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Why is my printer not gettng any wifi

i cant get any WIFI on my brother printer MFC-6490CW

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Might possible your Wi-Fi network is set in hidden mode. You can use WPS feature to connect your printer on Wi-Fi. Even go to manually wireless connection option from printer settings and enter your wireless name and password then connect. Manual connection also works on hidden wifi network.

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If you have tried the test page and it has printed out fine, but are still having issues you could be dealing with a connection issue. Printers can be connected locally or through a network. Local printers are typically connected by a USB while printers use a parallel cable. If you are using a USB, ensure that the USB cable is connected to both the printer and the computer. Try alternating the USB cable if you have another one handy, or use a different USB port if available. If the connection is still not working, then the USB or printer drive could possibly be corrupted. A corrupted USB is a software issue.

Parallel cables are hardly used anymore, but if you are using one then ensure that the cables are connected firmly to both the printer and computer. Unlike USB, the parallel cable either works or does not work.

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There maybe a certain app that helps connect to that certain model? Seems like I had one in the past and downloaded an app to my phone and was able to connect them then I could send and print pictures off my printer.

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