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Brother HL-8050N Quick Setup Manual

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Read this Quick Setup Guide before using the printer.
Before you can use the printer, you must set up the hardware and install
the driver.
Step 1
Step 2
USB
Parallel
page 18
page 20
Peer-to-
Peer-to-
Peer (LPR)
Peer
page 22
(NetBIOS)
page 24
Keep this Quick Setup Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place so you can use them
quickly if you need to.
For the latest driver and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother
Solutions Center directly from the CD-ROM/Driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com
Setting Up Your Printer

Installing the Driver

Network
Network
Mac OS
Shared
8.6 – 9.2
Printer
page 28
page 26
Setup is Complete!
USB
®
®
Mac OS
X
Mac OS
10.1 / 10.2
8.6 – 9.2
page 31
page 33
Network
®
®
Mac OS
X
10.1 / 10.2
page 35
Version 3
ENG

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  • Page 1: Installing The Driver

    Keep this Quick Setup Guide and supplied CD-ROM in a convenient place so you can use them quickly if you need to. For the latest driver and to find the best solution for your problem or question, access the Brother Solutions Center directly from the CD-ROM/Driver or go to http://solutions.brother.com Network ®...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    For USB Interface Cable Users ... 18 For Parallel Interface Cable Users ... 20 For Network Interface Cable Users ... 22 For Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer Users (LPR) ... 22 For Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer Users (NetBIOS) ... 24 For Network Shared Printer Users ... 26 For USB Interface Cable Users ...

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    Do not place the printer near heaters or volatile, flammable, or combustible materials, such as curtains. Place the printer on a level, sturdy surface that can withstand the printer's weight. Failure to do so could cause the printer to fall, resulting in injuries.

  • Page 4

    To lift the printer, face the front of the printer and grip the recessed areas at the bottom left and right with both hands. Never try to lift the printer by gripping any other areas. Lifting the printer by gripping other areas can cause the printer to fall, resulting in injuries.

  • Page 5: Operating Environment

    ■ Do not place the printer directly next to an air conditioner or heater, as this affects the temperature inside the printer and can cause damage. ■ Do not use the printer when it is tilted at an angle of more than 5 degrees, as this may result in damage. Precautions for Power and Grounded/Earthed Connections Use the printer within the specified power range.

  • Page 6: Radio Interference

    ■ The cord is not cracked or frayed. ■ If you notice any unusual conditions, call your dealer or Brother Customer Service for assistance. When the printer is not used over an extended period of time, it is advisable to unplug the printer.

  • Page 7: Notes On Handling Consumables

    If a sheet of paper is wrapped around the fuser or rollers, do not use excessive force to remove it so as to avoid injuries or burns. Turn off the printer immediately and call your dealer or Brother Customer Service.

  • Page 8: Regulations

    A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 9

    Disconnect device This printer must be installed near an AC power outlet/socket that is easily accessible. In case of emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet/socket to shut off the power completely.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    The power cord may be slightly different to the one in the diagram above, depending upon which country you bought the printer in. Save all packing materials and the printer carton. They should be used when shipping the printer. ■ The interface cable is not a standard accessory. Buy the appropriate interface cable for the interface you intend to use (USB, Parallel or Network).

  • Page 11: Control Panel

    Lights when the printer is ready to print. Ready (Green) Blinks when the printer is receiving data. Lights when the printer has a problem that the user can rectify. Alarm (Red) To clear the error, see the User’s Guide Chapter 5.

  • Page 12: Supplied Cd-rom

    1 Brother Solutions Center The Brother Solutions Center http://solutions.brother.com is your one-stop resource for all your printer needs. Download the latest drivers and utilities for your printers, read the FAQs and troubleshooting tips, or learn about printer solutions. 2 Install Software Installs the printer driver and utilities.

  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Printer

    ■ When pulling out the seal, pull it out ■ After the seal has been pulled out, do not Hold the toner cartridge by the grip and insert it into the slot inside the printer. Top cover Make sure that the toner cartridge is firmly set.

  • Page 14: Load Paper In The Paper Tray

    Load Paper in the Paper Tray Pull the paper tray out of the printer. Paper tray The paper tray must be pulled out completely. If the paper tray is pulled out halfway and pushed in again, the paper may be damaged.

  • Page 15: Installing The Face-up Output Tray

    Replace the lid of the paper tray. The lid of the tray must be firmly seated. If not, the paper might be misaligned. Put the paper tray back into the printer. Load paper in the lower paper tray in the same way.

  • Page 16: Printing A Test Page

    Printing a Test Page Connect the AC power cord to the printer, and then plug it into the AC power outlet/ socket. Turn the printer power switch on. After the printer warms up, the message will appear. READY Press -MENU-...

  • Page 18: Step

    For Parallel Interface Cable Users For Network Interface Cable Users ■ Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer Users (LPR) ... Go to page 22 ■ Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer Users (NetBIOS) ... Go to page 24 ■ Network Shared Printer Users... Go to page 26 For USB Interface Cable Users ®...

  • Page 19: For Usb Interface Cable Users

    Step 2 Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users 1. Installing the Driver and Connecting the Printer to Your PC Make sure the USB interface cable is NOT connected to the printer, and then begin installing the driver. If you have already connected the cable, remove it.

  • Page 20

    Default Printer”. 2. Setting Your Printer as the Default Printer ® (For Windows 2000/XP Users Only) Click Start and Printers and Faxes. Select the Brother HL-8050N series icon. From the File menu, select Set as Default printer. Setup is now complete.

