12-18-2019 09:48 AM
I bought a brand new imageCLASS MF264DW, and connected directly to a wall outlet + wifi (ASUS AC-1900 router). When it is in the sleep mode and I send a print job, it does not wake up. I never had this problem with a Brother printer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
12-18-2019 10:44 AM
What OS are you using the printer with?
What is the IP of your printer?
Can you ping it from the device you are trying to print from?
12-18-2019 11:04 AM
Thanks for your response. I print from Windows. I fixed IP address for the printer on router (Asus AC-1900) to avoid IP change. This is how I connect the Brother printer, and it worked without any issue.
I didn't try to ping it while it is sleeping. Will try it later.
12-18-2019 05:09 PM - edited 12-19-2019 09:00 AM
You are on the right track then, I recommend using a static IP.
Things you can try:
Open a web browser and type the IP
Try pinging it from a command prompt
Example, I can reach any printer on my LAN even when it's asleep. This is one example.
12-20-2019 11:04 AM
Since I assign a static IP to printer, i disable AUTO IP/DHCP on printer setting (networking -> IPv4 settings -> Auto Acquire: OFF). You may do it from web UI or on printer LCD.
it seems working fine now.
02-19-2020 10:44 AM
Few month dealing with my new MF264DW not waking up from sleep mode when sending something to print. Didn't have the issue with my previous Brother printer. Spent more time troubleshooting and found a setting that resolved it.
My printer is on wifi, I didn't do anything on the router; it uses DHCP.
On the printer:
Menu-> Network Settings ->Wireless LAN setting->Power Save Mode -> Switched from ON to OFF
The printer now wakes up and prints then goes back to sleep after 5 mins (as set)