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Brother Network MFC-7840W Network User's Manual

Multi-protocol on-board ethernet multi-function print server and wireless (ieee 802.11b/g) ethernet multi-function print server.
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Multi-Protocol On-board Ethernet Multi-function Print Server and
Wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g) Ethernet Multi-function Print Server
NETWORK
USER'S GUIDE
MFC-7840W
Please read this manual thoroughly before using this machine on
your network. You can view this manual in HTML format from the
CD-ROM at any time, please keep the CD-ROM in a convenient
place for quick and easy reference at all times. You can also
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Center (http://solutions.brother.com).
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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. You can also download the manual in PDF format from the Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com). The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com) is your one stop resource for all your printing needs.
  • Page 2: Compilation And Publication Notice

    Compilation and publication notice Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 3: Important Note

    IMPORTANT NOTE This product is approved for use in the country of purchase only. Do not use this product outside the country of purchase as it may violate the wireless telecommunication and power regulations of that country. ® Windows XP in this document represents Windows ®...
  • Page 4: Brother Numbers

    Visit http://www.brother.com for contact information on your local Brother office. Service center locator (USA) For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437). Service center locations (Canada) For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-877-BROTHER.
  • Page 5: Ordering Accessories And Supplies

    Internet address Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support, Driver Updates and Utilities: http://solutions.brother.com Ordering accessories and supplies In USA: 1-877-552-MALL (1-877-552-6255) 1-800-947-1445 (fax) http://www.brothermall.com In Canada: 1-877-BROTHER http://www.brother.ca...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Step by step chart...12 Setting the IP address and subnet mask ...13 Using the BRAdmin Light utility to configure your machine as a network printer ...13 Using the control panel to configure your machine for a network...15 Using other methods to configure your machine for a network ...15 Changing the print server settings ...16...
  • Page 7 Using the SES/WPS/AOSS control panel menu to configure your machine for a wireless network (Automatic Wireless mode) ...32 Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...34 Using the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM to configure your machine for a wireless network ...35 Wireless configuration for Windows Configuration in Infrastructure mode ...36...
  • Page 8 For Windows 2000/XP and Windows Server Specifying a different URL...102 Other sources of information ...102 Network printing from Macintosh Overview...103 How to choose the BR-Script 3 printer driver (TCP/IP) ...103 ® For Mac OS X 10.5...103 ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.4.x ...105...
  • Page 9 Using ARP to configure the IP address ...128 Using the TELNET console to configure the IP address ...129 Using the Brother Web BRAdmin server software for IIS to configure the IP address...130 Installation when using web services (For Windows Vista Installation when using a Network Print Queue or Share (printer driver only) ...132...
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Status Monitor Driver Deployment Wizard BRAdmin Professional and Web BRAdmin are available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com. To use the Brother machine through a network, you need to configure the print server, and set up the computers you use. ®...
  • Page 11: Network Features

    Guide). Network PC Fax You can directly send a PC file as a PC Fax over your network (See Brother PC-FAX Software for Windows and Sending a Fax for Macintosh can also PC Fax receive (See PC-FAX receiving in the Software User’s Guide).
  • Page 12: Internet Fax/scan To E-mail Server (download Only)

    BRAdmin Professional (for Windows BRAdmin Professional is a utility for more advanced management of network connected Brother devices. This utility can search for Brother products on your network, view the status and configure the network settings from a computer running Windows Light.
  • Page 13: Types Of Network Connections

    Each computer must use the TCP/IP Protocol. The Brother machine needs to have an appropriate IP address configuration. If you are using routers, the Gateway address must be configured on the computers and the Brother machine. The Brother machine can also communicate with Macintosh...
  • Page 14 In a larger network, we recommend a Network Shared printing environment. The “server” or the “print server” must use the TCP/IP print protocol. The Brother machine needs to have an appropriate IP address configuration unless the machine is connected via the USB interface at the server.
  • Page 15: Wireless Network Connection Examples

    This type of network has a central access point at the heart of the network. The access point can also act as a bridge or a gateway to a wired network. When the Brother wireless machine (your machine) is part of this network, it receives all print jobs via an access point.
  • Page 16: Protocols

    IP address from the range 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. DNS client The Brother print server supports the Domain Name System (DNS) client function. This function allows the print server to communicate with other devices by using its DNS name.
  • Page 17: Web Services

    131). The Web Services also lets you check the current status of the machine from your computer. Web server (HTTP) The Brother print server is equipped with a built in web server that allows you to monitor its status or change some of its configuration settings using a web browser. Note We recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0...
  • Page 18: Other Protocol

