Windows 7 Firewall

I am trying to install a Brother Printer, but I can not connect to the printer, so I am trouble shooting

(Brother MFC J285DW)

What path do I take to turn off the Windows Firewall ?

Anthony LuciaAsked:
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Anthony LuciaAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I should have explained more.  I am at my home, trying to connect my Laptop to my new Brother Printer through the Wireless connection.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Control Panel, All Control Panel Items, Windows Firewall and you can manage it there. You can allow specific apps through. Also, like mine, it may be disabled because of your A/V Suite. I use Symantec Endpoint Protection and it stands in for (and disables) Windows Firewall.
Leo AlexanderCommented:
The firewall should not have anything to do with your printer installation.

Have you verified that your printer has an ip address (has it been assigned by you, static, or is it assigned via DHCP?)

If it does have an IP address, you should be able to connect to it via a web browser, as most printers now have a built-in browser interface.

You can also try to ping the IP address of the printer (assuming it does have an IP address associated with it).

I recommend using the software disc that should have come with the printer (or download it from their website) and follow the instructions for network installation. The software should scan and find your printer, subsequently installing the necessary drivers needed to print to it.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I have installed a Brother printer recently (about 4 weeks ago). You have to connect the printer to the PC using the USB connection initially, even if you want to set up the wireless connection. You may also have to use the installation CD.

Follow the installation guide and you should have no problems...
Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
Brother is a tricky installation, now uninstall the printer software you recently install, use ccleaner to cleanup any remnants of the software.

configure the wifi on your printer to log on to your wifi router once your printer has an ip address which is on the same subnet that your laptop is on.

then put the cd, and begin to load the brother printer, at some point it will ask you how the printer is setup whether wifi or usb chose wifi, it will then search for the printer via wifi and then install the printer drivers and software.

PLEASE TAKE A NOTE OF THE IP ADDRESS ASSIGNED TO THE PRINTER< THEN LOG INTO THE PRINTER AND CHANGE THE IP ADDRESS FROM DHCP TO STATIC if you change the ip address of the brother printer from what was assigned to it initially you will not be able to connect to it again without re installing the printer driver

P.S I own a similar model

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