Brother MFC J491DW Setup

Brother MFC j491dw Setup

How to Setup Brother MFC J491dw

Brother MFC J491DW is a color inkjet wireless printer that can print multiple sheets at a time.The printer components include ink cartridges, quick Brother MFC J491DW setup and product safety guide, an installation disc, and a telephone line cord.

How to Setup Brother MFC J491DW steps are given below.

Step 1: Unpacking of Brother MFC J491DW: 

  • Open the package, take out the printer from the box, and check if all the components are delivered.
  • Remove the covers and blue tapes used for packing. 
  • Remove the orange protective tray that is present inside the ink cartridge area of the printer.

Step 2: Paper Loading

  • Remove the paper tray at the bottom of the printer.
  • Open the output paper tray cover and load paper into the input tray.
  • Adjust and move the paper guides to fit the paper.
  • Make sure the loaded paper doesn’t exceed the maximum paper mark.
  • Close the output tray and reinsert the whole paper tray assembly into the printer setup.
  • Pull out the paper support tray and lift the flap to prevent falling of paper.

Step 3: Basic settings

  • Connect the power cord to one end of the printer and the other end to an AC outlet.
  • If you are going to use the fax feature, connect the telephone line cord between the line socket and a modular wall jack. 
  • Adjust the control panel of the printer to an angle convenient to use the printer, gently lift it.
  • Press the Power button to ON the printer.
  • Set the date and time on the Brother MFC J491DW setup printer.

Step 4: Installing ink cartridges and check the quality

  • Unpack all the ink cartridges cover and install them one by one.
  • The color code stickers will be provided for each slot.
  • Insert the Magenta color first, followed by Cyan, Yellow, and Black color ink cartridges. Push and press the ink cartridges to insert it tightly.
  • Shake the black ink cartridge horizontally 15 times before installing it.
  • Check whether the ink cartridges color matches the with the color code provided for each slot.
  • Close the ink cartridge cover.
  • Once you have installed all the ink cartridges, the printer starts a cleaning process, which takes a few minutes.
  • Press the Color Start button to print the quality check sheet.
  • Follow the instructions on the LCD to configure the settings on Brother MFC J491DW setup printer.

Step 5: Connect the printer to your device:

  • Insert the installation CD/DVD that came with the printer package.
  • Connect the printer to your device with a USB cable.
  • Connect wirelessly by connecting your printer to a router with the network credentials.
Brother MFC J491DW Connect To Wifi

Brother MFC J491DW Driver

Brother MFC J491DW is an All-in-One inkjet printer with scan and copy functions. A driver is required for carrying out print jobs on the printer and from your device.Click the Brother MFC J491DW Driver Download button on this page. You will be directed to the driver software page of the official printer’s website.

Brother MFC J491DW Driver Download

  • Open your web browser and search for the official website of the Brother MFC J491DW setup printer.
  • Navigate to the support page and select Choose your product in the Supports & Downloads page.
  • Click Product Search and enter your model name or select your printer by product category.
  • From the Downloads & Drivers tab, download the software.
  • You have to know your OS version to download the driver software.
  • Select from the options and click Download to install the Brother MFC J491DW Driver software for your device.
  • The printer software page prompts, read the license agreement, and click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Open the installer file that is downloaded. 
  • All the downloaded files will be saved in the Downloads folder, which is default or in the folder which you have set on your browser’s settings.
  • Follow the prompts in the installation wizard to install the software. 
  • If you are using Wired connection, select Wired Network as the connection type. Then click Next.
  • When instructed, plug in a USB cable by opening the printer’s top cover. Then connect the Brother MFC J491DW setup printer to your computer/laptop.
  • Select Standard Installation and continue with the other instructions. Click Finish to complete the Brother MFC J491DW driver installation.

Brother MFC J491DW Driver Windows 10

  • The driver software for Brother MFC J491DW can be downloaded from the official support site of the printer.
  • Go to the official manufacturer’s site. After choosing your OS family as Windows, select your Windows version.
  • The Brother MFC J491DW driver software compatible with Windows 10 can now be downloaded by clicking the Download button on the required package.
  • Select Full driver & Software and click Download.
  • Follow the instructions carefully to install the software on your device.

Brother MFC-J491DW Driver For Mac

  • Go to the support site of the Brother printer and enter your printer model name as MFC-J491DW.
  • Select the OS family as Mac and choose the version of your device.
  • The driver software available for your Mac device will be listed.
  • Select the software and click Download to install the Brother MFC J491DW setup printer software on your Mac device.

Brother MFC J491dw Manual

The manual for the Brother MFC J491DW setup printer comes along with the printer’s package.The Reference Guide, Setup Guide, and Safety Guide manuals are used to set up the printer appropriately.Follow the instructions given on the manuals to install the hardware and software connections at home.Click on the Manual button on this page to download the manual for the Brother MFC J491DW printer.

Brother MFC J491DW Connect To Wifi

One push method of Wi-Fi Setup:

  • Press the Settings button on the control panel of the Brother MFC J491DW printer.
  • Use the arrow key buttons to scroll through options and press the OK button to select an option.
  • Select Network  WLAN  WPS.
  • When prompted to Enable WLAN, press the right arrow button.
  • When instructed to start WPS, press the WPS button on your router for Brother MFC J491DW connect to wifi. 
  • Your Brother printer will now get connected to your wireless network automatically.

Pin method of Wi-Fi Setup:

  • On the printer, press Settings for Brother MFC J491DW connect to wifi.
  • Select Network and navigate to WLAN. Now choose WPS w/PIN Code, and press the OK button.
  • Enable WLAN. Note the eight-digit PIN shown on the printer’s LCD screen.
  • Connect your device to a wireless network.
  • Open your browser. Type the IP address of the printer and type the PIN you have noted down. 
  • You can locate the IP address of the Brother MFC J491DW setup printer by navigating to the Networking section on the LCD screen.