    Other protocol LLTD The Link Layer Topology Discovery protocol (LLTD) lets you locate the Brother machine easily on the ® Windows Vista network map. Your Brother machine will be shown with a distinctive icon and the node name.
  • Page 19: Configuring Your Machine For A Network

    Quick Setup Guide. Note If you do not wish to, or are unable to use the Brother installer or any of Brother’s software tools, you can also use the machine’s control panel to change network settings. For more information, see Control panel setup on page 74.
  • Page 20: Subnet Mask

    APIPA, see Using APIPA to configure the IP address on page 127. If the APIPA protocol is disabled, the IP address of a Brother print 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. For information on how to change the IP address, see Setting the IP address and subnet mask on page 13.
  • Page 21: Step By Step Chart

    Step by step chart Configure the TCP/IP settings. Configure the IP address Configure the subnet mask Configure the gateway Change the print server settings. Using the BRAdmin Light utility Using the BRAdmin Professional utility Using the control panel Using the Web Based Management (web browser) Using the Remote Setup Using other methods Configuring your machine for a network...
  • Page 22: Setting The Ip Address And Subnet Mask

    Using the BRAdmin Light utility to configure your machine as a network printer BRAdmin Light The BRAdmin Light utility is designed for initial setup of the Brother network connected devices. It also can search for Brother products in a TCP/IP environment, view the status and configure basic network settings, such as IP address.
  • Page 23 Choose STATIC from Boot Method. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway (if needed) of your print server. ® Windows Click OK. With the correctly programmed IP address, you will see the Brother print server in the device list. Configuring your machine for a network ® Macintosh ®...
  • Page 24: Using The Control Panel To Configure Your Machine For A Network

    Using the control panel to configure your machine for a network You can configure your machine for a network using the control panel LAN menu. See Control panel setup on page 74. Using other methods to configure your machine for a network You can configure your machine for a network using other methods.
  • Page 25: Changing The Print Server Settings

    For Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater users Double-click Mac OS X or Macintosh HD (Startup Disk) / Library / Printers / Brother / Utilities / BRAdmin Light.jar file. Choose the print server which you want to change the settings.
  • Page 26: Using The Bradmin Professional Utility To Change Print Server Settings (for Windows ® )

    This utility is only available for Windows • Node name: The Node name for each Brother device on the network appears in BRAdmin Professional. The default Node name is “BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wired network or “BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wireless network.
  • Page 27: Using Web Based Management (web Browser) To Change The Print/scan Server Settings

    You can now change the print server settings. Using other methods to change print server settings You can configure your network printer using other methods. See Other ways to set the IP address (for advanced users and administrators) on page 125.
  • Page 28: Configuring Your Machine For A Wireless Network

    Ethernet for a faster data transfer, or USB for the fastest throughput speed. • Although the Brother MFC-7840W can be used in a both wired and wireless network, only one connection method can be used at a time.
  • Page 29: Wireless Network Terms And Concepts

    (how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the network). If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless device, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options.
  • Page 30: Encryption Methods

    LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. which uses user ID and password for authentication. Encryption methods Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network. The Brother wireless machine supports the following encryption methods: None No encryption method is used.
  • Page 31 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and TKIP or AES Uses a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that is 8 or more characters in length, up to a maximum of 63 characters. LEAP Uses User ID and Password. • User ID: Up to a maximum of 63 characters in length •...
  • Page 32: Step By Step Chart For Wireless Network Configuration

    Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ Temporarily using a network cable For Windows See page 36 See page 34 For Macintosh See page 56 See page 24 Using the Brother installer application Using the SES/WPS/AOSS control panel menu (Automatic Wireless mode) ® ®...
  • Page 33: For Ad-hoc Mode

    Installing drivers and software (See the Quick Setup Guide) Wireless configuration and installing drivers and software have been completed. Configuring your machine for a wireless network Infrastructure mode Connected to a computer with an access point Using the Brother installer application ® For Windows See page 47 ®...
  • Page 34: Confirm Your Network Environment

    This type of network does not have a central access point. Each wireless client communicates directly with each other. When the Brother wireless machine (your machine) is part of this network, it receives all print jobs directly from the computer sending the print data.
  • Page 35: Confirm Your Wireless Network Setup Method

    (recommended), using SES, WPS or AOSS from the control panel menu (Automatic Wireless mode), using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or using the Brother installer application. The setup process will be different depending on your network environment.
  • Page 36: Configuration Using The Pin Method Of Wi-fi Protected Setup™ (infrastructure Mode Only)

    Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (Infrastructure mode only) If your wireless access point (A) supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, you can also configure using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™. See Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on page 34. Connection when the wireless access point (router) (A) doubles as a Registrar Connection when another device (C), such as a computer is used as a Registrar The Registrar is a device that manages the wireless LAN.
  • Page 37: Configuration Using The Brother Installer Application On The Cd-rom To Configure Your Wireless Network Machine

