I bought a new laptop that runs on Windows 10, but I want to connect it to the printer through the home network because thats how I think I did it on my old laptop that died.
The main computer is the desktop computer which is physically connected to the printer, Brother HL 2040 and to the wireless router and runs on Windows XP.
However, when I try setting up the printer on my laptop, i can't find the home network. Both computers are set up to share printer and files.
I tried contacting Brother because I wasn't sure if it was compatible with Windows 10 since its an old printer and they weren't much help. But I went through their website and found this link http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2040_all&faqid=faq00002994_001
which I followed the instructions.
I couldn't find via home network so I followed the instructions to find via IP address but I get a message that says"the device is not found on the network" and to "check if device is turned on, network is connected, device is properly configured, or if the IP address is correct. If correct to choose device type "standard: generic network card" and click NEXT.
So I click NEXT that tells me to choose which printer driver I want installed and installs the driver just like in Steps 6-9. It adds the printer name on list of printers but its not actually connected to the printer. Theres an error message when I try to print a Test Page.
Do I need to download something on the main computer to have the printer compatible with windows 10? If I go to the printer settings it says I need to click on various windows versions to make sure its compatible, but windows 10 isn't one of them.
Does anyone know how to set it up so I can print from my laptop.
Edited by Snow731, 04 January 2016 - 12:28 AM.