Brother MFC-J6720DW “not connected” to MacBook Pro

2018-10-20 10:21:36

Yesterday I suddenly found that I could not print to my Brother MFC-J6720DW from my MacBook Pro (running Mac OS 10.12.6), nor could I use the scanning function. The other Mac on the Wi-Fi network cannot print on it either

The printer was connected by Wi-Fi and as far as I know nothing has recently changed on the network. My laser printer on USB is working fine.

I have reset the printing system as advised to another person who had a similar problem. However, when I try to add the MFC printer I get an error message. So, I connected the printer to the MacBook with an ethernet cable and found that I could now add the printer and actually print to it.

However, I cannot figure out how to add the scanner functionality. I downloaded the latest scanner driver from Brother & installed it, but I can't see how to add the scanner to the printers/scanners list. (I had no trouble adding my transparency scanner which is on USB.)

I'm sure the answer must be really simple but I'm someh