Quick Guide On Brother Mfc-j1205w Wireless Setup

Brother MFC 490CW is an All-in-One wireless printer with all the basic to advanced features which a normal user expects from a printer. It has a 3.3-inch color LCD screen with a whole lot of dedicated buttons (fax dialing pad on the left side, function keys and menu navigation buttons on the right, along with the controls to start a copy, scan, etc.), which makes the user handle the machine more effectively. It prints about 33 pages per minute (ppm) for black prints and 27 ppm for color prints. With all that said, let us discuss the Brother MFC-J1205W wireless setup in the upcoming sections.

Brother Mfc-j1205w Wireless Setup

Connect Brother Mfc-j1205w To Wireless Network

Basic wireless connections:

  • Make sure the Brother printer is turned ON.
  • Check the router network connection.
  • Make sure the router’s Ethernet cable is fixed correctly.
  • Place the Brother printer near the router.

WPS setup:

  • If your router has a WPS button, you can connect your printer to the wireless network directly.
  • Press the Power button and turn ON the printer.
  • Press the Wi-Fi button three times on the control panel.
  • The Wi-Fi light starts blinking, then press the WPS button on the router.
  • Wait for few seconds; once the wireless connection is complete, the Power LED and Wi-Fi LED will be lit.
  • Now, you have completed Brother MFC-J1205W wireless setup successfully.

Configuring Wi-Fi Direct:

If you want to connect to the printer wirelessly without a router, then you can follow the Wi-Fi Direct method.

  • On the Brother printer control panel, press the Wi-Fi button and the Paper button simultaneously.
  • Now, the printer starts printing the Wireless Direct Information Sheet.
  • Go to your device and turn on Wi-Fi. 
  • Search the Brother printer SSID from the available list.
  • When prompted, enter the Wi-Fi Direct password.
  • Now, your device is connected to the Brother MFC-J1205W printer wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.

Although the printer and computer are connected, you need to add the printer to your computer to access it. Want to know how it is done? Keep reading.

How to connect the printer and computer via a wireless network?

  • If you want to connect your printer and the computer, you have to download the printer driver.
  • Download the printer driver from the official Brother support website.
  • Make sure that the printer and the computer are connected to the same network.
  • Double-click the downloaded file. This will start the printer driver installation.
  • On the setup wizard, select Wi-Fi as the connection type. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wireless setup.

Now, you have seen the simple methods to perform the Brother MFC-J1205W wireless setup. 

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