Brother MFC-8950DW Setup guide

Quick Setup Guide
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MFC-8950DW(T)
Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product
is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out.
Please read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation
procedure.
To view the Quick Setup Guide in other languages, please visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
Note
Not all models are available in all countries.
1
Unpack the machine and check the components
Drum Unit and Toner Cartridge
Assembly
(pre-installed)
Product Registration Sheet
(USA only)
AC Power Cord
Installer CD-ROM
Quick Setup Guide
Telephone Line Cord
Product Safety Guide
Basic User's Guide
USA/CAN Version 0
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WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injuries.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injuries.
WARNING
• Plastic bags are used in the packing of your machine. Plastic bags are not toys. To avoid the danger
of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children and dispose of them correctly.
• When moving the machine, grasp the side handholds firmly from the front of the machine. The side
handholds are located under the scanner. DO NOT carry the machine by holding it at the bottom.
• This machine is heavy and weighs more than 39.7 lb. (18.0 kg) including paper. To prevent possible
injuries at least two people should lift the machine by holding it from the front and back.
• If you use a Lower Tray, DO NOT carry the machine with the Lower Tray as you may be injured or cause
damage to the machine because it is not attached to the Lower Tray.
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Note
• Keep a minimum gap around the machine as shown in the illustration.
15.70 in. (400 mm)
6.00 in.
(150 mm)
6.00 in.
(150 mm)
6.00 in.
(150 mm)
• The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.
• We recommend that you save the original packaging.
• If for any reason you must ship your machine, carefully repack the machine in the original packaging to avoid
any damage during transit. The machine should be adequately insured with the carrier. For how to repack
the machine, see Packing and shipping the machine in the Advanced User's Guide.
• Illustrations in this Quick Setup Guide are based on the MFC-8950DW.
• The interface cable is not a standard accessory. Buy the appropriate interface cable for the connection you
want to use (USB or Network).
USB cable
• It is recommended to use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no longer than 6 feet (2 meters).
• DO NOT connect the interface cable at this time. Connecting the interface cable is done during the MFL-Pro
Suite installation process.
Network cable
Use a straight-through Category 5e (or greater) Shielded Twisted-Pair (STP) cable for 10BASE-T,
100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network or 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Network. When you connect the
machine to a Gigabit Ethernet Network, use network devices complying with 1000BASE-T.
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2
Remove the packing
material from the
machine
d
Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge
assembly.
Important
DO NOT connect the AC power cord yet.
a
b
c
Remove the packing tape from the outside of
the machine and the film covering the scanner
glass.
Open the MP tray a, and remove the packing
tape b from the MP tray support, then close
the MP tray.
Press the front cover release button and open
the front cover. Remove the silica gel pack a.
CAUTION
CAUTION
DO NOT eat the silica gel pack. Please throw
away. If ingested, seek medical attention
immediately.
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e
f
Remove the orange protective material from
the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
Hold the drum unit and toner cartridge
assembly level with both hands and gently
shake it from side to side several times to
distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
g
Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly
firmly back in the machine.
a
h
3
Load paper in the paper
tray
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
Close the front cover of the machine.
b
While pressing the green paper-guide release
lever a, slide the paper guides to fit the paper
size you are loading in the tray. Make sure that
the guides are firmly in the slots.
Note
For Legal or Folio size paper, press the release
button a in the bottom of the paper tray and then
pull out the back of the paper tray.
(Legal or Folio size paper are not available in
some regions.)
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c
d
4
Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams
and misfeeds.
Put the paper in the tray and make sure:
 The paper is below the maximum paper
mark (bbb) a.
Over filling the paper tray will cause paper
jams.
 The side to be printed on is face down.
 The paper guides touch the sides of the
paper so it will feed properly.
Connect the power cord
and telephone line
Important
DO NOT connect the interface cable
yet.
a
b
Connect the AC power cord to the machine and
then plug it into an AC power outlet.
Turn the machine’s power switch on.
Important
e
f
Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine.
Make sure that it is completely inserted into the
machine.
Lift up the support flap a to prevent paper from
sliding off the face-down output tray.
For more information about recommended
paper, see Recommended paper and print
media in the Basic User's Guide.
6
DO NOT touch the Touchscreen immediately
after plugging in the power cord or turning the
machine on. Doing this may cause an error.
c
Connect the telephone line cord. Connect one
end of the telephone line cord to the jack on the
machine marked LINE and the other end to a
modular wall jack.
Important
The telephone line cord MUST be connected to
the jack on the machine marked LINE.
WARNING
The machine must be grounded using a
3-prong plug.
Since the machine is grounded through the
power outlet, you can protect yourself from
potentially hazardous electrical conditions on
the telephone network by keeping the power
cord connected to your machine when you
connect it to a telephone line. Similarly, you
can protect yourself when you want to move
your machine by disconnecting the telephone
line first and then the power cord.
Note
If you are sharing one telephone line with an
external telephone answering machine, connect it
as shown below.
Before you connect the external telephone
answering machine, remove the protective cap c
from the EXT. jack on the machine.
Note
If you are sharing one telephone line with an
external telephone, connect it as shown below.
Before you connect the external telephone,
remove the protective cap c from the EXT. jack
on the machine.
a Extension telephone answering machine
(not supported)
b External telephone answering machine
c Protective cap
Set the receive mode to External TAD if
you have an external answering machine.
See Choose the correct Receive
Mode on page 9. For additional details, see
Connecting an external TAD (telephone
answering device) in the Basic User's Guide.
a Extension telephone
b External telephone
c Protective cap
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a
b
c
5
Choose your language
(if needed)
Press Menu.
a
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
Do one of the following:
 If you are using a Macintosh computer or a
mobile device on a wireless network, you
can configure the wireless settings by
pressing the
button at the top right on
the Touchscreen. Go to b.
 If you are using a Windows® computer, want
to connect your Macintosh using USB or
wired network, or want to change the initial
settings on your machine first, skip this step
and go to step 7. You will be able to
configure the wireless settings later.
Press a or b to display Local Language.
Press Local Language.
d
e
6
Wireless setup
(if needed)
Press your language.
Press Stop/Exit.
b
Press the
button on the Touchscreen.
Then go to step 19 on page 25 to continue the
wireless setup.
After finishing the wireless setup you will need
to return to step 7 to finish the machine setup.
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7
Choose the correct Receive Mode
The correct Receive Mode is determined by the external devices and telephone subscriber services (Voice Mail,
Distinctive Ring, etc.) you have (or will be using) on the same line as the Brother machine.
Will you be using a Distinctive Ring number for receiving faxes?
Brother uses the term “Distinctive Ring” but telephone companies may have other names for this service such
as Custom Ringing, RingMaster, Personalized Ring, Teen Ring, Ident-A-Call, and Smart Ring. See Distinctive
Ring in the Basic User's Guide for instruction on setting up your machine using this feature.
Will you be using Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine?
If you have Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine, there is a strong possibility that
Voice Mail and the Brother machine will conflict with each other when receiving incoming calls. See Voice Mail
in the Basic User's Guide for instructions on setting up your machine using this service.
Will you be using a Telephone Answering Device on the same telephone line as your Brother machine?
Your external telephone answering device (TAD) will automatically answer every call. Voice messages are
stored on the external TAD and fax messages are printed. Choose External TAD as your receive mode. See
the instructions below.
Will you be using your Brother machine on a dedicated fax line?
Your machine automatically answers every call as a fax. Choose Fax Only as your receive mode. See the
instructions below.
Will you be using your Brother machine on the same line as your telephone?
Do you want to receive voice calls and faxes automatically?
The Fax/Tel receive mode is used when sharing the Brother machine and your telephone on the same line.
Choose Fax/Tel as your receive mode. See the instructions below.
Important Note: You cannot receive voice messages on either Voice Mail or an answering machine when
choosing the Fax/Tel mode.
Do you expect to receive very few faxes?
Choose Manual as your receive mode. You control the telephone line and must answer every call yourself.
See the instructions below.
For details, see Using receive modes in the Basic User's Guide.
a
b
c
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
Press a or b to display Receive Mode.
Press Receive Mode.
d
e
Press your receive mode.
Press Stop/Exit.
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8
Set the LCD brightness
(if needed)
If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try
changing the brightness setting.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display General Setup.
f
g
h
d
e
f
Press a or b to display LCD Settings.
Press LCD Settings.
Press Backlight.
9
Set the date and time
The machine displays the date and time, and if you
set up the station ID, the date and time will be added
to each fax you send.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
c
d
e
Press a or b to display Date&Time.
Press Date&Time.
Press Date&Time again.
Enter the last two digits of the year using the
buttons on the Touchscreen, and then press
OK.
(e.g. Enter 1, 2 for 2012.)
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i
Press Light, Med or Dark.
Press Stop/Exit.
(e.g. Enter 0, 3 for March.)
Enter the two digits for the day using the
buttons on the Touchscreen, and then press
OK.
(e.g. Enter 2, 5 for 25th.)
Press General Setup.
c
Enter the two digits for the month using the
buttons on the Touchscreen, and then press
OK.
Do one of the following:
 If you want to use the 24-hour clock, press
24h Clock. Go to step i.
 If you want to use the 12-hour clock, press
12h Clock. Go to step j.
Enter the time in 24-hour format using the
buttons on the Touchscreen, and then press
OK. Go to step l.
(e.g. Enter 1, 5, 2, 5 for 15:25.)
j
k
Enter the time in 12-hour format using the
buttons on the Touchscreen.
(e.g. Enter 0, 3, 2, 5 for 3:25.)
Press AM or PM, and then press OK.
(e.g. Choose PM for 3:25 P.M.)
l
Press Stop/Exit.
10
Set your Station ID
The machine displays the date and time, and if you
set up the Station ID, it will add it to each fax you send.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
c
d
e
f
Press a or b to display Station ID.
Press Station ID.
Enter your fax number (up to 20 digits) using
the buttons on the Touchscreen, and then
press OK.
Note
If you make a mistake and want to start again,
press Stop/Exit and go back to step a.
(USA only) The Telephone Consumer Protection
Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to
use a computer or electronic device to send any
message via a telephone fax machine unless
such messages clearly contain, in a margin at the
top or bottom of each transmitted page, or on the
first page of the transmission, the date and time it
is sent and an identification of the business or
other entity or other individual sending the
message and the telephone number of the
sending machines or such business, other entity
or individual. To program this information into
your machine, see Set the date and
time on page 10 and Set your Station
ID on page 11.
Enter your telephone number (up to 20 digits)
using the buttons on the Touchscreen, and
then press OK. (If your telephone number and
fax number are the same, enter the same
number again.)
Use the buttons on the Touchscreen to enter
your name (up to 20 characters), and then
press OK.
Note
• To enter numbers or special characters, press
repeatedly until the character you want
to enter appears, then press the character you
want.
• If you entered a character incorrectly and want
to change it, press d or c to move the cursor to
the incorrect character, then press
.
• To enter a space, press the space key button
or c.
For more details, see Entering text in the
Basic User's Guide.
g
Press Stop/Exit.
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11
Fax Transmission Report
Your Brother machine is equipped with a
Transmission Verification Report that can be used as
confirmation that you sent a fax. This report lists the
name or fax number of the receiving party, the date,
time and duration of the transmission, the number of
pages transmitted, and whether or not the
transmission was successful. If you want to use the
Fax Transmission Report feature see Printing reports
in the Advanced User's Guide.
12
Set tone or pulse dialing
mode (Canada only)
Your machine comes set for a Tone dialing service. If
you have a Pulse dialing service (rotary), you need to
change the dialing mode.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
c
Press a or b to display Tone/Pulse.
Press Tone/Pulse.
d
e
12
Press Pulse (or Tone).
Press Stop/Exit.
13
Set the telephone line
compatibility
If you are connecting the machine to a VoIP service
(over the Internet) you need to change the
compatibility setting.
Note
If you are using an analog telephone line you can
skip this step.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Fax.
Press Fax.
c
Press a or b to display Miscellaneous.
Press Miscellaneous.
d
e
f
Press Compatibility.
Press Basic(for VoIP).
Press Stop/Exit.
14
Dial Prefix
The dial prefix setting will automatically dial a
predefined number before every fax number you dial.
For example: If your phone system requires a 9 to dial
an outside number this setting will automatically dial 9
for every fax you send.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
c
d
e
f
Press a or b to display Dial Prefix.
Press Dial Prefix.
Press On.
Press Dial Prefix.
Enter the prefix number (up to 5 digits) using
the buttons on the Touchscreen, and then
press OK.
Note
• You can use the numbers 0 to 9, #, l and !.
• You cannot use ! with any other numbers or
characters.
• If your telephone system requires a timed break
recall (hookflash), press ! on the Touchscreen.
• If the pulse dialing mode is on, # and l are not
available to use. (Canada only)
g
Press Stop/Exit.
15
Automatic Daylight
Saving Time
You can set the machine to change automatically for
Daylight Saving Time. It will reset itself forward one
hour in the Spring and backward one hour in the Fall.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
c
d
e
f
Press a or b to display Date&Time.
Press Date&Time.
Press Auto Daylight.
Press On (or Off).
