So, I have an elderly Brother MFC-8860DN printer/scanner/copier/Fax. The thing just keeps soldiering on. However, when I transitioned away from our older Cisco router to a Surf SOHO, I cannot get this thing to be seen on the network.
I have checked the physical connections, swapped LAN ports and cables, power cycled all machines involved, etc. Of note, if I watch the LAN ports on the back of the SOHO, I get an orange status light if the printer is on and connected, but I never see a green light. If I check the client list in the Web Admin utility, I can see all of the connected clients, both wireless and wired, but I have no entry for the printer.
The printer works fine and was literally just network printing yesterday on the old router.
Edited to add: so far I have tried to delete and reinstall the printer on two machines, both Windows 7, one ethernet, one wireless. No dice. The installer cannot find the printer on either machine. Other networked resources (like my NAS) are working fine.
Also, I have no VLANs set up, we’re just doing the most simple thing first, so there should be no issues with cross-VLAN access/visibility.