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henryj
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Registered: 06-09-2007

wi fi printer

I recently bought a Brother DCP-j140W printer, when I went to set it up I discovered it was WI -fi, as I had thrown the box away I couldn't take it back to the shop, but when I asked advice about setting it up they knew as much about computers as I do-----------zero.
any  advice on setting this up to a desktop
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pwatson
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Re: wi fi printer

This printer seems to have USB (cable not included though!) as well as WiFi.  
Your two options are:
1. Buy a Type A > Type B USB cable and plug the printer directly into the Desktop
2. Connect the printer to your network via WiFi and then add a network printer to your Desktop
Option 1 is simplest, option 2 is more flexible (if you ever want to print from more than one machine)
Does this help?
henryj
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Registered: 06-09-2007

Re: wi fi printer

There was no cable with the printer, when I contacted the shop they told me there was no need for a cable, unfortunately I have no idea how to connect it to Wi-Fi.
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Re: wi fi printer

There's drivers, software and manuals here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/eu/gb/en/model_top/colormfc/dcpj125_all.html?reg=eu&...
Maybe something helpful.

This looks promising: http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc002653/dcp125_ukeng_qsg_lx6274004.pdf
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pwatson
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Re: wi fi printer

Support page:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/eu/gb/en/model_top/colormfc/dcpj140w_all.html?reg=eu...
Quick Start Guide
http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc002922/dcp140w_uke_qsg_leg268004.pdf
Basic User's Guide
http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc002920/dcp140w_uke_busr_leg265004.pdf
Network Guide
http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc002925/dcp140w_eng_net.pdf
The Quick Start guide and Basic User guide are in the box along with a CD with additional documents, software utility and printer drivers. 
Page 13 onwards of the Quick Start guide shows how to enter your wireless network details.  Page 23 onwards deals with installing the printer drivers.  Try following the instructions and let us know where you get stuck.

My original reply stills stands by the way!