-5040)
    23. Next
    24. Do not share this printer
    25. Next
    26. You’ve successfully added “HL-5040”
    27. Finish
    Printing on Machine 3 puts the document in the print queue, which reports error printing.
    Printing from Machine 2 to the printer on Machine 1 works perfectly.
    All three machines are in the same HomeGroup. Machine 3 can access the shared files from Machine 1.
     
    Jan123, Mar 14, 2020
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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, Mar 14, 2020
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  4. weamish Win User

    Connecting Brother Printer to Windows 10 machine

    Brother printers - wireless connection


    I have two Brother printers: HL-2270DW and MFC-L2700DW. If the internet connection goes out for any reason, it's a nightmare for both printers. When the internet connection is restored, they still will not print, even when the WLAN report says Connection OK. But here's the worst part - there seems to be nothing I can do to fix this, except to wait. Eventually they'll start working normally again, and I have no idea why. Could be a few hours or maybe a few days, but then all of a sudden they're back. Until the next outage. Even a complete reinstall doesn't always work (and is obviously a pain to go thru each time). Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
    weamish, Mar 14, 2020
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