Brother MFC j870dw Setup

Brother MFC j870dw Setup

Brother MFC j870dw Printer Setup

Follow the instructions below to Brother MFC j870dw Setup.

  • Take the Brother MFC J870DW printer from the box after removing the protective tapes. Check whether all the required components are available inside the box.
  • The main components include Basic User’ Guide, ink cartridges, product safety guide, quick Brother MFC j870dw Setup guide, CD-ROM, and telephone line cord.
  • Ensure that you remove all the protective tapes and cover inside the Brother MFC J870DW printer.
  • Plug the power cord to the power supply and also connect the telephone line cord.
  • Open the cartridge cover of the Brother MFC J870DW printer and then install the ink cartridges.
  • You need to release the green lock lever to place the ink cartridge in its slot correctly.
  • After installing the ink cartridge, close the cartridge cover of the Brother MFC J870DW printer.
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  • Place plain paper in the output paper tray and make sure to fit the paper correctly.
  • Do not load paper above the maximum paper mark to prevent any paper jam error in future.
  • Close the output paper tray of the Brother MFC J870DW printer and print a test page to check the print quality.

Brother MFC j870dw Driver

The Drivers section contains the Printer and Scanner Driver for a local connection, Add Printer Wizard Driver, and Universal Printer Driver. It is better to get the Full Driver & Software Package file to access all the available features and functionality of the Brother MFC J870DW printer. Check each driver information to know about their functionality and features.

Brother MFC j870dw Ink

To get a high-quality printed result, use only compatible ink cartridges for replacement. The compatible ink cartridges have to meet the specification of the OEM to yield standard output. The best choice of the compatible ink cartridge for the Brother MFC j870dw Setup is LC103 cartridges. The LC103 cartridges can yield up to 3000 pages, and the shelf life is approximately 36 months.

Brother MFC j870dw Ink Refill

  • Open the cartridge access door of the Brother MFC J870DW printer.
  • Take the ink cartridges from the cartridge slot.
  • Open the cap at the top of the ink cartridge and fill the ink carefully.
  • Then, insert the ink cartridge back into the cartridge slot after refilling the ink.
  • Close the cartridge access cover of the Brother MFC J870DW printer.

Brother MFC J870DW Wireless Setup

  • Once you begin the driver installation process, you have to agree with the License Agreement.
  • The next phase of the Brother MFC j870dw Setup process is to choose the correct connection method.
  • The method is based on the requirements you have. Before proceeding with the wireless setup process, you have to know the wireless network name and password.
  • In the Connection Type window, select the Wireless Network Connection option.
  • Choose the ‘Change the Firewall Port Settings to Enable Network Connection and Continue with the Installation’ option in the Firewall/Antivirus window.
  • Select the correct network in the next step and key in the security key.
  • Read through the prompts displayed on your screen and follow them to complete the Brother MFC j870dw wireless setup process.
  • The Wi-Fi light will be lit once the connection process gets over.

Brother MFC J870DW Scan

  • The first step of the Brother MFC j870dw Setup procedure is to open the ControlCenter window on your system.
  • To do so, select the All Programs option followed the Brother option.
  • Click on Brother Utilities to open it on your computer.
  • Navigate to the Scan tab and choose the ControlCenter 4 option.
  • Once it opens, go to the Device Settings tab. Tap the Device Scan Settings button on the next step.
  • After the Device Scan Settings window opens, mention the File Type, File Name, Destination Folder, Resolution, Scan Type, and more.
  • Click the OK button after modifying the scan settings.
  • Tap the Scan button after placing the document on the scanner bed.

Brother MFC J870DW Fax Setup

  • Make use of the below-stated procedure to set up the fax operation on your Brother J870DW printer.
  • Ensure that you have connected the power cord to the Brother J870 printer and the power outlet.
  • Raise the scanner cover and lock it in its position.
  • Take a telephone line cord and connect it between the wall jack and the LINE port available on the Brother machine.
  • If you want to connect the Brother J870Dw printer to an answering machine, then attach another cord between the EXT port and the machine.
  • The next step is to go to Settings and choose the correct receive mode and the Station ID.
  • Next, set the Tone or Pulse dialing mode.
  • To configure the telephone line compatibility, select the All Settings option followed by the Initial Setup option.
  • Choose the Compatibility option and then tap the Basic(VoIP) option.
  • Send a test fax to ensure you have performed the Brother MFC j870dw Setup process correctly.

