Ultimate Guide: Brother MFC 7340 Setup

Brother MFC 7340 Setup

BROTHER MFC 7340 SETUP

Brother MFC 7340 is a multifunctional printer that can print, copy, scan, and fax. It can print around 21 pages per minute and supports duplex printing so that you can save your time and paper to some extent. It is a compact and affordable laser printer that can meet the requirements of your home and office. Continue to read the following sections to know how to complete the setup of the Brother MFC 7340 Setup.

Brother MFC 7340 Printer Unboxing

Unpack

  • Unpack the product box and take out your printer and everything you received along with it.
  • Your package includes the Brother MFC 7340 printer, drum unit assembly (including the starter toner cartridge), AC power cord, telephone line cord, user's guide, quick setup guide, and an installation disk.
  • Take off all the protective coverings and packing tapes from the Brother MFC 7340 and its components.

Install the toner cartridge and the drum unit assembly

  • Open the printer's front cover and unpack the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.
  • Then, shake the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly from side to side to spread the toner evenly inside the assembly.
  • Finally, insert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer and close the printer's front cover.

Load paper

  • Extend the paper tray and take it out entirely from the printer.
  • Release the lever by pressing the green paper guide and slide the paper guides towards the edges.
  • Take a stack of paper, fan, and align the sheets neatly.
  • Load the sheets into the paper tray and slide the paper guides against the paper. Make sure not to load the paper more than the indicated limit.
  • Finally, insert the paper tray completely into the machine.

Connect the power cord and the telephone cord

  • Take out the supplied power cord and connect it to the rear port of the printer and an electrical socket.
  • Next, take out the telephone line cord and connect it to the LINE port of the printer and a wall jack.
  • For setting up your Station ID, press Menu > 0 > 3. Then, enter your fax number, telephone number, and name in the appropriate fields.
  • For setting up the receive mode, press Menu > 0 > 1, then press the navigation keys to select your preferred mode; finally, press the OK button.

Software installation

  • Take out the installation disk given along with Brother MFC 7340 and insert it into your computer's CD drive.
  • Run the installation file, agree to the license agreement, and install it on your computer by following the on-screen instructions. You can also get the printer driver from the official support page of Brother.
  • When prompted, connect your printer and computer using a USB cable and complete the setup.
  • If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, you can download the printer driver from the official support page of Brother.
Brother MFC 7340 Software

BROTHER MFC 7340 DRIVER DOWNLOAD

A printer driver ensures the best interaction of the computer with the printer. It translates the computer's language into a format that a printer can understand. For your Brother printer, you can download the printer driver from the official support page of Brother. In the following sections, we have listed the procedures for downloading the printer driver for your Windows and Mac computers.

BROTHER MFC 7340 DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

  • On your computer, visit Brother's official support page from your default browser.
  • In the Search field, type Brother MFC 7340 and click on the Search button.
  • On the Supports & Downloads page, click on the Downloads option.
  • Your OS will be detected on the Downloads page; you can also change the OS manually according to your preference.
  • Choose the Operating System as Windows and the version you are currently using.
  • Then, it will display the drivers compatible with the chosen OS. Choose your preferred driver, and you will be taken to the driver download page.
  • On the driver download page, click on the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Now, the Brother MFC 7340 driver starts to download in the background.
  • Once the download process gets completed, you can access it in the saved destination.

BROTHER MFC 7340 DRIVER FOR MAC

  • On your computer, launch your favorite browser and visit the official support page of Brother.
  • In the search field, type Brother MFC 7340 and click the Search button.
  • Then, it will take you to the Support & Downloads page. From the list of options, click Downloads.
  • Your OS will be detected on the Downloads page, and the drivers compatible with it will be displayed; you can also change the OS according to your preference.
  • Choose the Operating System as Mac and select the version you are using currently; then, press the OK button.
  • From the list of drivers, choose the one you need.
  • Read the end-user license agreement on the driver download page and click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Then, the driver starts to download in the background, and once it is completed, you can access it in the saved location.

