Many Brother Printer users would have come across the Brother Printer Offline On Windows 8 issue. This problem arises when there is a connection issue between your printer and the computer. To fix this problem, keep reading the instructions below.
First, you have to check whether your printer is turned on.
Next, verify the USB or wireless connection between your printer and the computer.
If your printer is turned off while sending a print job remotely from your computer, you cannot continue printing.
Check your printer’s power cord and restart your printer to check if the offline printer issue is
If the problem persists, goto your computer and click the Start menu available at the bottom-left corner of the desktop.
Type ‘control’ in the search panel and hit the Enter
From the search result, double-click the Control Panel
Alternatively, launch the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys. Type ‘control’ in the Run dialog box and press the Enter key to launch the Control Panel.
Click the Devices and Printerstab in the Control Panel
Give a right-click on your printer’s icon and select the See what’s printing
Clear all the pending print jobs and click the Printer
Deselect the Use Printer Offlineoption and check if your Brother printer’s offline status on Windows 8 has been cleared.
If the problem remains unsolved, right-click the printer’s icon again and select the Set as Default Printer
To check the connection ports, right-click your printer’s icon and select the Printer properties
Click thePorts tab and select your printer’s port.
To configure the correct ports, click the Configure Port
Reboot your printer and reconnect it to your computer.
You have now seen how to solve the Brother Printer Offline on Windows 8 issue.