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Multi-Function Print Server
Network User's Guide
DCP-315CN MFC-425CN
Please read this manual thoroughly before using the machine. You can print or
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convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times.
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  • Page 1 CD-ROM at any time, please keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times. The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com) is your one stop resource for all your machine needs. Download the latest drivers and utilities for...
  • Page 2: Compilation And Publication

    Compilation and Publication Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 3 Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6 Brother fax-back system (USA) Brother has set up an easy-to-use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and information about all our products. This is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can use the system to send the information to any fax machine.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: REGULATIONS Caution for LAN connection Connect this product to a LAN connection that is not subjected to overvoltages. Intel Copyright and License Information This products includes object code from Intel’s UPnP SDK. The following is the copyright and licensing information for Intel UPnP SDK. Copyright©...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Features ... 1-6 Overview... 1-6 Network Printing ... 1-6 Network Scanning ... 1-6 Network PC-FAX (not available for DCP-315CN)... 1-6 Network PhotoCapture Center ... 1-6 Management Utilities ... 1-7 TCP/IP Configuration... 2-1 Assigning TCP/IP Information (Basic) ... 2-1 Overview... 2-1 Using the machine’s control panel to allocate...
  • Page 6 DNS Server ... 3-13 APIPA ... 3-14 Setup Misc..3-16 Ethernet ... 3-16 Time Zone (Not available for DCP-315CN) ... 3-18 Network Configuration List... 3-19 Restoring the Network Settings to Factory Default... 3-20 Network Printing from Windows For Windows Overview...
  • Page 7 Appendix ... A-1 Appendix A ...A-1 General Information...A-1 BRAdmin Professional utility (Recommended) ...A-1 Web BRAdmin ...A-1 Appendix B ...A-2 Updating other machines through the Network (Windows Appendix C ...A-5 Specifications ...A-5 Operating System Support ...A-5 Protocol Support...A-5 Network ...A-5 Network Printing ...A-5 Network PC Fax send ...A-5 Network Scanning ...A-6 Management Utilities ...A-7...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    The network-connected Brother machine allows multiple computers to carry out several independent print jobs on one machine. To use the Brother machine through a network, you need to select a protocol, configure the Print/Scan server, and set up the computers you use.
  • Page 9: Protocol Configuration Items

    Protocol Configuration Items TCP/IP Configuration • IP Address • Subnet mask • Gateway (when routers exist on your network) ■ IP Address An IP address is a series of numbers that identifies each computer connected to a network. An IP address consists of four numbers separated by dots.
  • Page 10 Gateway IP address. If you do not know the Gateway IP address then contact your Network Administrator. Node name Node name appears in current BRAdmin Professional or Printer configuration page. The default Node name is "BRN_xxxxxx" ("xxxxxx" is the last six digits of Ethernet address.) 1 - 3 INTRODUCTION...
  • Page 11: Network Connection

    We recommend to use this product in a Peer to Peer environment in which each computer directly sends and receives data to and from the Brother machine. Peer-to-Peer Printing Each computer requires configuration of the printer port.
  • Page 12: Network Example

    • If a TCP/IP environment has already been established, we recommend using Peer-to-Peer. • If routers are in use, then computers can access the Brother machine through the routers. (In this case, the Gateway address must be configured.) • The Brother machine can also communicate with Macintosh (TCP/IP compatible Operating Systems) devices.
  • Page 13: Features

    Once configured, it allows your machine to print, scan documents and PC-FAX over a network. This is supplied with Brother's Peer to Peer printing software allowing you to easily share the machine as a small workgroup printer. Network Printing ®...
  • Page 14: Management Utilities

    Management Utilities The BRAdmin Professional utilities provide powerful, easy to use configuration and management of Fax and network settings. 1 - 7 INTRODUCTION...
  • Page 15: Tcp/ip Configuration

    169.254.254.255. If you want to disable the APIPA protocol, set APIPA to Off using the control panel. (See APIPA on page 3-14) If the APIPA protocol is disabled, the default IP address of a Brother Print/Scan server is 192.0.0.192. However, you can easily change this IP address number to match with the IP address details of your network.
  • Page 16: Using The Machine's Control Panel To Allocate An Ip Address

    Changing the IP Address using the BRAdmin Professional utility Please use the BRAdmin Professional utility version that was supplied on the CD-ROM with your Brother product. You can also download the latest Brother BRAdmin Professional utility version from http://solutions.brother.com. This utility is only available for Windows Start the BRAdmin Professional utility (from Windows ®...
  • Page 17: Using Bradmin Professional Utility And The Tcp/ip Protocol To Set The Ip Address

    Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway (if needed) of your Print/Scan server. Click OK then select Close. With the correctly programmed IP address, you will see the Brother Print/Scan server in the device list. TCP/IP CONFIGURATION 2 - 3...
  • Page 18: Assigning Tcp/ip Information Automatically (advanced)

    Assigning TCP/IP Information Automatically (Advanced) Using DHCP to Configure the IP address The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is one of several automated mechanisms for IP address allocation. If you have a DHCP Server in your network (typically a Unix/Linux or Windows 2000, XP network) the Print/Scan server will automatically obtain its IP address from DHCP server and register its name with any RFC 1001 and 1002-compliant dynamic name services.
  • Page 19: Using Rarp To Configure The Ip Address

    For AT&T UNIX-based systems, type: ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep rarpd The Brother Print/Scan server will get the IP address from the rarp daemon when the printer is powered on. Using BOOTP to Configure the IP Address BOOTP is an alternative to rarp that has the advantage of allowing configuration of the subnet mask and gateway.
  • Page 20 Depending on the system, this entry might be called “bootps” instead of “bootp”. In order to enable BOOTP, simply use an editor to delete the “#” (if there is no “#”, then BOOTP is already enabled). Then edit the BOOTP configuration file (usually /etc/bootptab) and enter the name, network type (1 for Ethernet), Ethernet address and the IP address, subnet mask and gateway of the Print/Scan server.
  • Page 21: Front Panel Setup

    You can also set up the LAN settings using BRAdmin. (See TCP/IP Configuration on page 2-1 or visit at: http://solutions.brother.com) The LAN menu selections allow you to setup the Brother machine for your network configuration. Press appropriate number, menu, there are two main selections: Setup TCP/IP and Setup Misc.
  • Page 22: Setup Tcp/ip

    The default setting is Auto. (For MFC-425CN) Menu/Set Press ▲ ▼ to select Auto, Static, RARP, BOOTP or DHCP. Press Menu/Set Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP. Press Press ▲...
  • Page 23 -ax | grep -v grep | grep rarpd For AT&T UNIX-based systems, type: ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep rarpd The Brother Print/Scan server will get the IP address from the rarp daemon when it is powered on. BRN_310107...
  • Page 24 As with rarp, the Print/Scan server will load its IP address from the BOOTP server when the printer is powered on. 3 - 4 FRONT PANEL SETUP 00:80:77:31:01:07 192.189.207.3...
  • Page 25: Ip Address

    DHCP mode Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is one of several automated mechanisms for IP address allocation. If you have DHCP server in your network (typically a Unix, Windows the Print/Scan server will automatically obtains its IP address from DHCP server and register its name with any RFC 1001 and 1002- compliant dynamic name services.
  • Page 26 (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 2.IP Address. Press Press ▲ ▼ Press to select Press ▲ Press repeatedly to enter the first three-digit number for the IP address.
  • Page 27: Subnet Mask

    Check with your network manager for the subnet mask to use. (For MFC-425CN) Menu/Set Press Select to change. Enter the Subnet Mask address. Menu/Set Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP.
  • Page 28: Gateway

    Check with your network manager if you are unsure. (For MFC-425CN) Menu/Set Press Select to change. Enter the Gateway address. Menu/Set Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP.
  • Page 29: Node Name

    The Node Name will be displayed. Stop/Exit Press DCP-315CN cannot change the Node Name from the control panel menu, however the BRAdmin Professional utility enables you to change the IP Address. (See Changing the IP Address using the BRAdmin Professional utility on page 2-2.)
  • Page 30: Wins Config

    This selection controls how the machine obtains the IP address for the WINS server. (For MFC-425CN) Menu/Set Press ▲ ▼ to select Auto or Static. Press Menu/Set Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP. Press Press ▲...
  • Page 31: Wins Server

    Menu/Set Press ▲ ▼ to select Primary or Secondary. Press Menu/Set Press Enter the WINS Server address. Menu/Set Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP. Press Press ▲...
  • Page 32 Primary WINS Server IP Address ® This field specifies the IP address of the primary WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service) server. If set to a non-zero value, the machine will contact this server to register its name with the ® Windows Internet Name Service.
  • Page 33: Dns Server

    Menu/Set Press ▲ ▼ to select Primary or Secondary. Press Menu/Set Press Enter the DNS Server address. Menu/Set Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP. Press Press ▲...
  • Page 34: Apipa

    Primary DNS Server IP Address This field specifies the IP address of the primary DNS (Domain Name Service) server. Secondary DNS Server IP Address This field specifies the IP address of the secondary DNS server. It is used as a backup to the Primary DNS server address. If the Primary server is unavailable, the machine will contact the Secondary DNS server.
  • Page 35 (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Setup TCP/IP. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 9.APIPA. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select On or Off. Press Press Stop/Exit Press FRONT PANEL SETUP 3 - 15...
  • Page 36: Setup Misc

