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Registered: ‎2011-09-20

brother wireless printer not connecting

everything was connected and running great until I updated my router firmware to the latest one...

my brother printer mfc-490cw is connecting to the router... but when i check the router console...its not there

my laptop is connected to thru wireless and my laptop is not able to detect the printer anymore

hard reset didnt do the trick.... hardcoded ipadd didnt do the trick
firewall = OFF

is there a way to downgrade the router firmware?
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Re: brother wireless printer not connecting

hard reset the router after flashing the firmware

see router reset on my sig below
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: brother wireless printer not connecting

as i said on my orig post..

hard reset didnt do the trick
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Re: brother wireless printer not connecting

revert the firmware and test
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: brother wireless printer not connecting

After I updated to .34 firmware, I lost my brother printer as well. In order for me to connect again, I had to power off the Netgear router that last for about 1 day until it loses connection again.

Netgear support was not able to find the root cause so they told me to revert back to the previous version that was working before .24.

To revert back, just load the .24 firmware and then do a reset (on the bottom of the router with a pin) for 30 seconds.

After I reverted back to .24, my wireless connection to the printer has been running for 1 month now.

The newer firmware broke all my wireless connection, not just the printer.

POKWANG wrote:
everything was connected and running great until I updated my router firmware to the latest one...

my brother printer mfc-490cw is connecting to the router... but when i check the router console...its not there

my laptop is connected to thru wireless and my laptop is not able to detect the printer anymore

hard reset didnt do the trick.... hardcoded ipadd didnt do the trick
firewall = OFF

is there a way to downgrade the router firmware?
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