FAQs & Troubleshooting
Disable the APIPA protocol.
The Brother print server supports the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol. With APIPA, DHCP clients automatically configure an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server is not available. The device chooses it's own IP address in the range 169.254.1.0 through to 169.254.254.255. The subnet mask is automatically set to 255.255.0.0 and the gateway address is set to 0.0.0.0.
By default, the APIPA protocol is enabled. If you want to disable the APIPA protocol, you can do so by using the control panel of the printer or Web Based Management (web browser).
If the APIPA protocol is disabled, the default IP address of a Brother print server is 184.108.40.206. However, you can easily change this IP address number to match with the IP address details of your network.
Please follow the steps below to disable APIPA.
Using the control panel (For models with LCD):
Using Web Based Management: