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What is the host address for brother mfc-7840w when trying to setup scanner

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-7840w wireless printer won't connect to network

For me, the quick solution was to use the 'Open System' instead of 'Shared Key', 'WPA/WPA2-PSK' or 'LEAP' authentication options on your printer.

However, after that, I decided to change the security settings on my router a bit. Log into your router, click the 'Home Network' icon at the top, and then check out 'Wireless Settings.'

The 'Wireless Security' section should tell you how your 2Wire is configured (which I eventually changed to WPA2-PSK.)

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Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: "brother mfc 7840w printer goes offline and i cannot print need turn printer on and off.

The solution, and it took me a long time to find the simple solution, is to right click on your printer, click properties, click the ports tab and click on your Brother printer and click on configure port (or you can delete the existing one and then add another one). What you want to do is update the IP Address. The problem is that the printer does not have a static IP address, it is dynamic. If you want to confirm that, go to your printer and press the reports button and print out the network configuration report. Your IP address will show on that. It's really the last digit in the IP address that changes. This will absolutely solve your problem. Good Luck!

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I reset the drum counter on the a Brother

open the front cover of machine ( where the cartridge is installed), then press the clear button, and then press 1 for yes for change drum question.

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Brother mfc-7840W not picking up wireless IP address


It is common, mainly because the MFC connection is lost to your PC. Are you able to print or scan from another wireless PC that you have? If yes, contact your network admin or router oem. If no, reset network card. Run the Setup Wireless Wizard. Make sure you have router info such as SSID, Network Security Key, Authentication Method (Open, Shared, WPA/WPA2-PSK), Encryption (None, WEP, AES, TKIP). Enter those info, it must be CASE SENSITIVE. Just in case you dont know your router info, contact your router oem.
For Advanced Users.1. Click your Wireless Icon at Task Tray2. Right-Click your Wireless Network Name3. Select Properties4. Go to Wireless Security Settings5. Take note of the settings that you have there and enter it again on your MFC
Goodluck! If you still need more assistance. Call us 1-877-Brother. :)

Jan 03, 2012 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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I'm finding that the scanning on the brother MFC-7840W creates a big file (a two page document is over 2MB). Is there a way to condense the pdf files?


Hi, you can reduce the file size by decreasing the DPI (dots per inch) or resolution of the scanned image. This can typically either be done from the scanner's control panel or from the software installed on your computer. The less DPI you set it for, the smaller your file will be.

Some scanners will also allow you to compress files. If the MFC-7840W will let you, the option would be in the software program, and it should say "enable file compression" or "enable image compression" or something similar.

Sep 14, 2010 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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Won't scan


Hello,

We need to first check the driver to make sure it is installed and working correctly. Please go to “start menuè control panelè scanners and cameras”.
(Note: For Vista users, you must select “classic view” in control panel to be able to see “scanners and cameras”)


You should now see all scanners currently installed.
If you do see your brother scanner, please right click the icon and select “properties”; here you can select “test scanner”.

If the test fails, select the “network settings” tab. Here you can have the driver set to locate the device by name or by IP address, please select IP address and make sure the IP address matches that of your brother machine.

To get the IP address on your brother, print out the network settings page; either with the “report” button on the printer or go “menuè print reports”

If the scanner does not appear in the list at all, you will need to reinstall the software. You can download the software using the below link.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/Public/CountryTop.aspx?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en


If your scanner successfully completed the diagnostic test, we can move on to try using control center to scan.
To access Control Center, please go to “Start menuè All programsè brotherèControl Center”.

In Control center, please make sure the correct device is being selected in the ”model” drop down list.

Thanks,

Pat

Mar 26, 2010 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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I can't figure out how to scan on Brother MFC-7840W Can you help?


Do you have XP? If so open control panel and select Scanners and Cameras then select your scanner and follow instructions.
There is also a demo here for your machine.

Jan 20, 2010 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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How to scan with brother mfc 7840w


Just put the scan job in the scanner and press the scan tab in your printer the scan image will appear in your directly connected machine/pc.

Oct 24, 2009 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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"brother mfc 7840w printer goes offline and i cannot print need turn printer on and off.


The solution, and it took me a long time to find the simple solution, is to right click on your printer, click properties, click the ports tab and click on your Brother printer and click on configure port (or you can delete the existing one and then add another one). What you want to do is update the IP Address. The problem is that the printer does not have a static IP address, it is dynamic. If you want to confirm that, go to your printer and press the reports button and print out the network configuration report. Your IP address will show on that. It's really the last digit in the IP address that changes. This will absolutely solve your problem. Good Luck!

Apr 17, 2009 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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Can't scan with mfc-7840 w, has worked fine for months, on laptop with xp, was working in another office for last 10days, came back to home office and it can't recognize device at all I can ping IP no...


I had a similar problem. I was able to print and scan for months and then all of a sudden could not scan anymore (from printer or through software interface). I then found out that the IP address for the scanner was not set properly. To fix this, goto control panel and scanner and cameras. Right click on the MFC7840W and select PROPERTIES. On the network setting tab, make sure that the IP address is the same as that on the MFC7840W.

Mar 31, 2009 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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HOW DO I SCAN?


Hi, normally, if you have installed the complete driver set, the easiest way is to run a program with scanning capability i.e. photoshop, or word. the software normally given with a scanner is a 'twain' which becomes linked to the photoshop program. If you have MS word (I'll use this as an exAmple ), ensure the scanner software is installed, the brother switched on and connected to the computer correctly click Insert select picture then scanner - (or it may say twain). At this point the Brother mini program - the 'twain' should start and then follow the scanner instructions and a scan of whAtever you have selected should be inserted into the word document. Bit of trivia - TWAIN stands for Tool With An Interesting Name - yup it really is!.

Feb 12, 2009 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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Brother MFC-7840W Printerwill only give me Scan To FTP option now


i had the same issue - was previously able to scan to a number of different formats, then switched modems, providers and then only the scan to ftp option came up.
took me about an hour to figure out the solution, but now it works
for windows users: * go to your control panel * go to the scanners & cameras section * your printer/scanner should show up here * right click on it and select 'properties' * select the network settings tab and then -- enter in the correct ip address here OR -- specify your machine by name (enter in name here)
hope this helps!

Jan 18, 2009 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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