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Brother MFC-7840W Quick Setup Manual

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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.
To view the Quick Setup Guide in other languages, please visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
STEP 1
Setting Up the Machine
STEP 2
Setup is Complete!
Version 0
USA/CAN

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  • Page 1

    Setup is Complete! Keep this ‘Quick Setup Guide’ and the supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times. To view the Quick Setup Guide in other languages, please visit http://solutions.brother.com/. STEP 1 STEP 2...

  • Page 2: Symbols Used In This Guide

    Symbols used in this guide Warning Warnings tell you what to do to prevent possible personal injury. Note Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give tips about how the current operation works with other features.

  • Page 3: 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 Selecting your language ...

  • 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

    Control panel MFC-7840W 1 Copy keys 2 Print keys 3 One Touch keys 4 Shift key 5 Mode 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 Installing the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly Improper Setup DO NOT connect the interface cable. Connecting the interface cable is done when installing the driver. Open the front cover. Unpack the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.

  • Page 7: Loading Paper In The Paper Tray

    Loading paper in the paper tray Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine. While pressing the green paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size you are using. Make sure that the guides are firmly in the slots. Note For Legal size paper, press the release button in the bottom of paper tray and pull out the back of...

  • Page 8: Install The Power Cord And Phone Line

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Install the power cord and phone line Make sure that the machine power switch is off. Connect the AC power cord to the machine. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn the power switch on. 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 9: Selecting Your Language

    Selecting your language Press Menu. Press 0. Press 0. Select your language by using then press OK. Press Stop/Exit. Setting the LCD contrast You can change the contrast to help the LCD look lighter or darker. Press Menu. Press 1. Press 7.

  • Page 10: Setting Your Station Id

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Setting your station ID You should store your name and fax number to be printed on all fax pages that you send. Press Menu. Press 0. Press 3. Enter your fax number (up to 20 digits) on the dial pad, and then press OK.

  • Page 11: Choosing The Correct Receive Mode

    Will you be using Voice Mail 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 12: Tone And Pulse Dialing Mode (canada Only)

    STEP 1 Setting Up the Machine Tone and pulse dialing mode (Canada only) 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 0. Press 4. Press to select Pulse (or Tone).

  • Page 13: Sending In The Product Registration And Test Sheet (usa Only)

    • You will receive a confirmation fax of your Product Registration. • You can also register your product online using the On-Line Registration link from the installation CD-ROM or go to www.brother.com/registration/. Now go to the next page to install the driver and software. Setting Up the Machine...

  • Page 14

    Register your machine on the Brother product Registration Page. Brother Support View contact information for Brother Customer Service and how to find a Brother Authorized Service Center. For Supplies Information, visit our site for original/genuine Brother supplies at http://www.brother.com/original/. Repair MFL-Pro Suite (For USB users only)

  • Page 15

    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

    Next. The installation will continue. ® into 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.

  • Page 17

    Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn the power switch on. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start. The installation screens appear one after another, please wait for a while.

  • Page 18

    XML Paper Specification Printer Driver The XML Paper Specification Printer Driver is the most suitable driver when printing from the applications that use the XML Paper Specification documents. Please download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/. ® Windows...

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

    Install MFL-Pro Suite. 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. ® • For Windows Vista , when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow.

  • Page 20

    Installing the Driver & Software Choose Wired Network Connection (Ethernet), and then click Next. 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.

  • Page 21

    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, please wait for a while.

  • 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 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. Installation using SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...

  • Page 24

    Network User’s Guide on the CD-ROM. You can view the Network User’s Guide by following the instructions below. 1 Turn on your PC. Insert the Brother CD-ROM ® labeled Windows into your CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 25

    Installing the Driver & Software Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn the power switch on. Improper Setup If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine you must reset the network (LAN) settings before you can configure the wireless settings again.

  • Page 26

    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software Choose the appropriate key number and press OK. Set WEP KEY KEY1: Enter the WEP key you wrote down in step 1 using the dial pad. You can use the to move the cursor. For example, to enter the letter a, press the 2 key on the dial pad once.

  • Page 27

    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 .

  • Page 28

    After the installation, restart your personal firewall software. • If this window does not appear, use Windows Explorer to run the start.exe program from the root folder of the Brother CD-ROM. Searching or accessing • For Windows Vista the access point and Control screen appears, click Allow.

  • Page 29

    Installing the Driver & Software Choose Wireless Network Connection, and then click Next. 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.

  • Page 30

    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, 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 machine directly to your computer. ® Turn on your Macintosh Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 32

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

  • Page 33: For Wired Network Interface Users

    Installing the Driver & Software For Wired Network Interface Users ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater Important Make sure that you have finished the instructions from step 1 Setting Up the Machine on pages 4 through 11. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn the power switch on.

  • Page 34

    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear. Note • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click OK.

  • Page 35

    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 ® ® Presto!

  • 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 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. Installation using SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...

  • Page 38: Setup Wizard For Wireless Network Configuration

    Make sure that you have finished the instructions from step 1 Setting Up the Machine on pages 4 through 11. These instructions will install your Brother machine in a typical small office or home wireless network environment in infrastructure mode, using a wireless router or access point that uses DHCP to assign IP addresses.

  • Page 39

    Installing the Driver & Software Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Turn the power switch on. Improper Setup If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine you must reset the network (LAN) settings before you can configure the wireless settings again.

  • Page 40

    STEP 2 Installing the Driver & Software Choose the appropriate key number and press OK. Set WEP KEY KEY1: Enter the WEP key you wrote down in step 1 using the dial pad. You can use the to move the cursor. For example, to enter the letter a, press the 2 key on the dial pad once.

  • Page 41

    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.

  • Page 42

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

  • Page 43

    Installing the Driver & Software The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear. Note • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click OK.

  • Page 44

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

  • Page 45: For Network Users

    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 ® X Users)

    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 computer running Mac OS The BRAdmin Light software will be installed automatically when you install the printer driver.

  • Page 47: Web Based Management (web Browser)

    Web Based Management (web browser) The Brother print server is equipped with a web server that allows you to monitor its status or change some of its configuration settings, using HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). Note • The User Name is ‘admin’ and the default password is ‘access’.

  • 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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    Consumables and Options...

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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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