Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Setup Guide

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Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Setup
Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Setup Network Using the One Push Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or AOSS

If your wireless access point/router supports either WPS (Push Button Configuration) or AOSS, you can use WPS or AOSS™ from Brother MFC-L6900DW control panel menu to configure your wireless network settings.
  •     Routers or access points that support WPS are marked with this symbol:
  •     Routers or access points that support AOSS are marked with this symbol:
How to Configure Your Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Network Using the One Push Method of WPS or AOSS

When the LCD displays Press Key on rtr, press the WPS or AOSS button on your wireless access point/router. Press on the machine's control panel and your machine will automatically detect which mode (WPS or AOSS™) your wireless access point/router uses and try to connect to your wireless network.

If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads and install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Setup Network Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

If your wireless LAN access point/router supports WPS, you can use the Personal Identification Number (PIN) Method to configure your wireless network settings.

The PIN Method is one of the connection methods developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance®. By submitting a PIN created by an Enrollee (your machine) to the Registrar (a device that manages the wireless LAN), you can set up the wireless network and security settings. For more information on how to access WPS mode, see the instructions provided with your wireless access point/route

How to Configure Your Wireless Network Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  • Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  • Press or to select the WPS w/PIN Code option, and then press OK.
  • When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  • This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  • The LCD displays an eight-digit PIN and the machine starts searching for a wireless LAN access point/router.
 Using a computer that is on the network, type "http://access point's IP address" in your browser (where "access point's IP address" is the IP address of the device that is used as the Registrar).Go to the WPS setting page and type the PIN, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

The Registrar is usually the wireless LAN access point/router.
The setting page will differ depending on the brand of wireless LAN access point/router. For more information, see the instructions supplied with your wireless LAN access point/router.

If you are using a Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 computer as a Registrar, complete the following steps:

        Do one of the following:
  1. (Windows Vista®) Click (Start)>Network>Add a wireless device.
  2. (Windows® 7) Click (Start)>Devices and Printers>Add a device.
  3. (Windows® 8)  Move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop. When the menu bar appears, click Settings>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Devices and Printers>Add a device.    
To use a Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 computer as a Registrar, you must register it to your network in advance. For more information, see the instructions supplied with your wireless LAN access point/router.

If you use Windows7 or Windows 8 as a Registrar, you can install the printer driver after the wireless configuration by following the on-screen instructions. To install the full driver and software package, use the Brother installer on the Installer CD-ROM.
  • Select your machine and click Next.
  • Type the PIN displayed on the machine's LCD, and then click Next.
  • Select your network, and then click Next.
  • Click Close.
If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Setup
Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Printer Setup Network in Ad-Hoc Mode

1.Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using a New SSID

If you are using a new SSID, all other devices will connect using the SSID you assign to your Brother machine in the following steps. You must connect to this SSID from your computer when it is configured for Ad-Hoc mode.

2. Configure Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using an Existing SSID

    If you are trying to pair your Brother machine to a computer that is already in Ad-Hoc mode and has a configured SSID, use these instructions.

3.Connected to a Wireless Computer without a Wireless LAN Access Point Router in the Network (Ad-Hoc Mode)

    This type of network does not have a central wireless LAN access point/router. Each wireless client communicates directly with each other. When the Brother wireless machine (your machine) is part of this network, it receives all print jobs directly from the computer sending print data.

4.Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using a New SSID

If you are using a new SSID, all other devices will connect using the SSID you assign to your Brother machine in the following steps. You must connect to this SSID from your computer when it is configured for Ad-Hoc mode.
  1. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  2. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  3. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
  4. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  5. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  6. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. Press or to select the <New SSID> option, and then press OK.
  7. Enter the SSID name, and then press OK.
  8. Press or to select the Ad-hoc option, and then press OK.
  9. Press or to select the Encryption Type None or WEP, and then press OK.
  10. If you selected the WEP option for Encryption Type, enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
  11. Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
  12. To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
  13. The machine will attempt to connect to the wireless device you have selected.
If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Configure Your Machine for a Wireless Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using an Existing SSID

If you are trying to pair your Brother machine to a computer that is already in Ad-Hoc mode and has a configured SSID, use these instructions.

Before configuring your machine, we recommend writing down your wireless network settings. You will need this information before you continue with the configuration. Check and record the current wireless network settings of the computer to which you are connecting. The wireless network settings of the computer you are connecting with must be set to Ad-Hoc mode with an SSID already configured. For more information on how to configure your computer in Ad-Hoc mode, see the instructions included with your computer or contact your network administrator.