    You can also use the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM we have provided with the printer. You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless network machine. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this installation.
  • Page 38: Configuring Your Machine For A Wireless Network

    Configuring your machine for a wireless network IMPORTANT • If you are going to connect your Brother machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this installation.
  • Page 39 If the following message appears, press 1 to choose On. The wired network interface will become inactive with this setting. WLAN Enable ? 1.On 2.Off The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. You should see the SSID you wrote down earlier.
  • Page 40 If you want to change the key you chose in n, press 1 to choose Change. Press OK. Go to p. If you want to keep the key you chose in n, press 2 to choose Keep. Press OK. Go to t. KEY1:*********** 1.Change 2.Keep Enter a new WEP key.
  • Page 41: Using The Ses/wps/aoss Control Panel Menu To Configure Your Machine For A Wireless Network (automatic Wireless Mode)

    If your wireless access point supports either SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (PBC AOSS™, you can configure the machine easily without a computer. Your Brother machine has the SES/WPS/AOSS menu on the control panel. This feature automatically detects which mode your access point uses, SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...
  • Page 42 If the LCD shows Connected, the machine has successfully connected to your router or access point. You can now use your machine in a wireless network. If the LCD shows Incorrect Mode, session overlap is detected. The machine has detected more than one router or access point on your network with the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...
  • Page 43: Using The Pin Method Of Wi-fi Protected Setup

    ® (For Macintosh You have completed the wireless network setup. If you would like to continue installing drivers and software necessary for operating your device, please choose Start Here OSX from CD-ROM menu. Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ If your wireless access point supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...
  • Page 44: Using The Brother Installer Application On The Cd-rom To Configure Your Machine For A Wireless Network

    You have completed the wireless network setup. If you would like to continue installing drivers and software necessary for operating your device, please choose Start Here OSX from the CD-ROM menu. Using the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM to configure your machine for a wireless network For installation, see Wireless configuration for Windows...
  • Page 45: Wireless Configuration For Windows ® Using The Brother Installer Application

    Quick Setup Guide or see Configuring your machine for a wireless network on page 19. • If you are going to connect your Brother machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this installation.
  • Page 46 If this window does not appear, use Windows of the Brother CD-ROM. Click Wireless LAN Setup Wizard. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application (For UK) ® Explorer to run the start.exe program from the root folder...
  • Page 47 Choose Step by Step install (Recommended) and then click Next. Choose With cable (Recommended) and then click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 48 Connect the Brother wireless device to your access point using a network cable and click Next. Choose the machine you wish to configure, and click Next. If the list is blank, check if the access point and the machine are powered on, and then click Refresh.
  • Page 49 Follow the on-screen instructions for entering the Name (SSID), and then click Next. If your network is not configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. To continue configuration, click OK and go to m. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 50 If your network is configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. When configuring your Brother wireless machine, you must ensure that it is configured to match the Authentication and Encryption settings of your existing wireless network. Choose the Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-down list in each setting box.
  • Page 51 You have completed the wireless network setup. If you would like to continue installing drivers and software necessary for operating your device, please choose Install MFL-Pro Suite from the CD-ROM menu. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 52: Configuration Using The Ses/wps/aoss Control Panel Menu (automatic Wireless Mode)

    (Automatic Wireless mode) IMPORTANT • If you are going to connect your Brother machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this installation.
  • Page 53 Click Wireless LAN Setup Wizard. Choose Automatic install (Advanced) and click Next. Confirm the on-screen message and click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 54 SecureEasySetup™ mode, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode or AOSS™ mode enabled. Make sure that only one router or access point has the SecureEasySetup™ mode, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode or AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from c again. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 55 Check that only one router or access point has Session overlap is the SecureEasySetup™ mode, Wi-Fi Protected detected. Setup™ mode or AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from c again. ® using the Brother installer application Action — — —...
  • Page 56: Configuration In Ad-hoc Mode

