PT-E500W - Network Guide

PT-E500W - Network Guide
Network User’s Guide
PT-E550W
PT-E550W
This Network User’s Guide provides useful information to
configure wireless network and Wireless Direct settings using
your Brother machine. You can also find supported protocol
information and detailed troubleshooting tips.
To download the latest manual, please visit the Brother Solutions
Center at (http://solutions.brother.com/). You can also download
the latest drivers and utilities for your machine, read FAQs and
troubleshooting tips or learn about special printing solutions from
the Brother Solutions Center.
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Definitions of notes
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IMPORTANT
This symbol indicates information or directions that should be followed. Ignoring
them may result in damage, or failed operations.
NOTE
This mark indicates notes that provide information or directions that can help you
better understand and use the product more efficiently.
Trademarks
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.
BROTHER is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Apple, Macintosh, Mac OS, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the United States and other countries.
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Alliance are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPA, and WPA2 are marks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Each company whose software title is mentioned in this manual has a Software License Agreement specific
to its proprietary programs.
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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IMPORTANT NOTE
 Please go to the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and click [Manuals] on your
model page to download the other manuals.
 This product is approved for use in the country of purchase only. Do not use this product outside the country
of purchase as it may violate the wireless telecommunication and power regulations of that country.
 Windows Vista ® in this document represents all editions of Windows Vista ®.
 Windows ® 7 in this document represents all editions of Windows ® 7.
 Windows ® 8 in this document represents all editions of Windows ® 8.
 Windows ® 8.1 in this document represents all editions of Windows ® 8.1.
 Windows Server ® 2008 in this document represents all editions of Windows Server ® 2008 and
Windows Server ® 2008 R2.
 Windows Server ® 2012 in this document represents all editions of Windows Server ® 2012 and
Windows Server ® 2012 R2.
 Not all models are available in all countries.
© 2014 Brother Industries, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Section I
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Wireless Direct
Introduction
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Overview....................................................................................................................................................2
Hardware requirements .............................................................................................................................3
Supported operating systems..............................................................................................................3
Downloading and installing Applications for Use with Mobile Devices ......................................................3
2
Wireless Direct network configuration
4
Configuring your network using Wireless Direct ........................................................................................4
Section II Wireless network
3
Introduction
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Network features........................................................................................................................................6
4
Changing your machine’s network settings
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Changing your machine’s network settings (IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway) .............................7
Using the BRAdmin Light utility ...........................................................................................................7
Other Management Utilities .....................................................................................................................10
Using the Web Based Management (web browser) ..........................................................................10
Using the BRAdmin Professional utility (Windows ®).........................................................................10
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
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Overview..................................................................................................................................................11
Using the CD-ROM installer ....................................................................................................................11
Confirm your network environment....................................................................................................12
Wireless configuration temporarily using a USB cable (Recommended for
Windows ® and Macintosh users) ..................................................................................................13
One-push configuration using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™....................................................................13
Using your Brother machine’s own functions...........................................................................................14
Selecting the Network Type...............................................................................................................14
Displaying the Network Settings........................................................................................................14
Configuring the Infrastructure Mode Settings ....................................................................................15
Turning the wireless function On or Off .............................................................................................17
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Web Based Management
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Overview..................................................................................................................................................18
Configuring the printer settings using Web Based Management (web browser).....................................18
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Section III Communication Settings
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
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Using the Communication Settings..........................................................................................................21
Settings Dialog Box ...........................................................................................................................22
Menu Bar ...........................................................................................................................................23
General Tab.......................................................................................................................................26
Wireless LAN Tab..............................................................................................................................28
Wireless Direct Tab ...........................................................................................................................32
Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Printers ..................................................................................32
Section IV Appendix
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Troubleshooting
35
Overview..................................................................................................................................................35
Identifying the problem ......................................................................................................................35
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Protocols
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Supported protocols and security features ..............................................................................................39
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Glossary
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Protocols..................................................................................................................................................40
TCP/IP protocols and functions .........................................................................................................40
Configuring your Brother machine for a network .....................................................................................42
IP addresses, subnet masks and gateways ......................................................................................42
Wireless network terms and concepts .....................................................................................................44
Specifying your network ....................................................................................................................44
Security terms....................................................................................................................................44
Wireless Direct network terms .................................................................................................................49
Device Information.............................................................................................................................49
Status Information .............................................................................................................................49
Other ways to set the IP address (for advanced users and administrators) ............................................50
Using DHCP to configure the IP address ..........................................................................................50
Using RARP to configure the IP address ..........................................................................................50
Using BOOTP to configure the IP address........................................................................................51
Using APIPA to configure the IP address..........................................................................................51
Using ARP to configure the IP address .............................................................................................52
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Section I
Wireless Direct
Introduction
Wireless Direct network configuration
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Introduction
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Overview
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Wireless Direct allows you to configure a secured wireless network between your Brother machine and a
mobile device, such as an Android™ device, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, without using an access point.
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1 Mobile device
2 Your Brother machine
NOTE
• The Wi-Fi Direct supported device serves as an access point.
• When using Wireless Direct, your Brother machine supports one-to-one wireless communication with your
mobile device.
• Infrastructure mode and Wireless Direct cannot be used at the same time. Disable one function to enable
the other.
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Introduction
Hardware requirements
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Supported operating systems
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Operating systems
Android™
iOS
2.3 or greater
6.0 or greater
Downloading and installing Applications for Use with Mobile
Devices
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Brother offers various applications for use with your Brother machine, including applications that allow you to
print directly from your Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or Android™ smartphone, and applications that
allow you to transfer data, such as templates, symbols, and databases that were created using a computer,
to your Brother machine wirelessly.
The following Brother applications can be downloaded free-of-charge from the App Store or Google Play™.
 iPrint&Label
 Mobile Cable Label Tool
 Mobile Transfer Express
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Wireless Direct network configuration
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You can use Wireless Direct to connect mobile devices, computers, and other devices that support Wi-Fi
connections directly to your Brother machine using a wireless network connection without using a wireless
router or access point.
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Here will be described the configuration methods using your Brother machine’s own functions. See
Communication Settings (Windows ® only) on page 21 for configurations using the Printer Setting Tool.
Configuring your network using Wireless Direct
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The Wireless Direct network settings are configured from the LCD display of your Brother machine.
When connecting an Android™ device, make sure that the device is configured for Wi-Fi connections.
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Press Menu.
Select “WLAN” using a or b and then press OK or Enter.
Select “Network Setting” using a or b and then press OK or Enter.
Select “Direct Mode” using a or b and then press OK or Enter.
NOTE
• If “Off” is selected in the “Network Mode” screen, “Turning on Wi-Fi Radio” will be displayed. Press
OK or Enter.
