Brother MFC J995DW Setup [Simple Guide]

Brother MFC J995DW is an All-in-One printer that suits best for small home offices and workgroups. This printer has a touchscreen control panel, ADF, flatbed scanner, and an outstanding cartridge system for high-quality photo printing. Follow simple steps given below for Brother MFC J995DW Setup.

Brother MFC J995DW Unboxing Setup

Below are the features supported by this printer

  • Mobile printing
  • Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet, Wireless, and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity
  • Print, scan, copy, and fax
  • Printing from a USB flash drive
  • Automatic duplexing

Brother MFC J995DW setup includes unpacking, loading print media, installing ink cartridges, and installing the printer software. For detailed instructions, go through the steps given below.

Brother Mfc J995dw Setup
  • Start with unpacking your printer and take out the box contents such as starter ink cartridges, Quick Setup Guide, telephone line cord, and Brother installation disc.
  • Remove all the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • Pull the paper input tray completely out from the printer and open the output tray cover.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the tray. Make sure to fan the paper stack with the paper width guides.
  • Close the output tray cover and refix the tray into the printer.
  • Next, connect your printer’s power cord to an electrical outlet and turn on the printer.
  • Adjust the control panel and open the ink cartridge cover.
  • Shake the black ink cartridge horizontally atleast 15 times. Take it out from the package and remove the protective seal.
  • Similarly, remove the protective tapes from the other cartridges as well.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and install all the ink cartridges into the printer.
  • Set the basic preferences on the touchscreen panel.
  • If you wish to add the fax function, connect the supplied telephone line cord to your printer’s LINE port and configure the fax settings.
  • After completing the basic printer settings, insert the Brother installation disc (CD-ROM) into your computer’s CD/DVD drive and run the setup file.
  • Finish the driver installation by following the on-screen prompts and verify the printer functionality.
  • For mobile printing, you can use the Brother iPrint&Scan app on your smartphone and complete the Brother MFC J995DW setup.

Brother MFC J995DW Driver Download

You can download the Brother MFC J995DW printer’s driver by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. However, you can also get it from the official Brother site. Make sure to identify your OS version before downloading the driver from the official Brother site because it will help you in selecting the compatible driver.

FOR WINDOWS

  • Before starting, disconnect the printer from your Windows computer (if any).
  • Remove any previously installed Brother printer drivers from your computer.
  • Next, launch the default browser and visit the official Brother site.
  • Enter your printer’s model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  • Click your printer model in the search result and select the option that directs you to the driver download page.
  • Click the Downloads tab from the left-side panel and choose your Windows OS version below Select Your Operating System (OS).
  • Under the How to identify your Operating System (OS) section, click the OK button.
  • In the Full Software Package section, click the Full Driver & Software Package (Recommended) link.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to download the driver file.

FOR MAC

  • On your Mac, close all the running apps and launch the default browser after ensuring that you have an active Internet connection.
  • Visit the official Brother site and enter your printer’s model number in the search field.
  • Click Search and choose your printer model in the search result.
  • Select the option that directs you to the driver download page.
  • Under Select Your Operating System (OS), choose your macOS and its version.
  • Click OK and select the required driver from the displayed list.
  • Next, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to download the driver file.
  • Open the Downloads window in your browser and check if the driver file has been downloaded.

Brother MFC J995DW Driver Installation

  • You can run the driver installation using the Brother installation disc or downloaded driver package to complete Brother MFC J995DW Setup.
  • On a Windows computer, you have to click the Yes button if the device prompts for User Account Control.
  • On Mac, enter your administrator name and password in the required fields and click Continue to start the driver installation wizard.
  • In the driver installation window, agree to the EULA and choose any one of the following options as your connection type.
    • Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi)
    • Wired Network Connection (Ethernet)
    • Local Connection (USB)
  • Based on the connection type you choose, follow the on-screen prompts and establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Finish the driver installation and print a test page to verify the connection.

Brother MFC J995DW Manual

You can download the Brother MFC J995DW printer’s manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. However, you can also get it from the official Brother site by following these steps.

  • On your computer, launch the default browser and visit the official Brother site.
  • Input your printer’s model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  • Click your printer model in the search result and select the option that directs you to the manual download page.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list.
  • Click on Download and save the manual to your computer.

