In order to connect my Brother laser 9140 printer to Mac 10.10.2, I have been told by Brother support to open ports:
I have looked at port forwarding but on the TG797n v3. I assume I need to set up a rule - is that correct?
The set up a rule, it asks me to select from a list of games and servers. It does not offer a printer.
I am completely lost at this satge and Brother will not support me further until I open the above ports.
All asstance appreciated
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There are drivers for Mac (installed) and the printer is connected by Ethernet. but it only stays connected for 2-3 minutes after the printer is turned off and on again, then it goes off line again after 2-3 minutes and has to be turned off and on for the network to see it again.
It does work directly connected to the computer, but I need to print from several didffent computers via WiFi. It has to use the router WiFi as the printer does not have WiFi itself.
The printer will not print via Airprint either, unless turned off and on again (stays connectable for 2-3 minutes as it does with the ethernet connection)
It is not related to the printer being asleep, as I have tried to extend the default sleep time (to 50 minutes) and it still goes off line after 2-3 minutes.
I have also fixed the IP address on the printer from auto select, does not make any difference.
I contacted Brother support and they told me I had to open the ports on the router as in my last message.