steps assume you are installing from the software CD. Drivers may also be
downloaded from http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads.
For Local users, if you haven't already done so, connect the interface
cable and power on the machine.
network users, the Brother machine should first be connected to the network in
order to add the printer driver.
2. Open the Printer
- Click Start
=> Printers and Faxes
- Click Start
=> (Settings) => Control Panel => Printers (and Faxes)
- Click Start
=> Control Panel => Printers and Other Hardware => View Installed
Click Add a printer or double-click Add Printer (Depending on your
4. When the Add
Printer wizard appears, click NEXT.
Choose Add a Local Printer or Local Printer attached to this
computer and click NEXT.
not check Automatically Detect and Install my Plug and Play
6. Select a port
based on your connection type. Your options will vary based on the
specifications of the machine.
USB Users: The port name will be USB00X (X =
If there are no USB Virtual Ports to select, then either there is no
communication between the Brother Machine and the computer or there is a problem
with the computer's Operating System.
the USB cable is connected properly, try multiple ports on the computer, and try
another known working cable.
still do not have a USB virtual port available, try connecting the machine to
another computer. If the machine works on a second computer, then the issue is
with the original computer's Operating System not properly loading the USB
controllers. Contact your computer manufacturer for further
Do not attempt to create a local port. The correct ports should be
automatically created by the Operating System.
Parallel Users: LPT1.
Network Users: The
port name depends on your network configuration, but may be the printer's IP
address or Node Name. If you are unsure of what to choose, contact your
network administrator for further assistance. Select an existing network
port, or to create a new network port complete the following steps:
Choose Create A New Port => Standard TCP/IP Port then click
NEXT. The Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard will
In the field labeled PRINTER NAME OR IP ADDRESS, type the Node Name or IP
address of your Brother machine, and then click NEXT.
If you receive an error stating: "A port with that name already exists.", click
OK. Then in the Port Name field on the wizard, slightly modify the
auto-filled Port Name only. Do not change the Printer Name or IP
Address. For example, change the port name from IP_10.10.130.13 to
IP_10.10.130.13a. The actual port name will depend on the IP address for
your Brother machine.
If you receive a window stating: "Additional Port Information Required",
then the computer is not communicating properly with the Brother machine.
Some common causes of this issue are:
Firewalls and security applications
A conflict with another application running on the computer
An IP Address conflict with another device on the network
or eliminate as many of these factors as possible. For Windows Firewall
you need instructions for disabling the Windows Firewall. For a
third-party firewall, such as Norton or McAfee, refer to your software's
documentation for instructions on how to disable the application.
Contact your computer manufacturer or network admin to further troubleshoot
network communication conflicts.
If you receive a window stating: Completing the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port
Wizard, look for the section labeled Adapter Type. If the
communication is successful, this section should indicate that the computer is
communicating with a Brother Print Server or will list the node name of
the Brother Machine displayed as BRN or BRW followed by a combination of letters
and numbers. Click FINISH.
Click HAVE DISK.
Click BROWSE and specify the location of the drivers on the disc.
(Ex: x:\install\driver\gdi\32\usa) The location will vary depending on
Select the model name and click NEXT.
If you receive a message stating that a driver is already installed, select
Replace Existing Driver and click NEXT.
We recommend that you leave the default printer name. Choose if you want
to set the printer as default. Once you have made your selections, click
Select a Printer Sharing option and click NEXT.
You may select to print a test page. Once you have made your selection,
Click FINISH. The driver will now install.
may receive a message stating: The software you are installing for this
hardware: Printers, has not passed windows logo testing to verify its
compatibility. Click CONTINUE ANYWAY. The installation will
continue until completion.