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Wi-Fi Direct™ Guide
Version B
ENG

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  • Page 1 Wi-Fi Direct™ Guide Version B...
  • Page 2: Important Note

    Applicable models This User’s Guide applies to the following models: DCP-J4110DW, MFC-J2310/J2510/J4310DW/J4410DW/J4510DW/J4610DW/J4710DW Definitions of notes We use the following icon throughout this User’s Guide: Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give NOTE tips about how the operation works with other features.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Overview..............................1 Benefits..............................2 Hardware requirements ..........................2 Supported operating systems......................2 Downloading and installing Brother iPrint&Scan ..................2 For Android™ Devices ........................2 For iOS Devices ..........................2 ® For Windows Phone Devices ......................2 Configuration methods Step by step chart for Wi-Fi Direct network configuration................3 Configuring your network using Wi-Fi Direct (For MFC-J2510/J4510DW/J4710DW) .......5 One-push configuration using Wi-Fi Direct..................5 One-push configuration using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)..............6...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Overview ® Wi-Fi Direct™ is one of the wireless configuration methods developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance . It allows you to configure a secured wireless network between your Brother machine and a mobile device, such as an ® Android™ device, Windows Phone device, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, without using an access point.
  • Page 5: Benefits

    Introduction Benefits When you want to print from your mobile device or scan to your mobile device, Wi-Fi Direct helps you configure a temporary wireless network easily, by using the one-push or PIN Method of WPS. For details on printing from or scanning to your mobile device, download the Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother iPrint&Scan or the AirPrint Guide from the Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com/).
  • Page 6: Configuration Methods

    Configuration methods Step by step chart for Wi-Fi Direct network configuration The following instructions offer five methods for configuring your Brother machine in a wireless network environment. Choose the method you prefer for your environment. Check your mobile device for configuration. Does your mobile device support Wi-Fi Direct? Does your mobile device support one-push Does your mobile device support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected...
  • Page 7 Configuration methods For DCP-J4110DW, MFC-J2310/J4310DW/J4410DW/J4610DW, see Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Direct on page 11.  PIN Method configuration using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) For MFC-J2510/J4510DW/J4710DW, see Configuration using the PIN Method of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on page 7. For DCP-J4110DW, MFC-J2310/J4310DW/J4410DW/J4610DW, see Configuration using the PIN Method of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on page 12.
  • Page 8: Configuring Your Network Using Wi-fi Direct (for Mfc-j2510/j4510dw/j4710dw)

    Configuration methods Configuring your network using Wi-Fi Direct (For MFC-J2510/J4510DW/J4710DW) The Wi-Fi Direct network settings are configured from the control panel of your Brother machine. One-push configuration using Wi-Fi Direct If your mobile device supports Wi-Fi Direct, follow these steps to configure a Wi-Fi Direct network. NOTE When the machine receives the Wi-Fi Direct request from your mobile device, the message Wi-Fi Direct connection request received.
  • Page 9: One-push Configuration Using Wps (wi-fi Protected Setup)

    Configuration methods One-push configuration using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) If your mobile device supports WPS (PBC; Push Button Configuration), follow these steps to configure a Wi-Fi Direct network. NOTE When the machine receives the Wi-Fi Direct request from your mobile device, the message Wi-Fi Direct connection request received.
  • Page 10: Configuration Using The Pin Method Of Wps (wi-fi Protected Setup)

    Configuration methods Press Wi-Fi Direct. Press PIN Code. When Wi-Fi Direct On? is displayed, press On to accept. To cancel, press Off. Activate Wi-Fi Direct on your mobile device (see your mobile device’s user’s guide for instructions) when Activate Wi-Fi Direct on other device. Then Press [OK]. is displayed. Press OK on your Brother machine.
  • Page 11: Manual Configuration For A Wi-fi Direct Network