• When your Brother machine is powered by batteries, the battery power will decrease quickly when the
wireless function is used. Therefore, a confirmation message is displayed when the WiFi key is pressed.
• If you want to use the wireless function, press the OK or Enter key. If you connect the AC adapter while
the message is displayed, the power source will switch to the AC adapter.
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The current SSID is displayed on the screen. Enter the new SSID if necessary, and then press OK or
Enter.
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The current password is displayed on the screen. Enter the new password if necessary, and then press
OK or Enter.
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The screen to confirm the entered SSID and password is displayed. Press any key except Power to
continue. Go to the wireless network settings page of your mobile device and type the SSID name and
password.
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If your mobile device connects successfully, the machine displays the symbol
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You have completed the Wireless Direct network setup. The Brother iPrint&Label application allows you
to print directly to your Brother machine from your Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or Android™
smartphone. The Brother iPrint&Label application can be downloaded free-of-charge from the App Store
or Google Play. Simply search for “Brother iPrint&Label” in the App Store or Google Play.
If the connection fails, see Troubleshooting on page 35.
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Section II
Wireless network
Introduction
Changing your machine’s network settings
Configuring your machine for a wireless network
Web Based Management
II
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Introduction
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Network features
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Your Brother machine can be shared on an IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless network using the internal network
print server. The print server supports various functions and methods of connection on a network supporting
TCP/IP, depending on the operating system you are running. The following chart shows what network
features and connections are supported by each operating system.
Windows ®
Operating Systems
Windows
Macintosh
Vista ®
®
Windows 7
Windows ® 8
Windows ®
BRAdmin Light
Windows
2008/2008 R2
Windows Server ®
2012/2012 R2
OS X v10.7.5
OS X v10.8.x
OS X v10.9.x
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Web Based Management
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Status Monitor
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Driver Deployment Wizard
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Printer Setting Tool
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BRAdmin Professional
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Server ®
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BRAdmin Professional is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/
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Changing your machine’s network
settings
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Changing your machine’s network settings
(IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway)
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Using the BRAdmin Light utility
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The BRAdmin Light utility is designed for the initial setup of Brother network connectable devices. It can also
search for Brother products in a TCP/IP environment, show the status and configure basic network settings,
such as the IP address.
Installing BRAdmin Light
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Windows ®
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Ensure your machine is turned on.
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The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click [Advanced Applications].
Turn on your computer. Close any running applications before installing.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The opening screen will appear automatically.
If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose
your language.
Click [Network Utility].
Click [BRAdmin Light] and follow the on-screen instructions.
 Macintosh
You can download the Brother BRAdmin Light by visiting the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/
NOTE
• You can download the latest Brother BRAdmin Light version from http://solutions.brother.com/
• If you require more advanced printer management, use the latest Brother BRAdmin Professional utility
available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com/. This utility is only available for Windows ®
users.
• If you are using firewall, anti-spyware, or antivirus software, temporarily disable them. Once you are sure
that you can print, re-enable them.
• The node name appears in the current BRAdmin Light window. The default node name of the print server
in the machine is “BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx”. (“xxxxxxxxxxxx” is based on your Brother machine’s MAC Address/
Ethernet Address.)
• The default password for Brother print servers is “access”.
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Changing your machine’s network settings
Setting the IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway using BRAdmin Light
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Start the BRAdmin Light utility.
 Windows ®
(Windows Vista ® / Windows ® 7)
Click [Start] - [All Programs] - [Brother] - [BRAdmin Light] - [BRAdmin Light].
(Windows ® 8 / Windows ® 8.1)
Click [BRAdmin Light] icon on [Apps] screen.
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 Macintosh
Start the utility by double-clicking one of the following files.
[BRAdmin Light.jar] installed in the desired location on the Macintosh
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BRAdmin Light will search for new devices automatically.
Double-click the unconfigured device.
Windows ®
Macintosh
NOTE
If you don’t use a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the device will appear as [Unconfigured] in the BRAdmin
Light utility screen.
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Changing your machine’s network settings
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Choose [STATIC] for the [Boot Method]. Enter the [IP Address], [Subnet Mask] and [Gateway]
(if needed) of your print server.
Windows ®
Macintosh
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Click [OK].
With a correctly programmed IP address, you will see the Brother print server in the device list.
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Changing your machine’s network settings
Other Management Utilities
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Your Brother machine can be used with the following management utilities in addition to the BRAdmin Light
utility. You can change your network settings using these utilities.
Using the Web Based Management (web browser)
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A standard web browser can be used to change your print server settings using the HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol). (See Configuring the printer settings using Web Based Management (web browser)
on page 18.)
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Using the BRAdmin Professional utility (Windows ®)
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BRAdmin Professional is a utility for more advanced management of network connected Brother devices.
This utility can search for Brother products on your network, and show the device status from an easy to read
Explorer style window that changes color to represent the status of each device. You can configure network
and device settings along with the ability to update device firmware from a Windows ® computer on your Local
Area Network (LAN). BRAdmin Professional can also log activity of Brother devices on your network and
export the log data in an HTML, CSV, TXT or SQL format.
For more information and downloads, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/
NOTE
• Please use the latest version of the BRAdmin Professional utility available as a download from
http://solutions.brother.com/. This utility is only available for Windows ® users.
• If you are using firewall, anti-spyware, or antivirus software, temporarily disable them. Once you are sure
that you can print, re-enable them.
• The node name appears in the current BRAdmin Professional window. The default node name is
“BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx”. (“xxxxxxxxxxxx” is based on your Brother machine’s MAC Address/Ethernet Address.)
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Configuring your machine for a wireless
network
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Overview
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First, you must configure the wireless network settings of your Brother machine to communicate with your
network.
The following methods are available for configuring your Brother machine.
 Configuration using the CD-ROM installer and a USB cable
See below. This is the recommended method, you can quickly connect your machine to your wireless
network using this method.
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 Configuration using your machine’s own functions
See Using your Brother machine’s own functions on page 14.
 Configuration using the Communication Settings in the Printer Setting Tool
See Communication Settings (Windows ® only) on page 21.
Using the CD-ROM installer
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NOTE
• To achieve optimum results with normal everyday document printing, use your Brother machine as close
to the WLAN 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. You can use USB for the fastest throughput speed.
• Before configuring wireless settings, you will need to know your SSID and Network Key.
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
Confirm your network environment
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Connected to a computer with a WLAN access point/router in the network
(Infrastructure mode)
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1 WLAN access point/router
2 Wireless network printer (your Brother machine)
3 Wireless capable computer connected to the WLAN access point/router
4 Wired computer (which is not wireless capable) connected to the WLAN access point/router with
an Ethernet cable
5 Mobile device
NOTE
Installation method
The following instructions will detail the methods for installing your Brother machine in a wireless network
environment. Choose the method you prefer for your environment.
