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Hardatit42 | 14:54 Mon 24th Jan 2022 | Technology
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I’ve had my Brother DCP-7055W printer for a good few years but have never been able to connect it to Wi-Fi, so never used it direct through the wireless. It is a great printer and I do not wish to change it.
I have had suggestions from Answerbankers previously and carried out makers instructions to no avail. Over the time I have felt that although all tells you it is wireless I think it isn’t is there anyway I can prove it?

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Your comment on the other thread said you couldn't print direct from your phone? Airprint isn't supported on that model https://www.brother.is/support/dcp-7055w/faqs/others/faq00002865_000
17:33 Mon 24th Jan 2022
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Electrochem….I said already I have carried out Brothers instructions
Try again? Very carefully.
Is your firewall blocking printer from connecting?
you had an answer here which you said worked?
https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Technology/Question1708759.html
"Over the time I have felt that although all tells you it is wireless I think it isn’t is there anyway I can prove it?" See my previous link.

I was aware that you said that followed the instructions, I was merely providing access to same in case you didn't have them.
It's a well-worn statement but it bears repeating:

Science is only a decade away from producing a fully functioning domestic printer. :-)
Your comment on the other thread said you couldn't print direct from your phone? Airprint isn't supported on that model https://www.brother.is/support/dcp-7055w/faqs/others/faq00002865_000
Douglas; science is at least a century away from producing an intelligent computer. If I shout at my wife/secretrary/cat/dog, they immediately understand that there's a problem and roughly what it is. No computers nowadays understand that; they don't have empathy.
If I shout at MY wife it's me who soon has the problem.
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Is AirPrint different to Wireless? I’m not Comp. educated enough, so going by Fitzer, methinks I’ll just give up and continue sending print items to my desktop and carry on from there .
Thanks all
>>> "Is AirPrint different to Wireless?"

Erm, that's a yes and and a no!

When connecting a Windows PC or laptop to a printer, the computer needs to have to relevant Windows driver (for that particular make and model of printer) installed on it. That applies irrespective of whether the connection between the two devices is achieved via a cable or wirelessly, with a router forming a 'bridge' between the two. Windows drivers aren't compatible with mobile phones though, so that method of achieving a connection can't be used, even with a wireless printer.

Airprint is a variation on regular wireless connections, in that it's 'driverless'. Printers that are compatible with AirPrint can receive a signal, sent through a router, from any device (such as an iPhone) that's also compatible with the technology, without the need for a special driver to be installed on the sending device.

In order to be able to print directly from a phone using Airprint, you need BOTH a phone that's got a suitable app on it AND a printer that can work with Airprint instead of only with a Windows driver. Although your printer is 'wireless', meaning that you can connect it to your computer via your router in order for it to work with Windows, it doesn't have the Airprint capability built into it (so it can't recognise inputs from non-Windows devices)
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Gotcha Buenchico, I do use an iPhone and what you say appears right so will have to find a singing dancing printer that does all. Thanks
Thanks for your reply.

The Brother DCP-J1200W inkjet printer can use both AirPrint and Brother's own system (Brother Mobile Connect). It prints in colour at 6.8p per page or mono at 2.2p per page. It costs £99.90 from Printerland.co.uk.

If you want to stick with a mono laser printer, the Brother HL-L2375DW works with Airprint. (2.5p per page. £144.00 at Printerland).
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Thanks Buenchico,
Will jog along with what I have at the moment and change, after checking, later.
Being not exactly clever on these things, Brother has a lot to answer for on misleading purchasers as I cannot be the only misguided person.

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