Brother MFC J805dw setup

Brother MFC J805DW Setup

How to Setup Brother MFC J805DW

Brother MFC J805DW is an INKvestment Tank All-in-One printer which has high capacity ink cartridges. They transfer ink to an internal storage tank, which can be used without ink replacement for over a year. Perform the guided instructions given below for Brother MFC J805DW setup printer.

  • Unpack and dispose all packing contents from the printer.
  • Remove the paper tray at the bottom of the printer and open the output tray. 
  • Fan and align a stack of paper and place it on the paper tray. You can adjust the green guides to the edges of the stack.
  • Close the output tray and insert the paper tray into your printer setup. Pull out the paper support tray and lift its flap.
  • Connect your printer to an electrical outlet with the help of the power cord.
  • Now, install the ink cartridges by opening the ink cartridge cover on the front-right.
  • Remove the orange protective cover inside the cartridge slot.
  • Unpack and shake the ink cartridges before installing. Place the ink cartridges in the respective slots followed by Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, and Black. 
  • The cleaning process takes about 6 minutes to complete. 
  • Click Start to print a sheet. Check the quality and follow the prompts.
  • Press the Settings button on the Control Panel of the printer. Navigate to Initial Setup and select Date & Time. 
  • Once you set the date and time, change your local language.
  • If you are going to use your Brother MFC J805DW setup printer for faxing, connect the telephone line cord and follow the prompts on the printer’s LCD screen. This cord comes with the package.
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  • Connect your device to the printer.
  • For a wired connection, it is recommended to use a USB 2.0 cable, which is not more than 2 meters in length. Locate the USB port of the printer and connect the cable into it. Connect the cable’s other end to your device.
  • Once you are done with the Brother MFC J805DW setup, you can start your software connection.

Brother MFC J805DW Driver

The drivers available for the Brother MFC J805DW are as follows.

  • Full Driver & Software package has all the drivers and software available for your printer. The full Brother MFC J805DW driver package is recommended as you can access all the printer features and functions from your computer.
  • Printer Driver & Scanner Driver for Local connection contains only the basic printer and scanner driver software. 
  • Add Printer Wizard Driver and XML Paper Specification Printer Driver are other driver software available for this printer.
  • Universal Printer Driver can be used when you have multiple Brother printers. You can download the Universal printer driver and use it for all your Brother printer models.

Brother MFC J805DW Driver Download

  • Go to the official support site of the printer.
  • Select your region or country.
  • Under Support & Downloads, click Product Search.
  • Enter your model name Brother MFC J805DW, click Search, or select Inkjet Printer, and select your printer model.
  • Click Downloads and select your OS family and version.
  • You can now download the Full Driver & Software Package or download the separate drivers available under the Driver section.
  • The driver software for Brother MFC J805DW will now be downloaded.
  • Locate the downloaded file and double-click the Installation file.
  • Once the Brother MFC J805DW setup wizard opens, follow the on-screen instructions to install the Brother MFC J805DW driver software.

Brother MFC J805DW Driver Install

  • Insert the installation disc into your CD/DVD drive. 
  • The Installation disc in the printer package contains the driver software required for your printer. 
  • If the Brother MFC J805DW setup wizard doesn’t pop up, go to My Computer and double-click the CD/DVD-Rom icon. Then, open the driver setup file and run the driver installation.
  • When the Brother Machine Installation Window prompts, choose your preferred language. Click Next.
  • Click in the I accept this license agreement checkbox, and select a Connection type. 
  • Follow the on-screen instructions as per your connection type.
  • The Brother MFC J805DW driver software also includes the iPrint and Scan application. If you don’t want to install iPrint, click Brother MFC J805DW driver Install later.
  • Install PaperPort available under the Additional Software tab. 
  • Click Finish to close the setup wizard.
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The manual for your Brother printer comes with the printer as a handy booklet. The Brother MFC J805DW manual for your Brother MFC J805DW setup printer can also be downloaded from the support site of the printer under the Brother MFC J805DW Manuals tab. Reference Guide has the general information to use the printer, such as description about the control panel buttons, LCD, Loading paper steps, print, copy and scan, fax, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedure. Read the User Guide to resolve all doubts about your printer.The Setup Guide has the Product Safety Guide and Quick Setup Guide to install the printer.The Additional Feature Guide can be used to print through mobile or iOS devices.

Brother MFC J805DW Wireless Setup

  • Connect your printer to the wireless access point/router before starting the Brother MFC J805DW wireless setup process.
  • For Wireless connection on Brother MFC J805DW setup printer, keep your router turned on.
  • Make sure to select Wireless Network Connection under the Connection type menu while installing the Brother MFC J805DW driver software.
  • When the Wireless Device Setup Wizard prompts, your wireless network is automatically detected. Click ’Yes, I want to connect the machine to the wireless network’ and click Next.
  • If the connection is not detected, the ‘Enable the Wireless Connection’ window appears.
  • Turn ON the Wi-Fi button on your printer’s control panel.
  • Select WLAN Assistant and follow the other instructions for Brother MFC J805DW wireless setup.
  • If your network connection is not yet detected, you will receive the “Failed to connect” message. Click Next.
  • In the next window of Wireless Network Setup, select ’No, I do not have a USB cable’.
  • Mark the Checked and Confirmed box.
  • Locate your SSID and network password, which will be available on the router’s label.
  • Again, press the Wi-Fi button on the printer’s control panel and select Brother MFC J805DW wireless Setup Wizard.
  • Enable WLAN and enter the login credentials of your network and press OK.
  • Once the connection is successful, press the Right Arrow button.
  • Navigate to your computer, enter your login credentials. Then, click Next.
  • Once your wireless connection is complete on Brother MFC J805DW setup printer, follow the other instructions to install your driver software.