HL-3075CW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Configure the Brother machine for a wireless network using automatic wireless mode (Wi-Fi Protected Setup or AOSS™)

IMPORTANT:
If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine, you must reset the network LAN settings before you can configure the wireless settings again. Click here to see the details of how to reset the machine back to the factory settings.

If you have a WLAN access point/router supporting WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) or AOSS™ (AirStation One-Touch Secure System), you can easily connect your Brother machine to your wireless network as below.


To use WPS or AOSS™, your WLAN access point/router must support WPS or AOSS™. Confirm your WLAN access point/router has the WPS or AOSS™ symbol as shown below. For more details, refer to the instructions provided with your access point/router.

WPS or AOSS™ symbol



STEP I: Configure the wireless settings:

  1. Place the Brother machine within range of your WPS or AOSS™ access point/router.

    The range may differ depending on your environment. Refer to the instructions provided with your access point/router.

  2. Hold down the WPS or AOSS™ button on your WLAN access point/router for a few seconds.
    WPS or AOSS™ button

    The length holding down the button may differ depending on the WLAN access point/router. For the information on how to confirm if the WLAN access point/router is ready for use, refer to the instructions provided with your access point/router.

  3. On your Brother machine, press + or - to choose Network and press OK.
  4. Press + or - to choose WLAN and press OK.
  5. Press + or - to choose SES/WPS/AOSS and press OK. This will start the wireless setup wizard.
  6. The machine will automatically detect which mode (WPS or AOSS™) your access point/router uses to configure your machine.
  7. A connection result message appears on the LCD.

    If the LCD shows Connected, the machine has successfully connected to your access point/router. If you connect the Brother machine to a wireless network for the first time, go to STEP II: Installing the driver for network. If not, wireless setup is now complete.

    If the LCD shows Connection Error, a session overlap has been detected. The machine has detected more than one access point/router on your network with the Wi-Fi Protected Setup mode or AOSS™ mode enabled. Make sure that only one access point/router has the Wi-Fi Protected Setup mode or the AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from STEP 2 again.

    If the LCD shows No Access Point, the machine has not detected your access point/router on your network with the Wi-Fi Protected Setup mode or AOSS™ mode enabled. Move the machine closer to your access point/router and try starting from STEP 2 again. If the same message is indicated again, reset the machine back to the default factory settings and try again. (For resetting, refer to the Related FAQs at the end of the page.)

    If the LCD shows Connection Fail, the machine has not successfully connected to your access point/router. Try starting from STEP 2 again. If the same message is indicated again, reset the machine back to the default factory settings and try again. (For resetting, refer to the Related FAQs at the end of the page.)

    LCD messages when using the SES/WPS/AOSS control panel menu
    LCD shows Connection status Action
    Setting WLAN Searching or accessing the access point, and downloading settings from the access point. -
    Connecting WPS
    Connecting AOSS
    Connecting to the access point. -
    Connected Connection succeeded. If you connect the Brother machine to a wireless network for the first time, go to STEP II: Installing the driver for network.
    Connection Error A session overlap was detected. Check that only one router or access point has the Wi-Fi Protected Setup mode or AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from STEP 2 again.
    No Access Point The access point detection failed. 1. Move the machine closer to your access point/router and try starting from STEP 2 again.
    2. If the same message continues, reset the machine back to the factory settings and try again. Click here to see the details of how to reset the machine back to the factory settings.
    Connection Fail Connection failed.

    1. Try starting from STEP 2 again.
    2. If the same message continues, reset the machine back to the factory settings and try again. Click here to see the details of how to reset the machine back to the factory settings.
    3. Try manually configuring the wireless settings, click here to configure the Brother machine for a wireless network manually.


STEP II: Installing the driver for network:

Please continue to the following steps to install the printer driver for network connection. Even if you have printed with USB connection, you need to install the printer driver for network connection.

NOTE: The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine.

  1. Make sure that your computer is ON and you are logged on with Administrator rights.

    If there are any programs running, close them.

  2. Put the installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

    For Windows users:

    If you do not have the CD-ROM, please go to Downloads section of this website and download Full Driver & Software Package. The installation instructions are available on the download page.

    For Macintosh users:
    If you do not have the CD-ROM, please go to Downloads section of this website and download the printer driver. The installation instructions are available on the download page.


    For Windows users:

    1. The opening screen will appear automatically. If prompted, choose your model and language.

      NOTE: If the installation screen does not appear automatically, click here to see how to open the installan.


    2. The CD-ROM main menu will appear. Click Install Printer Driver.
      CD-ROM main menu

    3. Click Wireless Network users.
      CD-ROM install menu

    4. Choose Driver Install Only and click Next. Click Yes if you accept the license agreement.
      Wireless Installation Type

    When the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow or Yes.

    1. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.

    For Macintosh users:

    1. Double-click Start Here OSX icon to install.

      Macintosh CD-ROM menu


    2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

Have you checked the manuals?

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

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