BROTHER MFC 7340 USER MANUAL

  • In your default browser, go to Brother's official support page.
  • In the search field, type Brother MFC 7340 and press Enter.
  • On the Support & Downloads page, click on the Manuals option.
  • On the Manuals page, choose the user manual according to your preference and click on the Download button.
  • Once the download gets completed, you can access it in the saved destination.

BROTHER MFC 7340 WIRELESS SETUP

The Brother MFC 7340 printer supports USB connectivity alone so that you cannot complete the wireless setup.

BROTHER MFC 7340 WIRELESS SETUP – WINDOWS

The Brother MFC 7340 printer doesn't support wireless connectivity.

BROTHER MFC 7340 WIRELESS SETUP – MAC

As the Brother MFC 7340 printer doesn't support wireless connectivity, you cannot go ahead with the wireless setup.

BROTHER MFC 7340 USB SETUP

  • Turn off your Brother printer and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Turn on your computer and make sure that you have logged in with administrator rights.
  • Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer's CD drive, run the setup file, and begin the installation. If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, refer to the driver download section and download the printer driver.
  • Follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions; when the License Agreement window appears, click on the Yes button.
  • When prompted, connect the USB cable to the printer's USB port and the computer.
  • Connect the power cord to the printer and the electrical socket and turn on your printer.
  • When the installation gets over, click on the Finish button, and your computer will be restarted by then.

BROTHER MFC 7340 AIRPRINT SETUP

The Brother MFC 7340 printer is not compatible with AirPrint.

BROTHER MFC 7340 TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS

Paper Jam

  • Before you start clearing the paper jams, make sure that you have correctly installed the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer. If not, it may become a significant reason for a paper jam.
  • If the paper is jammed inside the printer, open the printer's front cover and take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly. Then, take the jammed paper carefully and reinsert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer. Finally, close the printer's front cover.
  • If you find that the paper is jammed at the printer's back, open the printer's front cover and remove the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly. Open the printer's back cover and then open the fuser cover by pulling the tabs. Then, remove the jammed paper from the fuser cover and close the printer's back cover. Finally, reinsert the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly into the printer and close the front cover.
  • If you find a paper jam inside the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly, open the printer's front cover and take out the assembly. Slide the green lever and remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit. If you find jammed paper inside the drum unit, take it off carefully and reinsert the toner cartridge into the drum unit. Finally, reinsert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer and close the printer's front cover.
  • If you would like to prevent paper jams, always load fanned and aligned sheets into the paper tray. Do not load any curled or damp paper, and always make sure not to load the paper more than the indicated limit.

Printer Offline

  • If you cannot find your printer online, you need to check whether you have chosen the Use Printer Offline option.
  • On your computer, hit on the Start button and go to the Devices and Printers section.
  • From the list of printers, right-click on your Brother printer and choose the See what's printing option. Go to the Printer tab and then check whether the Use Printer Offline option is selected. If so, deselect it and then check if you can find your printer online.
  • Check whether you have connected your printer to the same wireless network to which your computer is connected.
  • Power-cycle your Brother MFC 7340. Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source. Let the printer be undisturbed for a minute. Then, plug the power cord into the power source and turn on your printer. Now, check whether the issue is resolved.
  • Choose your printer as the default one. To do so, go to the Devices and Printers section, right-click on your Brother MFC-7340 printer, and choose the Set as default printer option.
  • Uncheck the SNMP status and then check whether the issue has been resolved. To uncheck the SNMP status, go to the Devices and Printers section, right-click on your Brother printer, and choose the Properties option. Navigate to the Ports tab and then click on the Configure Port button. If you find the SNMP Status Enabled option checked, uncheck it and click on the OK button.
  • Remove the printer driver and add it again.
  • Update the Brother MFC 7340 driver to the latest version and then check whether the issue is resolved.
  • If you cannot fix the issue yet, you can reach out to us.