Brother MFC J497dw setup

Brother MFC J497DW Setup

How to Setup Brother MFC J497DW

Perform the guided instructions given below for Brother MFC J497dw setup printer

Essential accessories present inside the printer box

  • Starter ink cartridges
  • Quick Printer Setup Guide
  • Product Safety Guide
  • Brother installation disc
  • Telephone line cord

Check for these accessories and take them out from the box.

Loading paper

  • Draw the paper tray out from the Brother MFC J497DW printer and lift its cover.
  • Before loading paper into the paper tray, fan the paper and slide the paper guides.
  • This will prevent the paper feeding problems and helps to fit the paper correctly in the paper tray.
  • Place the paper tray after closing its cover properly.

Power connection

  • Plug the power cord into the rear port of the Brother MFC J497DW printer and its other end to the power source.
  • Power up the Brother MFC J497DW printer by pressing the Power button.

Date and time settings

  • The machine’s display panel prompts to set the date and time.
  • You can also set these settings later on Brother MFC J497DW setup printer.

Installing the starter ink cartridges

  • Once you peel off the orange protective part from the black ink cartridge, keep it in the machine.
  • Do the same again to install the cyan, magenta, and yellow ink cartridges in the Brother MFC J497DW printer.

Optional step

  • Establish a fax setup by connecting the telephone line cord and setting the receive mode and station ID.

Install the Brother MFC J497dw Driver software

  • Use the installation disc to install the Brother MFC J497DW setup printer software and establish a connection between your computer and the printer.
How to Setup Brother MFC J497DW

Brother MFC J497dw Driver

Recommended driver

  • Full Brother MFC J497dw Driver & Software Package
  • Additional drivers
  • Printer Driver & Scanner Driver
  • Add Printer Wizard Driver
  • XML Paper Specification Printer Driver
  • Universal Printer Driver
Brother MFC J497dw Driver

Brother MFC J497dw Software Download

  • Go to the product manufacturer website, search for your Brother printer model, and select the Operating System’s family and version of your computer in the Select OS Family and Select OS Version fields.
  • Click Full Brother MFC J497dw Driver & Software Package Agree to the EULA and Download to save the product’s driver on your computer.
  • Click the download link that is mentioned here on this webpage to download the Brother MFC J497DW printer software on the computer.

Brother MFC J497dw Manual

Four essential manuals for the Brother MFC J497DW printer are Reference Guide, Quick Brother MFC J497DW Setup Guide, Product Safety Guide, and Online User Guide. When you click the Manual Download button, a soft copy of the Brother MFC J497DW printer manual is downloaded on your computer.

Brother Mfc J497dw Airprint

  • The AirPrint feature helps you to print photos, email, documents, and web pages wirelessly from your iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac computer without installing the Brother MFC J497dw driver on them.

Add printer

  • Go to the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option followed by the Printers & Scanners option.
  • In the left-hand panel of the window, click the plus or add icon.
  • When you click the Add Printer or Scanner option, the Add window displays on the screen for Brother Mfc J497dw airprint.
  • After selecting the Brother MFC J497DW printer, select the AirPrint option.
  • As soon as you click the Add button, the Brother MFC J497DW printer is added to the printer list.

Printing from iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

  • Open the web page in your Safari web browser for Brother Mfc J497dw airprint.
  • Tap the Share or Upload icon followed by the Print operation.
  • Ensure that the Brother MFC J497DW printer is selected.
  • If any other printer is selected instead of your machine, tap the Printer option and select your machine from the machine list.
  • Set your desired print settings such as a number of pages and 2-sided printing for Brother Mfc J497dw airprint.
  • Once done, tap the Print option to print the web page on the Brother MFC J497DW setup printer.

Brother MFC j497dw Connect to Wifi

  • Keep the installation CD of the Brother MFC J497DW printer in the CD drive of your computer.
  • Double-click the executable file of the installer to begin the Brother Mfc j497dw connect to wifi.
  • Set the installation language when you see the main window of the installer on the screen.
  • Accept the terms and conditions of the Brother software by selecting the ‘I accept the license agreement’ option followed by clicking the Next button.
  • Select Wireless Network Connection Next Next.
  • On the Brother MFC J497DW setup printer’s control panel, press Wi-Fi select WLAN Assistant and proceed with the display panel instructions.
  • If the ‘Failed to Connect’ message on the screen, click Next No, I do not have a USB cable Next.
  • Select the Setup Wizard option after pressing the Wi-Fi button on the control panel to perform Brother Mfc j497dw connect to wifi.
  • Now, press the right arrow button to select the Yes option.
  • Select the wireless network name followed by entering the network security key.
  • If the Connection Successful message appears on the display panel of the printer, press the right arrow button to finish Brother Mfc j497dw connect to wifi.
  • On the computer, select Next Checked and confirmed Next Brother MFC J497DW Next Standard (Recommended) Next.
  • You can see the progress of the Brother MFC J497dw Driver software installation on the screen.
  • Complete the installation by clicking the Finish button at the right end of the screen.

Brother MFC J497dw Troubleshooting

Brother MFC J497dw troubleshooting is carried out whenever there is an issue with the Brother MFC J497dw setup printer. Troubleshooting involves in-depth research and analysis to determine and rectify the problem. To perform the troubleshooting methods for the Brother MFC J497W printer, you can refer to the user guide or manual that comes along with the Brother package. Some common errors you may face with the Brother printer are paper jam, ink level error, connection error, cannot print, print quality problems, low print speed, print noise, and unexpected print results. These errors are due to improper maintenance, faulty print setup, poor hardware connections, and incorrect Brother MFC J497dw Driver software installation.

Brother MFC J497dw Paper Jam

Whenever the papers get jammed inside the printer, the Brother printer displays a paper jam error. To resolve the paper jam issue, follow the below-mentioned Brother MFC J497dw troubleshooting steps.

  • You are advised to unplug the power cord of the Brother MFC J497DW printer from the electrical outlet before proceeding with the steps below.
  • Remove the paper tray from the machine gently and pull the green levers simultaneously to remove the jammed paper.
  • If the printer displays the Repeat Jam A Inside/Front or Repeat Jam B Front message, remove the papers inside the tray opening.
  • Navigate to the backside of the printer and squeeze both levers to open the Jam Clear Cover for checking paper scraps to solve Brother MFC J497dw paper jam.
  • After checking the paper tray, replace the paper tray into the machine.
  • Make sure to open the paper support while holding the paper tray and unfolding the paper support flat. 
  • Lift and hold the scanner unit to check the paper scraps on the platen.
  • Also, remove the blue packing tapes if present inside the printer assembly to fix Brother MFC J497dw paper jam.
  • Press the Cancel button and hold it up to five seconds to move the print head back and forth automatically on Brother MFC J497dw setup printer.
  • Now, check for the paper bits under the print heads.
  • Make sure not to touch the internal parts of the printer to avoid damages.
  • Restart the Brother MFC J497dw setup printer after proper hardware connections and check for the error message.
  • If the Brother MFC J497dw troubleshooting problem persists, contact our technical team by clicking the Call button available on this screen. 
Brother MFC J497dw Troubleshooting