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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here
Before you can use the machine, read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation.
WARNING
Important
DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB
cable).
1
Unpack the machine and check the components
User's Guide
WARNING
Plastic bags are used in the packaging of your machine. To avoid danger of suffocation, please keep
these bags away from babies and children.
a
Remove the protective tape and film covering the scanner glass.
b
Make sure you have all components.
Note
• The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.
• Save all packing materials and the box in case for any reason you must ship your machine.
You need to purchase the correct interface cable for the interface you want to use (for USB or network
connection).
USB cable
Please make sure you use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 6 feet (2 meters) long.
Network cable
Use a straight-through Category5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
Network.
Warnings tell you what to do to prevent possible personal injury.
Ink Cartridges [x4]
CD-ROM
Accessory Order
Black (LC65HY-BK)
Yellow (LC65HY-Y)
Cyan (LC65HY-C)
Magenta (LC65HY-M)
Test Sheet (USA only)
Form
MFC-6490CW
Quick Setup Guide
Telephone Line Cord
USA/CAN Version 0
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  • Page 1

    Use a straight-through Category5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network. Black (LC65HY-BK) Yellow (LC65HY-Y) Cyan (LC65HY-C) Magenta (LC65HY-M) Ink Cartridges [x4] Accessory Order Test Sheet (USA only) Form MFC-6490CW Quick Setup Guide Telephone Line Cord USA/CAN Version 0...

  • Page 2

    Load plain Letter/A4 paper Pull paper tray#1 (the upper tray) completely out of the machine. Note When you use Legal, A3 or Ledger size paper, press and hold the universal guide release button as you slide out the front of paper tray#1.

  • Page 3

    Close the paper tray cover a. Slowly push the paper tray completely into the machine. While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper support until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flap b. Note For information about tray#2, see Loading paper in paper tray #2 in Chapter 2 of the User’s Guide.

  • Page 4

    Connect the power cord and telephone line Important DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable). Connect the power cord. Connect the telephone line cord. Connect one end of the telephone line cord to the jack on the machine marked LINE and the other end to a modular wall jack.

  • Page 5

    Install the ink cartridges WARNING If ink gets in your eyes, wash them out with water at once, and if irritation occurs consult a doctor. Make sure that the power is turned on. The LCD shows: No Cartridge Install Ink Black Open the ink cartridge cover a.

  • Page 6

    • If you mix the colors by installing an ink • Once you open an ink cartridge, install it in • DO NOT dismantle or tamper with the ink • Brother strongly recommends that you do Important need to replace them. If you do so, it may...

  • Page 7

    Check the print quality Important Make sure you put paper in the upper tray for the initial setup. When the preparation process has finished, the LCD shows this message Set Paper and Press Start Press Color Start. Check the quality of the four color blocks the sheet.

  • Page 8: Choose The Correct Receive Mode

    Will you be using Voicemail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine? If you have Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine, there is a strong possibility that Voice Mail and the Brother machine will conflict with each other when receiving incoming calls. See Voice Mail in Chapter 7 of the User's Guide for instructions on setting up your machine using this service.

  • Page 9: Set The Date And Time

    Set the LCD contrast (If needed) If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try changing the contrast setting. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose General Setup. Press OK. Press a or b to choose LCD Settings. Press OK. Press a or b to choose LCD Contrast.

  • Page 10

    Set your station ID You should store your name and fax number to be printed on all fax pages that you send. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose Initial Setup. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Station ID. Press OK.

  • Page 11: Set Tone Or Pulse Dialing

    Set tone or pulse dialing mode Your machine comes set for Tone dialing service. If you have Pulse dialing service (rotary), you need to change the dialing mode. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose Initial Setup. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Tone/Pulse.

  • Page 12

    Sheet (USA only) You can also register your product online using the On-Line Registration link from the installation CD-ROM or visit http://www.brother.com/registration/. Fill out the Product Registration and Test Sheet. Put the sheet face up in the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) or face down on the scanner glass.

  • Page 13

    Choose your connection type For USB interface cable ® Windows , go to page 14 ® Macintosh , go to page 18 For Wired Network ® Windows , go to page 21 ® Macintosh , go to page 26 For Wireless Network ®...

  • Page 14: Windows Vista

    If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. Note If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click start.exe.

  • Page 15

    Agreement. The installation of ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement. Windows Choose Local Connection, and then click Next.

  • Page 16

    Connect the USB cable Important • DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub. • Connect the machine directly to your computer. Lift the scanner cover into the open position. Connect the USB cable to the USB socket marked with a symbol.

