Easy Guidance for Brother MFC-J491DW Setup

  • Unseal the Brother MFC-J491DW printer carton.
  • Peel off the protective tapes on the box.
  • Open the box and find the ink cartridges, quick setup guide, installation CD, & telephone line cord in the carton.
  • Extend the paper tray of the Brother MFC-J491DW printer.
  • Unpack the AC power cord given in the Brother MFC-J491DW printer box.
  • "Attach" one end of the AC power cable to the power port of the Brother printer and the other terminal to the power supply directly.
  • Power up the Brother MFC-J491DW printer by force pressing its power button.
  • "Configure" the settings on the control panel of the printer.
  • "Unpack" the ink cartridges provided in the printer box and insert it into the respective slots of the Brother MFC-J491DW printer.
  • Download and install the printer software.
  • Connect the Brother MFC-J491DW setup to the computer and complete the setup.
Brother MFC-J491DW Setup

Brother MFC-J491DW Driver Download

Driver for Windows

Driver for MFC-j491DW Windows

Driver for Mac

Driver for MFC-J491DW Printer

Click on the above given Driver Download buttons to download the Brother MFC-J491DW printer software on your computer or laptop.

The driver file extension for the Windows OS is .exe and .dmg for Mac.

The additional software for the Brother MFC-J491DW printer can be obtained from the manufacturer’s site. Here are some additional drivers and tools for the Brother MFC-J491DW setup

Supplementary software for Windows

  • Printer Driver & Scanner Driver for local connection
  • Add Printer Wizard Driver
  • Universal Printer Driver
  • Wireless Setup Helper and
  • Uninstall tool

Supplementary software for Mac

  • Printer Driver
  • iPrint&Scan Push Scan Tool
  • Firmware Update Tool
  • Scanner Driver (TWAIN)
  • Remote Setup Software

Brother MFC-J491DW Manual Download

The manual has the guidelines to set up the hardware & software for the Brother MFC-J491DW setup. The most common issue with the Brother machine is the offline problem. You can avail simple solutions for the offline issue in the printer’s manual. Give a click on the button below to download the manual (soft copy). The extension of the manual file is .pdf.

MFC-J491DW User Manual

Brother MFC-J491DW Driver Installation

The installation process can be carried out after downloading the Brother MFC-J491DW printer software. Read the steps below to perform the installation process of the printer driver.

  • Double-click the downloaded driver file on your computer or laptop to open it.
  • Follow the instructions on the display.
  • Agree to the License Agreement by clicking the checkbox on its page.
  • Set the connection between your Brother MFC-J491DW setup and computer.
  • Follow the prompts on the display and complete the installation process.

Brother MFC-J491DW Ink Cartridge Installation

  • Firstly, power off the Brother MFC-J491DW setup by using its power button.
  • Remove the packing material of the ink cartridges that are provided in the printer package.
  • Open the access cover of the ink cartridges.
  • Tremble the black ink cartridge for 15 times.
  • Insert the cartridges into the corresponding slots.
  • Note: Use the arrow mark on the cartridges for inserting them.
  • Make sure that the cartridges are fixed into the slots properly.
  • Close the access cover after fixing the cartridges.

Guide: Brother MFC-J491DW Cnnect to Wifi

Refer to the following procedure to execute the Wi-Fi Direct feature on your Brother MFC-J491DW printer.

Brother mfc j491dw wifi direct

  • Refer to the following step to execute the wireless connection by using a related option on the control panel of the Brother MFC-j491DW setup.
  • Tap the Settings icon or button on the control panel of the machine.
  • View the Network option by tapping the up & down arrow keys. Tap OK to select the viewed option.
  • Select the WLAN option by using the arrow buttons, as explained in the previous step.
  • Choose WPS.
  • Tap the right arrow key once the Enable WLAN? message appears on the panel.

Note: Press the left arrow key to cancel the wireless setup wizard.

  • When the printer prompts to enable the WPS feature on your router, tap the WPS button on it.
  • The Connected message indicates that the Wi-Fi setup is executed successfully.

Guide: Brother MFC-J491DW Scan to email

  • Firstly, know the IP address of the Brother printer by printing a network configuration report.
  • Tap the Settings icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Go to All Settings, scroll down, and select Print Reports.
  • Again scroll down and select Network Configuration. Tap Yes to confirm the process. Now the printer prints the report.
  • Open your Gmail account on your computer.
  • Tap the Settings icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Select the Settings option.
  • Click Forward and POP/IMAP. Select Configuration Instructions under Step 1.
  • Note down the content in the table under the Client Setup topic.
  • Now open an internet browser on your computer.
  • Type the printer’s IP address on the search bar.
  • Specify the printer’s default passkey in the Login field and log into the Brother MFC-J491DW setup settings.
  • Select the E-mail Send option at the left pane. Click POP3/IMAP4/SMTP.
  • Provide the credentials in the POP3/IMAP4/SMTP screen by using the copied content. Tap Submit. Send a text E-mail and complete the Scan to E-mail server setup.