• Wireless configuration temporarily using a USB cable (Recommended for Windows ® and Macintosh
users)
• One push wireless configuration using WPS
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
Wireless configuration temporarily using a USB cable (Recommended for
Windows ® and Macintosh users)
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It is recommended that you use a PC wirelessly connected to your network for this method.
You can remotely configure the printer from the computer on the network using a USB cable (A) 1.
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A
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You can configure the wireless settings of the printer using a USB cable temporarily connected to a wired or wireless computer.
See the installation procedure in the Quick Setup Guide.
One-push configuration using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
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You can use WPS to configure your wireless network settings easily if your WLAN access point/router (A)
supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (PBC 1).
A
1
Push Button Configuration.
See the installation procedure in the Quick Setup Guide.
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
Using your Brother machine’s own functions
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You can select the network type, configure or display the network settings, and so on, using the Menu key.
Selecting the Network Type
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Press the Menu key, select “WLAN” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
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If some messages are displayed, press the OK or Enter for each message.
Select “Network Mode” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select the network type to be used using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
“Off”: Wireless network OFF
“Direct Mode”: Connect using Wireless Direct
“Infrastructure Mode”: Connect using WLAN
The screen then returns to the text entry screen.
Displaying the Network Settings
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Press the Menu key, select “WLAN” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Network Status” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Infrastructure Mode” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
The current Infrastructure Mode settings are displayed.
NOTE
When using the Direct Mode, select “Direct Mode”.
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The screen returns to the text entry screen when you press the OK or Enter key.
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
Configuring the Infrastructure Mode Settings
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The method of configuring the Infrastructure Mode settings is explained below.
Configuring using WPS
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First, confirm that your WLAN access point/router has the WPS symbol.
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Press the Menu key, select “WLAN” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
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Select “Button Push” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
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Press the WPS button on your WLAN access point/router and the OK or Enter key on your Brother
machine.
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Select “Network Setting” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Infrastructure Mode” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Place your Brother machine within range of your WPS access point/router. The range may differ
depending on your environment. See the instructions provided with your access point/router.
One or two messages are displayed before the message “Start WPS on Your Wireless Access
Point”. Press the OK or Enter for each message.
The message “Start WPS on Your Wireless Access Point” is displayed.
NOTE
Press the Esc key to return to the previous step.
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“Connecting…” is displayed for a while, and then “Connected!” is displayed.
Press the OK or Enter key.
The screen returns to the text entry screen.
Depending on the strength of the wireless signal, the wireless connection indicator will be one of the
following symbols:
NOTE
• Your Brother machine will try to connect using WPS for 2 minutes. If the WiFi key is pressed during that
time, the machine will continue trying to connect for an additional 2 minutes starting from that point.
• If your Brother machine could not connect to the network, a message indicating that the connection failed
is displayed.
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
Configuring by entering the PIN code
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Press the Menu key, select “WLAN” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Network Setting” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Infrastructure Mode” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “PIN Code” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
If some messages are displayed, press the OK or Enter for each message.
Type the PIN code displayed on the screen into your access point/router and then press the OK or
Enter key.
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“Connecting…” is displayed for a while, and then “Connected!” is displayed.
Press the OK or Enter key.
The screen returns to the text entry screen.
Depending on the strength of the wireless signal, the wireless connection indicator will be one of the
following symbols:
Configuring using the setup wizard
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Press the Menu key, select “WLAN” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
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Select the SSID using the a or b key, or select “Other...” and enter the SSID (from 1 to 32 characters),
and then press the OK or Enter key.
The “Password” screen is displayed.
Select “Network Setting” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Infrastructure Mode” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
Select “Setup Wizard” using the a or b key and then press the OK or Enter key.
If some messages are displayed, press the OK or Enter for each message.
The SSIDs for the available networks are displayed.
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Configuring your machine for a wireless network
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Enter the password (from 8 to 63 characters), and then press the OK or Enter key.
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When connected, depending on the strength of the wireless signal, the wireless connection indicator will
be one of the following symbols:
The screen returns to the text entry screen, and
blinks while the connection is being established.
After 90 seconds, the indicator will change to , but your Brother machine will continue trying to connect
to the network.
Turning the wireless function On or Off
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To turn the wireless function on or off, press the WiFi key.
The default setting is “Off”.
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Press the WiFi key.
Press the WiFi key again to turn the wireless function off.
NOTE
• If “Off” is selected in the “Network Mode” screen, the wireless function will remain off even if the WiFi
key is pressed.
• When your Brother machine is powered by batteries, the battery power will decrease quickly when the
wireless function is used. Therefore, a confirmation message is displayed when the WiFi key is pressed.
If you want to use the wireless function, press the OK or Enter key. If you connect the AC adapter while
the message is displayed, the power source will switch to the AC adapter.
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Web Based Management
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Overview
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You can use a standard web browser to manage a machine on your network using HTTP. When using Web
Based Management, the following are possible:
 Display your Brother machine status information
 Change network settings such as TCP/IP information
 Display software version information of the machine and print server
 Change network and printer configuration details
NOTE
We recommend Microsoft ® Internet Explorer ® 7.0 or later or Firefox ® 25.0.1 or later for Windows ®,
Safari ® 5.0.6 or later or Firefox ® 26.0 or later for Macintosh.
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Please make sure that JavaScript and cookies are always enabled in whichever browser you use.
In order to use Web Based Management, your network must use TCP/IP, and the machine and computer
must have a valid IP address.
Configuring the printer settings using Web Based
Management (web browser)
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A standard web browser can be used to change your print server settings using the HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol).
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Type http://printer_ip_address/ into your browser. (Where printer_ip_address is the
IP address or the print server name.)
 For example (if the printer’s IP address is 192.168.1.2.):
http://192.168.1.2/
NOTE
If you have edited the hosts file on your computer or are using a Domain Name System, you can also enter
the DNS name of the print server. As the print server supports TCP/IP and NetBIOS, you can also enter
the NetBIOS name of the print server. The NetBIOS name can be seen on the printer settings page.
The NetBIOS name assigned is the first 15 characters of the node name and by default it will appear as
“BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” where “xxxxxxxxxxxx” is the Ethernet address.
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Click [Network Configuration].
Enter a user name and a password. The User Name is “admin” and the default Password is “access”.
Click [OK].
You can now change the print server settings.
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Web Based Management
NOTE
Setting a password
We recommend setting a login password to prevent unauthorized access to the Web Based Management.
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Click [Administrator].
Enter the password you want to use (up to 32 characters).
Re-enter the password in [Confirm new password] box.
Click [Submit].
The next time you access Web Based Management, enter a password in the [Login] box, and then
click
.
After configuring the settings, logout by clicking
.
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You can also set a password by clicking [Please configure the password.] on the machine’s web page
if you are not setting a login password.
