Setup a static IP address on Brother network printers
1. Press the Menu/Set button
2. Select LAN or Network Settings, depending on your Brother printer model.
3. Select Setup TCP/IP
4. Select Boot Method. Press the up & down arrows and change to Static (default is Auto). Press Menu/Set button to confirm. You should get an "ACCEPTED" message.
5. Select LAN > Setup TCP/IP > IP Address. Change the IP address to something outside of the DHCP-assignment range so as to avoid conflicts.
*You may also want to edit the DHCP assignment range in your router. I find it helpful to start it no lower than 192.168.x.20 so as to leave the 192.168.x.2-192.168.x.19 addresses available to assign statically to shared network resources, such as printers, wireless repeaters, IP cameras, servers, etc. Depending on your router, the 'x' could default to 0, 1, 2, etc., or it might also range anywhere from 0-255. Some routers also default to the 10.0.x.x range.
6. Verify the settings for LAN > Setup TCP/IP > Subnet Mask. It should be 255.255.255.000.
7. Verify the settings for LAN > Setup TCP/IP > Gateway. It is commonly 192.168.x.1.
8. Ignore the rest of the TCP/IP settings. Press the Stop/Exit button to return to the main screen.
We also have original Windows installation disk images (.iso format) for several popular Brother network printers available for download. You will also need a CD burner, CD burning software and blank CD-R or CD-RW to recreate an original installation disk.