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Quick Setup Guide
Start Here
Before you can use the machine, read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation.
WARNING
Important
DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB
cable).
1
Unpack the machine and check the components
User's Guide
CD-ROM
Australia &
New Zealand
The supplied mains plug is a
Power Cord
grounded three pin plug.
Make sure that the AC socket will accept the supplied grounded pin plug. This machine must be grounded, If in doubt, call a
qualified electrician.
WARNING
Plastic bags are used in the packaging of your machine. To avoid danger of suffocation, please keep
these bags away from babies and children.
a
Remove the protective tape and film covering the machine. Make sure you also remove the film covering
the Touchscreen.
b
Make sure you have all components.
Note
• The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.
• Save all packing materials and the box in case for any reason you must ship your machine.
• For a network connection you will need to purchase a network interface cable. Please use the supplied USB
cable for a USB connection.
• To ensure safe operation the supplied plug must be inserted only into a standard power outlet that is
properly grounded through the standard electrical wiring. Non grounded equipment may cause an electrical
shock hazard, and may cause excessive electrical noise radiation.
USB cable
Please make sure you use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 2 metres long.
Network cable
Use a straight-through Category5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network.
Warnings tell you what to do to prevent possible personal injury.
Ink Cartridges [x4]
Telephone Line Cord
Hong Kong,
Malaysia &
Singapore
Black (LC67HY-BK)
Yellow (LC67HY-Y)
Cyan (LC67HY-C)
Magenta (LC67HY-M)
Telephone Line Cord
Adapter (Australia only)
Philippines & Thailand
The supplied mains plug is a
side grounded two pin plug.
MFC-6890CDW
Quick Setup Guide
One Touch Labels
USB Interface Cable
ARL/ASA/NZ Version 0
1

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   Summary of Contents for Brother MFC-6890CDW

  • Page 1

    Quick Setup Guide Start Here MFC-6890CDW Before you can use the machine, read this Quick Setup Guide for the correct setup and installation. WARNING Warnings tell you what to do to prevent possible personal injury. Important DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable).

  • Page 2

    Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams Load plain A4 paper and misfeeds. Gently put the paper into paper tray#1 print side down and top edge first. Check that the paper is flat in the tray. Pull paper tray#1 (the upper tray) completely out of the machine.

  • Page 3

    Slowly push the paper tray completely into the Connect the power cord machine. and telephone line Important DO NOT connect the USB cable yet (if you are using a USB cable). Connect the power cord. While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper support until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flap b.

  • Page 4

    Important Set Your Country (For The telephone line cord MUST be connected Australia / New Zealand to the socket on the machine marked LINE. Customer Only) Note You must set your country so that the machine works If you are sharing one telephone line with an correctly on local telecommunication lines in each external telephone, connect it as shown below.

  • Page 5

    Turn the green knob on the protective yellow Install the ink cartridges cap clockwise until it clicks to release the vacuum seal, then remove the cap a. WARNING If ink gets in your eyes, wash them out with water at once, and if irritation occurs consult a doctor.

  • Page 6

    Brother branded ink cartridges. Brother cannot guarantee this optimum performance if ink or ink cartridges of other specifications are used. Brother does not therefore recommend the use of cartridges other than genuine Brother branded cartridges with this machine or the refilling of empty cartridges with ink from other sources.

  • Page 7

    The LCD asks you if the print quality is OK for Check the print quality black and colour. Press Yes or No. Black OK? Important Make sure you put paper in the upper tray for the initial setup. After pressing Yes or No for both black and When the preparation process has finished, the colour, the LCD shows: LCD shows this message...

  • Page 8: Set The Lcd Contrast

    Choose a Receive Mode Set the LCD contrast (If needed) There are four possible receive modes: Fax Only, If you are having difficulty reading the LCD, try Fax/Tel, Manual and External TAD. changing the contrast setting. Do you want to use the telephone features of your Press MENU.

