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Quick Setup Guide
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Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product
is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out.
Please read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation
procedure.
To view the Quick Setup Guide in other languages, please visit http://solutions.brother.com/.
Note
Not all models are available in all countries.
1
Unpack the machine and check the components
Product Registration Sheet
(USA only)
Drum Unit and Toner Cartridge Assembly
(pre-installed)
AC Power Cord
Product Safety Guide
MFC-8710DW
MFC-8810DW
MFC-8910DW
Telephone Line Cord
Basic User's Guide
Installer CD-ROM
USB Interface Cable
(MFC-8810DW only)
Quick Setup Guide
USA/CAN Version A
1

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  • Page 1 MFC-8810DW MFC-8910DW Thank you for choosing Brother, your support is important to us and we value your business. Your Brother product is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards to deliver reliable performance, day-in and day-out. Please read the Product Safety Guide first, then read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation procedure.
  • Page 2 WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WARNING could result in death or serious injuries. CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may CAUTION result in minor or moderate injuries. WARNING • Plastic bags are used in the packing of your machine. Plastic bags are not toys. To avoid the danger of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children and dispose of them correctly.
  • Page 3 Note • Keep a minimum gap around the machine as shown in the illustration. 15.70 in. (400 mm) 6.00 in. 6.00 in. 6.00 in. (150 mm) (150 mm) (150 mm) • The components included in the box may differ depending on your country. •...
  • Page 4 Remove the packing Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. material from the machine Important DO NOT connect the AC power cord yet. Remove the packing tape from the outside of the machine and the film covering the scanner glass.
  • Page 5 Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams Load paper in the paper and misfeeds. tray Put the paper in the tray and make sure:  The paper is below the maximum paper mark (bbb) a. Pull the paper tray completely out of the Over filling the paper tray will cause paper machine.
  • Page 6: Connect The Power Cord

    WARNING Connect the power cord and telephone line The machine must be grounded using a 3-prong plug. Since the machine is grounded through the power outlet, you can protect yourself from Important potentially hazardous electrical conditions on DO NOT connect the interface cable the telephone network by keeping the power yet.
  • Page 7: Wireless Setup

    Note Wireless setup If you are sharing one telephone line with an (if needed) external telephone answering machine, connect it as shown below. Before you connect the external telephone When the Wi-Fi setup message appears, press answering machine, remove the protective cap c from the EXT.
  • Page 8 Choose your language (if needed) Press Menu, 0, 0. Press a or b to choose your language. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit.
  • Page 9: Choose 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 the Basic User's Guide for instructions on setting up your machine using this service.
  • Page 10: Set The Date And Time

    Enter the two digits for the day on the dial pad, Set the LCD contrast and then press OK. (if needed) 02.Date&Time 03/XX/2012 If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try changing the contrast setting. Day:25 Enter & OK Key Press Menu, 1, 7.
  • Page 11: Set Your Station Id

    Press a or b to choose AM or PM, and then press Note • See the following chart for entering your name. 02.Date&Time • If you need to enter a character that is on the same key as the last character, press c to move 03/25/2012 03:25 the cursor to the right.
  • Page 12 Fax Transmission Report Set the telephone line compatibility Your Brother machine is equipped with a If you are connecting the machine to a VoIP service Transmission Verification Report that can be used as (over the Internet) you need to change the confirmation that you sent a fax.
  • Page 13: Dial Prefix

    Dial Prefix Automatic Daylight Saving Time The dial prefix setting will automatically dial a You can set the machine to change automatically for predefined number before every fax number you dial. Daylight Saving Time. It will reset itself forward one For example: If your phone system requires a 9 to dial hour in the Spring and backward one hour in the Fall.
  • Page 14 Sheet (USA only) You can also register your product online using the On-Line Registration link from the installer 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 15 , visit your model page at http://solutions.brother.com/. • You can visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support, the latest driver updates and utilities, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical questions. For USB Interface Users ®...
  • Page 16: Before You Install

    • If there are any programs running, close them. Note • The screens may differ depending on your If the Brother screen does not appear operating system. automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then Note double-click start.exe.
  • Page 17 XML Paper Specification. Please DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the download the latest driver by accessing the installation. It may take a few seconds for all Brother Solutions Center at screens to appear. http://solutions.brother.com/. Note ®...
  • Page 18 Mac OS X you are using, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.) Note If you want to add the PS driver (BR-Script3 printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions Choose Local Connection (USB) and then Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 19 Macintosh Download and 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. On the Brother Support screen, click Presto! PageManager and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 20: For Wired Network Interface Users

