brother-mfc-j805dw 2020-11-11T11:28:20+00:00
  • Home »
  • Brother MFC J805DW

Brother MFC J805DW SETUP

Setting up a Brother MFC J805DW printer is quite easy if you follow the correct procedure. The Brother MFC J805DW printer comes with an adjustable 150-sheet paper tray, ADF, and supports mobile printing. If you are setting it up for the first time, follow the below-mentioned steps on Brother MFC J805DW setup.

  •   You have to unpack the Brother MFC J805DW printer first.
  •   Next, take out the printer supplies such as power cord, telephone line cord, Brother installation disc, quick setup guide, and ink cartridges.
  •   Remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  •   Open the paper output tray and load a stack of legal white plain paper in the tray.
  •   Make sure to fan the paper well before loading.
  •   Close the paper tray and pull out the paper support tray.
  •   Connect the printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power cord and power it up.
  •   Open the ink cartridge cover and unpack the ink cartridges.
  •   Remove the protective tape from the ink cartridges before installing them into the printer.
  •   Install the ink cartridges one by one and close the ink cartridge cover.
  •   Next, configure the basic printer settings such as language, region, date, and time.
  •   If you wish to use the fax function, connect the telephone line cord to the printer and configure the fax settings.
  •   Install the printer software on your computer using the Brother installation disc.
  •   In the driver installation window, choose one among the wired, wireless, or USB connection option as your connection type.
  •   After completing the installation, verify the printer function.
  •   For mobile (Android) printing, download and install the Mopria Print Service app from the Google Play Store app.
  •   For iOS devices, use the built-in feature — AirPrint — to print remotely from the device to the printer.
  •   Follow these steps to configure the Brother MFC J805DW setup.

Brother Mfc J805DW Driver Download

  •   You can download the Brother MFC J805DW printer driver by clicking the Driver Download button available on this page.
  •   Alternatively, you can download it from the official Brother site.
  •   To do so, open the default browser on your computer and navigate to the official Brother site.
  •   Enter your printer’s model number in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
  •   From the search result, click the Downloads tab.
  •   On the Downloads page, select the OS running on your computer in the Select Your Operating System (OS) section and click the OK button.
  •   Under Full Driver & Software Package, click the recommended driver.
  •   On the next screen, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to start downloading the printer driver.
Brother Mfc J805DW Setup

Brother Mfc J805DW Mac Driver

  •   If your Mac supports optical drives, insert the Brother installation disc into the CD/DVD drive and run the installation process.
  •   Otherwise, download and install the driver from the official Brother site.
  •   To do so, connect your Mac to the local wireless network first.
  •   Log in with administrative rights and remove any previously installed printer driver before installing a new one.
  •   Close all the running programs and open the default browser.
  •   Navigate to the official Brother site and enter your printer’s model number in the search field.
  •   Press the Enter key and click the Downloads tab from the search result.
  •   Next, go to the Select Your Operating System (OS) section.
  •   Click the Mac radio button in the Select OS Family section.
  •   Select your macOS version underneath Select OS Version.
  •   Click the OK button and navigate to the Full Driver & Software Package section.
  •   Perform these steps to configure the Brother MFC J805DW setup.
  •   Click on the recommended printer driver.
  •   It includes CUPS Driver, BR-Script Driver, PC-FAX Driver, and Brother Status Monitor.
  •   On the next screen, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to start downloading the printer driver.
  •   After completing the download, open the Downloads folder and give a double-click on the downloaded file.
  •   When the installation window is launched, agree to the EULA and click Next.
  •   Choose one from the following options as your connection type:
  •   Wired connection
  •   Wireless connection
  •   USB connection
  •   After establishing the connection between the printer and the Mac computer, finish the driver installation with the help of the on-screen prompts.

Brother Mfc J805DW Airprint

  •   AirPrint is a built-in printing feature for iOS devices. 
  •   You can print a document using the AirPrint feature without installing the printer driver.
  •   Before using the AirPrint feature on macOS, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  •   Select the System Preferences option from the drop-down menu.
  •   Click on Printers & Scanners and navigate to the left-side panel.
  •   Click the Add icon and select your Brother printer.
  •   Click the Use field and select the AirPrint option from the drop-down menu.
  •   Proceed these steps to configure the Brother MFC J805DW setup.
  •   Click the Add button to add your printer to the Mac computer.
  •   Next, proceed to print a document remotely from the Mac computer using the AirPrint feature.
  •   On your Mac, open the document or webpage you wish to print.
  •   Click the File menu and select the Print option to open the Print dialog box.
  •   Alternatively, open it by pressing the Command + P shortcut keys.
  •   In the pop-up window, verify whether your printer’s name is selected in the Printer pop-up menu.
  •   Select the necessary print settings and click the Print button to start the printing process.

How To Setup The Printer Wireless

  •   The wireless setup can be executed quickly with the help of the Wireless Setup Wizard.
  •   Before setting up your printer on a wireless network, turn ON the printer, Wi-Fi router, and computer.
  •   Make sure that you have configured the basic printer settings.
  •   Make a note of the network name and network key of your wireless router.
  •   You can identify them on the label attached at the back or side of the router.
  •   Next, move to the printer’s control panel and press the Menu button.
  •   Select the Network option and press the OK button.
  •   Select the WLAN option followed by Setup Wizard using the navigation keys on the printer’s control panel.
  •   The Wireless Setup Wizard will be initiated when the printer displays the ‘WLAN Enable?’ or ‘Enable WLAN?’ Message.
  •   Wait for the setup wizard to search your wireless network.
  •   When it displays the available networks, select your network name.
  •   Next, enter the network key and press the OK button.
  •   When your printer gets connected to the wireless network successfully, it will display a confirmation message.
  •   After connecting your Brother printer to the local wireless network, connect your computer to the same network wirelessly.
  •   Install the printer driver using the downloaded installer file or Brother installation disc.
  •   Choose the wireless connection option as your connection type and complete the driver installation process.
  •   After completing the installation, verify the wireless connection by printing a test page remotely from the computer to the printer.
  •   By using these steps to configure the Brother MFC J805DW setup.

Printer Troubleshooting Steps

  •   Troubleshooting your Brother MFC J805DW printer is necessary when it malfunctions. 
  •   If your printer displays an error on the LCD panel, you have to identify the cause and troubleshoot the problem.
  •   Some common printer issues like paper jam, printer status offline, ink error, scan issues, and wireless connection error can be fixed quickly with simple troubleshooting steps.
  •   If your Windows computer displays the Printer Status Offline message, you have to check whether the printer is turned on or off.
  •   If it is turned off, press the Power button to turn it on.
  •   If you have problems with electrical supply, connect the printer’s power cord to a different electrical outlet.
  •   If the problem persists even when the printer is turned on, open the Control Panel on your computer.
  •   Click the Hardware and Sound tab and select the Devices and Printers option.
  •   Give a right-click on your Brother printer’s icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  •   Click the Printer tab and select the Cancel All Documents option.
  •   Set it as the default printer on your computer.
  •   Also, uncheck the Use Printer Offline option in the Printer tab.
  •   This will fix the offline printer issue.
  •   If your printer has been stuck while printing or the ‘Paper Jam’ message is displayed on the LCD panel, you have to remove the jammed paper inside the printer without damaging the internal parts.
  •   Check for paper bits inside the printer and remove them to clear the error.
  •   In most cases, the errors will be false and during those situations, restart your printer to fix the errors.
  •   If you have difficulties regarding to configure the Brother MFC J805DW setup, contact our technical support team for remote assistance.