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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
CD-ROM
One Touch Labels
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 machine.
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.
• The interface cable is not a standard accessory. Buy the appropriate interface cable for the interface you
want to use (USB or Network).
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]
Accessory Order Form
Black (LC65HY-BK)
Yellow (LC65HY-Y)
Cyan (LC65HY-C)
Magenta (LC65HY-M)
Test Sheet (USA only)
MFC-6890CDW
Quick Setup Guide
Telephone Line Cord
USA/CAN Version 0
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   Summary of Contents for Brother MFC-6890CDW

  • 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 Form Test Sheet (USA only) MFC-6890CDW 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. Check that the paper is flat in the tray and below the maximum paper mark 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.

  • 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 Cyan Open the ink cartridge cover a.

  • Page 6

    • DO NOT dismantle or tamper with the ink cartridge, this can cause the ink to leak out of the cartridge. • Brother strongly recommends that you do not refill the ink cartridges provided with your machine. We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement ink cartridges.

  • 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 Lcd Contrast

    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 display General Setup. Press General Setup. Press a or b to display LCD Settings. Press LCD Settings.

  • Page 10: Set Your Station Id

    Enter the time in 24-hour format on the Touchscreen, and then press OK. Date&Time Date&Time Time:15:25 Time:15:25 (e.g. Enter 1 5, 2 5 for 3:25 P.M.) Press Stop/Exit. To confirm the current date and time, print out the User Settings report. (See Printing Reports in Chapter 9 of the User's Guide.) Set your station ID You should store your name and fax number to be...

  • Page 11: Set Tone Or Pulse Dialing

    Fax Transmission Report Your Brother machine is equipped with a Transmission Verification Report that can be used as confirmation that you sent a fax. This report lists the name or fax number of the receiving party, the date, time, and duration of the transmission, the number of pages transmitted, and whether or not the transmission was successful.

  • 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: For Usb Interface Users

    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. Remove the USB label. 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

    Go to step 19 on page 20. Macintosh Install 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: For Wired Network Interface Users

    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

    Wired Network Install 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-6890CDW can be used in both a wired and wireless network, only one of the connection methods can be used at a time.

  • Page 31

    (Encryption key, WEP key , Passphrase) WPA/WPA2-PSK is a Wi-Fi Protected Access™ Pre-Shared Key, which lets the Brother wireless machine associate with access points using TKIP or AES encryption (WPA-Personal). WPA/WPA2-PSK (TKIP or AES) uses a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that is 8 or more characters in length, up to a maximum of 63 characters.

  • Page 32: Infrastructure Mode

    For Wireless Network Users Connecting the Brother machine to the wireless network Important You must have the wireless setting you wrote down for your network in step 17 on page 31 before you proceed. Configure the wireless settings (Typical Wireless Setup in infrastructure mode) On your machine, press MENU.

  • Page 33: For Windows Users

    For Wireless Network Users Press TKIP or AES for Encryption Type? Enter the WPA/WPA2-PSK password you wrote down in step 17 on page 31 using the Touchscreen. You can use the d and c keys to move the cursor left and right. The letters appear in this order: lower case and then upper case.

  • Page 34

    Confirm your wireless router/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 router/access point.

  • Page 35

    For Wireless Network Users Wireless setup is now complete. To install MFL-Pro Suite, continue to step 19. ® For Windows Users: Now go to Page 36 ® For Mac OS Users: Now go to Page 40...

  • Page 36: 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 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

    Enter an IP address for your machine that is suitable for your network by following the on-screen instructions. Windows 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 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

    Wireless Network Install 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 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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