    Firewall), anti-spyware or Note antivirus applications for the duration of the installation. If the Brother screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then Remove the protective cap from the Ethernet double-click start.exe.
  • Page 21 Note screens to appear. • If an error message appears during the software installation, run the Installation Diagnostics located in Start/All Programs/Brother/MFC-XXXX LAN (where MFC-XXXX is your model name). • Depending on your security settings, a ® Windows Security or antivirus software window may appear when using the machine or its software.
  • Page 22 PaperPort™ 12SE on up to 5 PCs on the network. If you want to use more than 5 PCs with Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE installed, please purchase the Brother NL-5 pack which is a multiple PC license agreement pack for up to 5 additional users. To purchase the NL-5 pack, contact your authorized Brother dealer or contact Brother customer service.
  • Page 23 Mac OS X you are using, visit http://solutions.brother.com/.) Note If you want to add the PS driver (BR-Script3 printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions Choose Wired Network Connection Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit (Ethernet) and then click Next. Follow the FAQ's on your model page for instructions.
  • Page 24 Network Configuration Report on page 41. When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR • If this screen appears click OK. capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos and documents using Presto! PageManager. On the Brother Support screen, click...
  • Page 25: Before You Begin

    3. Press 1 twice for Yes to accept the change. Note • To achieve optimum results with normal everyday document printing, place the Brother machine as close to the wireless 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 26 Choose your wireless setup method The following instructions will offer three methods for setting up your Brother machine on a wireless network. If you began the wireless setup from step 5 on page 7 (for Macintosh and mobile devices), go to method b (Setup Wizard).
  • Page 27 Important Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security information. We cannot assist you in locating your network security settings.
  • Page 28 For network scanning, add UDP port 54925. For network PC-Fax receiving, add UDP port  Note 54926. If the Brother screen does not appear  If you still have trouble with your network automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), connection, add UDP port 161 and 137.
  • Page 29 For Wireless Network Users Connect the USB cable directly to the Enter the Network Key you wrote down in step 20-a on page 26, and then click Next. computer and the machine (you must remove the USB cable in step l, on this page). Note Do one of the following: If your network is not configured for...
  • Page 30 For Wireless Network Users Manual setup from the control panel using the Setup Wizard ® (Macintosh, mobile devices and Windows  If you are using an authentication and Setup the wireless encryption method that requires a Network Key, go to g. settings ...
  • Page 31 To download the User’s Guide for the application you are using, please go to the manuals download section on your model’s home page on the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/.
  • Page 32 A connection result message appears on the LCD and a WLAN report will automatically be printed. Place the Brother machine within range of your If the connection failed, check the error code on WPS or AOSS™ access point/router. The the printed report and refer to range may differ depending on your Troubleshooting on page 33.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    For Wireless Network Users Troubleshooting Important Please do not contact Brother Customer Service for assistance without the wireless security information. We cannot assist you in locating your network security settings. How can I find the wireless settings (Network Name (SSID) and Network Key) 1.
  • Page 34 The security information (SSID/Network Key) is incorrect. Reconfirm the SSID and security information (Network Key). If your router uses WEP encryption, enter the key used as the first WEP key. Your Brother TS-05 machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
  • Page 35 For Wireless Network Users Error code Recommended Solutions The machine cannot detect a wireless access point/router that has WPS or AOSS™ enabled. If you would like to configure your wireless settings using WPS or AOSS™, you must operate both your machine and the wireless access point/router. Confirm your wireless access point/router supports WPS or AOSS™...
  • Page 36: Entering Text For Wireless Settings

    For Wireless Network Users Entering Text for Wireless Settings Most number keys have three or four letters printed on them. The keys for 0, # and l do not have printed letters because they are used for special characters. By pressing the proper number key repeatedly, you can access the character you want. For configuring wireless network settings Press Three...
  • Page 37 If the model name screen appears, (Recommended) and click Next. 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 38 Install to complete Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE installed, please the installation correctly. purchase the Brother NL-5 pack which is a multiple PC license agreement pack for up to When the On-Line Registration screen 5 additional users. To purchase the NL-5 pack,...
  • Page 39: Install The Drivers & Software

    Choose your machine from the list, and then If you want to add the PS driver (BR-Script3 click OK. printer driver), please go to the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and visit FAQ's on your model page for instructions. Install MFL-Pro Suite Put the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 40 Network Configuration Report on page 41. When Presto! PageManager is installed OCR • If this screen appears click OK. capability is added to Brother ControlCenter2. You can easily scan, share and organize photos and documents using Presto! PageManager. On the Brother Support screen, click...
  • Page 41: Web Based Management

    Print the Network Configuration (web browser) Report The Brother print server is equipped with a web server You can print the Network Configuration Report to that allows you to monitor its status or change some confirm the current network settings.
  • Page 42 ® Get inspired. If you're using Windows , double-click the Brother CreativeCenter icon on your desktop to access our FREE web site with many ideas and resources for personal and professional use. Mac users can access Brother CreativeCenter at this web address: http://www.brother.com/creativecenter/...
  • Page 43 Consumables When the time comes to replace consumable items, an error will be indicated by the LCD on the control panel. For more information about the consumables for your machine, visit us at http://www.brother.com/original/ or contact your local Brother reseller.
  • Page 44 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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