Brother MFC J815DW XL Setup

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Brother MFC J815DW XL Setup

The Brother MFC J815DW printer’s hardware setup involves five major steps.

STEP 1 - UNPACKING THE BROTHER MFC J815DW PRINTER AND ITS COMPONENTS

Essential accessories present inside the printer box are listed here.

  • Starter ink cartridges (black, cyan, yellow, and magenta)
  • Manuals - (Quick Setup Guide and Product Safety Guide)
  • Brother installation CD
  • Telephone line cord
  • Take these essential accessories from the box and place them on the desk.

STEP 2 - PAPER LOADING IN THE BROTHER MFC J815DW PRINTER’S PAPER TRAY

  • After pulling out the paper tray from the machine, lift its cover.
  • Keep some plain paper in the paper tray after sliding out the paper guides.
  • The paper should fix correctly in the paper tray.

STEP 3 - POWER CONNECTION

  • You have to establish a power connection by plugging the power cable from the Brother MFC J815DW printer to the wall power outlet.
  • Search for the ON button on the front panel of the machine and then press it.
  • Hold the ON button until the ON LED begins to glow.

STEP 4 - INSTALLING THE STARTER INK CARTRIDGES

  • Open the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s ink cartridge cover.
  • Insert all the ink cartridges one after another in the correct slots.
  • After installing the ink cartridges into the Brother MFC J815DW printer, close its ink cartridge cover.

STEP 5 - DATE AND TIME SETTINGS

  • The machine prompts to set the date and time.
  • If needed, establish the telephone line cord connection from the Brother MFC J815DW printer to the socket.

Brother MFC-J815DW Driver

The Full Driver & Software Package file is the recommended driver for the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer that contains all the available drivers and software for the machine. Optional drivers available for the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer are listed below.

  • Printer Driver & Scanner Driver for Local Connection
  • Add Printer Wizard Driver
  • XML Paper Specification Printer Driver
  • Universal Printer Driver

Brother MFC-J815DW Driver Download

To download the driver of the Brother MFC J815DW printer, carry out the simple steps provided below.

  • Launch any one of the web browsers on your computer.
  • Visit the Brother printer page.
  • Specify the model of the Brother printer as MFC J815DW in the search field.
  • Go to the Downloads section.
  • Mention the Operating System of the computer in the given fields.
  • Click Full Driver & Software Package Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • This will download the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s driver on the computer.

Brother MFC-J815DW Manual

The Brother MFC J815DW printer’s manuals are available in three main sections on the Brother printer website. Three major sections include User’s Guide, Setup Guide, and Additional Feature Guide. The User’s Guide section contains Reference Guide, Online User’s Guide (HTML), and Online User’s Guide. The Setup Guide section contains the Product Safety Guide and Quick Setup Guide manuals. The Additional Feature Guide section contains a Mobile Print/Scan Guide (available for both the Apple and Android devices), Universal Printer Driver Guide, and Brother Meter Read Tool User’s Guide.

Brother MFC J815DW Wireless Setup

  • Place the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s installation CD in the CD drive of your Windows computer. Start the driver installation by double-clicking the executable file of the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer.
  • When the ‘Thank you for choosing Brother’ message appears on the screen, set the language as English (United States) in the Select Your Language field and then click Next.
  • After selecting the checkbox next to the I accept the license agreement option, click the Next button. Now, you have to click the radio button beside the Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) option.
  • Once you have set the connection type as wireless, click the OK button.
  • When the ‘Detecting Existing Wireless Network Settings’ window prompts on the screen, check if the network name of your wireless router is displayed in the SSID field.
  • Click the radio button next to the ‘Yes, I want to connect the machine to this wireless network’ option and click the Next button.
  • Click the radio button beside the Brother MFC J815DW printer and click Next. Now, the ‘Enable the Wireless Connection’ window prompts on the screen.
  • On the control panel of the Brother MFC J815DW printer, hold the Wi-Fi button.
  • Carry out the instructions that appear on the printer’s LCD panel to establish a connection between the Windows computer and the machine.
  • If you see the Failed to Connect message, click Next. Click the radio button beside the No, I do not have a USB cable option and click Next. On the printer’s LCD panel, specify the network name and network key correctly.
  • The network name and network key are present at the rear side of your wireless router. Go back to the Windows computer and then click Next.
  • In the Confirm the WLAN Configuration window, select the checkbox next to the Checked and Confirmed option, and click Next.
  • Once you select the Brother MFC J815DW printer, click Next. Click Standard (recommended) Next Install Next Next Finish.

Brother MFC-J815DW Mobile Printing Setup

  • The label containing the network information like network name and password is present on the rear side of your wireless router. Note them down correctly.
  • On the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s control panel, press the down arrow (Wi-Fi) button.
  • When the Setup Method message displays on the printer’s LCD panel, select Setup Wizard and press the OK button.
  • Press the right arrow button when you see the Enable WLAN? message on the LCD panel of the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer.
  • Select the name of your wireless router on the display panel and then use the arrow button to view the numeric keys on the LCD panel.
  • Press the appropriate arrow button to type the network key (password).
  • Press the right arrow button followed by the OK button.
  • Once you establish a network connection between the Brother MFC J815DW printer and the wireless router, go to your mobile phone, select the network name, and enter the password manually in the given field.
  • Then, install the iPrint & Scan application from the Google Play Store (for Android mobile phone) or App Store (for Apple mobile phone) application.
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Brother MFC-J815DW Print

Before you proceed with the quick instructions to print either a photo or document on the Brother MFC J815DW printer, place some paper in the printer’s paper tray.