  • Page 9: Set The Date And Time

    Set the date and time Enter personal information (station ID) The machine displays the date and time, and if you You should store your name and fax number to be set up the station ID, the date and time displayed on printed on all fax pages that you send.

  • Page 10: New Zealand

    Fax Transmission Report Your Brother machine is equipped with a Transmission Verification Report that can be used as confirmation that you sent a fax. This report lists the name or fax number of the receiving party, the date, time, and duration of the transmission, the number of pages transmitted, and whether or not the transmission was successful.

  • Page 11

    Choose your connection type For USB interface cable ® Windows , go to page 12 ® Macintosh , go to page 16 For Wired Network ® Windows , go to page 19 ® Macintosh , go to page 24 For Wireless Network ®...

  • Page 12: For Usb Interface Users

    Note ® Windows 2000 (SP4 or greater), XP (SP2 or greater), XP Professional x64 Edition and If the Brother screen does not appear ® automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), Windows Vista . Update to the latest double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then ®...

  • Page 13

    Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement. The installation of ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click Yes if you agree to the Software License Agreement.

  • Page 14

    ® Windows Carefully guide the USB cable through the Connect the USB cable trench as shown below, following the trench around and toward the back of the machine. Then connect the cable to your computer. Important • DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub.

  • Page 15: Connect The Power Cord

    The installation screens appear one after another. Note If an error message appears during the software installation, run the Installation Diagnostics located in Start/All Programs/Brother/ MFC-XXXX (where MFC-XXXX is your model name). Important DO NOT cancel any of the screens during the installation.

  • Page 16

    X 10.2.4 or greater. (For ® the latest information for Mac OS X, visit http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. Connect the USB cable Carefully guide the USB cable through the trench as shown below, following the trench around and toward the back of the machine.

  • Page 17

    After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. WARNING The Brother software will search for the Brother Be careful not to trap your fingers under the device. During this time the following screen scanner cover.

  • Page 18

    Install model name), and then click Add. 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. Double-click the Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 19: For Wired Network Interface Users

    Wired Network ® Windows For Wired Network Interface Users ® (For Windows 2000 Professional/XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/ ® Windows Vista Before you install Connect the network cable Make sure that your computer is ON and you Lift the scanner cover into the open position. are logged on with Administrator rights.

  • Page 20: Connect The Power Cord

    Wired Network ® Windows Carefully guide the network cable to the trench Connect the power cord as shown below, following the trench around and toward the back of the machine. Then, connect the cable to your network. Connect the power cord. Note If both USB and LAN cables are being used, guide both cables through the trench with one on...

  • Page 21

    • For Windows Vista , when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow. 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. The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click Initial Installation.

  • Page 22

    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 See the instructions provided with your firewall automatically start. The installation screens software for information on how to add the appear one after another.

  • Page 23

    If you want to use more than 2 PCs with ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE installed, please Click Finish to restart your computer. After buy the Brother NL-5 pack which is a multiple PC restarting the computer, you must be logged on license agreement pack for up to 5 additional with Administrator rights.

  • Page 24

    X 10.2.4 or greater. (For ® the latest information for Mac OS X, visit http://solutions.brother.com/) • Make sure there are no memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive inserted. • If you have previously set up your machine for a wireless network and then want to set...

  • Page 25

    Always use the finger holds provided on both Restart to finish installing the software. sides of the scanner cover when opening and closing it. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 26

    Wired Network ® Macintosh ® For Mac OS X 10.2.4 to 10.2.8 users, Note click Add. • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click OK. This window will not appear if there is only one machine connected on the network, it will be chosen automatically.

  • Page 27

    ® Macintosh 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. Double-click the Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 28: Before You Begin

    Although the Brother MFC-6890CDW can be used in both a wired and wireless network, only one of the connection methods can be used at a time.

