Brother MFC J5945DW Setup

Brother MFC J5945DW Setup

Brother MFC J5945DW Printer Setup

Brother MFC J5945DW is an All-In-One printer that comes with LCD panel, wireless compatibility, duplex printing capabilities, mobile device connections, and an internal ink storage tank.Carry out these steps to set up the hardware and software connections on Brother MFC J5945DW setup printer:

  • First, unpack the printer from the box and take out the components such as quick printer setup guide, power cord, Brother installation disc, and inbox ink cartridges.
  • Remove the protective covers and tapes on the printer machine.
  • Pull the paper tray out and load some plain paper after removing the tray top cover.
  • Fix the tray’s top cover into the machine gently and pull out the paper support.
  • Connect the power cord to the electrical outlet and turn on the machine.
  • Set the initial settings to the Brother MFC J5945DW setup printer, such as language, country, date, and time.
  • Load the ink cartridges appropriately as instructed in the user guide.
  • Make sure to shake the black ink cartridge horizontally about fifteen times before installing it into the machine.
  • On the LCD panel, check the print quality, configure the paper size settings, and print the installation sheet for verifying the printer status.
  • Connect the telephone line cord by referring to the user guide instructions.
  • Connect the Brother printer to the devices, either using the wired or wireless network.
Brother MFC J5945DW printer setup
  • Install the Brother MFC J5945DW driver software on your computer for the Brother MFC J5945DW printer. 
  • Download and install the Brother iPrint&Scan app from the mobile application store to connect the mobile devices to the Brother printer.
  • For iOS mobile devices, use the AirPrint feature to scan or print on your Brother MFC J5945DW setup printer machine.

Brother MFC J5945DW Driver

The Brother MFC J5945DW Driver is a programming software used to communicate with the printer from the computer. The driver software for the Brother MFC J5945DW printer is supplied with Brother Installation disc during the product purchase.

Steps to download Brother MFC J5945DW Driver:

  • If the installation disc is unavailable, you can download it by clicking the Brother MFC J5945DW Driver Download button displayed on the screen.
  • You can also download the driver software for the Brother printer from the manufacturer's site.
  • Before downloading the driver software, you will be prompted to choose your OS version and its type.
  • Select the appropriate OS and its type from the OS drop-down menu and click on the OK button.
  • If you aren't able to identify your OS and its type, click the How to identify your Operating System(OS) tab and follow the Brother MFC J5945DW setup instructions as displayed.
  • After selecting the correct OS, select the language you wish to use from the Language drop-down menu.
  • Click on the Full Driver & Software Package(Recommended) option to download the driver software, and accept the license agreement by clicking the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Make sure not to connect the Brother printer while the Brother MFC J5945DW driver download is in progress, and you must be logged on as an administrator on your PC.
  • The downloading file may be in .zip or .dmg or .exe file format based on your system compatibility.
  • After downloading the software, run the driver file for installing your Brother MFC J5945DW printer.

Brother MFC J5945DW Manual

The User Guide or Manual consists of information about the Brother printer functions. It is supplied along with the product during the first time purchase. You can also download the manuals from the official site if necessary. It is available in the PDF file format for Windows and Macintosh computers. You can refer to the manual for Brother MFC J5945DW setup and installation and hardware connections.

Brother MFC J5945DW Wireless Setup

Follow these steps to perform the wireless setup for your Brother MFC J5945DW printer:

  • First, to set up a wireless connection for your Brother machine, turn it on and tap the Settings option on the LCD.
  • Select All Settings  Network  WLAN  Setup Wizard  Enable WLAN  OK.
  • Note down the SSID and Network Key of your Wi-Fi router by referring it to the backside of the Wi-Fi router box for Brother MFC J5945DW wireless setup.
  • Choose your network name from the displayed list on the LCD panel using Up and Down arrow buttons.
  • Enter the SSID and Network Key in the LCD panel with the help of a keyboard panel and select Yes.
  • The Brother MFC J5945DW setup printer prompts the "Connection successful" message and prints the Network Status page.
  • Now, go to your computer and load the Brother Installation disc into it.
  • Open the downloaded driver software to begin the Brother MFC J5945DW driver installation.
  • Choose the language and agree to the EULA.
  • Select the Wireless Network Connection(Wi-Fi) as the connection type and click Next for Brother MFC J5945DW wireless setup.
  • Select the Network name and verify the SSID and Network Key of the wireless network setup.
Brother MFC J5945DW wireless setup
  • Select the software you wish to install and click Next for Brother MFC J5945DW wireless setup.
  • Carry out the on-screen commands to complete the Brother MFC J5945DW setup.
  • Finally, perform a scan test after the driver setup prompts "Installation completed and ready to use" message.

Brother MFC-J5945DW Wired Setup

Carry out these steps to connect your Brother MFC J5945DW printer and the computer through a wired setup:

  • Turn on the Brother MFC J5945DW setup printer machine and connect the printer to the Wi-Fi router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Insert the Brother MFC J5945DW driver installation disc, or open the installer file in the Downloads folder on the computer if you have downloaded the driver file.
  • Select the language on the Brother Machine Installation Wizard and click Next.
  • Read the terms and conditions of the Brother printer and accept the EULA by clicking the Agree button.
  • In the Connection type window, select the Wired Network Connection(Ethernet) option and click Next for Brother MFC J5945DW wired setup.
  • Ensure that you have done the hardware connections correctly.
  • Select your printer's model name in the Setup Wizard and click the Next button.
  • If your model name is unavailable, click the IP Address tab and enter your machine's IP address manually for Brother MFC J5945DW wired setup.
  • Choose the Standard (Recommended) checkbox and click Next.
  • Now, the Brother iPrint&Scan utility will start downloading automatically.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the driver installation process.
  • If you have difficulties in Brother MFC J5945DW setup, contact our technical support.