Brother MFC 8220 Setup - Quick Guide

Brother MFC 8220 Setup

Brother MFC 8220 Unboxing

The Brother MFC 8220 Setup procedure hardly takes 15-20 minutes. Check this post for more detailed information about the setup procedure. The procedure includes unpacking, loading the paper, and software installation. As your Brother printer supports fax functionality, you can also perform the fax setup procedure.

Unboxing & Attaching ADF:

Let’s begin with the unboxing process. Open the product box and check all the components present in it. Take out the packaging materials from the box along with the Brother MFC 8220 printer. Keep the printer aside.

Now, remove all the protective materials from the inside and outside of your printer. Let us attach the ADF support that came with the product package.

Attach the ADF document support at the top and open the control panel cover.

Join the ADF document output support and close the control panel.

Installing Toner Cartridges:

  • The toner cartridges are preinstalled into the drum unit assembly. So, you can start installing the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly by removing the front cover of Brother MFC 8220 Setup. To open the front cover, press the front cover release button.
  • Unpack the cartridge package and remove all the protective tapes from it. Shake it well. The toners are set evenly in the assembly.
  • Insert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly and close the front cover.

Load Paper:

Since your Brother printer has a standard paper input capacity, you can load enough paper into the paper tray. Refer to the steps given below.

  • Pull out the paper tray from the printer.
  • Slide the paper guides and load the paper.
  • Check if you have loaded sufficient paper needed to complete the task.
  • Place the paper tray back into the printer.

Turning ON Printer:

Now, it's time to turn on the printer.

  • Connect one end of the power cord to the back of your printer and the other end to a wall socket. Start turning on the Brother MFC 8220 Setup. You can now set the basic settings on your printer control panel.
  • The printer is not connected to your Windows computer yet. To establish communication between your printer and computer, you need to download a printer driver from the manufacturer’s website. Since your Brother printer comes with an installation disc, you can insert it into the CD/DVD drive of your computer. Run the installer and continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • When prompted to select the connection type, you can choose your desired connection method to finish the setup procedure.

Brother MFC 8220 User Manual

The Brother manufacturer provides an online user manual written in plain simple language. Downloading the user manual is very simple. Refer to the steps given below.

  • Using your computer’s web browser, visit the manufacturer’s website.
  • On the Brother home page, enter the product name in the search field and click Search. It directs you to the Downloads page. In the left navigation bar, click the Manuals tab.
  • Choose the required OS family and OS version and click OK.
  • Click Download next to your preferred user manual.
Brother MFC 8220 Printer

Brother MFC 8220 Driver

Using a printer driver, you can establish the communication between your computer and the printer. It allows your Brother MFC 8220 Setup to perform important actions, such as printing, scanning, and many more. So, download the printer driver from the manufacturer’s website, or you can install the software using the supplied CD-ROM that came with your product package.

Brother MFC 8220 Driver For Mac

Refer to the steps given below to download the printer driver for your Mac computer.

  • Using your computer’s web browser, go to the official Brother website.
  • From there, type the product name in the search bar and click Search. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  • On the Downloads page, choose the required OS family and version and click OK.
  • Click the driver name link. Read the end-user license agreement.
  • Click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Complete the remaining on-screen instructions to finish the driver download for Mac.

Brother MFC 8220 Driver For Windows

  • You can download the printer driver for Windows with simple and easy steps.
  • Open a web browser and navigate to the manufacturer’s website.
  • From there, enter the product name in the search bar and click Search.
  • On the Downloads page, choose your OS family and version and click OK.
  • Click the driver name link. Now, you’ll be asked to read the end-user license agreement.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Complete the remaining on-screen instructions to finish the driver download for Windows.

Brother MFC 8220 Wireless Setup

Since your Brother MFC 8220 Setup does not support wireless connectivity, you cannot perform the wireless setup. You can connect your printer through the Hi-Speed USB interface or by using the Print server if you are a Mac user.

Brother MFC 8220 USB Connect

Do you have a plan to connect your Brother MFC 8220 Printer to a computer using a USB connection? Do check this section. It is done with simple steps.

  • At first, make sure that there are no interface cables connected to your Brother printer. Now, turn on your Windows computer.
  • Put the installation disc that came with your printer into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.
  • In the installation wizard, select Install Software and then click Install MFL-Pro Suite.
  • Now, click Install on the next screen after reading about the MFL-Pro Suite application and continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • When you see the Brother MFL-Pro Suite Installation window, click Next.
  • When asked to select the connection type, select Local interface and click Next.
  • The installation wizard asks you to plug in the USB cable. During this time, connect the USB cable and turn them on. The printer driver starts the installation process.
  • Later, select the BRUSB: USB Printer Port option and continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • Later, choose Yes. I want to restart my computer now.
  • Finally, click Finish.

Now, the driver installation and USB setup process are complete.

Brother MFC 8220 Ethernet Connect

The Ethernet connection is made using a Print server (NC-9100h). Here, in this section, you’ll be finding an Ethernet connection for your Mac computer.

