Simple Guidelines: Brother Mfc J1170dw Printer Setup

Bought the new Brother MFC J1170DW printer and looking for a simple and easy guide to set it up? If yes, then read the simple instructions below and execute the same to unbox and set up your printer without an error.

  1. Unpack your printer: If you’re going to set up a new printer, you need to ensure that it is unpacked because the packing material left in the printer can lead to many problems like paper jams and printer setup issues.
  2. Load paper: Is the printer unpacked and ready to set up? Then, get a stack of paper and load it into the input tray. The Brother MFC-J1170DW printer supports plain, inkjet, glossy, and recycled paper. Choose the one that fits your printing and load it into the tray.
  3. Configure the printer settings: Loaded the paper into the tray. What’s next? Now is the time to turn on your printer and configure the basic settings. Use the power cord that is shipped along with the product box to connect your printer to the electrical outlet and turn it on. Adjust the control panel properly.
  4. Install the starter ink cartridges: Once your printer becomes stable, a screen prompting you to install the starter ink cartridges will open. Unpack and install the cartridges into their slots. After doing that, you will be asked to configure the initial settings on your printer. Configure the settings by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  5. Configure the fax settings: Connect your printer to the telephone wall outlet using the phone line cord and configure the fax settings, such as "receive mode," station ID, etc., if you wish to use the Fax function on it. Otherwise, skip to the next step of the Brother MFC-J1170DW printer setup.
  6. Install the printer on a device: Choose the device on which you want to install the printer and the connection type of your preferences. If you wish to use Wi-Fi, refer to the instructions given under the Brother MFC-J1170DW wireless setup section on this page. Similarly, if you wish to install your printer on a computer using the wired connection, refer to the instructions given under the Brother MFC-J1170DW wired setup section on this page and execute the same.
Brother Mfc J1170dw Printer Setup

We hope that the Brother MFC J1170DW setup guide given above has helped you set up your printer.

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Brother Mfc J1170dw Driver Download

Looking for the latest and most compatible Brother MFC-J1170DW printer driver for your Windows or Mac computer? Then, click on the Driver Download button given below for the same.

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Brother Mfc J1170dw Driver Install

  1. Unzip and run the Brother MFC-J1170DW printer driver file for Windows or Mac on your computer.
  2. Select and install the necessary printer drivers on your computer.
  3. Type your computer’s password in the given field if prompted.
  1. Choose the USB, Wired, or Wireless Connection option to connect your printer to the computer.
  2. Install the printer driver by following the on-screen prompts.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Wireless Setup

Do you want to access your printer wirelessly? Then, configure the printer for a wireless network. You can do this by using the Setup Wizard or the WPS method. Both the methods are pretty easy.

In this step-by-step guide, we will be taking you through the process of setting up your Brother MFC-J1170DW printer over a wireless network using the Setup Wizard.

First Things First

  1. Turn on your printer and the router.
  2. Ensure that your printer is not connected to the computer or router using the USB or Ethernet cable.
  1. Also, ensure that your printer and the wireless router are placed in the same room.

Connecting The Printer To A Wi-fi Network

  1. Tap on the Settings icon on your printer’s home screen.
  2. Tap Network > WLAN (Wi-Fi) > Find Wi-Fi Network > Yes.
  3. Now, the Searching SSID screen will open.
  4. That means your printer is looking for the wireless networks that are available within its range.
  1. Once your printer displays the detected wireless network’s SSID, select yours and type its password in the given field to connect the machine to it.
  2. Now, connect your Windows or Mac computer to the same network.

Installing The Printer Software

  1. Open your Brother MFC-J1170DW printer software on the computer that is connected to the printer’s Wi-Fi network.
  2. Reach the Connection Type screen by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  1. Choose the Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) option on the opened screen.
  2. Complete the Brother MFC-J1170DW wireless setup by following the prompts displayed on the screen.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Wired Setup

Looking to set up and access your Brother MFC-J1170DW printer in Windows over a wired connection? If yes, then follow the instructions below for the same.