  • Page 29

    (Encryption key, WEP key , Passphrase) WPA/WPA2-PSK is a Wi-Fi Protected Access™ Pre-Shared Key, which lets the Brother wireless machine associate with access points using TKIP or AES encryption (WPA-Personal). WPA/WPA2-PSK (TKIP or AES) uses a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that is 8 or more characters in length, up to a maximum of 63 characters.

  • Page 30: Infrastructure Mode

    For Wireless Network Users Connecting the Brother machine to the wireless network Choose one of the options below: If your Configure the wireless network is configured for Authentication and settings (Typical Encryption you must match the settings used for your network.

  • Page 31: For Windows Users

    For Wireless Network Users Press TKIP or AES for Encryption Type? Enter the WPA/WPA2-PSK password you wrote down in step 15 on page 29 using the Touchscreen. You can use the d and c keys to move the cursor left and right. The letters appear in this order: lower case and then upper case.

  • Page 32

    For resetting, see Restore the network settings to factory default on page 45. If the LCD shows Setting WLAN, then Place the Brother machine within range of a Connection Failed or Incorrect Mode, a SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ session overlap or connection failure was or AOSS™...

  • Page 33

    For Wireless Network Users Wireless setup is now complete. To install MFL-Pro Suite, continue to step 17. ® For Windows Users: Now go to Page 34 ® For Mac OS Users: Now go to Page 38...

  • Page 34: Windows Vista

    ® Windows 2000 (SP4 or greater), XP (SP2 or Note greater), XP Professional x64 Edition and ® If the Brother screen does not appear Windows Vista . Update to the latest automatically, go to My Computer (Computer), ® Windows Service Pack before installing double-click the CD-ROM icon, and then MFL-Pro Suite.

  • Page 35

    The installation of ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE will automatically start and is followed by the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. When the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Software License Agreement window appears, click See the instructions provided with your firewall Yes if you agree to the Software License software for information on how to add the Agreement.

  • Page 36

    Wireless Network ® Windows The installation of the Brother drivers will Note automatically start. The installation screens • If the machine is configured for your network, appear one after another. choose the machine from the list, and then click Next.

  • Page 37

    If you want to use more than 2 PCs with ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE installed, please buy the Brother NL-5 pack which is a multiple PC license agreement pack for up to 5 additional users. To buy the NL-5 pack, contact your Brother dealer.

  • Page 38: Install The Drivers & Software

    Please wait, it will take a few seconds for the software to install. After the installation, click Restart to finish installing the software. The Brother software will search for the Brother device. During this time the following screen will appear.

  • Page 39

    Wireless Network ® Macintosh When this screen appears, click OK. Note • If the machine is configured for your network, choose the machine from the list, and then click This window will not appear if there is only one ® machine connected on the network, it will be For Mac OS X 10.3.x or greater, the...

  • Page 40

    ® Macintosh 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. Double-click the Presto! PageManager icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 41

    Install Optional Applications ® Windows Install FaceFilter Studio Install FaceFilter Studio supported by Help Reallusion, Inc FaceFilter Studio is an easy-to-use borderless photo To get instructions on how to use FaceFilter Studio, printing application. FaceFilter Studio also lets you download and install FaceFilter Studio Help. edit your photo data and add photo effects such as red eye reduction or skin tone enhancement.

  • Page 42

    Install Optional Applications ® Windows Install BookScan&Whiteboard Suite supported by Reallusion, Inc You can install BookScan&Whiteboard Suite. The BookScan Enhancer software can correct your scanned book images automatically. The Whiteboard Enhancer software cleans up and enhances text and images from photos taken of your whiteboard.

  • Page 43

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Windows users) 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 44

    BRAdmin Light utility (For Mac OS X users) 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 ®...

  • Page 45: Entering Text For Wireless Settings

    For Wireless Network Users Restore the network settings to factory default To restore all network settings of the internal Print/Scan server to factory default, please follow the steps below. Make sure the machine is not operating, then disconnect all the cables from the machine (except the power cord).

  • Page 46: Replacement Consumables

    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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