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Old 09-01-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Printer installed but "not connected"


My system has the printer identified, but doesn't print. When I click on the printer icon, it says "pending - not connected?.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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Can you explain what you mean when you say "My system has the printer identified". And what steps did you take to install the printer?
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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printer "not connected?"

Hi,
I went to a link at CUPS 1.7.2. clicked on administration, then add printer. It came up with discovered network printers, I chose mine (Brother MFC 7860DW) then it took me to a list of models, mine was not included - so I went to the brother site and came up with a similar model (MFC 7840 W) clicked on that and tne add printer. When I try to print, it comes up with the printer model, but will not print. I figure it's because the printer is wireless and I'm missing the required communication (however, it did find the printer and the correct model number...) so I'm baffled...
Many thanks for your help!!
 
Old 09-01-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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Some wireless printers have a WEP key or wpa password go to the printer & getit from the printer settings panel.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #5
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If the printer is wireless and already configured you can manually add the printer using the URL below. I typically configure my printers with a static IP address.

socket://IP_address/binary_p1
 
Old 09-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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My thoughts too...

The error message seems to say that your printer doesn't have a wireless connection to your router.

This is done using Wi-Fi Protected Setup. You either enter the device number that should be found on your printer in the correct location when you open the setup function for your router, or use an automatic connection configuration program found on the printer, or simply press a WPS button if there is one.

The documentation for the printer should tell which one to use, but you can always make a connection using the device number(PIN method).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 09-01-2014 at 08:06 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 07:41 AM   #7
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You have to go to the printer to make the connection. If it's wireless, you have to give it the network password. That is done through the setup menu on the printer.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 10:28 AM   #8
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Question printer "not connected"

The printer is on line as such - because it will print from another computer (also on linix), just not on this new one!
 
Old 09-02-2014, 07:47 PM   #9
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If you can access the printer through your browser, it should print. Brother is usually pretty straightforward. I have no idea why your issue is happening.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 08:50 PM   #10
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If you have the printer setup on a linux machine maybe the password id stored on it.
 
  


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