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MFC-7840W
Before you can use the machine, you must set up the hardware and install the driver. Please read
this 'Quick Setup Guide' for proper set up and installation instructions.
Installing the Driver & Software
Keep this 'Quick Setup Guide' and the supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy
reference at all times.
STEP 1
Setting Up the Machine
STEP 2
Setup is Complete!
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  • Page 1

    MFC-7840W Before you can use the machine, you must set up the hardware and install the driver. Please read this ‘Quick Setup Guide’ for proper set up and installation instructions. STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software Setup is Complete! Keep this ‘Quick Setup Guide’...

  • Page 2: Symbols Used In This Guide

    Symbols used in this guide Caution Improper Setup Warning Warnings tell you what to do to prevent Cautions specify procedures you must Improper Setup icons alert you to possible personal injury. follow or avoid to prevent possible devices and operations that are not damage to the machine or other objects.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Carton components............................2 Control panel..............................3 STEP 1 – Setting Up the Machine Installing the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.................. 4 Loading paper in the paper tray ........................5 Install the power cord and phone line ......................6 Setting the date and time ..........................

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Carton components Carton components may vary from one country to another. Save all packing materials and the carton in case for any reason you must ship your machine. Warning Plastic bags are used in the packaging of your machine. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children.

  • Page 5: Control Panel

    Getting Started Control panel MFC-7840W 1 Copy keys 7 Dial Pad 2 Print keys 8 Start key 3 One Touch keys 9 Stop/Exit key 4 Shift key 10 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) 5 Mode keys 11 Fax and Telephone keys 6 Menu keys For the details of the control panel, see Control panel overview in Chapter 1 of the User’s Guide.

  • Page 6: Step 1 Setting Up The Machine

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly Installing the drum unit and into the machine. toner cartridge assembly Improper Setup DO NOT connect the interface cable. Connecting the interface cable is done when installing the driver.

  • Page 7: Loading Paper In The Paper Tray

    Setting Up the Machine Put paper in the paper tray. Make sure that the Loading paper in the paper paper is flat in the tray and below the maximum tray paper mark (1). Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine.

  • Page 8: Install The Power Cord And Phone Line

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Install the power cord and Note phone line If you are sharing one phone line with an external telephone, connect it as shown below. Make sure that the machine’s power switch is off. Connect the AC power cord to the machine. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet.

  • Page 9: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting Up the Machine Setting the date and time The machine displays the date and time, and if you set up the station ID, it will add it to each fax you send. Press Menu. Press 0. Press 2. Enter the last two digits of the year on the dial pad, and then press OK.

  • Page 10: Setting Your Station Id

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Use the dial pad to enter your name (up to 20 Setting your station ID characters), and then press OK. Station ID You should store your name and fax number to be Name: added on all fax pages that you send. Press Menu.

  • Page 11: Tone And Pulse Dialling Mode

    Setting Up the Machine Tone and pulse dialling Selecting a receive mode mode There are four possible receive modes: Fax Only, Fax/Tel, Manual and External TAD. Choose the Your machine comes set for Tone dialling service. If Receive Mode which best suits your needs. you have Pulse dialling service (rotary), you need to change the dialling mode.

  • Page 12: Setting The Phone Line Type

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Press Stop/Exit. Setting the phone line type Note If you are connecting the machine to a line that PBX and TRANSFER features a PABX (PBX) or ISDN to send and receive The machine is initially set to Normal, which lets the machine connect to a standard PSTN (Public faxes, it is also necessary to change the phone line Switched Telephone Network) line.

  • Page 13: Setting The Lcd Contrast

    Setting Up the Machine Setting the LCD contrast You can change the contrast to help the LCD look lighter or darker. Press Menu. Press 1. Press 7. Press to increase the contrast. —OR— Press to decrease the contrast. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit.

