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How Do I Change the Name Displayed for Network Printer?

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    How Do I Change the Name Displayed for Network Printer?


    Any ideas if it's possible to change the name of A to B? B is correct. BTW it's the same printer. Thanks.

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    Hello Juice,

    The link below can help show you how to rename a printer.

    Rename a printer - Microsoft Windows Help
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    Hi Brink, I've tried that but the name is correct in that specific field in Printer Properties, but wrong under the network. Weird. I'll see if they have a webpage admin area.
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    Yeah, in that case there should be a printer page to sign in to and change it.
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    Yep there was. For anyone else with similar issue...

    Establish printer IP (something like: 192.168.0.60) > enter this into your browser to access the Brother web admin panel. Default user and pass = (admin / access) > Click Network Configuration > Node Name. Change this to your desired name and then I had to disconnect ethernet cable from printer and reconnect. On reboot of PC it changed the name under Network.

    All the best
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    Perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice370 View Post
    Yep there was. For anyone else with similar issue...

    Establish printer IP (something like: 192.168.0.60) > enter this into your browser to access the Brother web admin panel. Default user and pass = (admin / access) > Click Network Configuration > Node Name. Change this to your desired name and then I had to disconnect ethernet cable from printer and reconnect. On reboot of PC it changed the name under Network.

    All the best
    Thanks for the info's!
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