Press Stop/Exit.
16
Set the Time Zone
You can set the time zone (not summer time but
standard time) on the machine for your location.
For example, the time zone for Eastern Time in the
USA and Canada is UTC-05:00.
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Initial Setup.
Press Initial Setup.
c
d
e
f
Press a or b to display Date&Time.
Press Date&Time.
Press Time Zone.
Press + or - to set your time zone.
Press OK.
Press Stop/Exit.
13
17
Send in the Product
Registration and Test
Sheet (USA only)
You can also register your product online using the
On-Line Registration link from the installer CD-ROM
or visit
http://www.brother.com/registration/.
a
b
c
d
e
Fill out the Product Registration and Test
Sheet.
Put the sheet face up in the ADF (Automatic
Document Feeder) or face down on the
scanner glass.
Make sure you have pressed the Fax button.
Enter the toll-free fax number: 1-877-268-9575.
Press Start.
Note
You will receive a confirmation fax of your Product
Registration.
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18
Choose your connection type
These installation instructions are for Windows® XP Home/Windows® XP Professional, Windows® XP
Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and Mac OS X (versions 10.5.8, 10.6.x and 10.7.x).
Note
• For Windows Server® 2003/2003 x64 Edition/2008/2008 R2 and Linux®, visit your model page at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
• You can visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support, the latest driver updates
and utilities, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical questions.
Windows®
Macintosh
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Macintosh
Note
To connect your iOS or Android™ device or Windows® Phone to your Brother machine using Wi-Fi Direct™,
please download the Wi-Fi Direct™ Guide at http://solutions.brother.com/.
Windows®
Windows® and Macintosh,
go to page 25
Wireless Network
For Wireless Network
Macintosh
Windows®, go to page 20
Macintosh, go to page 23
Wired Network
For Wired Network
USB
Windows®, go to page 16
Macintosh, go to page 18
Windows®
For USB Interface Users
USB
Windows®
For USB Interface Users
(Windows® XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/Windows Vista®/
Windows® 7)
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a
Before you install
Make sure that your computer is ON and you
are logged on with Administrator rights.
20
a
Important
• If there are any programs running, close them.
• The screens may differ depending on your
operating system.
Note
The installer CD-ROM includes Nuance™
PaperPort™ 12SE. This software supports
Windows® XP (SP3 or greater), XP Professional
x64 Edition (SP2 or greater), Windows Vista®
(SP2 or greater) and Windows® 7. Update to the
latest Windows® Service Pack before installing
MFL-Pro Suite.
b
Install MFL-Pro Suite
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive. If the model name screen appears,
choose your machine. If the language screen
appears, choose your language.
Note
If the Brother screen does not appear
automatically, go to My Computer (Computer),
double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then
double-click start.exe.
b
Click Install MFL-Pro Suite, and click Yes if
you accept the license agreements.
Turn off the machine and make sure the USB
interface cable is NOT connected to the
machine. If you have already connected the
cable, disconnect it.
Note
• If the installation does not continue
automatically, open the top menu again by
ejecting and then reinserting the CD-ROM or
double-click the start.exe program from the
root folder, and continue from step b to install
MFL-Pro Suite.
• For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the User Account Control screen
appears, click Allow or Yes.
c
Choose Local Connection (USB) and then
click Next.
Note
If you want to install the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), choose Custom Install and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
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USB
d
Follow the on-screen instructions until this
screen appears.
Windows®
21
a
Finish and restart
Click Finish to restart your computer. After
restarting the computer, you must log on with
Administrator rights.
Note
e
Connect the USB cable to the USB port
marked with the
symbol on your machine
and then connect the cable to your computer.
• If an error message appears during the
software installation, run the Installation
Diagnostics located in
Start/All Programs/Brother/MFC-XXXX
(where MFC-XXXX is your model name).
Turn the machine on.
The installation will automatically continue. The
installation screens appear one after another. If
prompted, follow any on-screen instructions.
Important
DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the
installation. It may take a few seconds for all
screens to appear.
Note
XML Paper Specification Printer Driver
The XML Paper Specification Printer Driver is the
most suitable driver for Windows Vista® and
Windows® 7 when printing from applications that
use the XML Paper Specification. Please
download the latest driver by accessing the
Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
Note
For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the Windows Security screen appears,
click the check box and click Install to complete
the installation correctly.
g
h
When the On-Line Registration screen
appears, make your selection and follow the
on-screen instructions. Once you have
completed the registration process, click Next.
When the Setup Complete screen appears,
check the box of the action you want to
perform, and then click Next.
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Macintosh
f
The installation is now
complete.
USB
Finish
Windows®
• Depending on your security settings, a
Windows® Security or antivirus software
window may appear when using the machine or
its software. Please allow or permit the window
to continue.
USB
Macintosh
For USB Interface Users
(Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.7.x)
19
a
Before you install
Make sure your machine is connected to the
power and your Macintosh is ON. You must be
logged on with Administrator rights.
Important
20
a
b
Install MFL-Pro Suite
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
Double-click the Start Here OSX icon. If
prompted, select your model.
For users of Mac OS X 10.5.7 or lower, upgrade
to Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.7.x. (For the latest
drivers and information for the Mac OS X you are
using, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.)
Note
If you want to add the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions
Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit
FAQ's on your model page for instructions.
b
Choose Local Connection (USB) and then
click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Important
Connect the USB cable to the USB port
marked with the
symbol on your machine
and then connect the cable to your Macintosh.
c
c
DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the
installation. It may take a few minutes for the
installation to complete.
d
Choose your machine from the list, and then
click OK.
Make sure your machine's power switch is on.
e
When this screen appears, click Next.
The installation of MFL-Pro Suite is now
complete.
Go to step 21 on page 19.
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USB
21
Macintosh
Download and install
Presto! PageManager
When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR
capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You
can easily scan, share and organize photos and
documents using Presto! PageManager.
a
On the Brother Support screen, click
Presto! PageManager and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Macintosh
19
Windows®
The installation is now
complete.
USB
Finish
Wired Network
Windows®
For Wired Network Interface Users
(Windows® XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/Windows Vista®/
Windows® 7)
19
a
Before you install
c
Connect the network interface cable to the
Ethernet port and then connect it to a free port
on your hub.
Make sure that your computer is ON and you
are logged on with Administrator rights.
Important
• If there are any programs running, close them.
• The screens may differ depending on your
operating system.
Note
• The installer CD-ROM includes Nuance™
PaperPort™ 12SE. This software supports
Windows® XP (SP3 or greater), XP
Professional x64 Edition (SP2 or greater),
Windows Vista® (SP2 or greater) and
Windows® 7. Update to the latest Windows®
Service Pack before installing MFL-Pro Suite.
