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FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 10/20/2020 ID: faqp00100063_005

Using the Communication Settings (for Windows)

To use the Communication settings, please follow the steps below:


  1. Open the Printer Setting Tool.
    Refer to "Using the Printer Setting Tool (for Windows)".

  2. Select [Communication settings].

    [Communication settings] window appears.

  3. Specify or change the settings.
     

For information on items in the Communication settings window, refer to the following links:

Settings Dialog Box

 

Setting dialog box

  1. Disable these settings
    When this check box is selected, Setting not available icon appears in the tab, and the settings can no longer be specified or changed.
    The settings in a tab where Setting not available icon appears will not be applied to the printer even if [Apply] is clicked. In addition, the settings in the tab will not be saved or exported when [Save in Command File] or [Export] command is executed.
    To apply the settings to the printer or save or export them, make sure you clear the check box.
  2. Items
    When [Current Status] is selected, the current settings appear in the settings display / change area.
    Select the item for the settings that you want to change.
  3. Menu Bar
    Select a command contained in each menu from the list.
    For details on the menu bar, see Menu Bar.
  4. Printer
    Lists the connected printers.
  5. Node Name
    Displays the node name. The node can be renamed. (See Menu Bar.)
  6. Settings Tabs
    Contains settings that may be specified or changed.
    If Setting not available icon appears in the tab, the settings in that tab will not be applied to the printer.
  7. Settings Display / Change Area
    Displays the current settings for the selected item. Change the settings as necessary using the drop-down menus, direct entry or other appropriate methods.
  8. Refresh
    Updates the displayed settings with the most recent information.
  9. Exit
    Exits [Communication settings], and returns to the main window of Printer Setting Tool.

    Settings are not applied to printers if [Exit] is clicked without clicking the [Apply] button after changing settings.

  10. Apply
    Applies the settings to the printer.
    To save the specified settings in a command file, select [Save in Command File] from the the drop-down list.
    The saved command file can be used with the mass storage mode to apply the settings to a printer.

    Clicking [Apply] applies all settings in all tabs to the printer. If [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not applied.

 

Menu Bar


Menu bar

 

  1. Apply Settings to the Printer
    Applies the settings to the printer.
  2. Save Settings in Command File
    Saves the specified settings in a command file.
    The file extension is “.bin”.
    The saved command file can be used with the mass storage mode to apply the settings to a printer.
    • If [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
    • The following information is not saved with the command file:
      • Node name
      • IP address, subnet mask and default gateway (when the IP address is set to [STATIC])
    • The saved communication settings commands are only intended to be used for applying settings to a printer. To apply the settings to the printer using this command file, use the mass storage mode.
    • Saved command files contain authentication keys and passwords. Take necessary measures to protect saved command files, for example, save them in a location that cannot be accessed by other users.
    • Do not send the command file to a different printer model.
  3. Import

     

    • Import from the current computer wireless settings
      Imports the settings from the computer.
      • When importing the computer wireless settings, administrator privileges for the computer are needed.
      • Only personal security authentication settings (open system, public key authentication and WPA/WPA2-PSK) can be imported. Enterprise security authentication (such as LEAP and EAP-FAST) , WPA2-PSK (TKIP) and WPA-PSK (AES) settings cannot be imported.
      • If multiple wireless LANs are enabled for the computer you use, the first wireless settings (only personal settings) that are detected will be considered for the import data.
      • Only the settings (communication mode, SSID, authentication method, encryption mode and authentication key) from the [Wireless LAN] tab - [Wireless Settings] pane can be imported.
    • Select a Profile to import
      Imports the exported file and applies the settings to a printer.
      Click [Browse] and select the file you want to import. The settings in the selected file appear in the settings display / change area.
      • All settings (such as wireless settings or TCP/IP settings) can be imported, except for node names.
      • Only profiles that are compatible with the selected printer can be imported.
      • If the imported profile’s IP address is set to [STATIC], change the IP address of the imported profile, if necessary, so that it does not duplicate the IP address of an existing configured printer on the network.
  4. Export
    Saves the current settings in a file.
    • If [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
    • Exported files are not encrypted.
  5. Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings
    If this check box is selected, the printer automatically restarts after communication settings are applied.
    If this check box is cleared, your must restart the printer manually.