    Setup Misc. Ethernet Ethernet link mode. Auto allows the print server to operate in 100BaseTX full or half duplex, or in 10BaseT full or half duplex mode by auto negotiation. 100BaseTX Full Duplex (100B-FD) or Half Duplex (100B-HD) and 10BaseT Full Duplex (10B-FD) or Half Duplex (10B-HD) fix the print server link mode.
  • Page 37 (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.LAN. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 2.Setup Misc. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 1.Ethernet. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select Auto/100B-FD/100B-HD/ Press 10B-FD/10B-HD. Press Stop/Exit Press FRONT PANEL SETUP 3 - 17...
  • Page 38: Time Zone (not Available For Dcp-315cn)

    Time Zone (Not available for DCP-315CN) This field displays the time zone you can set for your country. The time is the difference between your location and Greenwich Mean Time. This time will be shown on documents received via the Internet.
  • Page 39: Network Configuration List

    Network Configuration List This feature prints a report listing all the current network Print/Scan server Settings. (For MFC-425CN) Menu/Set Press Mono Start Press Stop/Exit Press (For DCP-315CN) Menu Press ▲ ▼ to select 4.Print Reports. Press Press ▲ ▼ to select 3.Network Config.
  • Page 40: Restoring The Network Settings To Factory Default

    Reset. Press to select Yes. Press The machine will re-start, re-connect cables once this is complete. (For DCP-315CN) Make sure the machine is not operating, then disconnect all the cables from the machine (except power cable). Menu Press ▲...
  • Page 41: Network Printing From Windows (peer To Peer)

    APIPA protocol, set APIPA to Off using control panel. (See APIPA on page 3-14) If the APIPA protocol is disabled, the default IP address of a Brother Print/Scan server is 192.0.0.192. To change it, use the machine’s control panel, the BRAdmin Professional utility software or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address to the printer.
  • Page 42: Windows ® 2000/xp (tcp/ip) Configuration

    This chapter describes the most commonly used configurations, Standard TCP/IP Port printing. If you have already installed the printer driver, jump to the printer driver already installed section. Standard TCP/IP Port Printing There may be differences on Windows From the Printers folder select Add Printer.
  • Page 43: Windows ® 2000/xp Printing (printer Driver Already Installed)

    When the driver is installed, click the Next button. Specify a name and click the Next button. Now specify if you wish to share the printer, enter the share name and click Next. Continue through the Wizard clicking the Finish button when complete.
  • Page 44: For Windows 98/me Users

    APIPA protocol, set APIPA to Off using control panel. (See APIPA on page 3-14) If the APIPA protocol is disabled, the default IP address of a Brother Print/Scan server is 192.0.0.192. To change it, use the machine’s control panel, the BRAdmin Professional utility software or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address to the printer.
  • Page 45: Tcp/ip Printing

    Click Network Print Software. Push the Next button in response to the Welcome message. Select the desired directory to install the Brother Peer to Peer Print (LPR) files and push Next. The installation program will create the directory for you if it does not already exist on your disk.
  • Page 46: Associating To The Printer

    You must now enter the actual IP address of the Print/Scan server in the Printer name or IP address field. If you have edited the hosts file on your computer or are using Domain Name System, you can also enter the name of the print server.
  • Page 47: Adding A Second Brother Lpr Port

    You have now finished installing the Peer to Peer Print (LPR) software. Adding a Second Brother LPR Port You do not re-run the install program to add a new Brother LPR port. Instead, press the Start button, select Settings, and open the Printers window.
  • Page 48: Network Printing From Macintosh

    TCP/IP Printing for Macintosh ® This chapter explains how to print from Macintosh on a Network. For more information on how to configure the default Brother Ink Driver on a Network, see the Quick Setup Guide included with the machine. ®...
  • Page 49 Run the Print Center software and click Add. Select Rendezvous (maybe changed in the future version of the ® Mac OS X) and any Simple Network Configuration compatible machines will be displayed. NETWORK PRINTING FROM MACINTOSH® 5 - 2...
  • Page 50 Select the machine and click the Add button. Click the machine and click the Make Default button to set the printer as the default printer.The machine is now ready to print. 5 - 3 NETWORK PRINTING FROM MACINTOSH®...
  • Page 51: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Overview This chapter describes procedures for troubleshooting problems you may encounter with a Brother Print/Scan server, it is divided into the following sections: Installation Problems Intermittent Problems Protocol-Specific Troubleshooting Installation problems If you cannot print over the network, check the following: Make sure that the machine is powered on, is on-line and ready to print.
  • Page 52 3, and then go to TCP/IP Troubleshooting section. If you are running Macintosh If you are using the Brother Ink Driver make sure that you can see the Print/Scan server name under the Brother Ink (IP) icon in the Chooser. If it is visible, then the connection is good,...
  • Page 53: Intermittent Problems

