Friday, June 4, 2010

Fix for Brother wireless printer issue

I should've wrote a note about his a while ago: when I got my company to start using Brother printers, I noticed that the 2170W printers would stop printing network print jobs after a while. Same issue's been recurring with the 5370DW printers (successor to the 5250N). Here's the fix...

Hold GO button ~14 seconds until it starts printing again.

For some reason, the wireless mode overrides the wired NIC & disables it; the GO button method switches it back to wired mode. Still good printers overall: I think this was meant to be a "feature" of sorts. Otherwise, standardized consumables & IPv6 support ensures my continued loyalty.

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