Question about Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet Multi-Function Printer

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I set my MFC-490 CW on wireless connection, typed in the wep key and when pressing Ok i get no reaction, it still shows my wep key. Is there something i could do? I tried this quite a few time, same result

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  • Brother Master
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Press 1 key after pressing ok .
should see connected on lcd screen

pressing 1 applies your settings !

see http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc002386/mfc490w_usaeng_qsg.pdf page 31
this information is not in the user guide but rather in the quick setup guide hidden on the installation cd that comes with the printer !

Posted on Nov 15, 2015

  • Zaida Gee
    Zaida Gee Nov 15, 2015

    I read page 31 and followed the instructions but still no luck. I can get through steps a-b, it will not give me the options on step "f". However it will let me through steps a-d but at the end of step "d" where it says press "ok", it will not do anything. I also know the problem is not the "ok" button because it works for everything else. It just doesn't make sense that I type the wep key and "ok" and nothing happens.

  • Zaida Gee
    Zaida Gee Nov 15, 2015

    Thanks for your help. I followed the instructions on page 33 for the automatic wireless one-push method and finally connected.

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Hello ,

First, we will have to make sure the printer is properly connected to the network

  1. Go to your printer.
  2. Press “menu” and scroll down to network, then WLAN
  3. Go to TCP/IP
  4. Go to IP address. Make sure there is an IP address here (not 000.000.000.000). Change the last 3 digits to “050”
  5. Change the boot method to “static”

If your IP address is not a valid one (all zeroes) or is an APIPA address (starting with 169.254.#.#) you will need to run the wireless setup wizard again as the machine is not properly connected wireless

If you had a valid IP address before changing anything, it means that the printer offline is caused by the computer not being able to locate the printer.
This is usually caused by the printers IP address changing.

Changing the boot method to static will make sure the IP address on the printer does not change.
Now we will have to make sure the computer knows where to find the printer.

On your computer, go to your start menuè control panelè printer
Here you should see your brother printer. Right click on the printer and select “properties” (If you are running windows Vista, make sure select “run as administrator” and then properties)
Go to the “ports” tab



Select “add Port…” and then double click on “standard tcp/ip port”.
This will bring you to the add port wizard, click next.

In the field for “Printer name or IP address” enter in the new IP address of your printer and then press next and finally “finished”.
Make sure to apply the changes.

You should now be able to print.

Thank you,

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How do you connecct the wireless printer to my wirelss router









  • On the printer,push the MENU button,push the up or down button to go to select network then press the OK button.
  • under network menu go to WLAN then press the OK button to confirm the selection.
  • under WLAN menu go to setup wizard then press the OK button
  • when Network I/F switched to wireless is displayed ,press OK to accept.the printer will search for available networks.
  • select your SSID or network name on the list it will display then press OK.If it only showed your SSID then just press OK.
  • Use the a,b and OK buttons to choose the one of the options below:
  • no authentication or encryption or password , select open system ,press OK then choose none for encryption type.press OK.
  • No Authentication with WEP Encryption:Choose Open System, then select and press WEP for the Encryption Type and press OK.
  • Authentication with WEP Encryption:Choose Shared Key and press OK.
  • Authentication with WPA/WPA2-PSK (TKIP or AES) Encryption:Choose WPA/WPA2-PSK and press OK
  • after selecting the correct option,press OK.Always remember,WEP or WPA keys are case-sensitive.You can use the ? and ? keys to move the cursor left and right. For example, to enter the letter a, press the 2 key on the dial pad once. To enter the number 3, press the 3 key on the dial pad seven times.The letters appear in this order: lower case,upper case and then number.
  • press OK after entering the password.
  • the printer will attempt to connect to the router.If it successful,it will display the word connected on the printer.
note: you need to know the encryption type and password type (wep or wpa) for the wireless setup to be successful.you can get the info you need from your router account page or GUI.

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Enabling Wireless security on Linksys routers.....


Encrypting the network blocks any unauthorized computer from accessing the network and using its broadband connection. To enable WEP on the router,

1. Open your default browser and enter the following IP address into the address bar: <http://192.168.1.1>
2. When prompted for a username and password type “admin” on password, unless you have previously changed the password of the router, and hit OK. This will bring you to the Setup page of the router.
3. Depending on the firmware of the router. Click on the WEP Key Settings button. Or you can click the Wireless tab and select Wireless Security. Or you can click the Security Tab and select Wireless.
4. From the WEP/Security Settings window, you may enable 64 or 128 bit WEP then enter your Password on the Passphrase field and click on Generate. Make sure to copy the characters on Key 1-4 on a piece of paper before you hit APPLY. You will be needing this once you enable WEP on the wireless PC’s. Also take note that if you enable 64 or 128 bit on the router, this should be the same WEP level that you will enable on the wireless cards.

To put in the network key in your wireless adapter follow the steps below:

WEP Encryption XP's Wireless Zero Configuration ( Advisable for XP PC's )

1. Go to start>Control Panel>Network Connections>Right click on the Wireless connection then click on Properties>Click on the Wireless Networks Tab
2. From the Wireless Network Connection properties window, under the Preferred network click on Add then type your SSID on the SSID field and check the box for Data Encryption then then unchecked “The Key is provided for me Automatically”
3. Type your WEP Keys on both the Network Key and Confirm Network Key field. (This set of characters should be identical to the WEP Keys Settings on the router. For 64-bit WEP you should have 10 characters, for 128-bit you should type in 26 characters.) Then hit OK and then OK again.
4. After hitting OK a pop-up should appear on the lower right hand side saying “Connected”. Try pointing your mouse arrow on the lower double monitor icon.
5. Restart your PC

WEP Encryption using the Linksys WLAN Utility ( 98/Me/2000 )

Make sure that the WLAN utility of the Linksys adapter is already is installed. If not, you may follow follow the procedures below for "Installing the Linksys WLAN Utility"

1. Click on Start then Programs, then click on anything that says something about the Linksys Wireless Adapter. On the menu, select either WLAN Utility or Wireless Configuration Utility
2. On the lower right-hand side of your screen, double click on the Linksys Icon. This will bring up the WLAN Configuration Utility.
3. Click on the Profiles Tab. Make sure that the SSID that is set to default is your routers SSID. Highlight Default then hit Edit.
4. Select Profile Wizard. Continue to click the Next button, until you get to the Security Settings Window.

OR select Expert Mode then Next. Then click on Security Settings
5. Set the same WEP level that you have enabled on the router. ( ex. 64 or 128 )
6. Type your WEP Keys. This set of characters should be identical to the WEP Keys Settings on the router. For 64-bit WEP you should have 10 characters, for 128-bit you should type in 26 characters.
7. Hit OK then Next. On Confirm New Settings click Yes. And then click “Activate New Settings Now”

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If you have a Shared Key or WPA/WPA2-PSK network, then you willhave to enter the key to connect. Open Key does not use a key to connect.

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