Driver Updation of Brother® MFC Printers in Windows® XP®
What are the various tips to select and download drivers for Brother MFC Printers in Windows XP?
The tips for installing Brother MFC in your Windows XP are as follows - Download the 'Add a printer wizard driver' from the Brother's website. Save it on your desktop. Then go to 'Control panel' and take 'Printers and faxes'. Then press the link 'Add a printer'. It will give you 'Add printer Wizard' option. Click it and go to next. Though it is a network printer, you can install it only as local printer. Click the option for local printer and press 'Next'. A new page for selecting the printer port would appear. Here you can tell the computer that yours is a network printer. Select 'Standard TCP/IP Port' and go to 'Next'. Then a new page appears. Click 'Next' here also. You can type your IP address manually or automatically on the new page that appears. Then click 'Next' and 'Finish'. A new page appears; click 'Have disk'. Browse the folder you downloaded earlier and click 'Next' to continue. Then click 'Next' again and then you can print a test page. Finally, click 'Finish'.
The following things should be kept in mind before updating Brother MFC printer drivers in the Windows XP Operating System:
- Update using a wired connection
- Backup caller id log
- Check the Network connection
Update using a wired connection
You should always use a wired connection. This is because the wireless connection is unstable and you can't get the access permanently. The machine you are going to upgrade should be free and it should not be engaged with tasks. If you are going to update, make sure that your memory doesn't contain any other data. The journal report data should be deleted before upgrading the MFC printer drive of Brother. It would provide you a stable connectivity.
Backup caller id log
Saving your id catalog involves names, e-mail ids, phone numbers, fax no., and the scanned documents you kept as quick dials in a file before upgrading. You can back them up by clicking the 'Export' button on the remote setup. So, you can protect the system from the crisis of losing data. After upgrading the system, you can safely retrieve them. This is the easy and efficient method to recover after upgrading your Brother printer driver in Windows XP.
Before updating, you should make a print of your network configuration and check whether your printer is functioning correctly. Ensure that no fax data is left behind in the memory. The machine shouldn't do scanning or copying at the time of updating. The machine should not be in the 'Settings' menu and it should not keep your telephone line engaged. No error message will be there on the 'Liquid Crystal Display' panel. If you keep these things in Network Configuration, you won't have any problem after upgrading your MFC driver from Brother in the Windows XP Operating System.
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