• Disable all personal firewall software (other
than Windows® Firewall), anti-spyware or
antivirus applications for the duration of the
installation.
b
Remove the protective cap from the Ethernet
port marked with a
symbol.
d
Make sure your machine's power switch is on.
20
a
Install MFL-Pro Suite
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive. If the model name screen appears,
choose your machine. If the language screen
appears, choose your language.
Note
If the Brother screen does not appear
automatically, go to My Computer (Computer),
double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then
double-click start.exe.
b
Click Install MFL-Pro Suite, and click Yes if
you accept the license agreements.
Note
• If the installation does not continue
automatically, open the top menu again by
ejecting and then reinserting the CD-ROM or
double-click the start.exe program from the
root folder, and continue from step b to install
MFL-Pro Suite.
• For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the User Account Control screen
appears, click Allow or Yes.
20
Wired Network
c
Windows®
Choose Wired Network Connection
(Ethernet) and then click Next.
Note
• If prompted, choose your machine from the list,
and then click Next.
Note
If you want to install the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), choose Custom Install and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
d
• If your machine is not found over the network,
confirm your settings by following the on-screen
instructions.
• If there is more than one of the same model
connected on your network, the IP Address and
Node Name will be displayed to help you
identify the machine.
When the Firewall/AntiVirus detected screen
appears, choose Change the Firewall port
settings to enable network connection and
continue with the installation.
(Recommended) and click Next.
• You can find your machine’s IP address and the
node name by printing out the Network
Configuration Report. See Print the Network
Configuration Report on page 41.
• For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the Windows Security screen appears,
click the check box and click Install to complete
the installation correctly.
f
If you are not using the Windows® Firewall, see
the user’s guide for your software for
information on how to add the following
network ports.
 For network scanning, add UDP port 54925.
 For network PC-Fax receiving, add UDP port
54926.
 If you still have trouble with your network
connection, add UDP port 161 and 137.
Important
a
Click Finish to restart your computer. After
restarting the computer, you must log on with
Administrator rights.
Note
• If an error message appears during the
software installation, run the Installation
Diagnostics located in
Start/All Programs/Brother/MFC-XXXX LAN
(where MFC-XXXX is your model name).
• Depending on your security settings, a
Windows® Security or antivirus software
window may appear when using the machine or
its software. Please allow or permit the window
to continue.
21
Macintosh
DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the
installation. It may take a few seconds for all
screens to appear.
21
Finish and restart
Wired Network
The installation will automatically continue. The
installation screens appear one after another. If
prompted, follow any on-screen instructions.
When the Setup Complete screen appears,
check the box of the action you want to
perform, and then click Next.
Windows®
e
g
When the On-Line Registration screen
appears, make your selection and follow the
on-screen instructions. Once you have
completed the registration process, click Next.
Wired Network
22
Install MFL-Pro Suite on
additional computers
(if needed)
If you want to use your machine with multiple
computers on the network, install MFL-Pro Suite on
each computer. Go to step 20 on page 20.
Note
Network license (Windows®)
This product includes a PC license for up to
5 users. This license supports the installation of
the MFL-Pro Suite including Nuance™
PaperPort™ 12SE on up to 5 PCs on the network.
If you want to use more than 5 PCs with
Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE installed, please
purchase the Brother NL-5 pack which is a
multiple PC license agreement pack for up to
5 additional users. To purchase the NL-5 pack,
contact your authorized Brother dealer or contact
Brother customer service.
Finish
The installation is now
complete.
Note
XML Paper Specification Printer Driver
The XML Paper Specification Printer Driver is the
most suitable driver for Windows Vista® and
Windows® 7 when printing from applications that
use the XML Paper Specification. Please
download the latest driver by accessing the
Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
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Windows®
Wired Network
Macintosh
For Wired Network Interface Users
(Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.7.x)
19
a
Before you install
Make sure your machine is connected to the
power and your Macintosh is ON. You must be
logged on with Administrator rights.
Important
20
a
b
Install MFL-Pro Suite
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
Double-click the Start Here OSX icon. If
prompted, select your model.
For users of Mac OS X 10.5.7 or lower, upgrade
to Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.7.x. (For the latest
drivers and information for the Mac OS X you are
using, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.)
Note
If you want to add the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions
Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit
FAQ's on your model page for instructions.
b
Remove the protective cap from the Ethernet
port marked with a
symbol.
c
Important
DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the
installation. It may take a few minutes for the
installation to complete.
Note
If your machine is not found over the network,
confirm your network settings. See Before you
install on page 23.
d
Make sure your machine's power switch is on.
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Macintosh
Wired Network
Connect the network interface cable to the
Ethernet port and then connect it to a free port
on your hub.
Choose your machine from the list, and then
click OK.
Windows®
d
c
Choose Wired Network Connection
(Ethernet) and then click Next. Follow the
on-screen instructions.
Wired Network
Note
• You can find your machine’s MAC Address
(Ethernet Address) and IP Address by printing
out the Network Configuration Report. See Print
the Network Configuration Report on page 41.
• If this screen appears click OK.
1) Enter a name for your Macintosh in
Display Name (up to 15 characters long).
Macintosh
21
Download and install
Presto! PageManager
When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR
capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You
can easily scan, share and organize photos and
documents using Presto! PageManager.
a
On the Brother Support screen, click
Presto! PageManager and follow the
on-screen instructions.
2) If you want to use the machine’s Scan button
to scan over the network, you must check the
Register your computer with the "Scan
To" function on the machine box.
3) Click OK. Go to e.
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• The name you enter will appear on the
machine’s LCD when you press the Scan
button and choose a scan option. (For more
information, see Network Scanning (For
network models) in the Software User's Guide.)
e
When this screen appears, click Next.
The installation of MFL-Pro Suite is now
complete.
Go to step 21 on page 24.
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Install MFL-Pro Suite on
additional computers
(if needed)
If you want to use your machine with multiple
computers on the network, install MFL-Pro Suite on
each computer. Go to step 20 on page 23.
Finish
The installation is now
complete.
For Wireless Network Users
For Wireless Network Interface Users
19
Before you begin
First you must configure the wireless network settings of your machine to communicate with your wireless access
point/router. After the machine is configured to communicate with your wireless access point/router, computers
and mobile devices on your network will have access to the machine. To use the machine from a computer, you
will need to install the drivers and software. The following steps will guide you through the configuration and
installation process.
Important
• If you are going to connect the machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system
administrator prior to installation. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this
installation.
• If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine, you must reset the network (LAN)
settings before you can configure the wireless settings again.