Steps: Brother MFC-J491DW Print Setup

  • Open the print command window by using the Brother MFC-J491DW printer software on your computer.
  • Choose your printer name when it displays on the screen.
  • Click the Printing Properties or Preferences key.
  • Now the printer driver window appears on the screen.
  • Ensure that you have loaded enough compatible sheets in the paper tray.
  • Go to the Basic tab and click Media Type drop-down list.
  • Set the other settings like the Paper Size, Color Mode, Orientation, and Multiple Page.
  • Change the print configurations if needed.
  • Tap OK to save the configured settings.

Steps: Brother MFC-J491DW Date & Time Setup

  • Tap the Settings icon on the touchscreen of the Brother MFC-J491DW setup.
  • Press the up and down keys to display the Initial Setup option. Tap OK to select the option.
  • Choose the Date & Time option in the same way as explained in the previous step and tap OK. Select Date --> OK.
  • Use the dial pad to specify the last two digits of the year. Press OK.
  • Specify the month by using the dial pad and tap OK.
  • Choose the Clock Type option by using the up & down arrow keys randomly and tap OK.
  • Select 12h Clock or 24h Clock. Press OK.
  • Choose the Time option and tap OK.
  • Follow the prompts on the screen and press the Stop/Exit button.

Brother MFC-J491DW vs MFC-J497DW

Specification Brother MFC-J491DW printer Brother MFC-J497DW printer
Print head color Black, Color Mono, Color
Weight 18.2 lb 18.1 lb

There is no difference between the Brother MFC-J491DW and Brother MFC-J497DW printers except the above mentioned specifications. The MFC-J491DW printer is cheaper than the MFC-J491DW machine.

Brother MFC-J491DW USB Port Guidance

  • Configure the USB connection method while installing the Brother MFC-J491DW printer software.
  • Connect the USB cable of the Brother MFC-J491DW setup when the system prompts.
  • Connect the USB cable when the system prompts.
  • Open the lid at the top of the Brother printer.
  • Plug one terminal of the USB cable to the USB port of the printer and the other end to your computer.
  • Follow the prompts that appear on the screen and complete the USB port setup.

Guide: Brother MFC-J491DW not Printing

  • Are you finding it difficult to solve the Brother MFC-J491DW printer not printing issue? You are in the right place.
  • Here are some quick solutions using which you can fix the printer not printing problem so easily.
  • Make sure that the ink levers of the cartridges are high.
  • If the ink levers are low, replace the cartridges with a new set.
  • Check if compatible sheets are placed in the paper tray of the Brother MFC-J491DW setup.
  • Check the connection between your Brother printer and computer.

Guidance: Brother MFC-J491DW Offline

  • Verify the power connection of the Brother MFC-J491DW printer.
  • Never plug the AC power cable to the surge protector as it may cause power fluctuations.
  • Check if the connection status of the Brother MFC-J491DW printer is online under the Devices and Printers option on your computer.
  • For more solutions to solve the offline issue with the Brother MFC-J491DW setup, call our technical support team.

Steps: Brother MFC-J491DW Default Password

  • The default passkey of the Brother MFC-J491DW printer is intipass.
  • You can use this password to secure your Brother machine with a new passkey.
  • Here are some quick steps to secure your printer with a new passkey.
  • Firstly, open an internet browser on your computer.
  • Type the Brother MFC-J491DW setup’s IP address in the search field of the browser.
  • Create a new passkey in the Enter New Password under the Administrator tab.
  • Type the created passkey in the Confirm New Password field.
  • Tap Submit to complete the setup.

How to fix Paper Jam issue in Brother MFC-J491DW?

  • Check for jammed sheets inside the Brother MFC-J491DW setup.
  • Disconnect the AC power cable of the Brother machine.
  • Extend the paper tray of the machine and take it out.
  • Gently pull the green-colored levers present inside the printer.
  • Look for jammed sheets and remove them.
  • Open the scanner cover at the top of the Brother printer.
  • Check for jammed sheets and clear them.
  • Also, check the jammed sheets in other parts of the printer and try to solve the paper jam issue.
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