    Ethernet addresses to pass through (a process known as filtering); therefore, such a bridge must be configured to allow Brother Print/Scan server addresses. Likewise, a router can be set up to pass only certain protocols, so be sure that the desired protocol can be passed through to the Print/Scan server.
  • Page 54: Windows ® 98/me Peer To Peer Print (lpr) Troubleshooting

    If you are having trouble printing on a Windows network (LPR method), check the following: Make sure that the Brother LPR Port driver is correctly installed and configured according to the TCP/IP Printing, page 4-5. Try to turn the Byte Count on in the Configure port area of printer driver properties.
  • Page 55: Appendix

    Windows 2000/XP • Brother Web BRAdmin Professional utility for IIS* BRAdmin Professional utility (Recommended) The Brother BRAdmin Professional utility can use the TCP/IP protocol. This utility allows you to graphically manage aspects of the network and printer. Web BRAdmin The Web BRAdmin software is designed to manage all LAN/WAN Brother network connected devices.
  • Page 56: Updating Other Machines Through The Network (windows Only)

    ® (Windows only) It is possible to program a Brother machine on the network with either settings from an already programmed machine or with data from the Brother PC-FAX Address Book. (See Software User’s Guide chapter When Brother PC-FAX is used from a PC that has BRAdmin Professional installed, an extra option appears in BRAdmin Professional.
  • Page 57 Book dialog box. The left side of the dialog box displays the One- Touch / Speed-Dial numbers read from the machine. The right side displays a list of Brother Address Book members. You can add One- Touch / Speed-Dial numbers from the machine to this list or send members from the Address Book list to the machine.
  • Page 58 A dialog box is displayed showing the upload status of the current machine and beneath this the whole progress is displayed if updating multiple machines. When the process is finished a dialog box is displayed showing which machine on the network has been updated. A - 4 APPENDIX...
  • Page 59: Appendix C

    10/100Base-TX Ethernet Network Network Printing ® Windows 98/Me Peer-to-Peer Printing ® Windows 2000/XP TCP/IP Printing ® Macintosh Printing (Brother Ink Driver over TCP/IP) Network PC Fax send ® Windows 98/98SE/Me and Windows ® Mac OS 9.1-9.2 / Mac OS ® 2000/XP ®...
  • Page 60: Network Scanning

    Network Scanning ® Windows 98/98SE/Me and Windows Up to 25 clients can be connected to one machine at a time. Computer Requirements (for drivers, BRAdmin Professional, Peer-to-Peer software, etc.) - Pentium 75MHz or Higher for Windows - Pentium 150MHz or Higher for Windows - Pentium 133MHz or Higher for Windows - Pentium 233MHz or Higher for Windows - 24MB or greater (32MB recommended) for Windows...
  • Page 61: Management Utilities

    ® For Macintosh connection Computer - Ethernet ready Power Macintosh - 32MB or more (64MB or more recommended) for Mac OS - 128MB or more (160MB or more recommended) for Mac OS or greater ® - Mac OS 9.1-9.2 / Mac OS Management Utilities BRAdmin Professional utility ®...
  • Page 62: Function Table And Factory Default Settings

    3.Subnet Mask 4.Gateway 5.Node Name 6.WINS Config 7.WINS Server 8.DNS Server 9.APIPA 2.Setup 1.Ethernet Misc. 2.Time Zone 0.Factory Reset (For DCP-315CN) LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL THREE 3.LAN 1.Setup 1.BOOT Method TCP/IP 2.IP Address 3.Subnet Mask 4.Gateway 5.Node Name 6.WINS Config 7.WINS Server 8.DNS Server...
  • Page 63: Index

    Address Book ... A-2 APIPA ... 2-1 BOOT Method ... 3-2 BOOTP ... 2-6 BRAdmin Professional ... 2-2 Brother Ink Driver ... 5-1 Brother LPR Port ... 4-7 Brother Peer to Peer Software ... 4-5 DHCP ... 2-1 DNS Server ... 3-13 Ethernet ...
  • Page 64 Web BRAdmin ...A-1 Windows Printing (2000/XP) ... 4-2 Windows Printing (98/ME) ...4-4 WINS Configuration ... 3-10 WINS Server ... 3-11 INDEX I - 2...

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