    Configuration methods Press Network. Press Wi-Fi Direct. Press Group Owner and then press On. Press PIN Code. When Wi-Fi Direct On? is displayed, press On to accept. To cancel, press Off. When Activate Wi-Fi Direct on other device. Then Press [OK]. is displayed, activate your mobile device’s WPS PIN configuration method (see your mobile device’s user’s guide for instructions) and then press OK on your Brother machine.
  • Page 12 Configuration methods If your mobile device connects successfully, the machine displays the message Connected. You have completed the Wi-Fi Direct network setup. For details on printing from or scanning to your mobile device, download the Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother iPrint&Scan or the AirPrint Guide from the Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com/).
  • Page 13: Configuring Your Network Using Wi-fi Direct (for Dcp-j4110dw, Mfc-j2310/j4310dw/j4410dw/j4610dw)

    Configuration methods Configuring your network using Wi-Fi Direct (For DCP-J4110DW, MFC-J2310/J4310DW/J4410DW/J4610DW) The Wi-Fi Direct network settings are configured from the control panel of your Brother machine. One-push configuration using Wi-Fi Direct If your mobile device supports Wi-Fi Direct, follow these steps to configure a Wi-Fi Direct network. NOTE When the machine receives the Wi-Fi Direct request from your mobile device, the message Received Wi-Fi Direct connection request.
  • Page 14: Configuration Using The Pin Method Of Wi-fi Direct

    Configuration methods NOTE When the machine receives the Wi-Fi Direct request from your mobile device, the message Received Wi-Fi Direct connection request. will be displayed. Press Connect to connect. Press Settings. Press s or t to choose Network. Press s or t to choose Wi-Fi Direct. Press s or t to choose Group Owner and then press On.
  • Page 15: Configuration Using The Pin Method Of Wps (wi-fi Protected Setup)

    Configuration methods Activate Wi-Fi Direct on your mobile device (see your mobile device’s user’s guide for instructions) when Activate Wi-Fi Direct on other device. Then Press [OK]. is displayed. Press OK on your Brother machine. This will start the Wi-Fi Direct setup. To cancel, press Do one of the following: ...
  • Page 16: Manual Configuration For A Wi-fi Direct Network

    Configuration methods When Wi-Fi Direct On? is displayed, press On to accept. To cancel, press Off. When Activate Wi-Fi Direct on other device. Then Press [OK]. is displayed, activate your mobile device’s WPS PIN configuration method (see your mobile device’s user’s guide for instructions) and then press OK on your Brother machine.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Overview This section explains how to resolve typical network problems you may encounter when using the Brother machine. If, after reading this chapter, you are unable to resolve your problem, visit the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/. For details, go to the Brother Solutions Center at (http://solutions.brother.com/) and click Manuals on your model page to download other manuals.
  • Page 18 Troubleshooting Error messages when configuring Wi-Fi Direct from the control panel menu (continued) Error Message Cause Action (For MFC-J2510/J4510DW/ Other devices are trying to connect to the Make sure there are no other devices trying J4710DW) Wi-Fi Direct network at the same time. to connect to the Wi-Fi Direct network and then try to configure the Wi-Fi Direct Connection Error...
  • Page 19 Troubleshooting I cannot complete the Wi-Fi Direct network setup configuration. Question Solution Are your security settings  Reconfirm the SSID and password. (SSID/password) correct? When you are configuring the network manually, the SSID and password are displayed on your Brother machine. If your mobile device supports the manual configuration, the SSID and password will be displayed on your mobile device’s screen.
  • Page 20: Glossary

    Glossary Wi-Fi Direct network terms Group Owner (G/O) If you set Group Owner to On, your Brother machine serves as an access point when you configure a Wi-Fi Direct network. The G/O assigns an SSID name, password and IP address for the Wi-Fi Direct network. The default setting is Off.
  • Page 21: Network Terms And Concepts

    Glossary Network terms and concepts Network terms WPA2-PSK  Enables a Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK), which enables the Brother wireless machine to associate with access points using TKIP for WPA-PSK or AES for WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK (WPA-Personal).  Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides stronger data protection by using a symmetric-key encryption.
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