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Section III
Communication
Settings
Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
III
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Communication Settings
(Windows ® only)
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With [Communication settings] in the Printer Setting Tool, the printer communication information can be
specified or changed when connecting your Brother machine and computer with a USB cable. Not only can
you change the communication settings for one printer, but you can also easily apply the same settings to
multiple printers.
NOTE
The [Printer Setting Tool] is installed at the same time as the printer driver and other software. For more
information about the installation procedure, see the Quick Setup Guide.
IMPORTANT
• The “Printer Setting Tool” is compatible only with your Brother machine.
• Make sure that the AC adapter is connected to an AC power outlet.
• Make sure that the printer driver has been installed and is functional.
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• Connect this machine to a computer with a USB cable.
With this tool, settings cannot be specified using a wireless LAN.
Using the Communication Settings
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Connect your Brother machine to be configured to the computer.
For Windows Vista ® / Windows ® 7: From the Start menu, click [All Programs] - [Brother] [Label & Mobile Printer] - [Printer Setting Tool].
Windows ® 8 / Windows ® 8.1: On the [Apps] screen, click [Printer Setting Tool].
The main window appears.
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Select your Brother machine to be configured from the [Printer] drop-down list and then click
[Communication settings]. The [Communication settings] window appears.
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Specify or change the settings. (The following screens are from Windows ®.)
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
Settings Dialog Box
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1 Disable these settings
When this check box is selected,
changed.
appears in the tab, and the settings can no longer be specified or
The settings in a tab where
appears will not be applied to the printer even if [Apply] is clicked. In
addition, the settings in the tab will not be saved or exported when the [Save in Command File] or [Export]
command is executed.
To apply the settings to the printer or save or export them, be sure to clear the check box.
2 Items
When [Current Status] is selected, the current settings appear in the settings display/change area.
Select the item for the settings that you want to change.
3 Menu Bar
Select a command contained in each menu from the list.
For details on the menu bar, see Menu Bar on page 23.
4 Printer
Selects the printer whose settings are to be changed.
If only one printer is connected, it is unnecessary to make a selection since only that printer will appear.
5 Node Name
Displays the node name. The node name can also be changed (see Tools menu on page 25).
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
6 Settings Tabs
Click the tab containing the settings to be specified or changed.
If
appears in the tab, the settings in that tab will not be applied to the printer.
7 Settings Display/Change Area
Displays the current settings for the selected item. Change the settings as necessary using the drop-down
menus, direct entry or other appropriate methods.
8 Refresh
Click to update the displayed settings with the most recent information.
9 Exit
Exits [Communication settings], and returns to the main window of the [Printer Setting Tool].
IMPORTANT
Settings are not applied to printers if the [Exit] button is clicked without clicking the [Apply] button after
changing settings.
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10 Apply
Click [Apply] to apply the settings to the printer.
To save the specified settings in a command file, select [Save in Command File] from the drop-down
menu.
IMPORTANT
Clicking [Apply] applies all settings in all tabs to the printer.
If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not applied.
Menu Bar
File menu
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 Apply Settings to the Printer
Applies the settings to the printer.
IMPORTANT
If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
 Save Settings in Command File
Saves the specified settings in a command file.
The file extension is “.bin”.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
IMPORTANT
• If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
• The following information is not saved with the settings commands.
• Node name.
• IP address, subnet mask and default gateway (when the IP address is set to [STATIC]).
• The saved communication settings commands are only intended to be used for applying settings to a
printer. The settings cannot be applied by importing this command file.
• Saved command files contain authentication keys and passwords.
Take necessary measures to protect saved command files, such as by saving them in a location that
cannot be accessed by other users.
• Do not send the command file to a printer whose model was not specified when the command file was
exported.
 Import
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• Import from the current computer wireless settings.
Imports the settings from the computer.
NOTE
• Only personal security authentication settings (open system, public key authentication and
WPA/WPA2-PSK) can be imported. Enterprise security authentication (such as LEAP and EAP-FAST)
and WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES) settings cannot be imported.
• If multiple wireless LANs are enabled for the computer being used, the first wireless settings (only personal
settings) that are detected will be considered for importing.
• Only settings (communication mode, SSID, authentication method, encryption mode and authentication
key) from the [Wireless LAN] tab - [Wireless Settings] pane can be imported.
• Select a Profile to import.
Imports the exported file and applies the settings to a printer.
Click [Browse] to display a dialog box the file. Select the file to be imported. The settings in the selected
file appear in the settings display/change area.
NOTE
• All settings, such as wireless settings or TCP/IP settings, can be imported. However, node names cannot
be imported.
• Only profiles that are compatible with the selected printer can be imported.
• If the imported profile’s IP address is set to [STATIC], change the IP address of the imported profile, if
necessary, so that it does not duplicate the IP address of an existing printer on the network whose settings
have been completed.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
 Export
Saves the current settings in a file.
IMPORTANT
• If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
• Exported files are not encrypted.
Tools menu
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 Option Settings
• Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings
If this check box is selected, the printer automatically restarts after communication settings are applied.
If this check box is cleared, printers must be manually restarted.
NOTE
When configuring multiple printers, you can reduce the time required to change settings by clearing this
check box. In this case, we recommend selecting this check box when configuring the first printer so that
you can confirm that each setting is operating as intended.
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• Automatically detects the connected printer, and retrieves the current settings.
If this check box is selected and a printer is connected to the computer, the printer is automatically
detected and the printer’s current settings are displayed in the [Current Status] page.
NOTE
If the model of the connected printer is different than that of the printer shown in the [Printer] drop-down
list, the settings available on all tabs will change to match the connected printer.
 Change Node Name
Allows each node name to be changed.
 Reset to Default Communication Settings
Returns the communication settings to their factory defaults.
Help menu
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 Display Help
Displays the Help.
 About
Displays the version information.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
General Tab
7
Communication Settings
7
1
7
1 Selected Interface
Select [OFF], [Wireless LAN] or [Wireless Direct].
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
IPv6
7
1
2
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1 IPv6 Usage
Select [Enable] or [Disable].
2 Priority on IPv6 address
Check to give priority to IPv6 addresses.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
Wireless LAN Tab
7
TCP/IP (Wireless)
7
1
2
3
7
4
1 Boot Method
Select [STATIC], [AUTO], [BOOTP], [DHCP] or [RARP].
2 IP Address/Subnet Mask/Gateway
Specify the various values.
You can only enter settings when the IP address is set to [STATIC].
3 DNS Server Method
Select [STATIC] or [AUTO].
4 Primary DNS Server IP Address/Secondary DNS Server IP Address
You can only enter settings when the DNS server is set to [STATIC].
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
IPv6
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1
2
3
4
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1 Static IPv6 Address
Specify the value.