    If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click Install Other Drivers or Utilities. (For USA) ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application (For UK)
  • Page 57 Click Wireless LAN Setup Wizard. Choose Step by Step install (Recommended) and then click Next. Choose Without cable (Advanced) and then click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application ® Explorer to run the start.exe program from the root folder...
  • Page 58 Authentication method: (Open system / Shared key / WPA/WPA2-PSK / LEAP) Encryption mode: (None / WEP / TKIP / AES / CKIP) Encryption key: ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application Record the current wireless computer settings...
  • Page 59 Click Network and Internet and then the Network and Sharing Center icon. Click Connect to a network. You can see the SSID of the wireless printer in the list. Select SETUP and click Connect. Click Connect Anyway and then Close.
  • Page 60 Select and right click Wireless Network Connection. Click View Available Wireless Networks. You can see the SSID of the wireless printer in the list. Select SETUP and click Connect. Check the Wireless Network Connection status. It may take a few minutes to change from 0.0.0.0 to 169.254.x.x IP address to be shown on screen (where x.x.
  • Page 61 • If your target Ad-hoc network does not appear on the list, you can manually add it by clicking the Add button. Check This is an Ad-hoc network and there is no access point., and then enter the Name (SSID) and the Channel number, and then click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 62 If your network is configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. When configuring your Brother wireless machine, you must ensure that it is configured to match the Authentication and Encryption settings of your existing wireless network. Choose the Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-down list in each setting box.
  • Page 63 Check the box after you confirm these settings, and then click Next. (The settings shown on this screen are for example only. Your settings will not be the same.) ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 64 ® Wireless configuration for Windows using the Brother installer application Check the box after you confirm that you have completed the wireless settings, and then click Finish. You have completed the wireless network setup. If you would like to continue installing drivers and software necessary for operating your device, please choose Install MFL-Pro Suite from the CD-ROM menu.
  • Page 65: Wireless Configuration For Macintosh ® Using The Brother Installer Application

    Quick Setup Guide or see Configuring your machine for a wireless network on page 19. • If you are going to connect your Brother machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this installation.
  • Page 66 Double-click the Utilities icon. Double-click the Wireless Device Setup Wizard. Choose Step by Step install (Recommended) and then click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 67 Choose With cable (Recommended) and then click Next. Connect the Brother wireless device to your access point using a network cable and click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 68 Refresh. Note The default Node name is “BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx”. The wizard will search for wireless networks available from your printer. Choose the access point you wish to associate the machine with, and then click Next. ®...
  • Page 69 Follow the on-screen instructions for entering the Name (SSID), and then click Next. If your network is not configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. To continue configuration, click OK and go to m. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 70 If your network is configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. When configuring your Brother wireless machine, you must ensure that it is configured to match the Authentication and Encryption settings of your existing wireless network. Choose the Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-down list in each setting box.
  • Page 71 You have completed the wireless network setup. If you would like to continue installing drivers and software necessary for operating your device, please choose Start Here OSX from the CD-ROM menu. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 72: Configuration Using The Ses/wps/aoss Control Panel Menu (automatic Wireless Mode)

    (Automatic Wireless mode) IMPORTANT • If you are going to connect your Brother machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system administrator prior to installation. • 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 73 Confirm the on-screen message and click Next. Press Menu, 5, 2, 3 for SES/WPS/AOSS. This feature will automatically detect which mode (SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™) your access point uses to configure your machine. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 74 SecureEasySetup™ mode, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode or AOSS™ mode enabled. Make sure that only one router or access point has the SecureEasySetup™ mode, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode or AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from i again. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 75 Check that only one router or access point has Session overlap is the SecureEasySetup™ mode, the Wi-Fi detected. Protected Setup™ mode or the AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from i again. ® using the Brother installer application Action — — —...
  • Page 76: Configuration In Ad-hoc Mode

    Press Menu, 5, 2, 7. Using a or b, choose On and press OK. WLAN Enable ® Turn on your Macintosh Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click the MFL-Pro Suite icon on your desktop. Double-click the Utilities icon. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 77 Double-click the Wireless Device Setup Wizard. Choose Step by Step install (Recommended) and then click Next. Choose Without cable (Advanced) and then click Next. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 78 (SSID / ESSID) Authentication method: (Open system / Shared key / WPA/WPA2-PSK / LEAP) Encryption mode: (None / WEP / TKIP / AES/ CKIP) Encryption key: ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application Record the current wireless computer settings...
  • Page 79 You can temporarily change the wireless settings on your computer, following the steps below: Click the AirPort status icon and select Open Internet Connect... Click the Network tab to see the available wireless devices. You can see the Brother wireless print server in the Network option. Select SETUP.
  • Page 80 Note • If the list is blank, check if the printer is within range for wireless communication. Then, click Refresh. • If your target Ad-hoc network does not appear on the list, you can manually add it by clicking the Add button.
  • Page 81 If your network is configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. When configuring your Brother wireless machine, you must ensure that it is configured to match the Authentication and Encryption settings of your existing wireless network. Choose the Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-down list in each setting box.
  • Page 82 You have completed the wireless network setup. If you would like to continue installing drivers and software necessary for operating your device, please choose Start Here OSX from the CD-ROM menu. ® Wireless configuration for Macintosh using the Brother installer application...
  • Page 83: Control Panel Setup