Brother MFC J870DW Doublw-Sided Printing


  • First, search for the document or file that you wish to print and open it on your system.
  • From the File menu, click the Print option.
  • Access the Properties tab, and the Printing Preferences window will open.
  • Go to the Basic tab and select the 2-sided option from the 2-Sided/Booklet drop-down list.
  • Next, tap the 2-Sided Settings button. Set the correct 2-Sided Type and the Binding offset.
  • Click the OK button and then navigate to the Advanced tab.
  • Select Other Print Options. Under that, choose the Advanced 2-Sided Settings option.
  • Set it to Normal, 2-Sided 1 (Slower Print Speed), or 2-Sided 2(Slower Print Speed & Less Ink) option.
  • Click the OK button to initiate the double-sided printing Brother MFC j870dw Setup process.
  • MAC:

  • Find the file that you are about to print and open it on your system.
  • Choose the Print option to open the Print dialog box.
  • Select the Layout option from the Application drop-down list.
  • Under the Two-Sided menu, go with the Long-Edge Binding or the Short-Edge Binding option.
  • Click the Print option to start the printing process.

Brother MFC j870dw Envelope Printing

  • Check whether the Brother MFC j870dw is turned on.
  • Pull the output paper tray entirely out from the Brother printer MFC j870dw.
  • Make sure to extend and lift the output paper tray.
  • Press all the corners and sides of the envelope to make them flat.
  • Now, press and insert the envelope with the address side facing down.
  • Then, adjust the paper width guides and then the paper guide to set the size.
  • Close the extended output paper tray and insert the output paper tray into the Brother printer.

Brother MFC j870dw AirPrint

    From iPad, iPhone, iPod touch,

  • Ensure that the Brother MFC j870dw is turned on.
  • Make use of Safari to open the file or page that you want print from the Macintosh computer.
  • Choose the file that you want to print and then tap Print.
  • Now, make sure that the Brother MFC 870dw printer is selected.
  • Choose the desired options such as the number of pages, duplex printing, etc., that is required for Brother MFC j870dw Setup printing.
  • Next, Tap Print.

Brother MFC j870dw Google Cloud Print

  • Log into your Google account. If you do not have an account, create one by accessing the Google website.
  • Next, register the machine with Google Cloud Print.
  • For the registration process, first make sure that the Brother MFC j870dw is connected to the same network as the computer.
  • Now, launch a web browser from the computer and enter the Brother MFC 870dw printer’s IP address.
  • Select Google Cloud Print and then tap Advanced Settings.
  • Make sure the status is set as Enabled and then tap Register.
  • Tap Google and proceed with the onscreen Brother MFC j870dw Setup instructions to complete the registration.
  • Once the registration is done, go back to the Web-Based Management screen and check whether Registration status is set to Registered.

Print from Google Chrome

  • Ensure that the Brother MFC 870dw is powered on.
  • Now, click the ChromeTM menu on the page that has to be printed and then click Print.
  • A list of printers will be available, select the Brother MFC 870 from the list.
  • Reset the printer options such as paper size, type, etc.
  • Click Print to initiate printing.

Brother MFC j870dw Troubleshooting

The Brother MFC 870dw printer may encounter problems/errors such as paper jam, paper not fed properly, poor print quality, cannot scan via a network, cannot print, copy quality problem, low ink cartridge problem, etc. To fix issues like these, there are troubleshooting guidelines available in the manual. Some quick troubleshooting steps for a few printer issues are given in the following sections. You can also get remote assistance from our technical experts for any printer-related Brother MFC j870dw Setup issues.

Brother Printer MFC J870DW Keeps Going Offline

Here are the troubleshooting guidelines for a Brother MFC J870DW printer that keeps going offline.

