I have a Brother HL-5370DW printer that is hooked up to my home network via a port on my router. This printer was on the network and working just fine. I added my HP Color Jet 2600n - the HP was set up using add network printer and the Brother was using the local printer option and adding a port which has worked successfully many times over. The HP is on 192.168.1.8.
Now when I plug in the Brother I get no activity lights on the back of the printer nor the router. I have tried different ports that were in use by other devices and different cables that worked on other devices as well. Still nothing. I'm not sure why the printer isn't showing activity. I did try to add using add a local using a standard TCP/IP port and as a network printer a few times - never showed as network printer - and created new ports every time. if there is no one home, is not going to be seen no matter what way I choose but I gave it a shot. After the adding a port setup it looks good, says ready then when I print it says offline and error. I did turn on and off the print server spooler and rebooted as well.
I have used this printer for years and has worked without issue. I do not want to set this up on the wireless.
Attached is the network config from the printer