2 Enable this address
Check to make the specified static IPv6 address effective.
3 Primary DNS Server IPv6 Address/Secondary DNS Server IPv6 Address
Specify the values.
4 IPv6 Address List
Displays the list of IPv6 addresses.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
Wireless Settings
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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1 Communication Mode
Select [Ad-hoc] or [Infrastructure].
2 SSID (Network Name)
Click the [Search] button to display the SSID selections in a separate dialog box.
3 Channel
Select from the displayed options.
4 Authentication Method/Encryption Mode
The supported encryption modes for the various authentication methods are as shown in Communication
Modes and Authentication Methods/Encryption Modes on page 31.
5 WEP Key
You can only specify a setting when WEP is selected as the encryption mode.
6 Passphrase
You can only specify a setting when WPA2-PSK, or WPA/WPA2-PSK is selected as the authentication
method.
7 User ID/Password
You can only specify settings when LEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS is selected as the
authentication method. In addition, with EAP-TLS, it is not necessary to register a password, but a client
certificate must be registered. To register a certificate, connect to the printer from a web browser, and then
specify the certificate. For details on using a web browser, see Web Based Management on page 18.
8 Display the key and password on-screen
If this check box is selected, keys and passwords will be displayed in plain text (non-encrypted text).
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
Communication Modes and Authentication Methods/Encryption Modes
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 When [Communication Mode] is set to [Ad-hoc]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
Open System
None / WEP
 When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
Open System
None / WEP
Shared Key
WEP
WPA2-PSK
AES
WPA/WPA2-PSK
TKIP+AES/AES
LEAP
CKIP
EAP-FAST/NONE
TKIP / AES
EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP / AES
EAP-FAST/GTC
TKIP / AES
PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP / AES
PEAP/GTC
TKIP / AES
EAP-TTLS/CHAP
TKIP / AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
TKIP / AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP / AES
EAP-TTLS/PAP
TKIP / AES
EAP-TLS
TKIP / AES
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IMPORTANT
To perform higher level security settings:
When performing certificate verification with EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS authentication
methods, the certificate cannot be specified from the [Printer Setting Tool]. After the printer has been set
so that it can connect to the network, specify the certificate by accessing the printer from a web browser.
For details on using a web browser, see Web Based Management on page 18.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
Wireless Direct Tab
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Wireless Direct Settings
7
1
7
1 SSID (Network Name)/Network Key
Enter the SSID (25 ASCII characters or less) and the network key (63 characters or less) to be used in the
Wireless Direct mode.
You can only specify a setting when [STATIC] is selected as [SSID/Network Key Generation].
Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Printers
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1
After applying settings to the first printer, disconnect the printer from the computer, and then connect the
second printer to the computer.
2
Select the newly connected printer from the [Printer] drop-down box.
NOTE
If the [Automatically detects the connected printer, and retrieves the current settings.] check box in the
[Option Settings] dialog box is selected, the printer connected with the USB cable is automatically
selected.
For details, see File menu on page 23.
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Communication Settings (Windows ® only)
3
Click the [Apply] button.
The same settings that were applied to the first printer are applied to the second printer.
NOTE
If the [Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings] check box is cleared, the printers will
not be restarted after the settings are changed, reducing the time required to configure the printers.
However, we recommend selecting the [Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings] check
box when configuring the first printer, so that you can confirm that a connection with the access point can
be correctly established with the settings. For details, see File menu on page 23.
4
Repeat steps 1 - 3 for all the printers whose settings you wish to change.
IMPORTANT
If the IP address is set to [STATIC], the printer’s IP address will also be changed to the same address as
the first printer.
Change the IP address if necessary.
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NOTE
To save the current settings in a file, click [File] - [Export].
The same settings can be applied to another printer by clicking [File] - [Import], then selecting the exported
settings file. (See File menu on page 23.)
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Section IV
Appendix
Troubleshooting
Protocols
Glossary
IV
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8
Troubleshooting
8
Overview
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This section explains how to resolve typical network problems you may encounter when using the Brother
machine. If, after reading this chapter, you are unable to resolve your problem, visit the Brother Solutions
Center at http://solutions.brother.com/
For details, go to the Brother Solutions Center at (http://solutions.brother.com/) and click [Manuals] on your
model page to download other manuals.
Identifying the problem
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Make sure you have first checked the following:
The power cord is connected correctly and the Brother machine is turned on.
All protective packaging has been removed from the machine.
The access point (for wireless), router or hub is turned on and its link light is blinking.
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The rear cover is fully closed.
The tape is inserted correctly in the tape cassette compartment.
Go to the page for your solution from the lists below
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Problem
See page
I see error messages when configuring Wi-Fi settings from the machine
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I cannot complete the Wi-Fi settings network setup configuration
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I want to make sure that my network devices are working correctly
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Error messages when configuring Wi-Fi settings from the machine
Error Message
Connection Unsuccessful!
Please Try Again.
Cause/Remedy
 No available WPS access point was found.
 Received incorrect packet data when trying to connect using WPS.
Unsuccessful! 2 or More
Devices Found.
2 or more WPS access points were found when trying to connect using WPS.
Another Device is
Already Connected!
Cannot establish the wireless connection in Direct Mode, because another device
is already connected to your Brother machine.
Cannot Receive the Files
for Other Products!
Cannot transfer files (templates, databases or images) which are designed for
other products.
Need at least
8 Characters!
When the network settings were configured using the Direct Mode, the OK or Enter
key was pressed even though the entered password contained less than
8 characters.
Need at least
1 Character!
When the Wi-Fi settings were configured, the OK or Enter key was pressed even
though the entered SSID contained 0 characters.
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Troubleshooting
Error messages when configuring Wi-Fi settings from the machine (continued)
Error Message
Cause/Remedy
Incorrect Pin Code!
When the Pin Code was configured, the OK or Enter key was pressed even though
the entered PIN code contained more or less than 8 characters.
Incorrect Password!
When the network settings were configured using the Infrastructure Mode, the OK
or Enter key was pressed even though the entered password contained less than
8 characters.
I cannot complete the Wi-Fi settings network setup configuration.
Question
Are you using security software?
Solution
 Confirm your settings in the installer dialog box.
 Allow access when the security software alert message appears during the
printer installation.
Are your security settings
(SSID/Network Key) correct?
 Reconfirm and choose the correct security settings.
• The manufacturer’s name or model number of the WLAN access point/router
may be used as the default security settings.
• See the instructions supplied with your WLAN access point/router for
information on how to find the security settings.
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• Ask the manufacturer of your WLAN access point/router or ask your Internet
provider or network administrator.
 For details on the SSID name, see SSID on page 49.
Is your Brother machine placed
too far from your mobile device?