Ethernet connection using a Print server (NC-9100h) for your Brother MFC 8220 printer:

  • To begin with, make sure that there are no network cables connected to your Mac computer. If connected, make sure that you unplug the network cables.
  • Now, turn on your Mac computer.
  • Download the Brother MFC 8220 Driver from the official Brother website onto your computer.
  • Locate the downloaded driver file on your computer and then double-click on it.
  • The installation wizard appears on the screen immediately when you double-click the file.
  • Click Install and continue with the further on-screen instructions.
  • Now, connect one end of the network interface cable to your Brother printer and the other end to the free port of the Ethernet hub.
  • Turn on the Brother MFC 8220 Setup.
  • On your dock, click the Apple menu and select the Chooser option.
  • Select the Brother printer icon and select the Setup button.
  • Start selecting your Brother printer model and then click OK.
  • You can now close the Chooser window.

Now, you’ve successfully completed the Ethernet connection using the Print server. You can now start printing from your Mac computer.

Brother MFC 8220 Troubleshooting

Sometimes, your Brother printer troubles you with any software or hardware problems by not producing the desired output, not printing, or going offline. Do you struggle with the troubleshooting process? Don’t worry. Identify what causes the problem and clear it out. Do check our support page to find an easy solution for your Brother MFC 8220 Printer Problems.

Paper Jam

The Paper Jam issue is caused due to excessive paper loading. It can be resolved by referring to the steps given below.

  • At first, pull out the paper tray completely out of the printer. Remove the jammed papers and place them back again in their position.
  • Now, press the front cover release button. It opens the front cover.
  • Take out your Brother toner cartridge and drum unit assembly. Remove the jammed papers.
  • Check that you have removed all the jammed papers. Later, insert the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly and close the front cover.
  • Now, open the output tray at the back of your Brother MFC 8220 Setup.
  • Remove all the jammed papers. Open the jam clear cover and pull out the jammed papers present inside.
  • After that, close the jam clear cover and also the output tray.

Toner Reset

Whenever the cartridges run out of toners, you need to replace the toner cartridge. It is good to replace the toner cartridge after the printer yields 3000 pages approximately.

Replacing the toner cartridge:

  • When you see an error message indicating that the toner is low on the LCD screen, replace the toner cartridge immediately. Open the front cover of your printer.
  • Take out your Brother toner cartridge and drum unit assembly. Now, remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge pack and remove all the protective materials from it.
  • Insert the new toner cartridge into the drum unit. Shake it well. The toners will be distributed evenly.
  • Close the front cover of your printer.

Printer Offline

Though technology is advanced, printers throw error messages over a period of use. One of them is the message stating that your printer is offline. It makes you feel worried, as it happens whenever you try to do any important work. Don’t worry. Refer to this section to troubleshoot the offline printer issue.

  • At first, check whether your Brother MFC 8220 Setup is set as the default printer. In case you are a Windows user, click the Start menu at the screen's bottom-left corner. Type “control panel” in the search bar and choose that option from the search results.
  • Navigate to Devices and Printers. Now, locate and right-click the printer icon.
  • Select Set as default printer.
  • You can also clear all the print jobs by selecting the Cancel All Documents option by right-clicking the printer icon. It mostly fixes the offline printer issue.
  • Now, check the printer status. To check, navigate to Control Panel. From there, select Hardware and Sounds and choose Devices and Printers.
  • Find and right-click the printer icon. Select See what’s printing.
  • Click the Printer menu at the top.
  • Now, deselect the Use Printer Offline option if it is selected. It resolves the Brother MFC 8220 Printer Offline issue.

Connected To Wifi But Not Printing

If the Brother printer is not printing after connecting it to a network interface, make sure that you have an active internet connection.

What causes the error?

  • Incorrect IP address.
  • Struggle with the installation problems

Implement the steps mentioned below to troubleshoot the printing problem when it is connected to a network interface.

Brother MFC 8220 Wifi Setup

Troubleshooting Network Interface Problem:

  • Check that the IP address is correct. Ensure that the TCP/IP protocol of the Print/Fax server is enabled.
  • You can restart your computer as it helps in resolving the issue.
  • Make sure that you uninstall and reinstall the Brother MFC 8220 Driver.
  • Make sure that you’ve enabled a network interface.
  • You can also reset your Print server back to its factory settings. It fixes the problem and avoids the printing problem in the future. To reset the network configuration to its factory settings, you can long-press the Test Switch button on your printer for more than 5 seconds. It resets the network configuration to its factory settings. You can also print a network configuration page using the Test Switch button on your Brother MFC 8220 Setup.
  • If you have trouble printing from a Windows computer, you can make sure that the correct driver is selected. Make sure that the Print server is configured properly.

Ensure that your Brother MFC 8220 Printer is recognized by your system’s Device Manager. Here’s how to check.

Verifying That Printer Is Recognized By Device Manager:

  • On your Windows computer, navigate to Control Panel.
  • Click Hardware and Sounds and then go to Device Manager.
  • In the Device Manager window, select the View tab at the top.
  • From the drop-down menu, select Show hidden devices.
  • Expand Printers by clicking the plus symbol next to it.
  • Now, check whether Brother MFC 8220 Setup is listed or not. If you find your printer in that list, then it is recognized by the Device Manager.