  • Check whether the Brother MFC J870DW printer is attached to a power source correctly. If the Brother printer’s power cable is faulty, consider replacing the cable and then check whether the printer turns on.
  • Take a look at the Brother printer’s LCD and check whether there are any error messages. You can refer to the Brother MFC J870DW printer’s manual to clear the error messages on the LCD.
  • If the Brother MFC printer is connected to the computer via a USB cable, check whether it is working properly. If not, consider replacing the USB cable.
  • You can access the Control Panel by typing control panel in the search field in the Start menu and clicking the appropriate search result. Navigate to the Devices & Printers folder located inside Hardware & Sound in the Control Panel. Right-click the Brother MFC J870DW printer and choose ‘Set as default printer.’
  • If you are a Macintosh computer user, follow these steps to resolve the offline printer issue. You need to check whether the correct driver is being used for the Brother MFC printer. Go to the Apple menu on the desktop System Preferences Print & Scan .
  • Navigate to the Printers section and choose the Brother MFC J870DW printer. Locate the Kind section and check whether AirPrint is shown beside it. If so, you need to add the CUPS driver.
  • Go to the Print & Scan dialog box again, but this time select the + icon. Click Default on the top menu and choose the Brother MFC J870DW printer from the Name list.
  • Ensure that Brother MFC J870DW CUPS is selected from the Use drop-down list. Click Add and close the window. Check whether the Brother printer offline issue has been resolved.

Brother MFC J870DW Not Printing Black

If the Brother printer doesn’t print black ink, you can follow this procedure to resolve the Brother MFC j870dw Setup issue and resume printing.

  • Open the Brother MFC J870DW printer’s ink cartridge access door and check whether the breather tape has been removed completely from the black print cartridge. If the cartridge is low on ink, replace the cartridge.
  • Make sure you use the original Brother print cartridge to prevent cartridge detection issues on the Brother MFC J870DW printer.
  • Try cleaning the Brother MFC J870DW printhead. Press the Ink level icon on the Brother printer’s LCD. Tap Test Print Print Quality OK. Tap No after the print quality assessment sheet gets printed. Tap OK to start the printhead cleaning process. Tap OK once the process completes.
  • Now, print a document on the Brother MFC J870DW printer and check whether the issue has been resolved.
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Brother MFC J870DW Paper Jam

Here are the guidelines to remove a paper jam from a Brother MFC J870DW printer in the event of a paper jam.

  • Power off the Brother MFC J870DW printer and unplug it from the power source. Remove the paper tray from the Brother Printer setup
  • Check whether there is any paper stuck inside the Brother printer and remove it. Open the jam clear flap and inspect the printer’s interior region for paper jams. If there is any paper stuck there, remove it.
  • Lower the Brother MFC J870DW printer’s rear jam clear cover and inspect the printer for paper jams. Carefully, remove the jammed paper from the printer’s rear section and then close the jam clear cover.
  • Raise the Brother MFC J870DW printer’s scanner cover and move the printhead to the left & right. Remove the jammed paper from there and then close the scanner cover. Now, check whether the paper jam issue has been resolved on the Brother MFC J870DW printer. 

Brother MFC J870DW Printing Blank Pages

  • If the Brother MFC J870DW printer is printing blank pages, it is possible that there is dried-up ink blocking the nozzles on the printhead. You can easily resolve this issue by following the guidelines given below.
  • Press the Settings icon on the Brother MFC J870DW printer’s control panel and then choose Cleaning.
  • Choose All and then wait until the cleaning procedure is completed. If the Brother MFC j870dw Setup issue doesn’t get resolved, follow these steps.
  • Get refillable Brother MFC J870DW ink cartridges or old ink cartridges. Fill them with eight parts Windex & two parts rubbing alcohol by using a syringe.
  • Install these ink cartridges in the Brother printer and repeat the printhead cleaning procedure mentioned earlier. Then, replace these cartridges with the black and color cartridges.
  • Now, check whether the Brother MFC J870DW printer is printing documents without any ink issues.

Brother MFC j870dw Driver Download

Brother MFC j870dw driver for windows 

  • The Brother MFC j870dw driver for Windows can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site.
  • Go to the manufacturer site and type the model number in the search field.
  • Click the Software and Driver Downloads option.
  • On the next window, choose your computer’s operating system and its version.
  • For Windows, choose Windows and its version, which can be Vista, Windows 7, etc.
  • Then, choose the language that you want and proceed to click Download.
  • Now, accept the license agreement and then download the driver file to a secure location on your computer.
  • To install the driver, run the software by clicking the .exe file.
  • Click Next, and the Brother MFC j870dw Setup and installation process will begin.