Brother MFC J995DW Wireless Setup

  • Before starting, verify that you have completed the basic printer settings.
  • Identify the wireless network credentials such as SSID and network key from your router’s label.
  • Place your printer close to your router to reduce Wi-Fi interference and avoid connection issues during the Brother MFC J995DW setup.
  • Ensure that your printer is turned on.
  • Connect your computer to your local wireless network and run the driver installation using the supplied CD-ROM or downloaded driver package.
  • Choose your language in the driver installation wizard to begin the setup.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) option as your connection type.
  • Click Next and verify your wireless network name (SSID) in the Wireless Device Setup Wizard window.
  • Select Yes and click Next.
  • Wait for the wireless setup wizard to automatically apply the network settings and connect your printer to your wireless network.
  • If it fails to connect your printer to the wireless network, manually configure the wireless settings.
  • Navigate to your printer’s control panel and tap the Wi-Fi icon.
  • Select WLAN Assistant and tap OK.
  • Return to the driver installation wizard and click Next on the Failed to Connect screen.
  • On the Wireless Network Setup screen, select the No, I do not have a USB cable option and click Next.
  • Note down the wireless settings prompted by the driver installation wizard and move on to your printer.
  • Tap the Wi-Fi icon on the touchscreen panel and select the Setup Wizard option.
  • Tap Yes if you are prompted to enable WLAN.
  • Choose your wireless network name (SSID) and enter the network key using the on-screen keypad.
  • Press the OK button and wait for the confirmation message.
  • On your computer, click Next and select the Checked and confirmed checkbox.
  • Click Next and select your printer’s name from the displayed list.
  • Choose the Standard (Recommended) option as your installation type and click Next.
  • Install the required software by selecting them in the driver installation wizard and complete the wireless setup.

Connect To MFC J995DW With Wi-Fi Direct

  • Using the Wi-Fi Direct feature in Brother MFC J995DW Setup, you can connect your wireless devices to the printer without any Wi-Fi routers or access points.
  • To begin with, turn on your Brother MFC J995DW printer and navigate to the control panel.
  • Tap the Settings icon and select All Settings –> Network –> Wi-Fi Direct –> Manual.
  • Note down the SSID and password displayed on the touchscreen panel.
  • Now, go to your computer and click the Wi-Fi icon.
  • Disconnect your computer from the wireless network (if any).
  • Select the printer’s SSID from the displayed list and enter the password.
  • Once you have connected the computer to your printer, the ‘Connected’ message will be displayed on the touchscreen panel.
  • You have now seen how to connect your computer to your Brother printer using the Wi-Fi Direct feature.

Brother MFC J995DW USB Setup

  • Make sure that you have a standard USB cable before starting the Brother MFC J995DW setup via USB.
  • Do not connect your printer and computer until prompted by the driver installation wizard.
  • On your computer, close all the running apps and run the driver installer.
  • Agree to the EULA and select the Local Connection (USB) option as your connection type.
  • When the installation wizard asks you to connect your printer, plug one end of the USB cable into your printer’s USB port.
  • Make sure to connect the other end to your computer’s USB port.
  • Once the connection is established successfully, finish the driver installation and print a test page to verify the connection.

Brother MFC J995DW Fax Setup

  • To begin with, connect the supplied telephone-line cord to your printer’s LINE port. Make sure to connect the other end to a telephone wall jack.
  • Navigate to the touchscreen panel and tap the Settings icon.
  • Select All Settings –> Fax –> Setup Receive –> Receive Mode.
  • Choose your desired receive mode and press the Home button.
  • Tap the Settings icon and select All Settings –> Initial Setup –> Station ID –> Fax.
  • Input your fax number and then press the OK button.
  • Tap Name and enter your name.
  • Press the OK button and then Home.
  • To send a fax, connect your printer to your local wireless network and load the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • Press the Fax icon on the touchscreen panel and enter the fax number using the on-screen keypad.
  • You can also select the fax number from the Call History or Address Book.
  • Tap Options and choose the required fax settings.
  • Press the Fax Start button to scan and fax your document.
Brother MFC J995DW Fax Setup

How To Scan With Brother MFC-J995DW?

The Brother MFC J995DW printer comes with a flatbed scanner. You can place the original document for scanning on the scanner glass or into the ADF. You should connect your printer and computer via a USB cable or over a wireless network for Brother MFC J995DW setup on scanner. This printer supports the following scan features.

  • Scan to PC
  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to FTP
  • Scan to Network
  • Scan to SharePoint
  • Scan to Memory Device

Brother MFC J995DW Scan To Computer

Using the printer’s control panel:

  • Turn on your printer and computer. Connect them via a USB cable or over a wireless network.
  • Load the original document you wish to scan into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • Navigate to the touchscreen panel and tap the Scan icon.
  • Select to PC –> to File.
  • If the printer is connected to Wi-Fi, choose your computer name on the touchscreen panel.
  • To change the default scan settings, press the Options tab and choose the required scan settings.
  • Otherwise, press the Start button to scan your document and save it to your computer.

Brother MFC J995DW Scan To Email

Using the printer’s control panel:

  • You should have your email account configured in an email program on your computer.
  • Next, connect your printer to the computer.
  • Load the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • Navigate to the touchscreen control panel and tap the Scan icon.
  • Select to PC –> to Email.
  • Choose your computer name if it is connected to a wireless network.
  • If necessary, tap Options and change the scan settings.
  • Finally, tap Start to scan your original and save it as an email attachment to your computer’s email program.