    The LAN menu selections of the control panel allow you to set up the Brother machine for your network configuration. Press Menu, then press a or b to choose LAN. Proceed to the menu selection you wish to configure.
  • Page 84 In this mode the machine’s IP address must be manually assigned. Once entered the IP address is locked to the assigned address. RARP mode The Brother print server IP address can be configured using the Reverse ARP (RARP) service on your host computer. For more information on RARP, see Using RARP to configure the IP address on page 127.
  • Page 85 IP Address This field displays the current IP address of the machine. If you have chosen a BOOT Method of Static, enter the IP address that you wish to assign to the machine (check with your network administrator for the IP address to use).
  • Page 86 You can register the machine name on the Network. This name is often referred to as a NetBIOS name; it will be the name that is registered by the WINS server on your network. Brother recommends the name “BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wired network or “BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wireless network.
  • Page 87 Press 1 to choose Change. Enter the Node Name. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit. WINS Config This selection controls how the machine obtains the IP address of the WINS server. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose LAN. Press OK. (For Wired) Press a or b to choose Wired.
  • Page 88 Secondary WINS Server IP Address This field specifies the IP address of the secondary WINS server. It is used as a backup to the Primary WINS server address. If the Primary server is unavailable, the machine still can register itself with a secondary server.
  • Page 89 Press a or b to choose TCP/IP. Press OK. Press a or b to choose DNS Server. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Primary or Secondary. Press OK. Press 1 to choose Change. Enter the DNS Server address. Press OK.
  • Page 90: Ethernet (wired Network Only)

    This machine is compatible with IPv6, the next generation internet protocol. If you want to use the IPv6 protocol, choose On. The default setting for IPv6 is Off. For more information on the IPv6 protocol, visit http://solutions.brother.com. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose LAN.
  • Page 91: Setup Wizard (wireless Network Only)

    If your wireless access point supports either SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (PBC AOSS™ (one-push method), you can configure the machine easily without a computer. Your Brother machine has the SES/WPS/AOSS menu on the control panel. This feature automatically detects which mode your access point uses, SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™...
  • Page 92: Current Wireless Network Signal

    Press a or b to choose WLAN Status. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Status. Press OK. The current wireless network status will be displayed; Active(11b), Active(11g), Wired LAN Active, WLAN OFF, AOSS Active or Connection NG / Connection error. Press Stop/Exit.
  • Page 93: Set To Default

    Press Stop/Exit. Comm.Mode This field displays the current wireless network communication mode; Ad-hoc or Infrastructure. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose LAN. Press OK. Press a or b to choose WLAN. Press OK. Press a or b to choose WLAN Status. Press OK.
  • Page 94: Wired Enable (wired Network Only)

    Wired Enable (wired network only) If you want to use the wired network connection, set Wired Enable to On. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose LAN. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Wired. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Wired Enable. Press OK.
  • Page 95: Scan To Ftp

    Scan to FTP You can choose the default color file type for the Scan to FTP function. Press Menu. Press a or b to choose LAN. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Scan to FTP. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Color 150 dpi, Color 300 dpi, Color 600 dpi, Gray 100 dpi, Gray 200 dpi, Gray 300 dpi, B&W 200 dpi or B&W 200x100 dpi.
  • Page 96: Restoring The Network Settings To Factory Default

    Restoring the network settings to factory default 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), please follow these steps: Note This function restores all wired and wireless network settings to the factory default. Press Menu.
  • Page 97: Driver Deployment Wizard (windows ® Only)

    Connection methods The Driver Deployment Wizard supports the two connection methods. Peer-to-peer The device is connected to the network but each user prints directly to the printer WITHOUT printing through a central queue. 1 Client computer 2 Network printer (your machine) ®...
  • Page 98: Network Shared

    Network Shared The device is connected to a network and a central print queue is used to manage all print jobs. 1 Client computer 2 Also known as “Server” or “Print Server” 3 TCP/IP or USB 4 Printer (your machine)
  • Page 99: How To Install The Driver Deployment Wizard Software

    How to install the Driver Deployment Wizard software Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. If the model name screen appears, choose your machine. If the language screen appears, choose your language. The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click Install Other Drivers or Utilities. Choose the Driver Deployment Wizard installation program.
  • Page 100: Using The Driver Deployment Wizard Software

    Setting the IP Address If the printer does not have an IP address, the Wizard will allow you to change the IP address by selecting the printer from the list and by selecting the Configure IP option. A dialog box then appears which allows you to specify information such as the IP address, subnet mask and also the gateway address.
  • Page 101 Choose the printer driver if you wish to install. If the printer driver you wish to use is installed on your computer: Check the box of Currently installed drivers and choose the printer you wish to install, and then click Next.
  • Page 102 LPT1 printing. • If you check the box of Currently installed drivers in e, you can change the default settings of the printer driver, such as paper size by clicking Custom...
  • Page 103: Network Printing From Windows ® : Basic Tcp/ip Peer-to-peer Printing