  • Page 21: For Parallel Interface Cable Users

    Step 2 Installing the Driver For Parallel Interface Cable Users Connecting the Printer to Your PC and Installing the Driver Turn off the printer power switch. Connect the parallel interface cable to your PC, and then connect it to your printer.

  • Page 22

    If you want to install the PS driver, select Custom Installation and then follow the instructions on the screen. When the Select Components screen appears, check PS Printer Driver, and then continue following the instructions on the screen. Select Local Printer, and then click the Next button.

  • Page 23: For Network Interface Cable Users

    For Network Interface Cable Users For Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer Users (LPR) If you are going to connect the printer to your network, we recommended that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. Connecting the Cable and Installing the Driver Turn off the printer power switch.

  • Page 24

    When the Select Components screen appears, check PS Printer Driver, and then continue following the instructions on the screen. Select Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer, and then click the Next button. Select Search the network for devices and choose from a list of discovered devices (Recommended).

  • Page 25: For Brother Peer-to-peer Network Printer Users (netbios)

    For Network Interface Cable Users For Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer Users (NetBIOS) If you are going to connect the printer to your network, we recommended that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. Connecting the Cable and Installing the Driver Turn off the printer power switch.

  • Page 26

    When the Select Components screen appears, check PS Printer Driver, and then continue following the instructions on the screen. Select Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer, and then click the Next button. Select Search the network for devices and choose from a list of discovered devices (Recommended).

  • Page 27: For Network Shared Printer Users

    For Network Interface Cable Users For Network Shared Printer Users If you are going to connect the printer to your network, we recommended that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. Connecting the Cable, Installing the Driver and Selecting the Appropriate Printer Queue or ‘Share name’...

  • Page 28

    If you want to install the PS driver, select Custom Installation and then follow the instructions on the screen. When the Select Components screen appears, check PS Printer Driver, and then continue following the instructions on the screen. Select Network Shared Printer, and then click the Next button.

  • Page 29: For Usb Interface Cable Users

    Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Connecting the Printer to your Macintosh & Installing the Driver Make sure the printer power switch is on. Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the printer.

  • Page 30

    Select Brother HL-8050N, and then click the Select button. Click the Change... button in the USB Printer Selection. Select HL-8050N, and then click the OK button. Click the Create... button. Enter your printer name (HL-8050N), and then click the Save button.

  • Page 31

    Step 2 Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Click the HL-8050N icon on the Desktop. Select Set Default Printer from the Printing menu. Setup is now complete. ® 8.6 to 9.2 Users...

  • Page 32

    ® For Mac OS X 10.1 / 10.2 Users Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh & Installing the BR-Script PPD File Make sure the printer power switch is on. Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the printer.

  • Page 33

    Installing the Driver For USB Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Click the Add Printer... button. Select USB. Select HL-8050N, and then click the Add button. Select Quit Print Center from the Print Center menu. Setup is now complete. ®...

  • Page 34: For Network Interface Cable Users

    ® For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 Users Connecting the Printer to Your Network & Installing the BR-Script PPD File Turn off the printer power switch. Connect the network interface cable to the printer, and then connect it to a free port on your hub.

  • Page 35

    Step 2 Installing the Driver For Network Interface Cable Users For Mac OS Click the LaserWriter 8 select BRN_xxxxxx_P1_AT. Click the Create button. Close the Chooser. *1 If the Apple LaserWriter 8 Driver is not already installed on your system, you can download it from http://www.apple.com *2 xxxxxx are the last six digits of the...

  • Page 36: For Mac Os ® X 10.1 / 10.2 Users

    ® For Mac OS X 10.1 / 10.2 Users Connecting the Printer to Your Network & Installing the BR-Script PPD File Turn off the printer power switch. Connect the network interface cable to the printer, and then connect it to a free port on your hub.

  • Page 37

    If you want to connect your printer using the Simple Network Configuration capabilities ® of Apple Mac OS and then the Brother HL-8050N series. Go to If there is more than one of the same model printer (HL-8050N) connected on your network, the Ethernet address (MAC address) will be displayed after the model name.

  • Page 38: For Administrators

    Setting your IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway (Using the Control panel) Your printer is configured to receive an IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway address from a DHCP server. If you do not use a DHCP server follow the steps below.

  • Page 39: Installing The Bradmin Professional Utility (windows ® Users Only)

    Web BRAdmin Brother has also developed Web BRAdmin, an enterprise network software utility that enables management of Brother and other SNMP compliant devices in larger LAN/WAN environments. This software is Web server based and requires the installation of Microsoft's Internet Information Server and Sun's Java client software.

  • Page 40: Printing A Printer Settings Page

    -MENU- INFORMATION Press INFORMATION PRINT SETTING Press The printer will print the printer settings page. Factory Default Setting If you wish to reset the print server back to its default factory settings (resetting all information such as the password and IP address information).

  • Page 41: Other Information

    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.

  • Page 42: Options

    ■ Other Information Options The printer has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the printer with these items. User’s Guide Appendix. Lower Tray Module Duplex Unit LT-8000 You can install an extra 2 x 550 You can install this module to Lower tray units.

  • Page 43: Consumables

    Consumables When the time comes to replace consumables, an error messages will appear on the LCD panel. User’s Guide Appendix Toner Cartridge TN-1700 Fuser Unit & Transfer Roll Cartridge FP-8000...

  • Page 44

    ©2003 Brother Industries, Ltd. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED...

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