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Wireless Printer

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Last response: in Mac Os X
January 17, 2010 1:41:57 PM

I have a Brother 490CW connected wirelessly to my home lan. I can connect and print from other PCs on the network but not from my Mac. I see the printer on the Mac to the extent that I get info on the supply levels, etc. It says "printer ready" and connecting to printer when I print however it seems to timeout or something and I get Unable to connect to printer". Any ideas?

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January 17, 2010 2:02:04 PM

This topic has been moved from the section General Networking to section Mac OS X by Grumpy9117
January 19, 2010 3:45:52 PM

Do you have your printers NETWORK drivers installed? I had a similar problem and discovered I had installed the standard printer driver only, which is for printing via USB, etc.

Try looking for a network specific driver for Mac OS and use the 'Print & Fax' menu from the system preferences to make the printer selectable on your LAN.