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    View the Software User’s Guide and Network User’s Documentation Guide in HTML format. You can also view the manuals in PDF format by accessing the Brother View the Software User’s Guide and Network User’s Solutions Center. (Internet access required) The Guide in HTML format.

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    Follow the instructions on this page for your operating system and interface. For the latest drivers, documentation, and to find the best solution for your problem, access the Brother Solution Center directly from the CD-ROM / Driver or visit http://solutions.brother.com/.

  • Page 16: Step 2 Installing The Driver & Software

    If the language screen appears, choose your language. Note If you want to install the PS driver (Brother’s BR-Script Driver), choose Custom Install and then follow the on-screen instructions. When the Select Features screen appears, check PS Printer Driver, and then continue following the on-screen instructions.

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    Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn click the check box and click Install to complete the power switch on. the installation properly. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another, please wait for a while.

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    XML Paper Specification documents. Please download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/. • After restarting the computer, the Installation Diagnostics will run automatically. If the installation is unsuccessful, the installation results window will be shown.

  • Page 19: For Wired Network Interface Users (for Windows 2000 Professional/xp/xp Professional X64 Edition/windows Vista )

    Note ® • If this window does not appear, use Windows Explorer to run the start.exe program from the root folder of the Brother CD-ROM. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn ® • For Windows Vista , when the User Account the power switch on.

  • Page 20

    Firewall port settings to enable network connection and continue with the installation. (Recommended) and click Next. Note If you want to install the PS driver (Brother’s ® If you are not using the Windows Firewall, see BR-Script Driver), choose Custom Install and the User’s Guide for your software for...

  • Page 21

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows The installation of the Brother drivers will Click Finish to restart your computer. automatically start. The installation screens (After restarting the computer, you must be appear one after another, please wait for a logged on with Administrator rights.)

  • Page 22: For Wireless Network Interface Users

    MFL-Pro Suite. The following steps will guide you through the configuration and installation process. To achieve optimum results with normal every day document printing, place the Brother machine as close to the network 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.

  • Page 23

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows Confirm your network environment The setup process will be different depending on your network environment. Infrastructure Mode If your wireless access point (A) does not support SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™, follow the instructions, on page 22.

  • Page 24: Network Configuration

    The WEP key is for 64-bit encrypted networks the instructions below. or 128-bit encrypted networks and can contain 1 Turn on your PC. Insert the Brother CD-ROM both numbers and letters. If you do not know ® this information you should see the labeled Windows into your CD-ROM drive.

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    Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn Enter a new SSID and press OK. For the power switch on. information how to type text, see Entering text on page 46. SSID: Press to choose Infrastructure,...

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    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Windows Choose the appropriate key number and Your machine will now try to connect to your press OK. wireless network using the information you have entered. If successful, Connected will Set WEP KEY appear briefly on the LCD.

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    Press Menu, 5, 2, 6 (or Menu, 5, 0, 1) and then press 1 to accept the change. Place the Brother machine close to the SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™ router or access point .

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    • If this window does not appear, use Windows Explorer to run the start.exe program from the Searching or accessing the Setting WLAN root folder of the Brother CD-ROM. access point and ® • For Windows Vista , when the User Account downloading settings from Control screen appears, click Allow.

  • Page 29

    Software License Agreement. Note ® For Windows XP SP2/XP Professional x64 If you want to install the PS driver (Brother’s ® Edition/Windows Vista users, when this BR-Script Driver), choose Custom Install and screen appears, choose Change the Firewall then follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 30

    Note • XML Paper Specification Printer Driver The XML Paper Specification Printer Driver is the The installation of the Brother drivers will most suitable driver when printing from the automatically start. The installation screens applications that use the XML Paper Specification appear one after another, please wait for a while.

  • Page 31: Macintosh

    Improper Setup DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub. Brother recommends that you connect the Note machine directly to your computer. Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install.