  1. Initially, verify that your printer is powered on and ready for the wired setup.
  2. Now, connect your printer to the network router using the Ethernet cable.
  3. Connect the Windows computer to the same network over a wired or wireless connection.
  4. Download and run the Brother MFC-J1170DW printer driver for Windows on your computer.
  1. Perform the on-screen prompts.
  2. Click the radio button beside Wired Network Connection (Ethernet) on the Connection Type screen.
  3. Complete the rest of the Brother MFC-J1170DW wired setup by following the prompts displayed on the screen.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Print Setup

You can print a document or photo from your Windows or Mac computer to this Brother inkjet printer within a few minutes. However, before you begin, prepare the printer and your computer for the same to avoid a problem when printing the document or photo.

  1. Initially, make sure that your printer is powered on and connected to the Windows or Mac computer.
  2. Next, ensure that the necessary printer drivers are installed on your computer.
  3. Check the paper tray of your printer. If the tray is empty or low, load the paper into it. If you want to print photos, make sure that the photo paper is loaded into the tray.
  1. Make sure that the starter ink cartridges are installed in their respective slots.
  2. Configure the printer settings and begin the print operation from your computer.
  3. If your printer fails to print the selected document or photo, refer to the troubleshooting instructions given under the “Brother MFC-J1170DW not printing” section on this page to resolve it.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Scan Setup

You can initiate the scan operation from the printer control panel and the Brother iPrint & Scan app installed on your computer with the Brother MFC-J1170DW printer.

  1. Load the hard copy of the original on your printer’s scanner glass.
  1. Ensure that your printer is connected to the computer and the necessary scanner drivers & apps are installed.

From The Printer Control Panel

  1. Tap Scan on the control panel.
  2. Choose “to PC > to Image” if you’re scanning an image. Configure the scan settings as per your preferences and press the Black Start or Color Start button.
  3. Similarly, choose the destination location and save the scanned document as per your preferences, as discussed below.
  4. Select “to PC” > “to File” (to save scanned data as a folder as a PDF file), “to OCR” (editable text file), to E-mail (save scanned data as an e-mail attachment), etc.

From The Computer

  1. pen the Brother iPrint & Scan app on your computer.
  2. nsure that your printer model is selected correctly.
  3. lso, make sure that the original you want to scan is loaded on the scanner glass of your printer.
  4. lick on the Scan button on the app screen.
  5. onfigure the scan settings as per your needs.
  6. inally, click OK.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Copy Setup

  1. Initially, load the original you want to copy on the scanner glass of your printer.
  2. Press the Copy button.
  3. Now, the following screen will open.
  1. Set the number of copies, copy type, paper type, and other copy settings as per your preferences.
  2. Tap on the ID card option and configure the copy settings if you wish to create a copy of an ID card.
  3. Finally, press the Black Start or Color Start button.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Troubleshooting

The Brother MFC-J1170DW printer troubleshooting guide given below will help you in resolving the printer offline and printer not printing issues. Contact us if you need real-time assistance in resolving the same issues or other problems related to your Brother printer.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Printer Offline- Five Simple Steps

  1. Switch on your printer if it is turned off.
  2. Disable the Use Printer Offline option.
  3. Connect your Brother printer to the computer if it is not connected yet.
  1. Check and set your printer as the default machine on the computer if you haven’t done it yet.
  2. Restart the printer and your computer.

Brother Mfc J1170dw Not Printing - Let’s Fix It

  1. Ensure that your Brother printer is turned on.
  2. Check if the paper tray has enough paper. If not, reload the tray.
  3. Make sure that the starter ink cartridges are loaded properly into their slots.
  4. Configure the print settings if they are misconfigured.
  1. Check whether any error messages, such as paper jam, etc., are displayed on the screen.
  2. If yes, clear it and then perform your printing job.
  3. Reinstall the printer driver if you have installed an incompatible one on your computer.

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