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Wi-FiDirect™ Guide

Version 0

ENG

Applicable models

This User’s Guide applies to the following models. HL-5470DW(T)/6180DW(T)/MFC-8710DW/8910DW/8950DW(T)

Definitions of notes

We use the following icons throughout this User’s Guide:

Note

Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give tips about how the operation works with other features.

Trademarks

The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.

Wi-FiDirect,Wi-FiProtected Setup, WPA,Wi-FiProtected Access, WPA2, andWi-FiProtected Access 2 are marks of theWi-FiAlliance.

Wi-FiCERTIFIED,Wi-FiandWi-FiAlliance are registered marks of theWi-FiAlliance. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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IMPORTANT NOTE

In this manual, the LCD messages of the HL-6180DW(T)are used unless specified.

Please go to the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/ and click Manuals on your model page to download the other manuals.

Not all models are available in all countries.

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Table of Contents

 

1

Introduction

1

 

Overview....................................................................................................................................................

1

 

Benefits to the customer ............................................................................................................................

1

 

Hardware requirements .............................................................................................................................

2

 

Supported operating systems..............................................................................................................

2

 

Downloading and installing Brother iPrint&Scan .......................................................................................

2

 

For Android™ Devices ........................................................................................................................

2

 

For iOS Devices ..................................................................................................................................

2

 

For Windows® Phone Devices ............................................................................................................

2

2

Configuration methods

3

 

Step by step chart for Wi-Fi Direct network configuration..........................................................................

3

 

Configuring your network using Wi-Fi Direct for HL-5470DW(T) and HL-6180DW(T) ..............................

5

 

One push configuration using Wi-Fi Direct ..........................................................................................

5

 

One push configuration using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) ..............................................................

6

 

Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Direct............................................................................

7

 

Configuration using the PIN Method of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)................................................

8

 

Manual configuration for a Wi-Fi Direct network..................................................................................

9

 

Configuring your network using Wi-Fi Direct for MFC-8710DW and MFC-8910DW ...............................

10

 

One push configuration using Wi-Fi Direct ........................................................................................

10

 

One push configuration using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) ............................................................

11

 

Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Direct..........................................................................

12

 

Configuration using the PIN Method of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)..............................................

14

 

Manual configuration for a Wi-Fi Direct network................................................................................

15

 

Configuring your network using Wi-Fi Direct for MFC-8950DW(T)..........................................................

16

 

One push configuration using Wi-Fi Direct ........................................................................................

16

 

One push configuration using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) ............................................................

17

 

Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Direct..........................................................................

18

 

Configuration using the PIN Method of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)..............................................

19

 

Manual configuration for a Wi-Fi Direct network................................................................................

20

3

Troubleshooting

21

 

Overview..................................................................................................................................................

21

 

Identifying your problem ....................................................................................................................

21

4

Glossary

25

 

Wi-Fi Direct network terms ......................................................................................................................

25

 

Group Owner (G/O) ...........................................................................................................................

25

 

Device Information.............................................................................................................................

25

 

Status Information .............................................................................................................................

25

 

I/F Enable ..........................................................................................................................................

26

 

Network terms and concepts ...................................................................................................................

26

 

Network terms ...................................................................................................................................

26

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