    When configuring multiple printers, you can reduce the time needed to change settings by clearing this check box. In this case, we recommend selecting this check box when configuring the first printer so that you can confirm that each setting is operating as intended.

  6. Automatically detects the connected printer, and retrieves the current settings
    If this check box is selected and a printer is connected to the computer, the printer is automatically detected and the printer’s current settings are displayed in [Current Status] page.

    If the model of the connected printer is different than that of the printer shown in [Printer] drop-down list, the settings available on all tabs change to match the connected printer.

  7. Change Node Name / Bluetooth Device Name
    Allows renaming a node.
  8. Reset to Default Communication Settings
    Returns the communication settings to their factory settings.
  9. Display Help
    Displays the Help.
  10. About
    Displays the version information.

 

General Tab

 

Communication Settings

 

Communication settings

 

  1. Network Settings on Power On
    Specifies the conditions for connecting via Wi-Fi® when the printer is turned on.
    Select [On by Default], [Off by default] or [Keep Current State].
  2. Selected Interface
    Select [Infrastructure or Ad-hoc], [Infrastructure and Wireless Direct] or [Wireless Direct].
  3. Bluetooth on Power On
    Specifies the conditions for connecting via Bluetooth when the printer is turned on.
    Select [On by default], [Off by default] or [Keep Current State].

 

IPv6

 

IPv6

 

  1. IPv6 Usage
    Select [Enable] or [Disable].
  2. Priority on IPv6 address
    Select to give priority to an IPv6 address.

 

Remote Update (RJ-2050/2140/2150 only)

 

Remote update

 

  1. IP Address of FTP server
    Type the FTP server address.
  2. Port
    Specifies the port number used to access the FTP server.
  3. User name
    Type a user name that has permission to login to the FTP server.
  4. Password
    Type the password associated with the user name you entered in the Username field.
  5. Path
    Type the path to the folder on the FTP server where you want to download the update file from.
  6. Setting file name
    Specifies the update file name on the FTP server.
     

Log

 

Log

 

  1. Log storage
    Select whether to export the update log to the FTP server.
  2. Log storage path of FTP server
    Type the path to the folder on the FTP server where you want to export the log data.

 

Wireless LAN Tab (RJ-2050/2140/2150 only)

 

TCP/IP (Wireless)

 

TCP/IP

 

  1. Boot Method
    Select [AUTO], [BOOTP], [DHCP], [RARP] or [STATIC].
  2. IP Address / Subnet Mask / Gateway
    Specify the various values.
    You can type these settings only when the IP address is set to [STATIC].
  3. DNS Server Method
    Select [AUTO] or [STATIC].
  4. Primary DNS Server IP Address / Secondary DNS Server IP Address
    You can type these settings only when the DNS server is set to [STATIC].

 

IPv6

 

IPv6

 

  1. Static IPv6 Address
    Specifies a permanent IPv6 address.
  2. Enable this address
    Enables the specified static IPv6 address.
  3. Primary DNS Server IPv6 Address / Secondary DNS Server IPv6 Address
    Specifies the DNS server IPv6 addresses.
  4. IPv6 Address List
    Displays the list of IPv6 addresses.
     

Wireless Settings

 

Wireless settings

 

  1. Communication Mode
    Select [Ad-hoc] or [Infrastructure].
  2. SSID (Network Name)
    Click [Search] button to display the SSID selections in a separate dialog box.
  3. Channel
    Lists available channels.

    This setting is valid only in Ad-Hoc mode.