PRINTING THE PHOTO OR DOCUMENT FROM THE WINDOWS COMPUTER

  • View the photo or document that you need to print on your Windows computer.
  • Click the Print command.
  • Right-click the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s icon and then select the Printing properties or Preferences option to display the Brother MFC J515DW Printing Preferences window.
  • Before you set the print settings, check if you have placed the correct media type in the machine’s paper tray.
  • In the Preferences window, navigate to the Basic tab. Specify the paper type from the Media Type drop-down menu.
  • Note: Make sure to set the media type correctly to get good print quality output.
  • If the need arises, select the checkbox next to the Borderless option.
  • Select either the Natural or Vivid option from the Color Mode drop-down list.
  • Select the Portrait or Landscape option from the Orientation drop-down list. This will set the orientation of the printed output.
  • Enter the number of copies that you need to print in the Copies field.
  • If required, change the remaining print settings.
  • As soon as you click the OK button in the Brother MFC J815DW printer, the machine begins to print the photo or document.

Brother MFC-J815DW Scan

Scanning From The Brother MFC J815DW Printer's Control Panel

  • Search for the Scan button on the control panel of the Brother MFC J815DW printer and then press it.
  • Select the To PC option followed by the To Image option. Now, select the computer where you prefer to send the scanned data.
  • If you prefer to use the default settings to scan the document, you have to press either Black Start or Color Start. To modify the scan settings, carry out the steps mentioned below.
  • Instead of pressing the Black Start or Color Start button on the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s operation panel, press the up or down arrow button to select the Scan Settings option.
  • After pressing the OK button on the machine’s operation panel, select the Set at Device option and press OK.
  • Specify the document’s scan type and resolution in the Scan Type and Resolution fields.
  • Mention the file format of the document that you have loaded on the scanner glass in the File Type field.
  • Set the brightness and contrast level in the Brightness and Contrast fields, respectively.
  • Set the background color amount in the Remove Background field.
  • Once you change the scan settings, press either the Black Start or Color Start button.

Scanning Using The Controlcenter4 Application On Your Windows Computer

  • Navigate to the task tray, search for the ControlCenter4 application, and click its icon.
  • Click the Open button to launch the main interface of the ControlCenter4 application on the Windows computer.
  • When you see the main window of the ControlCenter4 application, check if the Brother MFC J815DW printer is selected from the Model drop-down list.
  • Go to the Scan tab. Navigate to the Document Type section on the left panel of the screen.
  • Click the radio button next to the Text and Graph option if you want to scan the document.
  • To scan the photo, you have to click the radio button beside the Photo option.
  • After setting the scan size of the document in the Scan Size field, click the Scan button.
  • Now, the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer begins to scan the document automatically.
  • You can see the scanned image on the main panel of the ControlCenter4 application.
  • If you prefer to edit the scanned image, crop it.
  • Finally, click the Save button at the right panel of the screen.

Brother MFC-J815DW Copy

Place some paper in the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s paper tray.

LOADING DOCUMENT IN THE AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER

  • Lift and open the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer’s automatic document feeder support.
  • To prevent paper jam and paper feed error, fan the bunch of paper before loading it in the automatic document feeder.
  • When needed, move the paper guides. This will help you to fit the document according to its dimension.
  • Note: The document placed in the automatic document feeder should face down. Also, it should touch the feed rollers and the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer’s LCD panel.

PERFORMING THE COPY FUNCTION ON THE BROTHER MFC J815DW PRINTER

  • Press the Copy button on the machine’s operation panel.
  • Use the dial pad to type the number of copies.
  • If required, change the scan settings.
  • After setting the scan settings, press the OK button followed by the Black Start or Color Start button on the operation panel of the Brother MFC J815DW printer.

Brother MFC-J815DW Fax

Place your document that you need to send as fax either in the automatic document feeder or on the scanner glass of the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer.On the machine’s operation panel, press the Fax button.You can specify the fax number of the recipient in any one of the ways mentioned below.

WAY 1 - MANUALLY ENTERING THE FAX NUMBER

  • Type the recipient’s fax number using the dial pad.

WAY 2 - SELECTING THE FAX NUMBER FROM THE OUTGOING CALL HISTORY

  • Select the Call History option followed by the Outgoing Call option.
  • Choose the number that you need to send a fax.
  • After pressing the OK button, select the Apply option.

WAY 3 - SELECTING THE FAX NUMBER FROM THE CALLER ID HISTORY

  • Select Call History OK Caller ID History OK.
  • Now, you have to select the recipient’s fax number from the displayed Caller ID list.
  • Once you have pressed the OK button, press the right arrow button to select the Apply option.

WAY 4 - SELECTING THE RECIPIENT’S FAX NUMBER FROM THE ADDRESS BOOK

  • Press the up or down arrow button on the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s operation panel to select the Address Book option and press the OK button.
  • Select the Search option and then press the OK button.
  • Type the two-digit speed dial number using the dial pad.

SENDING FAX FROM THE BROTHER MFC J815DW PRINTER

  • Once you perform any one of the ways to specify the fax number of the recipient on the control panel of the Brother MFC J815DW XL printer, use the up or down arrow button to modify the fax settings as per your requirement.
  • Press the OK button to save the fax settings.
  • Once you press the Black Start or Color Start button on the Brother MFC J815DW printer’s operation panel, the machine starts to scan the loaded document.
  • Now, the ‘Next Page’ message displays on the screen.
  • To scan another page, press the right arrow button.
  • Press the left arrow button to send the fax from the Brother MFC J815DW printer.