1. On your machine, press Menu.
2. Press a or b to display Network, and press Network.
3. Press a or b to display Network Reset, and press Network Reset.
4. Press Yes.
5. Press Yes for 2 seconds.
Note
• To achieve optimum results with normal everyday document printing, place the Brother machine as close to
the wireless access point/router as possible with minimal obstructions. Large objects and walls between the
two devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your
documents.
Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents and
applications. If you are printing large files, such as multi-page documents with mixed text and large graphics,
you may want to consider choosing wired Ethernet for a faster data transfer or USB for the fastest throughput
speed.
• Although the Brother MFC-8950DW(T) can be used in both a wired and wireless network, only one of the
connection methods can be used at a time.
• If you use your machine in an IEEE 802.1x supported wireless network, see Using IEEE 802.1x
authentication in the Network User's Guide.
Infrastructure Mode
a Wireless access point/router
d Wired computer connected to the wireless
access point/router
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Macintosh
e Mobile device connected to the wireless
access point/router
Wireless Network
c Wireless capable computer connected to
the wireless access point/router
Windows®
b Wireless Network machine (your machine)
For Wireless Network Users
20
Choose your wireless setup method
The following instructions will offer three methods for setting up your Brother machine on a wireless network. If
you began the wireless setup from step 6 on page 8 (for Macintosh and mobile devices), go to method b (Setup
Wizard). For all other users, choose the method you prefer for your environment.
Note
To setup your machine in any other wireless environment, you can find instructions in the Network User's
Guide.
a
Setup using the Installer CD-ROM and temporarily using a USB cable (Windows® only)
It is recommended that you use a PC wirelessly connected to your network for this method.
Important
• You need to temporarily use a USB cable during configuration (cable not included).
• If you are using Windows® XP, or using a network cable to connect your computer with your wireless
access point/router, you need to know the SSID and Network Key of your wireless access point/router
before you proceed. Please write down your wireless network settings in the area below.
• Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security
information. We cannot assist you in locating your network security settings.
Item
Record the current wireless network settings
SSID (Network Name)
Network Key (Security Key/Encryption Key)
* The Network Key may also be described as the Password, Security Key or Encryption Key.
Note
• If you do not know this information (SSID and Network Key), you cannot continue the wireless setup.
• How can I find this information (SSID and Network Key)?
1. You should see the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router.
2. The initial network name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name.
3. If you do not know the security information, please consult the router manufacturer, your system
administrator, or internet provider.
Now go to
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page 28
For Wireless Network Users
b
Manual setup from the control panel using the Setup Wizard (Macintosh, mobile devices and
Windows®)
If your wireless access point/router does not support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) or AOSS™,
write down the wireless network settings of your wireless access point/router in the area below.
Important
Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security
information. We cannot assist you in locating your network security settings.
Item
Record the current wireless network settings
SSID (Network Name)
Network Key (Security Key/Encryption Key)
* The Network Key may also be described as the Password, Security Key or Encryption Key.
Note
• If you do not know this information (SSID and Network Key), you cannot continue the wireless setup.
• How can I find this information (SSID and Network Key)?
1. You should see the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router.
2. The initial network name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name.
3. If you do not know the security information, please consult the router manufacturer, your system
administrator, or internet provider.
Now go to
c
page 30
One push setup using WPS or AOSS™ (Windows® and Macintosh)
If your wireless access point/router supports automatic wireless (one-push) setup (WPS or AOSS™)
Macintosh
27
Windows®
page 32
Wireless Network
Now go to
For Wireless Network Users
Setup using the Installer CD-ROM and temporarily using a USB
cable (Windows® only)
21
Setup the wireless
settings
c
Choose Wireless Network Connection and
then click Next.
Note
If you want to install the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), choose Custom Install and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
Important
• You need to temporarily use a USB cable during
configuration (cable not included).
Windows®
• If you are using
XP, or using a
network cable to connect your computer with
your wireless access point/router, you need to
know the SSID and Network Key of your
wireless access point/router you wrote down in
step 20-a on page 26 before you proceed.
d
When the Firewall/AntiVirus detected screen
appears, choose Change the Firewall port
settings to enable network connection and
continue with the installation.
(Recommended) and click Next.
Note
If you use your machine in an IEEE 802.1x
supported wireless network, see Using
IEEE 802.1x authentication in the Network User's
Guide.
a
If you are not using the Windows® Firewall, see
the user’s guide for your software for
information on how to add the following
network ports.
 For network scanning, add UDP port 54925.
 For network PC-Fax receiving, add UDP port
54926.
 If you still have trouble with your network
connection, add UDP port 161 and 137.
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive. If the model name screen appears,
choose your machine. If the language screen
appears, choose your language.
Note
If the Brother screen does not appear
automatically, go to My Computer (Computer),
double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then
double-click start.exe.
b
Click Install MFL-Pro Suite, and click Yes if
you accept the license agreements.
e
Choose Yes, I have a USB cable to use for
installation, and then click Next.
Note
Note
• If the installation does not continue
automatically, open the top menu again by
ejecting and then reinserting the CD-ROM or
double-click the start.exe program from the
root folder, and continue from step b to install
MFL-Pro Suite.
• For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the User Account Control screen
appears, click Allow or Yes.
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If the Important Notice screen appears, read the
notice. Check the box after you confirm the SSID
and Network Key, and then click Next.
For Wireless Network Users
f
Temporarily connect the USB cable (not
included) directly to the computer and the
machine.
g
h
i
j
Enter the Network Key you wrote down in step
20-a on page 26, and then click Next.
Note
Do one of the following:
 If the Installation confirmation screen
appears, check the box and click Next, go
to h.
 Otherwise, go to i.
Check Yes if you want to connect with the listed
SSID. Click Next and go to k.
If your network is not configured for
Authentication and Encryption, the ATTENTION!
screen will appear. To continue configuration,
click OK.
k
The wizard will search for wireless networks
available from your machine. Choose the SSID
that you wrote down for your network in step
20-a on page 26, and then click Next.
Confirm the wireless network settings and then
click Next. The settings will be sent to your
machine.
Note
• The settings will remain unchanged if you click
Cancel.
• If you want to manually enter the IP address
settings of your machine, click Change IP
Address and enter the necessary IP address
settings for your network.
• If the wireless setup failure screen appears,
click Retry.
l
Note
• If the list is blank, check that the wireless access
point/router has power and is broadcasting the
SSID, and then see if the machine and the
wireless access point/router are within range for
wireless communication. Then, click Refresh.
Wireless setup is now complete. A four
level indicator at the top right of your
machine’s LCD will show the wireless
signal strength of your wireless access
point/router.
Now go to
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Macintosh
page 38
Windows®
To install the MFL-Pro Suite, continue to
step 23-e on page 38.