    To connect your printer to your network, you need to follow the steps in the Quick Setup Guide. We recommend that you use the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM which we have provided with the printer. By using this application, you can easily connect your printer to your network and install the network software and printer driver which you need to complete the configuration of your printer for a network.
  • Page 104: Configuring The Standard Tcp/ip Port

    Follow the on-screen instruction, and then click OK. Note Contact your administrator if you are not sure about the location and name of the printer on the network. Continue through the wizard clicking Finish when complete. Printer driver already installed If you have already installed the printer driver and wish to configure it for network printing, follow these steps: ®...
  • Page 105: Other Sources Of Information

    ® Network printing from Windows : basic TCP/IP Peer-to-Peer printing Other sources of information See Configuring your machine for a network on page 10 to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer.
  • Page 106: Internet Printing For Windows

    2003 installation. Note • You must configure the IP address on your printer before you proceed with this chapter. If you need to configure the IP address, see Chapter 2 first. • Verify the host computer and machine are either on the same subnet, or that the router is properly configured to pass data between the two devices.
  • Page 107: Ipp Printing For Windows ® 2000/xp, Windows Vista ® And Windows Server ® 2003

    If the printer driver has NOT been installed: One of the benefits of the IPP printing protocol is that it establishes the model name of the printer when you communicate with it. After successful communication you will see the model name of the printer automatically.
  • Page 108 If your printer is not in the list of supported printers, click Have Disk. You will then be asked to insert the driver disk. Click Browse and choose the appropriate Brother printer driver that is contained on the CD-ROM or in the network share.
  • Page 109: For Windows ® 2000/xp And Windows Server ® 2003

    ® For Windows XP and Windows Server Choose Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network and then enter the following in the URL field: http://printer’s IP address:631/ipp (where “printer’s IP address” is the printer’s IP address or the node name.) ®...
  • Page 110 ® For Windows 2000: Click OK when you see the Insert Disk screen. Click Browse and choose the appropriate Brother printer driver that is contained on the CD-ROM or in the network share. For example, choose the “X:\driver\win2kxpvista Click Open.
  • Page 111: Specifying A Different Url

    (if the printer’s IP address is 192.168.1.2.) http://BRN123456765432/ (if the printer’s node name is BRN123456765432.) Other sources of information For how to configure the IP address of the printer, see Configuring your machine for a network on page 10. ® Internet printing for Windows...
  • Page 112: Network Printing From Macintosh

    ® on a Network using Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater. For more information on how to install the Brother standard printer driver on a Network, see the Quick Setup Guide included with the machine. How to choose the BR-Script 3 printer driver (TCP/IP) ®...
  • Page 113 • When specifying the Queue name, use the value "brnxxxxxxxxxxxx_at". From the Print Using pull-down list choose Select a driver to use, and then from the printer model pull- down list choose your model. For example, choose Brother MFC-7840W BR-Script3, and then click Add.
  • Page 114 From the Default Printer pull-down list choose your model to set as the default printer. The printer is now ready. ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.4.x Turn the power of the machine ON. From the Go menu, choose Applications.
  • Page 115 ® (Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.3.x) Enter the IP address of the printer into the Printer Address box. ® (Mac OS X 10.4) Enter the IP address of the printer into the Address box. ® (Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.3.x) Note •...
  • Page 116: Other Sources Of Information

    ® Network printing from Macintosh Other sources of information See Chapter 2 of this User’s Guide to learn how to configure the IP address of the printer.
  • Page 117: Web Based Management

    • You can use a web browser on most computing platforms, for example, Macintosh also able to connect to the machine and manage it. • You can also use the BRAdmin applications to manage the printer and its network configuration. ®...
  • Page 118: How To Configure The Print Server Settings Using Web Based Management (web Browser)

    Enter a user name and a password. The default User Name is “admin” and the default password is “access”. Click OK. You can now change the printer server settings. Note If you have changed the protocol settings, restart the printer after clicking Submit to activate the configuration. Web Based Management...
  • Page 119: Password Information

    Password information Web Based Management offers two levels of password access. Users are able to access to the General Setup, Fax Settings and Copy Settings. The default user name for User is “user” (case sensitive) and the default password is “access”. Administrators are able to access all settings.
  • Page 120: Security Features

    Security features Overview This chapter explains the security features supported by your Brother machine and how to configure them. You can also learn how to manage your network printer securely. Security methods for E-mail notification The Brother print server supports the following security methods for E-mail notification.
  • Page 121: Using E-mail Notification With User Authentication