Brother MFC j870dw Driver for MAC

  • The Brother MFC j870dw driver for Mac can be downloaded from the manufacturer website.
  • Launch the manufacturer website and enter the model number in the required field.
  • Tap the Software and Driver Downloads option and select the operating system that you are using. For Mac, select Mac and its version from the drop-down menu.
  • Next, select a language and then click Download.
  • Now, click the I Agree to the terms and conditions option and then save the downloaded file in the desired location.
  • To install the driver, right-click the file and select Run.
  • Wait until the driver gets Brother MFC j870dw Setup and installed.

Brother MFC j870dw Firmware Update

Perform the steps below to update the firmware of the Brother MFC J870DW printer to the latest version using Firmware Update tool.

  • You need to download the Firmware Update Tool from the manufacturer site and then open it.
  • Select the Brother MFC J870DW printer and select the Next button.
  • Click the ‘I accept’ button.
  • Click the Next button when the subsequent window opens.
  • To begin the firmware update process of the Brother MFC J870DW printer, you need to click Next.
  • Then, enter the password of your Brother MFC J870DW printer and select the OK button to proceed with the next steps.
  • It may take nearly 15 minutes to complete the update process.
  • Once you have finished the firmware update process of the Brother MFC J8709DW printer, you get the Successfully Completed message on the screen.
  • Make sure the Brother MFC J870DW printer is not turned off during the firmware update process.
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Install Driver for Brother MFC j870dw

  • Establish a connection between your Brother MFC J870DW printer and the computer using a wireless network.
  • Follow the instructions below to install the Brother MFC J870DW printer driver using the installation CD.
  • Insert the installation CD of the Brother MFC J870DW printer into the CD drive of your computer.
  • If prompted, select a language of your choice. Click the Install MFL-Pro Suite option in the Top Menu section.
  • Select the Yes button at the bottom of the screen when the License Agreement window displays on the screen.
  • Choose the connection type as Wireless Network Connection and select the Next button.
  • When the Firewall/Antivirus detected window appears, select the ‘Change the Firewall port settings to enable network connection and continue with the installation’ option and click Next.
  • Now, the Brother MFC j870dw Setup and Installation Confirmation window is displayed on the screen. Checkmark the box next to the Checked and Confirmed option and select the Next button.
  • Select the ‘Yes, I want to connect the device to the wireless network’ option when the subsequent window opens. Click the Next button and then enable the wireless network feature on your Brother MFC J870DW printer touchscreen panel.
  • To enable the wireless network feature, proceed with the following steps.

  • On the touch screen panel, go to Settings Wi-Fi, and tap the WLAN Assistant option.
  • When you see the ‘Switch Network interface to wireless’ information, tap Yes.
  • Touch the OK button on the WLAN Assistant screen. Touch the OK button when the screen shows the Connection Successful message. Do not forget to print a WLAN report.
  • Go back to your computer, click Connection OK and select the Next button. Make sure to choose your Brother MFC J870DW printer from the list and wait until the installation gets over.

Brother MFC j870dw Manual

Proceed with the following steps to download the manual for the Brother MFC J870DW printer.

  • On your computer, launch the default web browser.
  • Visit the Support & Downloads web page of the Brother product, click the Manuals option in the Search by Category section.
  • Enter your model name as MFC j870DW in the search bar and then click Search.
  • Now, the Manuals page is displayed on the screen. It contains four sections, namely User’s Guide, Brother MFC j870dw Setup Guide, Additional Feature Guide, and Appendix.
  • Based on your requirement, choose the manual and then select the Download button next to the selected manual.
  • The information about the Brother iPrint & Scan application is available in the Additional Feature Guide section.
  • To get information about the basic functions of the Brother MFC j870dw Setup like printing, you need to download the Basic User’s Guide in the User’s Guide section. To know about the advanced function, download the Advanced User’s Guide.

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