  4. Authentication Method / Encryption Mode
    The supported encryption modes for the authentication methods are as shown in Communication Modes and Authentication Methods / Encryption Modes.
  5. WEP Key
    You can specify a setting only when WEP is selected as the encryption mode.
  6. Passphrase
    You can specify a setting only when WPA/WPA2-PSK is selected as the authentication method.
  7. User ID / Password
    You can specify settings only when LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS is selected as the authentication method. In addition, with EAP-TLS, it is not necessary to register a password, but a client certificate must be registered. To register a certificate, connect to the printer from a web browser, and then specify the certificate.
  8. Display the key and password on-screen
    If this check box is selected, keys and passwords are displayed in plain (non-encrypted text) text.
     

Communication Modes and Authentication Methods / Encryption Modes

 

  • When [Communication Mode] is set to [Ad-hoc]
    Authentication Method Encryption Mode
    Open System None / WEP

     

  • When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]
    Authentication Method Encryption Mode
    Open System

     

    None / WEP
    Shared Key WEP
    WPA/WPA2-PSK TKIP+AES / AES
    LEAP CKIP
    EAP-FAST/NONE TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2 TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-FAST/GTC TKIP+AES / AES
    PEAP/MS-CHAPv2 TKIP+AES / AES
    PEAP/GTC TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-TTLS/CHAP TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2 TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-TTLS/PAP TKIP+AES / AES
    EAP-TLS TKIP+AES / AES

To specify higher level security settings:
When performing certificate verification with EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS authentication methods, the certificate cannot be specified from [Printer Setting Tool]. After the printer is configured to connect to the network, specify the certificate by accessing the printer from a web browser.

 

Wireless Direct Tab (RJ-2050/2140/2150 only)

 

Wireless direct settings

 

  1. SSID / Network Key Generation
    Select [AUTO] or [STATIC].
  2. SSID (Network Name) / Network Key
    Specifies the SSID (25 ASCII characters or fewer) and the network key (63 characters or fewer) you want to use in the Wireless Direct mode.
    You can only specify a setting when [STATIC] is selected for [SSID / Network Key Generation].

    The factory default SSID is "DIRECT-*****_RJ-XXXX" and password is "205*****" for RJ-2050, "214*****" for RJ-2140, or "215*****" for RJ-2150.
    ***** is the last five digits of the serial number.
    (You can find the serial number label on the back of the printer.)

  3. Channel
    Specifies the channel to use in the Wireless Direct mode.

 

Bluetooth Tab (RJ-2030/2050/2150 only)

 

Bluetooth settings"

 

  1. Visible to Other Devices
    Allows the printer to be “discovered” by other Bluetooth devices.

    Available settings: [Discoverable], [Not Discoverable]

  2. Change PIN code
    If this check box is selected, you can change the PIN code.

  3. Display the PIN code on-screen
    If this check box is selected, your computer displays the PIN by default.

  4. Request Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) settings during pairing
    If this check box is selected, pairing can be performed using the printer buttons for devices that are compliant with Bluetooth 2.1 or later.

 

Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Printers

 

  1. After applying settings to the first printer, disconnect the printer from the computer, and then connect the second printer to the computer.
  2. Select the newly connected printer from [Printer] drop-down list.

    If [Automatically detects the connected printer, and retrieves the current settings] check box in the [Option Settings] dialog box is selected, the printer connected with the USB cable is automatically selected.
    For details, see Menu Bar.

  3. Click [Apply] button.
    The same settings that were applied to the first printer are applied to the second printer.

    We recommend selecting the [Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings] check box when configuring the first printer so that you can confirm that a connection with the wireless access point/router can be correctly established with the settings. For details, see Menu Bar.

  4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 for all printers whose settings you want to change.
    • If the IP address is set to [STATIC], the printer’s IP address will also be changed to the same address as the first printer.
      Change the IP address if needed.
    • To save the current settings in a file, click [File] - [Export].
      The same settings can be applied to another printer by clicking [File] - [Import], then selecting the exported settings file. (See Menu Bar.)

Related Models

RJ-2030, RJ-2050, RJ-2140, RJ-2150

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

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