    How to configure the POP3/SMTP settings using Web Based Management (web browser). Start your web browser. Type “http://printer’s IP address/” into your browser (where “printer’s IP address” is the printer’s IP address or the node name.). For example: http://192.168.1.2/ (if the printer’s IP address is 192.168.1.2.)
  • Page 122 You can configure the POP3/SMTP settings on this page. Note • You can also change the SMTP port number using Web Based Management. This is useful if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) implements the “Outbound Port 25 Blocking (OP25B)” service, and you are not using the ISP’s SMTP server.
  • Page 123: Managing Your Network Printer Securely Using Bradmin Professional (for Windows ® )

    To use the BRAdmin Professional utility securely, you need to follow the points below. We strongly recommend to use the latest version of the BRAdmin Professional utility or Web BRAdmin that are available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com. If you use an older version of BRAdmin to manage your brother devices the user authentication will not be secure.
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting

    Overview This chapter explains how to resolve typical network problems you may encounter when using the machine. If, after reading this chapter, you are unable to resolve your problem, please visit the Brother Solutions Center at: http://solutions.brother.com This chapter is divided into the following sections:...
  • Page 125: Network Print Software Installation Problems

    Make sure that the machine is powered on, is on-line and ready to print. For wired network users: Check to see if there is any LED activity. Brother print servers have two LEDs on the back panel of the machine. The upper orange LED shows Speed status. The lower green LED shows Link/Activity (Received/Transmit) status.
  • Page 126 The upper LED is off: The Speed LED will be off if the print server is connected to a 10BASE-T Ethernet network. The lower LED is green: The Link/Activity LED will be green if the print server is connected to a Ethernet network.
  • Page 127: Printing Problems

    Printing problems Print job is not printed Make sure the status and configuration of the print server. Check the following: Make sure that the machine is powered on, is on-line and ready to print. Print the Network Configuration List of the machine and check if the settings such as IP address settings are correct for your network.
  • Page 128 If you try to print while other users are printing large amounts of data (e.g. many pages or pages with a large amount of graphics at high resolution), the printer is unable to accept your print job until the ongoing printing is finished.
  • Page 129: Scanning And Pc Fax Problems

    To add port 137 for network scanning, network printing and network PC Fax receiving, enter the information below: 1. In Description of service: Enter any description, for example, “Brother PC Fax receiving”. 2. In Name or IP address (for example 192.168.0.12) or the computer hosting this service on your network: Enter “Localhost”.
  • Page 130 Make sure if the new setting is added and is checked, and then click OK. Note After the Brother software package is installed, enable your Firewall again. ® Windows Vista users: Click the Start button, Control Panel, Network and Internet, Windows Firewall and click Change settings.
  • Page 131: Wireless Network Troubleshooting

    Wireless network troubleshooting Wireless setup problems The Brother print server is not found during setup by the Wireless Device Setup Wizard. Make sure that the machine is powered on, is on-line and ready to print. Move your computer closer to the Brother machine and try again.
  • Page 132: Wireless Connection Problem

    Wireless connection problem The wireless network connection is sometimes disabled. The wireless network connection status is affected by the environment where the Brother printer and other wireless devices are located. The following conditions may cause connection problems: A concrete or metal framed wall is installed between the Brother machine and the access point/router.
  • Page 133: Protocol-specific Troubleshooting

    (port 80), or configure your Firewall to allow Port 631 data through. To send a print job using IPP to a printer using Port 80 (the standard HTTP port) enter the following when ®...
  • Page 134: A Appendix A

    Appendix A Using services A service is a resource that can be accessed by computers that wish to print to the Brother print server. The Brother print server provides the following predefined services (do a SHOW SERVICE command in the Brother print server remote console to see a list of available services): Enter HELP at the command prompt for a list of supported commands.
  • Page 135: Using Bootp To Configure The Ip Address

    If this is the case, simply create a null file on the host and specify the name of this file and its path in the configuration file. As with RARP, the print server will load its IP address from the BOOTP server when the printer is powered on. Appendix A ®...
  • Page 136: Using Rarp To Configure The Ip Address

    -based systems, type: ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep rarpd The Brother print server will get the IP address from the RARP daemon when the printer is powered on. Using APIPA to configure the IP address The Brother print server supports the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol. With APIPA, DHCP clients automatically configure an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server is not available.
  • Page 137: Using Arp To Configure The Ip Address

    If your administrator has configured the system to deliver IP addresses using BOOTP, DHCP or RARP your Brother print server can receive an IP address from any one of these IP address allocation systems. In which case, you will not need to use the ARP command. The ARP command only works once. For security reasons, once you have successfully configured the IP address of a Brother print server using the ARP command, you cannot use the ARP command again to change the address.
  • Page 138: Using The Telnet Console To Configure The Ip Address

