Description of Problem 100000031766
How to set up a Brother RJ-4040 printer to print on iOS (iPhone/iPad) via
Ad-Hoc or Infrastructure?Description of Solution 200000040818
to set up a Brother RJ-4040 printer to print on iOS (iPhone/iPad) via Ad-Hoc or
not connect the Brother RJ-4040 printer to the PC with the USB cable yet
connected, disconnect it for now. You will need to reconnect the Brother
RJ4040 later in these instructions). Download the Windows driver (to a
folder which can be easily found after the download completes) according to what
operating system is installed (Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows XP,
etc.), from this link:
find the file and double-click on it to open it. Choose the desktop, or
somewhere easy to remember where the files will be extracted to, then click
to the folder to which the files were unzipped, and open it.
files will be listed. Double click on the D_SETUP.exe file to run
Local Connection (USB), and click Next:
screen will appear when the driver has completed installing. Click
connect the RJ-4040 printer to the computer with a USB cable. The printer
will be installed, and you will see a printer ICON called ‘Brother RJ-4040’ in
the printer list (Start button -> Printers and Devices for Windows Vista/7
users, or Start -> Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes for Windows XP
users, Search for Printers for Windows 8 users)
click on the Brother RJ-4040 printer ICON, and select “Printer Properties”
(WinVista-Win8), or “Properties” (WinXP).
click on the Device Settings Tab, then Network Setting Tool, and then
will bring up the Network Setting Tool. First, click on the “Wireless
10.A) Ad-Hoc Mode:
this screen, select Ad-hoc as the Communication Mode, and give the printer an
SSID name (something easy to find from your iPhone/iPad). Encryption Mode
is optional. Skip to step 11.A.
on the “Search…” button. There will be a loading screen, and then a list
of available WiFi networks within the RJ-4040’s range:
Click on the preferred network, and click
Match the network settings to the router settings, including
Authentication Method, Encryption Mode, and WEP Key or Passphrase, and
authentication information (if applicable)(if you do not have this information,
contact your Network Administrator), then click ‘Apply’ and skip to step
select the TCP/IP (Wireless) option.
11.A) Ad-Hoc Mode: Match these
Infrastructure Mode: Match these settings. (Note: For a static IP
address, contact your Network Administrator)
Click “Apply”, and the printer should now automatically
restart. Unplug the USB cable at this point. While the printer is
restarting, it will attempt to connect to the router and acquire an IP
address. Once this completes, and the WiFi light is solid and no longer
blinking, make sure paper is loaded into the printer, then press and hold the
Feed button on the printer until the power light starts flashing to check what
network settings were assigned to the printer.
that the blue WiFi light on the printer is lit. If the light is off, press
and hold the WiFi button for about two seconds until it turns on.
Ad-Hoc Mode only (skip to step 15 for Infrastructure Mode), go to
‘Settings’ on your iPhone/iPad. Tap “Wi-Fi”. There will be a list of
available Wi-Fi networks, and the printer should be listed as what it was named
it in step 10.A. Tap the printer name, and the iPhone/iPad will connect to
it. Wait roughly 30 seconds for your device to completely establish the
the blue arrow as seen below to the right of the printer name.
Auto-Join to ‘ON’, and make sure your device has information filled in like
below. If this area is blank, back out, wait another 30 seconds, and check
again. If you still cannot see anything similar to the below screen shot,
contact Technical Support.
will now need to download our free app off of the iTunes store. From
iTunes, search for “RJ-4040 Print”. Download the app, and launch
will see this screen the first time you launch the app. Tap on the ‘Print
on “IP Address”. Tap again on the numbers listed to change them
Ad-Hoc Mode: Change the address to “169.254.100.1”
Infrastructure Mode: Change the IP address to the address from step 11.B.
Tap the “Print Settings” button to take you back.
your paper settings appropriately, according to what you have in the printer and
then return to the RJ-4040 Print app home page. The RJ-4040 is now ready