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Description of Problem 100000006222

How can I share the Ptouch/Label printer with multiple computers on a Windows network?

Description of Solution 200000007534

In a network-shared environment, each computer (Client PC) sends data via a centrally controlled computer (Server Computer) as below:

This type of computer is often called a Server or a Print Server.

Follow the instructions below to share your Brother machine.

Note:   For printer sharing to operate correctly, please be sure that:

  • The network is properly set up.
  • The user access permissions for each computer are set appropriately.

Please Note: Brother does not provide support for problems that may result from misconfigured network or user settings. For details on the appropriate settings, consult your network administrator or refer to the Windows manual for help.

Server Computer Setting

  1. After installing the printer driver. (The latest printer driver is available in the Downloads section of this web-site.)
  2. Click Start - Devices and Printers

Note: For Windows 8, move the mouse cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen => Settings => Control Panel => Devices and Printers

  1. Right-click on the printer name icon and select [Printer Properties].
  2. Open the [Sharing] tab.
  3. Select Share this printer, (If you see Change Sharing Options button, click on it.), Enter a printer name in Share name, and click OK.

Note:   If the client computer and the server computer use different Operating System (32-bit and 64-bit), install the printer driver which is compatible with the client Operating System to the server computer. Click Additional Drivers... in the Sharing tab and add the driver.

Client Computer Settings

To add the shared printer to the client computer, log on as an administrator and follow the instructions below:

Network Sharing Configuration

  1. Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet.

Note:  For Windows 8, move the mouse cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen => Settings => Control Panel => Network and Internet

  1. Click Network and Sharing center.
  2. Click Change advanced sharing settings.
  3. Select Turn on network discovery and Turn on file and printer sharing, click Save changes.

Printer Driver Installation

Note:   The step below is only applied for Label PTouch network models. Check that LAN cable and the machine are connected.

  1. Start the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. When the following screen appears, select Network Shared Printer, and then click Next.

  1. Select your printer's queue, and then click [OK].

Note:   Contact your administrator if you do not know the location or the printer name in the network.

  1. Continue the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
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