  • Page 17: Connect The Power Cord

    After restarting the computer, you must be logged on with Administrator rights. Note If an error message appears during the software installation, run the Installation Diagnostics located in Start/All Programs/Brother /MFC-XXXX (where MFC-XXXX is your model name). The installation is now Finish complete.

  • Page 18

    X 10.2.0 to 10.2.3 users, ® upgrade to Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater. (For the latest information for Mac OS http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. Connect the USB cable Important •...

  • Page 19

    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 20

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

  • Page 21

    Wired Network For Wired Network Interface Users ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/ XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista Before you install Make sure that your computer is ON and you are logged on with Administrator rights. Important • If there are any programs running, close them.

  • Page 22: Connect The Power Cord

    Wired Network Carefully route the network cable through the trench and out the back of the machine. Then, connect the cable to your network. Note If both USB and LAN cables are being used, guide both cables through the trench with one on top of the other.

  • Page 23

    If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. Note If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click start.exe.

  • Page 24

    The Configure IP Address window will appear. Enter an IP address for your machine that is suitable for your network by following the on-screen instructions. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another. Important DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the installation.

  • Page 25

    2 network computers. if you want to install MFL-Pro Suite on additional computers, you can purchase additional NL-5 (five user) license agreements from your authorized Brother dealer or contact Brother customer service. The installation is now Finish complete.

  • Page 26

    Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater. (For the latest information for Mac OS http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. • If you have previously set up your machine...

  • Page 27

    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 28

    Wired Network Note • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click OK. This window will not appear if there is only one machine connected on the network, it will be chosen automatically. Go to e. •...

  • Page 29

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

  • Page 30: Before You Begin

    Ethernet for a faster data transfer or USB for the fastest throughput speed. Although the Brother MFC-6490CW can be used in a both wired and wireless network, only one of the connection methods can be used at a time.

  • Page 31

    For Wireless Network Users Confirm your network environment (Infrastructure Mode) The following instructions will offer two methods for installing your Brother machine in a wireless network environment. Both methods are for infrastructure mode, using a wireless router or access point that uses DHCP to assign IP addresses.

  • Page 32: Infrastructure Mode

    For Wireless Network Users Connecting the Brother machine to the wireless network Configure the wireless settings (Typical Wireless Setup in infrastructure mode) On your machine, press Menu. Press a or b to choose Network and press Press a or b to choose WLAN and press OK.

  • Page 33: For Windows Users

    For Wireless Network Users The letters appear in this order: lower case, upper case and then numbers. (For more information, see Entering Text for Wireless Settings on page 47.) Press OK when you have entered all the characters, then press 1 for Yes to apply your settings.

  • Page 34

    Confirm your wireless router or access point has the SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™ symbol as shown below. Place the Brother machine within range of a SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™ access point/router. The range may differ depending on your environment. Refer to the instructions provided with your access point/router.

  • Page 35

    For Wireless Network Users Wireless setup is now complete. To install MFL-Pro Suite, continue to step 18. ® For Windows Users: Now go to Page 36 ® For Mac OS Users: Now go to Page 40...

  • Page 36

    If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. Note If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click start.exe.

  • Page 37

    Agreement. The installation of ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement. Windows Choose Wireless Network Connection, and then click Next.

  • Page 38

    If you encounter this failure, please go to step 16 on page 31 and setup the wireless connection again. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another.

  • Page 39

    2 network computers. if you want to install MFL-Pro Suite on additional computers, you can purchase additional NL-5 (five user) license agreements from your authorized Brother dealer or contact Brother customer service. The installation is now Finish complete.

  • Page 40: Install The Drivers & Software

    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 41

    Wireless Network Note • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click This window will not appear if there is only one machine connected on the network, it will be chosen automatically. Go to f. •...

  • Page 42

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

  • Page 43

    Install Optional Applications Install FaceFilter Studio supported by Reallusion, Inc FaceFilter Studio is an easy-to-use borderless photo printing application. FaceFilter Studio also lets you edit your photo data and add photo effects such as red eye reduction or skin tone enhancement. Important •...

  • Page 44

    Install Optional Applications Install BookScan&Whiteboard Suite supported by Reallusion, Inc You can install BookScan&Whiteboard Suite. The BookScan Enhancer software can correct your scanned book images automatically. The Whiteboard Enhancer software cleans up and enhances text and images from photos taken of your whiteboard.

  • Page 45

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Windows 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 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: Entering Text For Wireless Settings

    For Wireless Network Users Restore the network settings to factory default To restore all network settings of the internal Print/Scan server to factory default, please follow the steps below. Make sure the machine is not operating, then disconnect all the cables from the machine (except the power cord).

  • Page 48: Replacement Consumables

    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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