HL-3070CW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Disable the APIPA protocol

If the APIPA protocol is enabled, the print server will automatically allocate a Link-Local IP address in the range (169.254.1.0 - 169.254.254.255) when the print server cannot obtain an IP address through the BOOT METHOD you have set.

By default, the APIPA protocol is enabled. You can change the APIPA setting using the control panel of the printer or Web Based Management (web browser). When the APIPA protocol is disabled, the IP address doesn't change when the print server cannot obtain an IP address through the BOOT METHOD you have set. Therefore, the IP address of  a Brother print server is back to 192.0.0.192. 

To disable APIPA protocol, please follow one of the instructions below.


Using the Control Panel of the printer:

  1. Make sure that the front cover is closed and the power cord is plugged in.
  2. Turn on the printer and wait until the printer is in the Ready state.
  3. Press any of the Menu buttons (+, -OK or Back) to take the printer off line.
  4. Press + or - to choose "Network". Press OK.
    If your printer supports the wired network only, go to the step 6.
    If your printer supports both the wired and the wireless network, go to the step 5.
  5. [For wired users]
    Press + or - to choose "Wired LAN". Press OK.
    [For wireless users]
    Press + or - to choose "WLAN". Press OK.
  6. Press + or - to choose "TCP/IP". Press OK.
  7. Press + or - to choose "APIPA". Press OK.
  8. Press + or - to choose "Off". Press OK.
    The APIPA protocol has been set to be disabled.

Using Web Based Management (web browser):

  1. Type "http://printer's ip address/" into your browser to access Brother Print Server. (Where "printer's ip address" is Brother Print Server's IP address.)
    E.g. http://192.168.1.2/ (if Brother Print Server's IP address is 192.168.1.2.)
  2. Click "Network Configuration".
  3. Enter your "user name" and "password" in the newly opened window.
    User Name : "admin"
    Password : "access" that is configured as a default password
  4. Click OK.
  5. [For wired users]
    Click on the Wired tab.
    [For wireless users]
    Click on the Wireless tab.
  6. Click "Configure TCP/IP".
  7. Check off the Enable APIPA check box in the Boot Method.
  8. Click Submit.
    The APIPA protocol has been set to be disabled.

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Related Models

HL-3040CN, HL-3070CW

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