Move your Brother machine within about 1 meter of the mobile device when you
configure the Wi-Fi network settings.
Are there any obstructions
(walls or furniture, for example)
between your machine and the
mobile device?
Move your Brother machine to an obstruction-free area.
Is there a wireless computer,
microwave oven or digital
cordless phone near the Brother
machine?
Move other devices away from the Brother machine.
I have checked and tried all of the Turn your Brother machine Off and back On. Then try and configure the Wi-Fi
above, but still cannot complete settings again.
the wireless configuration. Is
there anything else I can do?
Are you using MAC Address
filtering?
Confirm that the MAC Address of your Brother machine is allowed in the filter.
You can find the MAC Address in [Communication settings] of the Printer Setting
Tool. See Communication Settings (Windows ® only) on page 21.
Is your WLAN access
point/router in stealth mode
(not broadcasting the SSID?)
 You should enter the correct SSID name during the installation or when using
[Communication settings] in the Printer Setting Tool.
 Check the SSID name in the instructions supplied with your WLAN access
point/router and reconfigure the wireless network setup.
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Troubleshooting
I cannot complete the Wi-Fi settings network setup configuration. (continued)
Question
Solution
Is your Brother machine correctly Check the wireless communication indicator on the LCD display.
connected to the network?
: the network is correctly connected.
: the network is not connected correctly, and the wireless network setup
must be reconfigured.
: the network is connected/disconnected in Direct mode.
Your Brother machine cannot print over the network.
Your Brother machine is not found on the network even after successful installation.
Question
Solution
Are you using security software? See I’m using security software. on page 38.
Is your Brother machine
assigned with an available
IP address?
 Confirm the IP address and the Subnet Mask.
Verify that both the IP addresses and Subnet Masks of your computer and your
Brother machine are correct and located on the same network.
For more information on how to verify the IP address and the Subnet Mask, ask
the network administrator.
 (Windows ®) Confirm your IP address, Subnet Mask and other network settings
with [Communication settings] in the Printer Setting Tool.
See Communication Settings (Windows ® only) on page 21.
Did your previous printing
job fail?
 If the failed printing job is still in your computer’s print queue, delete it.
Double-click your machine’s icon in the following folder and then choose
[Cancel All Documents] in the [Printer] menu:
(Windows Vista ® / Windows Server ® 2008)
, [Control Panel], [Hardware and Sound] and then [Printers].
(Windows ® 7 / Windows Server ® 2008 R2)
, [Devices and Printers] and select your machine from [Printers and
Faxes].
(Windows ® 8 / Windows ® 8.1/ Windows Server ® 2012 /
Windows Server ® 2012 R2)
[Apps] screen, [Control Panel], [Hardware and Sound], [Devices and
Printers] and select your machine from [Printers and Faxes].
Is your Brother machine correctly Check the wireless communication indicator on the LCD display.
connected to the network?
: the network is correctly connected.
: the network is not connected correctly, and the wireless network setup
must be reconfigured.
: the network is connected/disconnected in Direct mode.
I have checked and tried all the
above, however my Brother
machine does not print. Is there
anything else I can do?
Uninstall the printer driver and the software, and then reinstall them.
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Troubleshooting
I’m using security software.
Question
Solution
Did you choose to accept the
security alert dialog box during
the standard installation or
BRAdmin Light installation or
when using the printing features?
If you did not choose to accept the security alert dialog box, the firewall function
of your security software may be rejecting access. Some security software might
block access without showing a security alert dialog box. To allow access, see the
instructions of your security software or ask the manufacturer.
What port numbers are required The following port numbers are used for Brother network features:
for the Brother network features?
 BRAdmin Light i Port number 161/Protocol UDP
For details on how to open the port, see the instructions for the security software
or ask the manufacturer.
I want to make sure that my network devices are working correctly.
Question
Solution
Are your Brother machine,
access point/router or network
hub turned on?
Make sure you have confirmed all instructions in Make sure you have first checked
the following: on page 35.
Where can I find my Brother
Check [Communication settings] in the [Printer Setting Tool].
machine’s network settings, such
See Communication Settings (Windows ® only) on page 21.
as IP address?
Can you ping your Brother
machine from your computer?
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Ping your Brother machine from your computer using the IP address or the node
name.
 Successful i Your Brother machine is working correctly and connected to the
same network as your computer.
 Unsuccessful i Your Brother machine is not connected to the same network as
your computer.
Ask the network administrator.
[Communication settings] in the Printer Setting Tool can be used to change
the network settings.
See Communication Settings (Windows ® only) on page 21.
Is your Brother machine correctly Check the wireless communication indicator on the LCD display.
connected to the network?
: the network is correctly connected.
: the network is not connected correctly, and the wireless network setup
must be reconfigured.
: the network is connected/disconnected in Direct mode.
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Protocols
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Supported protocols and security features
Interface
Wireless
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IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode)
IEEE 802.11b (Ad-hoc Mode)
Network
(common)
Network
(Security)
Protocol (IPv4)
ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), mDNS, WINS,
NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw
Port/Port9100, FTP Server, TFTP client and server, ICMP, LLMNR
responder, SNMPv1/v2c
Protocol (IPv6)
NDP, RA, DNS Resolver, LPR/LPD, mDNS, Custom Raw Port/
Port9100, FTP Server, SNMPv1, TFTP client and server, ICMP,
LLMNR responder, SNMPv1/v2c
Wireless
SSID (32 chr), WEP 64/128 bit, WPA2-PSK (AES), LEAP, EAP-FAST,
PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
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Glossary
10
Protocols
10
The supported protocols differ depending on the model you are using.
TCP/IP protocols and functions
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Protocols are the standardized sets of rules for transmitting data on a network. Protocols allow users to gain
access to network connected resources.
The print server used on the Brother printer supports the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol) protocol.
TCP/IP is the most popular set of protocols used for communication such as Internet and E-mail. This protocol
can be used in almost all operating systems such as Windows ®, Windows Server ®, Mac OS X and Linux ®.
NOTE
• You can configure the protocol settings by using the HTTP interface (web browser). (See Configuring the
printer settings using Web Based Management (web browser) on page 18.)
• To find what protocols your Brother printer supports, see Supported protocols and security features
on page 39.
The following TCP/IP protocols are available on the Brother printer:
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DHCP/BOOTP/RARP
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By using the DHCP/BOOTP/RARP protocols, the IP address can be automatically configured.
NOTE
To use the DHCP/BOOTP/RARP protocols, please contact your network administrator.
APIPA
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If you do not assign an IP address manually (using the BRAdmin software) or automatically (using a
DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server), the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol will automatically
assign an IP address from the range 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.254.254.
ARP
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Address Resolution Protocol performs mapping of an IP address to a MAC Address in a TCP/IP network.
