Brother MFC j5945dw Setup

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Brother MFC j5945dw Setup

Carry out the steps mentioned below to perform the hardware setup of the Brother MFC J5945DW printer.

  • Open the printer box. Take out the ink cartridges, power cord, and Quick Setup Guide.
  • Lift the machine from the box and situate it on a table.
  • Remove all the blue tapes from it.
  • Make sure to clear all the packing materials inside the Brother MFC J5945DW printer.
  • After plugging the power cord from the Brother MFC J5945DW printer to the electrical outlet, turn on your machine.
  • Place some paper in the paper tray and print a test page.
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Brother MFC j5945dw Driver

To perform the printer function from your computer using the Brother MFC J5945DW printer, you have to install the driver. The available drivers for the Windows 10 computer are Full Driver & Software Package, Printer Driver & Scanner Driver, Add Printer Wizard Driver, and XML Paper Specification Printer Driver.

Brother mfc j5945dw Driver Download

Proceed with the instructions provided here to download the driver of the Brother MFC J5945DW printer.

  • In the Google Chrome web browser or another web browser on your Windows computer, visit the official web page of the Brother printer.
  • After mentioning the model name of the Brother printer as MFC J5945DW and the Operating System as Windows in the appropriate fields, click Download next to the Full Driver & Software Package file.
  • If you want to download the driver for any particular function, move to the Drivers section and download it.
  • Alternatively, click the Driver Download button from our site to download the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s driver.

Brother MFC J5945DW Driver Install

Carry out the following instructions to install the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s driver on your Windows computer.

  • Once you have downloaded the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s driver from our site, refer to the content provided below to know how to install the driver on your Windows computer.
  • Search for the downloaded installer file or Setup file of the Brother MFC J5945DW printer in the Downloads folder.
  • Now, double-click the installer file to begin the installation process of the driver.
  • As soon as you see the ‘Thank you for choosing Brother’ message on the screen, select English (United States) from the Select Your Language drop-down menu.
  • When you click the Next button, the License Agreement window displays on the screen.
  • Select the checkbox beside the ‘I accept the license agreement’ option after reading the terms and conditions of the Brother software. Click Next to view the Connection Type window.
  • Click the radio button next to the Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi), Wired Network Connection (Ethernet), or Local Connection (USB) option as per your requirement and then click Next displayed at the lower end of the screen.
  • After establishing a connection between the Brother MFC J5945DW printer and the Windows computer, click Next in the installation window.
  • When you see the Select Machine window, click the radio button next to the Brother MFC J5945DW printer in the Printer Model list.
  • If the printer model name is not displayed in the list, click Enter IP Address button and type the IP address of the Brother MFC J5945DW printer manually in the appropriate field.
  • Set the installation type as either Standard or Custom and then click Next.
  • If you wish to install additional software like PaperPort, click Install in the Additional Software window.
  • When the subsequent window opens on the screen, click Next. Click the Finish button to complete the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s software installation process.

Brother MFC J5945DW Manual

To get brief instructions for performing printer operations, refer to the Reference Guide. The Quick Setup Guide manual helps to perform the initial hardware and software setup of the Brother MFC J5945DW printer. You can get the soft copy of the Brother printer manual, download it either from the manufacturer site or from our website.

Brother MFC J5945DW Wireless Setup

Refer to the context given below to know how to perform the wireless setup for the Brother MFC J5945DW printer.

    FINDING THE NETWORK INFORMATION

    • Note down the network information like SSID and password of your network. This network information is printed on the label at the rear side of your wireless router.
    • Alternatively, the network details are available in the documentation provided along with the wireless router.

    SETTING UP THE BROTHER MFC J5945DW PRINTER ON A WIRELESS NETWORK

    • After connecting the power cord between the Brother MFC J5945DW printer and the AC power outlet, hold the Power button on the printer’s control panel to turn on the machine.
    • Select Settings All Settings Network WLAN -> Setup Wizard.
    • As soon as you see the Enable WLAN? message on the LCD panel, select either the Yes or OK option to connect to the wireless network.
    • Now, the available network name is displayed on the LCD panel.
    • Select the name of the wireless network by pressing the up or down arrow key.
    • When prompted, type the network key (password) in the given field for authentication.
    • When you see the Connected message on the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s LCD panel, install the driver software on your Windows computer.

INSTALLING THE BROTHER MFC J5945DW PRINTER’S SOFTWARE

  • Install the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s software using the installation CD.
  • While installing the Brother printer’s software, mention the connection type as wireless in the Connection Type window.
  • Carry out the instructions displayed on the screen to finish the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s software installation process on your Windows computer.
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Brother mfc j5945dw Troubleshooting

Refer to the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s User Guide to troubleshoot printer problems. To resolve paper jam and printer offline problems, carry out the solutions given below.

1.PROBLEM - PAPER JAMMING ERROR

SOLUTION

  • After disconnecting the power cord from the Brother MFC J5945DW printer and the AC power supply, pull the MP tray out from the machine.
  • Hold the jammed paper tightly and pull it out from the machine.
  • Lift and open the scanner cover and then remove all the jammed paper from it.
  • Close the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s scanner cover.
  • Also, make sure to remove the jammed paper from the rear side of the machine.

2.PROBLEM - PRINTER STATUS IS OFFLINE OR PAUSED

SOLUTION

  • Check if you have connected the Brother MFC J5945DW printer properly to your Windows computer.
  • Also, set Brother MFC J5945DW as the default printer.
  • Right-click the Brother MFC J5945DW printer’s icon and then select the See What’s Printing option.
  • Click the Printer tab and then select the Cancel All Documents option.