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Description of Problem 100000023277

How do I install the Brother MFL-Pro suite from the CD in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8 using the Wireless Network interface?

Description of Solution 200000029678



1.  Before installing the Software, the machine must be powered on and connected to the wireless network.  For instructions on how to connect to the wireless network, refer to one of the following solutions:


-         "How do I join the Brother machine to an Infrastructure Wireless Network?"


-         "How do I join the Brother machine to an Adhoc Wireless Network?"


-         "How do I join the Brother machine to an Infrastructure Wireless Network using AOSS?"


-         "How do I join the Brother machine to an Infrastructure Wireless Network using WPS Wi-Fi Protected Setup?"


2. Ensure that you are logged on to your computer with Administrator rights.  If you are using a personal firewall (other than Windows Firewall), anti-spyware, or antivirus applications, temporarily disable them.


3. Put the CD that is compatible with your operating system into your CD-ROM drive. If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language.


NOTE:  If the CD does not automatically run, double click on (My) Computer on your desktop or through the File Explorer or click Start => Computer.  Then double click on the Brother MFL-Pro Suite icon to run the CD.


4. The CD-ROM main menu will appear.  Click Initial Installation => Install MFL-Pro Suite.


5.  After reading and accepting the ScanSoft PaperPort SE License Agreement, click YES if you agree to the terms.


6. The installation of PaperPort SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite.


7. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click YES if you agree to the Software License Agreement.


8. Choose Wireless Network Connection and click NEXT.


9.  For Windows Firewall Users:  If a firewall is detected, choose Change The Firewall Port Settings To Enable Network Connection And Continue With The Installation (Recommended).  You may have to click NEXT to continue.


NOTE:  If you are using a firewall other than Windows Firewall or Windows Firewall is off, you may receive a message warning you that the firewall could block network communication.  See the instructions provided with your firewall software for information on how to add the following network ports:


-         For network scanning, add UDP port 54925.


-         For network pc-fax receiving, add UDP port 54926.


-         If you still have trouble with your network connection, add UDP port 137.


10.  If the wireless settings fail and the machine is not found on the network, the Wireless Device Setup Wizard will appear during the installation of the MFL-Pro suite. Choose one of the following methods to resolve this issue based on your configuration. 


-         If you are certain that your machine is already successfully connected to your network with a valid IP address, then click here for instructions on how to perform a custom install.


-         If your machine is not already successfully connected to the network with a valid IP address, or you are not sure if it is, then complete one of the solutions in STEP 1 to connect your machine to the wireless network.  Or click here for instructions on how to use the Wireless LAN Setup Wizard with a USB cable to connect to the network.


11. The installation screens will appear one after another.  Please wait. It will take a few moments for all the screens to appear.  Do not try to cancel any of the screens during this installation.


NOTE: If asked: Would you like to install this device software?  Click INSTALL.


12. When the User's Guides screen is displayed, if you want to download the manuals click View Manuals on the Web and follow the on-screen instructions.  You can also view the manuals on the documentation CD.  Once you are finished click NEXT to continue the installation.


13. When the On-Line Registration screen is displayed, make your selection and follow the on-screen instructions.  Once you have completed the registration click NEXT to continue the installation.


14.  If you do not want to set your machine as the Default Printer, uncheck Set as Default Printer.  Click NEXT.


15. Select Yes, I Want To Restart My Computer Now and click FINISH.   The computer will restart.


NOTE:  After restarting the computer you must be logged on with Administrator rights.


16.  Once the computer restarts, you will be prompted to select an option for firmware update notification.  Make your selection and click OK.


NOTE: Internet access is required for any firmware upgrades.


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