DNS client
10
The Brother print server supports the Domain Name System (DNS) client function. This function allows the
print server to communicate with other devices by using its DNS name.
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Glossary
NetBIOS name resolution
10
Network Basic Input/Output System name resolution enables you to obtain the IP address of the other device
using its NetBIOS name during the network connection.
WINS
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Windows Internet Name Service is a service providing information for NetBIOS name resolution,
by consolidating an IP address and a NetBIOS name that is on the local network.
LPR/LPD
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Commonly used printing protocols on a TCP/IP network.
Custom Raw Port (Default is Port 9100)
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Another commonly used printing protocol on a TCP/IP network. It enables interactive data transmission.
mDNS
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mDNS allows the Brother print server to automatically configure itself to work on a Mac OS X Simple Network
Configured system.
SNMP
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The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used to manage network devices including computers,
routers and Brother network ready printers. The Brother print server supports SNMPv1 and SNMPv2.
LLMNR
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The Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution protocol (LLMNR) resolves the names of neighboring computers
if the network does not have a Domain Name System (DNS) server. The LLMNR Responder function works
in both the IPv4 or IPv6 environment, when using an operating system that has the LLMNR Sender function
such as Windows ® 7, Windows ® 8 and Windows ® 8.1.
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Glossary
Configuring your Brother machine for a network
10
IP addresses, subnet masks and gateways
10
To use the machine in a networked TCP/IP environment, you need to configure its IP address and subnet
mask. The IP address you assign to the print server must be on the same logical network as your host
computers. If it is not, you must correctly configure the subnet mask and the gateway address.
IP address
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An IP address is a series of numbers that identifies each device connected to a network. An IP address
consists of four numbers separated by dots. Each number is between 0 and 254.
 For example in a small network, you would normally change the final number:
• 192.168.1.1
• 192.168.1.2
• 192.168.1.3
How the IP address is assigned to your print server:
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If you have a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server on your network, the print server will automatically obtain its
IP address from that server.
NOTE
On smaller networks, the DHCP server may also be the router.
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For more information on DHCP, BOOTP and RARP, see:
Using DHCP to configure the IP address on page 50.
Using BOOTP to configure the IP address on page 51.
Using RARP to configure the IP address on page 50.
If you do not have a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol will
automatically assign an IP address from the range 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.254.254. For more information on
APIPA, see Using APIPA to configure the IP address on page 51.
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Glossary
Subnet mask
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Subnet masks restrict network communication.
 For example, Computer 1 can talk to Computer 2
• Computer 1
IP Address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• Computer 2
IP Address: 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
The 0 in the Subnet mask signifies that there is no limit to communication at this part of the address.
In the above example, this means, we can communicate with any device with an IP address that begins
with 192.168.1.x. (where x is a number between 0 and 254).
Gateway (and router)
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A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network and sends data transmitted via
the network to an exact destination. The router knows where to direct data that arrives at the gateway. If a
destination is located on an external network, the router transmits data to the external network. If your network
communicates with other networks, you may need to configure the Gateway IP address. If you do not know
the Gateway IP address contact your Network Administrator.
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Glossary
Wireless network terms and concepts
10
Specifying your network
10
SSID (Service Set Identifier) and channels
10
You need to configure the SSID and a channel to specify the wireless network you want to connect to.
 SSID
Each wireless network has its own unique network name which is technically referred to as an SSID
(Service Set Identifier). The SSID is a 32-byte or less value and is assigned to the access point.
The wireless network devices you want to associate with the wireless network should match the access
point. The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets (referred to as
beacons) which have the SSID information. When your wireless network device receives a beacon,
you can identify wireless networks that are close enough to connect to.
 Channels
Wireless networks use channels. Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. There are up to
14 different channels that can be used when running a wireless network. However, in many countries
the number of available channels is restricted.
Security terms
Authentication and encryption
10
10
Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. These security settings define the authentication
(how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the
network). If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless
machine, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network. Therefore care must be taken when
configuring these options.
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Glossary
Authentication and Encryption methods for a personal wireless network
10
A personal wireless network is a small network, for example using your machine in a wireless network at
home, without IEEE 802.1x support.
If you want to use your machine in an IEEE 802.1x supported wireless network, see Authentication and
Encryption methods for an enterprise wireless network on page 47.
Authentication methods
10
 Open system
Wireless devices are allowed to access the network without any authentication.
 Shared key
A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network.
The Brother wireless printer uses a WEP key as the pre-determined key.
 WPA-PSK
Enables a Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA-PSK), which enables the Brother wireless printer
to associate with access points using TKIP for WPA-PSK.
 WPA2-PSK
Enables a Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA2-PSK), which enables the Brother wireless
printer to associate with access points using AES for WPA2-PSK (WPA-Personal).
 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Enables a Wireless Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK), which enables the Brother
wireless printer to associate with access points using TKIP for WPA-PSK or AES for WPA-PSK and
WPA2-PSK (WPA-Personal).
Encryption methods
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 None
No encryption method is used.
 WEP
When using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), the data is transmitted and received with a secure key.
 TKIP
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check and
rekeying mechanism.
 AES
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides stronger data protection by using a symmetric-key
encryption.
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Glossary
Network key
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 Open system/Shared key with WEP
This key is a 64-bit or 128-bit value that must be entered in an ASCII or hexadecimal format.
• 64 (40) bit ASCII:
Uses 5 text characters. e.g. “WSLAN” (this is case sensitive)
• 64 (40) bit hexadecimal:
Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. e.g. “71f2234aba”
• 128 (104) bit ASCII:
Uses 13 text characters. e.g. “Wirelesscomms” (this is case sensitive)
• 128 (104) bit hexadecimal:
Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data. e.g. “71f2234ab56cd709e5412aa2ba”
 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and TKIP or AES, WPA2 with AES
Uses a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that is 8 or more characters in length, up to a maximum of 63 characters.
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Glossary
Authentication and Encryption methods for an enterprise wireless network
10
An enterprise wireless network is a large network, for example using your machine in a business enterprise
wireless network with IEEE 802.1x support. If you configure your machine in an IEEE 802.1x supported
wireless network, you can use the following authentication and encryption methods:
Authentication methods
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 LEAP (For wireless network)
Cisco LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. which
uses a user ID and password for authentication.
 EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST (Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secured Tunnel) has been
developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. which uses a user ID and password for authentication, and symmetric
key algorithms to achieve a tunnelled authentication process.
The Brother machine supports the following inner authentication methods:
• EAP-FAST/NONE
• EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
• EAP-FAST/GTC
 PEAP
PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Microsoft Corporation,
Cisco Systems and RSA Security. PEAP creates an encrypted SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)/
TLS (Transport Layer Security) tunnel between a client and an authentication server, for sending a
user ID and password. PEAP provides mutual authentication between the server and the client.