    Network Name (SSID)
  • Communication Mode     Encryption Mode     Network Key
              Ad-Hoc                          WEP                            NONE     -
          For example:
          Network Name (SSID)  Communication Mode     Encryption Mode     Network Key
             HELLO                         Ad-Hoc                              WEP                        12345
        1. Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
        2. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
        3. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
        4. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
        5. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
        6. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
        7. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. When a list of SSIDs appears, press or to select the SSID you want.
        8. Press OK.
        9. Enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
        10. To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
        11. Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
        12.  The machine will attempt to connect to the wireless device you have selected.
        If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

        If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

        For Windows®:
        You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

        For Macintosh:
        You have completed the wireless network setup.

        Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Network Using the Machine's Control Panel Setup Wizard

        Before configuring your machine, we recommend writing down your wireless network settings. You will need this information before you continue with the configuration.
        Check and record the current wireless network settings of the computer to which you are connecting.
        • Network Name (SSID)
        • Network Key
        Your access point/router may support the use of multiple WEP keys, however your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.

        If you need assistance during setup and want to contact Brother Customer Service, make sure you have your SSID (Network Name) and Network Key ready. We cannot assist you in locating this information.

         If you do not know this information (SSID and Network Key), you cannot continue the wireless setup.

         How can I find this information?
        1. Check the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router.
        2. The initial SSID could be the manufacturer's name or the model name.
        3. If you do not know the security information, please consult the router manufacture, your system administrator, or your Interner provider.
        4. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
        5. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
        6. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
        7. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
        8. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
        9. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. When a list of SSIDs appears, press or to select the SSID you want.
        10. Press OK.
                Do one of the following:

        If you are using an authentication and encryption method that requires a Network Key, enter the Network Key you wrote down in the first step.
        • Enter the WEP key, and then press OK to apply your settings.
        • To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
        If your authentication method is Open System and your encryption mode is None, go to the next step.
        If your WLAN access point/router supports WPS, WPS is available appears. To connect your machine using the automatic wireless mode, press . (If you choose No, enter the Network Key you wrote down in the first step.) When Press WPS on rtr appears, press the WPS button on your WLAN access point/router, and then press twice.

        The machine attempts to connect to the wireless device you have selected.
        If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

        If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

        For Windows®:
        You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

        For Macintosh:
        You have completed the wireless network setup..

        Brother MFC-L6900DW Wireless Network When the SSID Is Not Broadcast

        Before you Brother MFC-L6900DW wireless setup, we recommend writing down your wireless network settings. You will need this information before you continue with the configuration.
        • Check and record the current wireless network settings.
        • Network Name (SSID)
        • Communication Mode     Authentication Method     Encryption Mode     Network Key
        • Infrastructure     Open System     NONE     -
        • WEP   
        • Shared Key     WEP   
        • WPA/WPA2-PSK     AES   
        • TKIP
        • (TKIP is supported for WPA-PSK only.)
        Example:    
        Communication Mode     Authentication Method     Encryption Mode     Network Key

               Infrastructure                    WPA2-PSK                       AES                 12345678

        If your router uses WEP encryption, enter the key used as the first WEP key. Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
        1. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
        2. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
        3. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
        4. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
        5. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
        6. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. Press or to select the <New SSID> option, and then press OK.
        7. Enter the SSID name, and then press OK.
        8. Press or to select the Infrastructure option, and then press OK.
        9. Press or to select the Authentication Method you want, and then press OK.
                Do one of the following:
        • If you selected the Open System option, press or to select the Encryption Type None or WEP, and then press OK.
        • If you selected the WEP option for Encryption Type, enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
        • If you selected the Shared Key option, enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
        • If you selected the WPA/WPA2-PSK option, press or to select the Encryption Type TKIP+AES or AES, and then press OK.
        • Enter the WPA key, and then press OK.
        Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.

        The machine will attempt to connect to the wireless device you have selected.
        • If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.
        • If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.
        For Windows®:
        You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

        For Macintosh:
        You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

        Paper handling is done either with the standard 250-sheet input tray or through a one-sheet manual bypass for more specialized media. The Brother MFC-L6900DW is capable of handling about 10,000 pages each month for reliable operation. Additionally, the machine has a one-line LCD display for checking printer status and offers both USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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