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MFC-7440N

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Date: 07/29/2016 ID: faq00002719_001

Share your Brother machine in Windows® 8 or later (Shared printer)

In a Network Shared environment, it's possible to use both print and scan*1 functions from a server PC, but print only from client PCs. Click here for more information about the Network Shared environment.

*1: Only if your Brother machine has a scan function.

 

Follow the instructions below to share your Brother machine.

STEP 1: Server PC Settings

  1. Install the printer driver. (The latest printer driver is available in the Downloads section of this web site.)
  2. Open Printer Properties. (Click here to see how to open Printer Properties.)
  3. Open the Sharing tab and check Share this printer. (If you see Change Sharing Options button, click on it.)
     
    Check Share this printer

     

  4. Click OK.
     
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STEP 2: Client PC Settings

  1. Open the Control Panel. (Click here to see how to open the Control Panel.)
  2. Click Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing center.
  4. Click Change advanced sharing settings.
     
    Click Change advanced sharing settings

     

     

  5. Check Turn on network discovery and Turn on file and printer sharing, click Save changes.
     
    Advanced sharing settings

     

  6. Open the Control Panel. (Click here to see how to open the Control Panel.)
  7. Click Hardware and Sound => Devices and Printers.
  8. Click Add a printer.
  9. Choose a Brother machine and click Next.
    (If you cannot find the Brother machine you want, click here.)
  10. If the warning message appears, click Install driver.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
     

If you cannot find the Brother machine you want, it's possible that there is some problem in the network connection. We recommend you run the Ping command in Command Prompt.

 

(Windows® 10)

Click Start => (All apps =>) Windows System => Command Prompt.

 

(Windows® 8)

  1. On the Start screen, click DownArrow. If DownArrowis not on the Start screen, right-click somewhere on an empty spot, and then click, All Apps from the bar.
  2. Click Command Prompt.

 

If you confirm that there is no problem in the network connection, try the following:
 
  1. Click The printer that I want isn't listed.
  2. Choose Select a shared printer by name and enter \\ server  PC name \ Server printer name.
  3. Click Next.
  4. If the warning message appears, click Install driver.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish.
     
 

Follow the steps below to check the Computer name.

 

  1. Open the Control Panel. (Click here to see how to open the Control Panel.)
  2. Click System and Security => System.
  3. Click Advanced system settings.
     
    Advanced system settings

     

  4. Click Computer Name tab and check the Computer name.
     
    System Properties

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