For successful wireless setup, you MUST know your network security settings. If
you do not have this information, or cannot find this information, do not
proceed with the wireless setup. Click
here for assistance in locating this information: How do I find the
Wireless Security Information?
the following wireless network settings of your access point or router.
Refer to the access point's user guide for instructions on accessing the network
or Network Name
name of your Wireless Network or Access Point.
System, Shared Key, WPA/WPA2-PSK
WEP, TKIP*, AES
Security Key (Password)
Key, WEP Key, Passphrase
Brother machine only supports WPA2-PSK with AES. If you are using WPA2-PSK
with TKIP you will receive an error.
Vista or Windows 7 Users:
You may be able to determine the wireless network settings by running the
Wireless Setup Helper from a computer that is also connected wirelessly to the
here for instructions on how to do download and run the Wireless Setup
OS Users: Contact
your router manufacturer or Network Admin to verify the following:
Security Settings requested in STEP
1 of the Wireless Configuration section. We recommend you
verify the settings from the actual Router Configuration Interface. Do not
simply rely on information printed on the Router or Access Point.
that DHCP is assigned on the access point so that it will automatically assign
an IP address to the machine.
that the Router is not configured to use access security such as MAC Address
locate contact information for common router manufacturers, visit:
II: Perform a factory
reset on the printer and printer network card
that the front cover of the printer is closed. Turn OFF the power switch on the
right side of the printer.
2. Press and hold the
GO button, and keep holding it down, as you
turn on the power switch. The GO button is located on the top left side of the
printer below the LEDs.
the GO button pressed down until all the LEDs light up and the Status LED
turns off. Release the GO button. Make sure that all the LEDs turn
the GO button 10 times. The Status LED will flash while the printer is
reset. After the printer is reset the Status LED will be lit.
III: Enable the Wireless
the printer power turned on and the printer Ready, press and hold
down the GO button for about 15 seconds.
Release the GO button when the printer prints a Network Configuration
the Network Configuration page, the text to the right of IEEE 802.11b/g in the
Node Type section will indicate that the Wireless network card is active or
inactive. Active means that the wireless setting is enabled and Inactive means
that the wireless setting is disabled. If this Node Type section shows
Inactive, repeat step III.
IV: Communicate to the
printer WITHOUT a network cable and configure the wireless settings
communicate with the printer in Ad-hoc mode, the wireless computer needs to join
the printer�s SETUP network.
you are using a third party utility to manage your wireless connections, contact
the manufacturer for assistance with the following steps.
you are using Windows to manage your wireless connections, use the following
WINDOWS/START and then Connect To.
list of currently available Networks, both wired and wireless, will appear. In the list click on SETUP, which is
the name of the Brother Ad-hoc network.
Connect. If you receive a warning that the network is unsecured, click
will receive a message stating: Successfully connected to Setup. Check Save This
Network and click Close.
Start and then Control Panel.
the Network Connections icon.
mouse click Wireless Network Connection. Left mouse click View Available
the list, click on SETUP, which is the
name of the Brother Ad-hoc network, and check the
Allow me to connect... check box. Click the Connect button.
Print out the Printer Settings pages to determine the IP Address
sure the printer is powered on and the front cover is closed. The printer should
be in Ready mode with the Status light on steady. Wait approximately
1 minute for the printer to acquire an IP address.
the GO button 3 times to print the Printer Settings page. 3 pages should print
out. If 4 pages print out, please repeat Step II, Step III, and Step
IV, to reset the printer and printer network card again, enable the wireless
card, and print a new Printer Settings.
3. Verify the IP
Address of the printer is a 169.254.x.x number (Figure 1) and that the Comm.
Mode is Ad-hoc and the Name (SSID) is SETUP (Figure 2).
the Wireless Network Card
the IP Address of the computer and the IP Address of the printer are in the same
range, open a web browser.
the IP Address of the printer into the web browser screen and press ENTER.
The Brother Web Management screen will appear.
on Network Configuration near the top of the screen. (Figure 3).
login screen will appear. Enter the following:
Click Configure Wireless.
Change the Communication Mode to Infrastructure.
Click BROWSE next to the Wireless Network Name (SSID). For
the SSID, refer to the network settings information gathered in Step
Select the Name (SSID) from the list and click OK. Refer to the network
settings information gathered in Step I.
Leave the Channel setting as is.
Select the Authentication Method from the drop down list. Refer to
the network settings information gathered in Step I.
Select the Encryption Mode. Refer to the network settings
information gathered in Step I.
WEP is selected as the Encryption Method, enter the hex code for the WEP Key 1.
There is no need to enter the Passphrase for WEP Encryption.
using an Authentication Method other than Open or Shared is selected, then a
Passphrase must be entered on the Passphrase line.
11. Click Submit to
update the printer with your wireless settings.
12. The computer
should display a screen indicating the settings have been updated
13. The Wireless
Network Card on the printer is now Active on the network.
14. Switch your
computer BACK to your wireless access point or wireless router, rather than the
SETUP network. If you need assistance doing this, please refer back to the start
of Step V.
15. Verify the
printer is now attached to the wireless access point or wireless
approximately one minute.
- Press the GO
button 3 times to print the settings pages.
- Look at the last
page printed. Confirm that the IP address on that page is assigned via
- Confirm the Comm.
Mode is set to Infrastructure, the Name (SSID) matches your access point or
router and the Wireless Link Status is Link OK.
the IP Address is still 0.0.0.0, wait another minute and print out the settings
pages again. If the IP Address is still 0.0.0.0, please reset the router by
powering it off, then back on. Also, turn the printer off, then back on. Print
out the Network Settings page again and verify the settings. If the IP Address
is still a 0.0.0.0 number, please verify your security information and go to
IP Address is a 169.254.x.x number and the Wireless Link Status in LINK OK,
please check your router for MAC filtering. If MAC filtering is enabled, please
enter the MAC address to the list. If MAC filtering is not enable, please
reset the router by powering it off, then back on. Also, turn the printer off,
then back on. Print out the Network Settings page again and verify the settings.
If the IP Address is still a 169.254.x.x number, please verify your security
information and go to STEP II.
IP Address is a 169.254.x.x number and the Wireless Link Status in FAILED TO
ASSOCIATE, please reset the router by powering it off, then back on. Also, turn
the printer off, then back on. Print out the Network Settings page again and
verify the settings. If the IP Address is still a 169.254.x.x number and the
Wireless Link Status in FAILED TO ASSOCIATE, please verify your security
information and go to STEP II.
The printer is now
configured and is operating on your network.
you have the CD, please refer to the solution - The
printer is configured on a wired or wireless network. How do I install the
Windows printer driver?
you are using Windows 7 or if you do not have the CD, please refer to the
solution - How
do I download the Full Driver and Software Package?