Wireless Network
• If your wireless access point/router is set to not
broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by
clicking the Advanced button. Follow the
on-screen instructions for entering the Name
(SSID), and then click Next.
Disconnect the USB cable between the
computer and the machine and then click Next.
For Wireless Network Users
Manual setup from the control panel using the Setup Wizard
(Macintosh, mobile devices and Windows®)
21
Setup the wireless
settings
e
Important
You must have the wireless settings you wrote
down for your network in step 20-b on page 27
before you proceed.
Note
If you use your machine in an IEEE 802.1x
supported wireless network, see Using
IEEE 802.1x authentication in the Network User's
Guide.
a
Note
• If a list of SSIDs is not displayed, make sure
your wireless access point/router is on. Move
your machine closer to the wireless access
point/router and try starting from b again.
If you began the wireless setup from step 6 on
page 8 (for Macintosh and mobile devices),
press Setup Wizard.
• If your wireless access point/router is set to not
broadcast the SSID you will have to manually
add the SSID name. For details, see
Configuring your machine when the SSID is not
broadcast in the Network User's Guide.
Then go to c.
All other users, go to b.
f
b
c
On your machine, press Menu.
Press a or b to display Network, and press
Network.
Press WLAN, and then Setup Wizard.
When WLAN Enable? is displayed, press On.
This will start the wireless setup wizard.
Otherwise press Stop/Exit to exit from the
wireless setup wizard.
d
The machine will search for available SSIDs. It
will take several seconds to display a list of
available SSIDs.
If a list of SSIDs is displayed, use a or b to
choose the SSID you wrote down in step 20-b
on page 27.
Do one of the following:
 If the wireless access point/router of the
selected SSID supports WPS and The
selected access point / router
supports WPS. Use WPS? appears, go to
f.
 If you are using an authentication and
encryption method that requires a Network
Key, go to g.
 If your authentication method is Open
System and your encryption mode is None,
go to h.
g
To connect your machine using the automatic
wireless mode, press Yes. (If you choose
No (Manual), go to g to enter the Network
Key.) When Start WPS on your wireless
access point / router , then press
Next. appears, press the WPS button on your
wireless access point/router, and then press
Next. Go to h.
Enter the Network Key you wrote down in step
20-b on page 27 using the buttons on the
Touchscreen to choose each character or
number. To delete the characters you have
entered, press
.
To enter numbers or special characters, press
repeatedly until the character you
want to enter appears, then press the character
you want.
Press
to change between upper case and
lower case.
For more information, see Entering Text for
Wireless Settings on page 36.
Press OK when you have entered all the
characters, then press Yes to apply your
settings.
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For Wireless Network Users
h
Your machine will now try to connect to your
wireless network using the information you
have entered.
A connection result message appears on the
LCD and a WLAN report will automatically be
printed.
If the connection failed, check the error code on
the printed report and refer to
Troubleshooting on page 33.
Wireless setup is now complete. A four
level indicator at the top right of your
machine’s LCD will show the wireless
signal strength of your wireless access
point/router.
For computer users, please install
MFL-Pro Suite.
For Macintosh Users:
Now go to
step 22 on page 39
For Windows® Users:
Now go to
step 22 on page 37
For mobile device users who began the
setup from step 6 on page 8, go back to
step 7 to continue the machine settings.
Note
For Mobile Device users, please go to the User’s
Guide for the application you are using (e.g.
Brother iPrint&Scan or other applications) for
additional details on how to use your machine
with the application. To download the User’s
Guide for the application you are using, please go
to the manuals download section on your model’s
home page on the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
Windows®
Macintosh
Wireless Network
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For Wireless Network Users
One push setup using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) or AOSS™
(Windows® and Macintosh)
21
a
Note
Configure the wireless
settings
If your wireless access point/router supports WPS
(PIN Method) and you want to configure your
machine using the PIN (Personal Identification
Number) Method, see Configuration using the
PIN Method of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) in
the Network User's Guide.
Confirm your wireless access point/router has
the WPS or AOSS™ symbol as shown below.
f
b
Place the Brother machine within range of your
WPS or AOSS™ access point/router. The
range may differ depending on your
environment. Refer to the instructions provided
with your wireless access point/router.
If you began the wireless setup from step 6 on
page 8, press WPS/AOSS.
Then go to d.
c
d
e
All other users, go to c.
On your machine, press Menu.
Press a or b to display Network, and press
Network.
Press WLAN, and then WPS/AOSS.
If the connection failed, check the error code on
the printed report and refer to
Troubleshooting on page 33.
Wireless setup is now complete. A four
level indicator at the top right of your
machine’s LCD will show the wireless
signal strength of your wireless access
point/router.
To install the MFL-Pro Suite, continue to
step 22.
For Windows® Users:
Now go to
When WLAN Enable? is displayed, press On.
This will start the wireless setup wizard.
page 37
Otherwise press Stop/Exit to exit from the
wireless setup wizard.
For Macintosh Users:
When Start WPS or AOSS on your
wireless access point / router ,
then press OK. appears, press the WPS or
AOSS™ button on your wireless access
point/router. See the user’s guide for your
wireless access point/router for instructions.
And then press OK.
This feature will automatically detect which
mode (WPS or AOSS™) your wireless access
point/router uses to configure your machine.
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A connection result message appears on the
LCD and a WLAN report will automatically be
printed.
Now go to
page 39
For Wireless Network Users
Troubleshooting
Important
Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security information. We
cannot assist you in locating your network security settings.
How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network Key)
1. You should see the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router.
2. The initial network name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name.
3. If you do not know the security information, please consult the router manufacturer, your system
administrator or internet provider.
* The Network Key may also be described as the Password, Security Key or Encryption Key.
* If the wireless access point/router is set to not broadcast the SSID, the SSID will not automatically be detected.
You will have to manually enter the SSID name. See Configuring your machine when the SSID is not broadcast
in the Network User's Guide.
WLAN report
If the WLAN report that printed shows that the connection failed, check the error code on the printed report and
refer to the following instructions.
Error code
Recommended Solutions
The wireless setting is not activated, turn the wireless setting to ON.
TS-01
- If a LAN cable is connected to your machine, disconnect it and turn the wireless setting of
your machine to ON.
1. On your machine, press Menu.
2. Press a or b to display Network, and press Network.
3. Press WLAN, and then Setup Wizard.
4. When WLAN Enable? is displayed, press On. This will start the wireless setup wizard.
The wireless access point/router cannot be detected.
1. Check the following 4 points.
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Macintosh
Wireless Network
2. If you manually entered the SSID and security information (SSID/authentication
method/encryption method/Network Key) the information may be incorrect.