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The Brother machine supports the following inner authentication methods:
• PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
• PEAP/GTC
 EAP-TTLS
EAP-TTLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol Tunnelled Transport Layer Security) has been developed
by Funk Software and Certicom. EAP-TTLS creates a similar encrypt SSL tunnel to PEAP, between a
client and an authentication server, for sending a user ID and password. EAP-TTLS provides mutual
authentication between the server and the client.
The Brother machine supports the following inner authentication methods:
• EAP-TTLS/CHAP
• EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
• EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
• EAP-TTLS/PAP
 EAP-TLS
EAP-TLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security) requires digital certificate
authentication both at a client and an authentication server.
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Encryption methods
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 TKIP
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides a per-packet key mixing a message integrity check and
rekeying mechanism.
 AES
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides stronger data protection by using a symmetric-key
encryption.
 CKIP
The original Key Integrity Protocol for LEAP by Cisco Systems, Inc.
When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
LEAP
CKIP
EAP-FAST/NONE
TKIP
AES
EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP
AES
EAP-FAST/GTC
TKIP
AES
PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP
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AES
PEAP/GTC
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/CHAP
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/PAP
TKIP
AES
EAP-TLS
TKIP
AES
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User ID and password
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The following security methods support a user ID less than 64 characters and a password less than
32 characters in length.
 LEAP
 EAP-FAST
 PEAP
 EAP-TTLS
 EAP-TLS (For user ID)
Wireless Direct network terms
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Device Information
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Device Name
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You can check the device name of the Brother machine in the Wireless Direct network environment.
The device name will be shown as PT-xxxx (where xxxx is your model name).
SSID
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This field displays the current Wireless Direct network SSID name. The display shows up to 32 characters
of the SSID name.
IP Address
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This field displays the current IP address of the machine.
Status Information
Signal
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This field displays the current Wireless Direct network signal strength.
Channel
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This field displays the current Wireless Direct network channel.
Speed
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This field displays the current Wireless Direct network speed.
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Other ways to set the IP address (for advanced users and
administrators)
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Using DHCP to configure the IP address
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The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is one of several automated mechanisms for IP address
allocation. If you have a DHCP server on your network, the print server will automatically obtain its IP address
from the DHCP server and register its name with any RFC 1001 and 1002-compliant dynamic name services.
NOTE
If you do not want your print server configured via DHCP, BOOTP or RARP, you must set the Boot Method
to static so that the print server has a static IP address. This will prevent the print server from trying to
obtain an IP address from any of these systems. To change the Boot Method, use the BRAdmin
applications, or Web Based Management via your web browser.
Using RARP to configure the IP address
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The Brother print server’s IP address can be configured using the Reverse ARP (RARP) facility on your host
computer. This is done by editing the file (if this file does not exist, you can create it) with an entry similar to
the following:
00:80:77:31:01:07
BRN008077310107 (or BRW008077310107 for a wireless network)
Where the first entry is the MAC Address (Ethernet Address) of the print server and the second entry is the
name of the print server (the name must be the same as the one you put in the /etc/hosts file).
If the RARP daemon is not already running, start it (depending on the system the command can be rarpd,
rarpd -a, in.rarpd -a or something else; type man rarpd or see your system documentation for
additional information).
The Brother print server will get the IP address from the RARP daemon when the printer is powered on.
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Using BOOTP to configure the IP address
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BOOTP is an alternative to RARP that has the advantage of allowing configuration of the subnet mask and
gateway. In order to use BOOTP to configure the IP address make sure that BOOTP is installed and running
on your host computer (it should appear in the /etc/services file on your host as a real service; type
man bootpd or see your system documentation for information). BOOTP is usually started up via the
/etc/inetd.conf file, so you may need to enable it by removing the “#” in front of the bootp entry in that
file. For example, a typical bootp entry in the /etc/inetd.conf file would be:
#bootp dgram udp wait /usr/etc/bootpd bootpd -i
Depending on the system, this entry might be called “bootps” instead of “bootp”.
NOTE
In order to enable BOOTP, simply use an editor to delete the “#” (if there is no “#”, then BOOTP is already
enabled). Then edit the BOOTP configuration file (usually /etc/bootptab) and enter the name, network
type (1 for Ethernet), MAC Address (Ethernet Address) and the IP address, subnet mask and gateway of
the print server. Unfortunately, the exact format for doing this is not standardized, so you will need to see
your system documentation to determine how to enter this information. Some examples of typical
/etc/bootptab entries include:
BRN310107 1
00:80:77:31:01:07 192.168.1.2
and:
BRN310107:ht=ethernet:ha=008077310107:\ip=192.168.1.2:
“BRN” will be replaced with “BRW” for a wireless network.
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Certain BOOTP host software implementations will not respond to BOOTP requests if you have not included
a download filename in the configuration file. If this is the case, simply create a null file on the host and specify
the name of this file and its path in the configuration file.
As with RARP, the print server will load its IP address from the BOOTP server when the printer is powered on.
Using APIPA to configure the IP address
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The Brother print server supports the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol. With APIPA, DHCP
clients automatically configure an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server is not available. The
device chooses it’s own IP address in the range 169.254.0.1 through to 169.254.254.254. The subnet mask
is automatically set to 255.255.0.0 and the gateway address is set to 0.0.0.0.
By default, the APIPA protocol is enabled. If you want to disable the APIPA protocol, you can disable it using
BRAdmin Light or Web Based Management (web browser).
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Using ARP to configure the IP address
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If you are unable to use the BRAdmin application and your network does not use a DHCP server, you can
use the ARP command instead. The ARP command is available on Windows ® systems that have TCP/IP
installed. To use ARP enter the following command at the command prompt:
arp -s ipaddress ethernetaddress
ping ipaddress
Where ethernetaddress is the MAC Address (Ethernet Address) of the print server and ipaddress is
the IP address of the print server. For example:
 Windows ® systems
Windows ® systems require the dash “-” character between each digit of the MAC Address (Ethernet
Address).
arp -s 192.168.1.2 00-80-77-31-01-07
ping 192.168.1.2
NOTE
You must be on the same Ethernet segment (that is, without a router between the print server and
operating system) to use the arp -s command.
If there is a router, you may use BOOTP or other methods described in this chapter to enter the IP address.
If your administrator has configured the system to deliver IP addresses using BOOTP, DHCP or RARP your
Brother print server can receive an IP address from any one of these IP address allocation systems. In
which case, you will not need to use the ARP command. The ARP command only works once. For security
reasons, once you have successfully configured the IP address of a Brother print server using the ARP
command, you cannot use the ARP command again to change the address. The print server will ignore any
attempts to do this. If you wish to change the IP address again, use Web Based Management via the web
browser, or factory reset the print server (which will then allow you to use the ARP command again).
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