    Appendix A Using the TELNET console to configure the IP address You can also use the TELNET command to change the IP address. TELNET is an effective method to change the machine’s IP address. But a valid IP address must already be programmed into the print server.
  • Page 139: Using The Brother Web Bradmin Server Software For Iis To Configure The Ip Address

    Java. Please note this software is not included on the CD-ROM that was supplied with your Brother product. Please visit http://solutions.brother.com to learn more about this software and to download it.
  • Page 140: Installation When Using Web Services (for Windows Vista ® Users)

    The machine’s Web Services Name will be shown with the printer icon. Right click the machine you want to install. Note The Web Services Name for the Brother machine is your model name and the Ethernet address (MAC address) of your machine (e.g. Brother MFC-XXXX [XXXXXXXXXXXX]). From the pull down menu, click Install.
  • Page 141: Installation When Using A Network Print Queue Or Share (printer Driver Only)

    (printer driver only) Note If you are going to connect to a shared printer on your network, we recommend that you ask your system administrator about the queue or share name for the printer prior to installation. Start the CD-ROM installation menu program according to the Quick Setup Guide.
  • Page 142: B Appendix B

    ® PC Fax Send for Mac ® Printing only for Windows Server 2003 BRAdmin Professional and Web BRAdmin are available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com ® ® 2003 x64 Edition ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS resolver, mDNS,...
  • Page 143: Ethernet Wireless Network

    Ethernet wireless network Network board NC-7400w model name You can connect your machine to a network for Network Printing, Network Scanning, PC Fax and Remote Setup Support for ® Windows 2000 Professional, Windows ® Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista Windows Server ®...
  • Page 144 Setup support SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, AOSS™ utilities ® PC Fax Send for Mac ® Only printing for Windows Server 2003 BRAdmin Professional and Web BRAdmin are available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps 54/48/36/24/18/12/11/9/6/5.5/2/1 Mbps Appendix B...
  • Page 145: Function Table And Default Factory Settings

    Function table and default factory settings The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Main Menu Submenu Menu Selections 5.LAN 1.Wired 1.TCP/IP Options 1.BOOT Method Auto* Static RARP BOOTP DHCP (If you choose Auto, RARP, BOOTP or DHCP, you will be asked to enter how many times the machine tries to obtain the IP address.)
  • Page 146 Main Menu Submenu Menu Selections 5.LAN 1.Wired 1.TCP/IP (continued) (continued) (continued) 2.Ethernet 3.Set to Default 4.Wired Enable 2.WLAN 1.TCP/IP Options (Primary) 8.DNS Server [000-255].[000-255]. [000-255].[000-255] [000].[000].[000].[000]* (Secondary) [000-255].[000-255]. [000-255].[000-255] [000].[000].[000].[000]* 9.APIPA 0.IPv6 Off* — Auto* 100B-FD 100B-HD 10B-FD 10B-HD — 1.Reset —...
  • Page 147 Main Menu Submenu Menu Selections 5.LAN 2.WLAN 1.TCP/IP (continued) (continued) (continued) 2.Setup Wizard 3.SES/WPS/AOSS 4.WPS w/PIN code Options 4.Gateway [000-255].[000-255]. [000-255].[000-255] [000].[000].[000].[000]* 5.Node Name BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx (up to 15 characters) 6.WINS Config Auto* Static (Primary) 7.WINS Server [000-255].[000-255]. [000-255].[000-255] [000].[000].[000].[000]* (Secondary) [000-255].[000-255].
  • Page 148 Main Menu Submenu Menu Selections 5.LAN 2.WLAN 5.WLAN Status (continued) (continued) 6.Set to Default 7.WLAN Enable — 3.Scan to 0.Factory 1.Reset Reset 2.Exit On connection to the network, the machine will automatically set the IP address and Subnet Mask to values appropriate for your network. Options 1.Status Active(11b)
  • Page 149: Entering Text

    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 150 BRAdmin Light ...1 BRAdmin Professional ... 1 BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx ... 125 BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx_AT ... 125 Brother accessories and supplies ...iv Brother installer application ...26 Brother Solutions Center ...13 Channels ... 20 CKIP ... 21 Control panel ... 17 DHCP ... 7 DNS client ... 7 DNS server ...
  • Page 151 RARP ... 7 Remote Setup ...1 Restoring the network settings ... 87 RFC 1001 ... 125 SecureEasySetup™ ...26 Service ... 125 Shared key ... 20 Simple Network Configuration for Mac OS SMTP client ... 7 SMTP-AUTH ...111 SNMP ... 8 Specifications ...

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