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Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« on: December 13, 2016, 08:05:15 pm »
Hi Mark,
I am back with this problem with this printer.
I can not get the wireless connection to work. I had a topic here in September but I was able to use the Windoze computer to print out my sketches. I have now lost the Windoze computer and would like to establish a wireless connection with my Novatech computer running Pep 7.
Can you help ? where do I start ?

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

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Re: Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 06:17:45 pm »
Have a look here
]http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=gb&lang=en&prod=mfcj5910dw_all&faqid=faq00002037_013]


Once you get it connected to your wlan it should just be a question of installing the printer in the normal manner


Good luck


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« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 07:35:57 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 08:32:07 pm »
Thanks Graeme,
I will go through this in the morning after my visit to the doc.

take care
Don W
PS I have this printer connected wirelessly with the Windows computer and it works ok. These instructions look much the same as when I connected the Windows computer. Hope fully it should all go well.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 08:40:59 pm by donwatson »
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

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Re: Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 08:49:52 pm »
PS I have this printer connected wirelessly with the Windows computer and it works ok. These instructions look much the same as when I connected the Windows computer. Hope fully it should all go well.

If you have this printer connected with your Windows PC you shouldn't need to do it again it should already be registered to your network

all you should need to do now is install the printer

Menu>System Tools>Printers
When the printer dialogue box opens click + Add on next screen click Network Printers and your printer should be listed select your printer then just follow the instructions


Good luck

Graeme

« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 08:53:08 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 09:49:34 pm »
Thanks Graeme,
Carried out your latest suggestion and the printer has printed a test page.
Went upstairs and printed out a page from Writer and it worked well. Looks as if it is a success.
Thanks again

take care
Don W
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 09:53:10 pm by donwatson »
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

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Re: Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 10:03:48 pm »
You're welcome don

Glad you got it working :)




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Re: Brother MFC-J5910DW wireless printer problems
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 12:56:25 am »
Nice one Graeme :)
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