Brother MFC J995DW Scan To Mac

Using the Brother iPrint&Scan app:

  • Before you begin Brother MFC J995DW setup, install the Brother iPrint&Scan app on your Mac.
  • Connect your printer and Mac via a USB cable or over a wireless network.
  • Next, place the original document you wish to scan on the scanner glass or into the ADF.
  • On your Mac, click Finder in the Dock and select Applications from the Go menu.
  • In the Applications window, double-click the iPrint&Scan icon.
  • Click the Select Your Machine button and choose your printer’s name.
  • Click the Scan icon and follow the on-screen prompts to scan your document from the printer and save the copy to your Mac.

Brother MFC J995DW Scan Multiple Pages

Using Brother ControlCenter4:

  • Turn on your scanner and load the original documents into the ADF.
  • Ensure that your Brother printer and computer are connected via a USB cable or over a wireless network.
  • On your computer, launch the Brother ControlCenter4 utility and choose your printer’s name from the Model drop-down menu.
  • Click the Scan tab and choose the Custom option below Document Type.
  • Click Scan to open the Custom Scan Settings window.
  • Choose your scan type and select the Continuous Scanning checkbox.
  • Click the OK button to scan the first page of the original document.
  • Once you have scanned the first page, select continue scanning to scan the next page.
  • Repeat the steps until all the pages are scanned.
  • Finally, click Finish to complete the scan.

Brother MFC J995DW Duplex Scan

  • Brother MFC J995DW setup doesn’t support auto duplex scanning. However, you can manually scan a double-sided document using Brother ControlCenter4.
  • To begin with, load the original document into the ADF.
  • Connect your printer to the computer using a standard USB cable.
  • If necessary, you can also connect them wirelessly.
  • On your computer, open the Brother ControlCenter4 utility.
  • Click the Scan tab and choose the Custom option as your document type.
  • Click Scan to open the Custom Scan Settings window.
  • Select the required scan settings, enable the Continuous scanning checkbox.
  • Click OK to scan your document.
  • Once the first page is scanned, select the option to continue scanning the next page.

Brother MFC J995DW Ink Replacement

  • Start by opening the ink cartridge cover of your printer.
  • Ensure that your printer is turned on.
  • If your printer requires more than one ink cartridge to be replaced, it will display the ‘Replace Ink’ message.
  • Press the lock to release the lever and remove the ink cartridge that needs to be replaced.
  • Unpack the new ink cartridge and remove any protective seals from it.
  • Load the new ink cartridge into the correct slot and close the ink cartridge cover.
  • The ink dot counter will be reset automatically and Brother MFC J995DW setup ink replacement is resolved.

Brother MFC J995DW Default Password

The default password of your Brother printer is required to log in to your printer’s web-based management. You can identify it from your printer’s label. To secure your printer from unauthorized access, change the default password by following these steps.

  • On your computer, launch the default browser and enter your printer’s IP address in the URL field.
  • If prompted, enter the default login password (initpass) in the required field.
  • Click the Administrator tab and type the new password in the Enter New Password field.
  • Re-enter your password in the Confirm New Password field and click the Submit button.
  • Now, the default login password should be changed.
Brother MFC J995DW Default Password

Brother MFC J995DW Troubleshooting

If your Brother MFC J995DW printer is not responding to your printing commands, you should troubleshoot the printer to continue printing. Identify the real cause and execute the right troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. Some common printer issues are due to incomplete Brother MFC J995DW setup and improper maintenance. In case you are stuck in troubleshooting your printer issues, contact our technical experts to assist you in resolving them.

Brother MFC J995DW Printer Offline

  • Is your Brother MFC J995DW printer offline? Probably there might be a communication breakdown between the devices.
  • Check whether your printer is turned on while you are printing remotely from the connected computer.
  • If your printer has been turned off, check the power cord and turn on your printer.
  • Verify the USB or Wi-Fi connection between your printer and computer.
  • If you are using Windows 10 on your PC, open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Right-click your printer’s icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Clear all the pending print jobs and click the Printer tab to deselect the Use Printer Offline option.
  • Now, check the printer’s status below its icon in the Control Panel window.
  • If your printer is still offline, restart the Print Spooler service to bring your printer back online.

Brother MFC J995DW Not Printing

  • If your Brother MFC J995DW printer fails to print any documents, check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Ensure that you have loaded the correct print media into the printer’s paper input tray.
  • On your computer, verify that you have selected the correct print settings.
  • Next, check whether your printer has been set as the default printer on your computer. To do so, open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • If there is no green checkmark on your printer’s icon, give a right-click on it and select the Set as default printer option.
  • Finally, print a test page to check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, run the printer troubleshooter or reinstall the printer driver.

For more assistance on Brother MFC J995DW setup and troubleshooting, feel free to contact our technical experts.