Reconfirm the SSID and security information and reenter the correct information as
necessary.
See How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network
Key) on page 33 to confirm.
Windows®
TS-02
- Make sure that the wireless access point/router is powered on.
- Move your machine to an obstruction-free area, or closer to the wireless access
point/router.
- Temporarily place your machine within about 3.3 feet (one meter) from the wireless
access point/router when you are configuring the wireless settings.
- If your wireless access point/router is using MAC address filtering, confirm the MAC
address of the Brother machine is allowed in the filter. See Print the Network
Configuration Report on page 41.
For Wireless Network Users
Error code
Recommended Solutions
The wireless network and security setting you entered may be incorrect.
Reconfirm the wireless network settings.
TS-03
* Check if the entered or selected SSID/authentication method/encryption
method/UserID/Userpass are correct.
See How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network
Key) on page 33 to confirm.
The Authentication/Encryption methods used by the selected wireless access point/router
are not supported by your machine.
For infrastructure mode, change the authentication and encryption methods of the wireless
access point/router. Your machine supports the following authentication methods WPA™,
WPA2™, OPEN and Shared key. WPA supports TKIP or AES encryption methods. WPA2
supports AES for the encryption method. OPEN and Shared key correspond to WEP
encryption.
If your problem is not solved the SSID or network settings you entered may be incorrect.
Reconfirm the wireless network settings.
Combined table of authentication and encryption methods
TS-04
Authentication method
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
OPEN
Shared key
Encryption method
TKIP
AES
AES
WEP
NONE (without encryption)
WEP
See How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network
Key) on page 33 to confirm.
For ad-hoc mode, change the authentication and encryption methods of your computer for
the wireless setting.
Your machine supports OPEN authentication method only, with optional WEP encryption.
TS-05
The security information (SSID/Network Key) is incorrect.
Reconfirm the SSID and security information (Network Key).
If your router uses WEP encryption, enter the key used as the first WEP key. Your Brother
machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
See How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network
Key) on page 33 to confirm.
TS-06
The wireless security information (Authentication method/Encryption method/Network Key)
is incorrect.
Reconfirm the wireless security information (Authentication method/Encryption
method/Network Key) in the table of TS-04.
If your router uses WEP encryption, enter the key used as the first WEP key. Your Brother
machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
See How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network
Key) on page 33 to confirm.
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For Wireless Network Users
Error code
Recommended Solutions
The machine cannot detect a wireless access point/router that has WPS or AOSS™
enabled.
If you would like to configure your wireless settings using WPS or AOSS™, you must operate
both your machine and the wireless access point/router.
Confirm your wireless access point/router supports WPS or AOSS™ and try starting again.
TS-07
If you do not know how to operate your wireless access point/router using WPS or AOSS™,
see the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router, ask the manufacturer
of your wireless access point/router or ask your network administrator.
Two or more wireless access points/routers that have WPS or AOSS™ enabled are
detected.
TS-08
- Confirm that only one wireless access point/router within range has the WPS or AOSS™
method active and try again.
- Try starting again after a few minutes in order to avoid interference from other wireless
access points/routers.
Windows®
Macintosh
Wireless Network
35
For Wireless Network Users
Entering Text for Wireless Settings
When you are setting certain menu selections, you may need to enter text into the machine. Press
repeatedly to choose between letters, numbers and special characters. Press
and lower case.
to change between upper case
Inserting spaces
To enter a space, press the space key button or c.
Making corrections
If you entered a character incorrectly and want to change it, press d or c to move the cursor under the incorrect
character. Then press
. Enter the correct character.
Note
• The characters available may differ depending on your country.
• The keyboard layout may differ depending on the function you are setting.
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Wireless Network
Windows®
Install the Drivers & Software
(Windows® XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/Windows Vista®/
Windows® 7)
22
a
Before you install
b
Click Install MFL-Pro Suite, and click Yes if
you accept the license agreements.
Make sure that your computer is ON and you
are logged on with Administrator rights.
Important
• If there are any programs running, close them.
• The screens may differ depending on your
operating system.
Note
• The installer CD-ROM includes Nuance™
PaperPort™ 12SE. This software supports
Windows® XP (SP3 or greater), XP
Professional x64 Edition (SP2 or greater),
Windows Vista® (SP2 or greater) and
Windows® 7. Update to the latest Windows®
Service Pack before installing MFL-Pro Suite.
• Disable all personal firewall software (other
than Windows® Firewall), anti-spyware or
antivirus applications for the duration of the
installation.
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a
Install MFL-Pro Suite
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive. If the model name screen appears,
choose your machine. If the language screen
appears, choose your language.
Note
• If the installation does not continue
automatically, open the top menu again by
ejecting and then reinserting the CD-ROM or
double-click the start.exe program from the
root folder, and continue from step b to install
MFL-Pro Suite.
• For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the User Account Control screen
appears, click Allow or Yes.
c
Choose Wireless Network Connection and
click Next.
Note
If you want to install the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), choose Custom Install and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
d
When the Firewall/AntiVirus detected screen
appears, choose Change the Firewall port
settings to enable network connection and
continue with the installation.
(Recommended) and click Next.
Note
Macintosh
37
Windows®
If you are not using the Windows® Firewall, see
the user’s guide for your software for
information on how to add the following
network ports.
 For network scanning, add UDP port 54925.
 For network PC-Fax receiving, add UDP port
54926.
 If you still have trouble with your network
connection, add UDP port 161 and 137.
Wireless Network
If the Brother screen does not appear
automatically, go to My Computer (Computer),
double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then
double-click start.exe.
Wireless Network
e
Choose the machine from the list, and then
click Next.
Note
The installation will automatically continue. The
installation screens appear one after another. If
prompted, follow any on-screen instructions.
Important
DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the
installation. It may take a few seconds for all
screens to appear.
Note
For Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 users,
when the Windows Security screen appears,
click the check box and click Install to complete
the installation correctly.
g
h
When the On-Line Registration screen
appears, make your selection and follow the
on-screen instructions. Once you have
completed the registration process, click Next.
When the Setup Complete screen appears,
check the box of the action you want to
perform, and then click Next.
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a
38
Note
• If an error message appears during the
software installation, run the
Installation Diagnostics located in
Start/All Programs/Brother/MFC-XXXX LAN
(where MFC-XXXX is your model name).
• Depending on your security settings, a
Windows® Security or antivirus software
window may appear when using the machine or
its software. Please allow or permit the window
to continue.
If you are using WEP and the LCD displayed
‘Connected’ but your machine is not found,
make sure you entered the WEP key correctly.