  • Page 32

    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh The Brother software will search for the Brother Click Print Center, then Quit Print Center. device. During this time the following screen will appear. When this screen appears, click OK. The MFL-Pro Suite, Brother printer driver, ®...

  • Page 33: For Wired Network Interface Users

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh For Wired Network Interface Users ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater Double-click the Start Here OSX icon to install. Important Follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure that you have finished the instructions from step 1 Setting Up the Machine on pages 4 through 11.

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    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh The Brother software will search for the Brother When this screen appears, click OK. device. During this time the following screen will appear. ® For Mac OS X 10.3.x or greater users:...

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    Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions. Note ® ® When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR capability is added to the Brother ControlCenter2. You can also easily scan, share and organize ® photos and documents using Presto! ® PageManager ® ®...

  • Page 36: For Wireless Network Interface Users (for Mac Os ® X 10.2.4 Or Greater) In Infrastructure Mode

    MFL-Pro Suite. The following steps will guide you through the configuration and installation process. To achieve optimum results with normal every day document printing, place the Brother machine as close to the network 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.

  • Page 37

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh Confirm your network environment The setup process will be different depending on your network environment. Infrastructure Mode If your wireless access point (A) does not support SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™ , follow the instructions, on page 36.

  • Page 38

    _________________________ Machine on pages 4 through 11. WEP Key (if needed) _________________________ These instructions will install your Brother machine in WPA-PSK Password (if needed) a typical small office or home wireless network _________________________ environment in infrastructure mode, using a wireless...

  • Page 39

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn Enter a new SSID and press OK. For the power switch on. information how to type text, see Entering text on page 46. SSID: Press to choose Infrastructure,...

  • Page 40

    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh Choose the appropriate key number and Your machine will now try to connect to your press OK. wireless network using the information you have entered. If successful, Connected will Set WEP KEY appear briefly on the LCD.

  • Page 41

    Press Menu, 5, 2, 6 (or Menu, 5, 0) and then press 1 to accept the change. Place the Brother machine close to the SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™ router or access point. Note Push the SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi...

  • Page 42

    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh ® The machine searches for an access point that Turn on your Macintosh supports SecureEasySetup™, Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™ for 2 drive. minutes. Setting WLAN If the LCD shows Connected, the machine has successfully connected to your router or...

  • Page 43

    Installing the Driver & Software ® Macintosh The Brother software will search for the Brother When this screen appears, click OK. device. During this time the following screen will appear. ® For Mac OS X 10.3.x or greater users: The MFL-Pro Suite, Brother printer driver,...

  • Page 44

    Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions. Note ® ® When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR capability is added to the Brother ControlCenter2. You can also easily scan, share and organize ® photos and documents using Presto! ® PageManager ® ®...

  • Page 45: For Network Users

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Windows users) BRAdmin Light is a utility for initial setup of Brother network connected devices. It also can search for Brother products on your network, view the status and configure basic network settings, such as IP address.

  • Page 46: Bradmin Light Utility (for Mac Os ® X Users)

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Mac OS X users) BRAdmin Light is a utility for initial setup of Brother network connected devices. It also can search for Brother products on your network, view the status and configure basic network settings, such as IP address from a ®...

  • Page 47: Web Based Management (web Browser)

    Restoring the network (web browser) settings to factory default The Brother print server is equipped with a web server To restore all network settings of the internal that allows you to monitor its status or change some Print/Scan server to factory default, please follow the of its configuration settings, using HTTP (Hyper Text steps below.

  • Page 48: Entering Text

    For Network Users Entering text When setting certain menu selections, such as the Station ID, you will need to type text characters. The dial pad keys have letters printed on them. The keys: 0, # and l do not have printed letters because they are used for special characters.

  • Page 49: Consumables And Options

    Consumables and Options Consumables When the time comes to replace consumable items, an error message will be indicated on the LCD. For more information about the consumables for your machine, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ or contact your local Brother reseller. Toner Cartridge...

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    The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.

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