I can print but cannot scan via network. (For Macintosh)
Follow the steps below to resolve this issue:
Step 1: Check the Connection
To use the network scanning feature, you need to configure your Brother machine in the peer-to-peer network environment.
In a network shared environment, the scanning feature works from a server PC, but does not work from client PCs.
Step 2: Check your Brother machine is available to print via network
Your Brother machine may not connect the network, so please try to print via network.
If you can not print via network, click here to see information to solve the issue of being unable to print via network.
Step 3: Check the network scan settings
Open the Device Selector and configure scanner settings.
> Click here to see how to launch and use the Device Selector to configure the scanner settings.
Step 4: Check the scanning feature works
Open the ControlCenter. (Click here to see how to start ControlCenter2.)
Click Image or OCR or E-mail or File. Check the scanning feature works.
If you are able to scan from your Brother machine, then the issue is resolved.
- If you are still unable to scan, uninstall the scanner driver and try to re-install. Click here to see how to uninstall the drivers. Go to Downloads section of this website and download Scanner Driver (TWAIN). The installation instructions are available on the download page.
- If you are able to scan from your Brother machine, then the issue is resolved.
Step 5: Check the firewall settings
(For scan using the control panel or SCAN key on your Brother machine.)
The network scanning feature does not work when using the control panel or SCAN key on your Brother machine. This has occurred when using a software firewall. Please configure your software firewall to permit the application below.
Macintosh HD/ Library/ Printers/ Brother/ Utilities/ Server/ NETserver.app
STEP 6: Make sure your router allows communication on the network via Bonjour.
Does the router support Bonjour communication?
The router may be set to block Bonjour communication. Refer to the support documentation for your router and check the router settings.
If you don't know whether the router supports Bonjour or the method for changing the settings, contact the router manufacturer.
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