The WEP key is case sensitive.
f
Windows®
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Install MFL-Pro Suite on
additional computers
(if needed)
If you want to use your machine with multiple
computers on the network, install MFL-Pro Suite on
each computer. Go to step 23 on page 37.
Note
Network license (Windows®)
This product includes a PC license for up to
5 users. This license supports the installation of
the MFL-Pro Suite including Nuance™
PaperPort™ 12SE on up to 5 PCs on the network.
If you want to use more than 5 PCs with
Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE installed, please
purchase the Brother NL-5 pack which is a
multiple PC license agreement pack for up to
5 additional users. To purchase the NL-5 pack,
contact your authorized Brother dealer or contact
Brother customer service.
Finish
The installation is now
complete.
Note
Finish and restart
Click Finish to restart your computer. After
restarting the computer, you must log on with
Administrator rights.
XML Paper Specification Printer Driver
The XML Paper Specification Printer Driver is the
most suitable driver for Windows Vista® and
Windows® 7 when printing from applications that
use the XML Paper Specification. Please
download the latest driver by accessing the
Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
Wireless Network
Macintosh
Install the Drivers & Software
(Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.7.x)
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a
Before you install
Make sure your machine is connected to the
power and your Macintosh is ON. You must be
logged on with Administrator rights.
c
d
Note
If you want to add the PS driver (BR-Script3
printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions
Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit
FAQ's on your model page for instructions.
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a
b
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Important
DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the
installation. It may take a few minutes for the
installation to complete.
Important
For users of Mac OS X 10.5.7 or lower, upgrade
to Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.7.x. (For the latest
drivers and information for the Mac OS X you are
using, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.)
Choose Wireless Network Connection and
then click Next.
Note
If your wireless settings fail, the Wireless Device
Setup Wizard screen appears. Follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the wireless
configuration.
e
Choose your machine from the list, and then
click OK.
Install MFL-Pro Suite
Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
Double-click the Start Here OSX icon. If
prompted, select your model.
Windows®
Macintosh
Wireless Network
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Wireless Network
Note
• You can find your machine’s MAC Address
(Ethernet Address) and IP Address by printing
out the Network Configuration Report. See Print
the Network Configuration Report on page 41.
• If this screen appears click OK.
1) Enter a name for your Macintosh in
Display Name (up to 15 characters long).
Macintosh
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Download and install
Presto! PageManager
When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR
capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You
can easily scan, share and organize photos and
documents using Presto! PageManager.
a
On the Brother Support screen, click
Presto! PageManager and follow the
on-screen instructions.
2) If you want to use the machine’s Scan button
to scan over the network, you must check the
Register your computer with the "Scan
To" function on the machine box.
3) Click OK. Go to f.
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• The name you enter will appear on the
machine’s LCD when you press the Scan
button and choose a scan option. (For more
information, see Network Scanning (For
network models) in the Software User's Guide.)
f
Install MFL-Pro Suite on
additional computers
(if needed)
If you want to use your machine with multiple
computers on the network, install MFL-Pro Suite on
each computer. Go to step 23 on page 39.
Finish
The installation is now
complete.
When this screen appears, click Next.
Note
If you began the wireless setup from step 6 on
page 8, go back to step 7 to continue the machine
settings.
The installation of MFL-Pro Suite is now
complete.
Go to step 24 on page 40.
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For Network Users
Web Based Management
(web browser)
Print the Network Configuration
Report
The Brother print server is equipped with a web server
that allows you to monitor its status or change some
of its configuration settings, using HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol).
You can print the Network Configuration Report to
confirm the current network settings.
Note
We recommend Windows® Internet
Explorer® 7.0/8.0 or Firefox® 3.6 for Windows®
and Safari 4.0/5.0 for Macintosh. Please also
make sure that JavaScript and cookies are
always enabled in whichever browser you use. To
use a web browser, you will need to know the IP
address of the print server. The IP address of the
print server is listed on the Network Configuration
Report.
a
b
a
b
c
d
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Print Reports.
Press Print Reports.
Press a or b to display Network Config.
Press Network Config.
e
Press Start.
The machine will print the current network
settings.
Open your browser.
Type “http://machine’s IP address/” into your
browser’s address bar (where “machine’s IP
address” is the IP address of the Brother
machine or the print server name).
 For example: http://192.168.1.2/
Turn on the machine and wait until the machine
is in the Ready state.
Restore the network settings to
the factory default
To restore all network settings of the internal
Print/Scan server to the factory default, please follow
the steps below.
a
b
c
Make sure the machine is not operating, then
disconnect all the cables from the machine
(except the power cord).
Press Menu.
Press a or b to display Network.
Press Network.
Note
If you have configured an optional login
password, you must enter it when prompted to
access the Web Based Management.
For more information, see Web Based
Management in the Network User's Guide.
d
e
f
Press a or b to display Network Reset.
Press Network Reset.
Press Yes.
Press Yes for 2 seconds.
The machine will restart, re-connect the cables
once this is complete.
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Other Information
Brother CreativeCenter
Get inspired. If you're using Windows®, double-click
the Brother CreativeCenter icon on your desktop to
access our FREE web site with many ideas and
resources for personal and professional use.
Mac users can access Brother CreativeCenter at this
web address:
http://www.brother.com/creativecenter/
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Options and Consumables
Options
The machine has the following optional accessories. You can expand the capabilities of the machine by adding
these items. For more information about the optional Lower Tray Unit and compatible SO-DIMM Memory, visit us
at http://solutions.brother.com/.
For installing the SO-DIMM Memory, see Installing extra memory in the Advanced User's Guide.
Lower Tray Unit for MFC-8950DW
LT-5400
The lower paper tray unit can hold up to 500 sheets
of paper. When the tray is installed, the machine
expands total input capacity up to 1,050 sheets.
SO-DIMM Memory
You can increase the memory by installing one
SO-DIMM (Small Outline Dual In-line Memory
Module).
Consumables
When the time comes to replace consumable items, an error will be indicated by the LCD on the control panel. For
more information about the consumables for your machine, visit us at http://www.brother.com/original/ or contact
your local Brother reseller.
Toner cartridge
Drum unit
Standard Toner: TN-720
High Yield Toner: TN-750
Super High Yield Toner: TN-780
DR-720
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Trademarks
The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server and Internet Explorer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple, Macintosh, Safari and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPA and WPA2 are marks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
AOSS is a trademark of Buffalo Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Nuance, the Nuance logo, PaperPort and ScanSoft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates
in the United States and/or other countries.
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Any trade names and product names of companies appearing on Brother products, related documents and any other
materials are all trademarks or registered trademarks of those respective companies.
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Under the supervision of Brother Industries, Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and
specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for
any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other
errors relating to the publication.
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