Complete Guide: Brother MFC L6900DW Setup

Brother MFC L6900DW Setup

Brother MFC L6900DW Unboxing

Brother MFC-L6900DW is an all-in-one laser printer that uses the electrophotographic laser method to deliver high-quality printouts. If you’re going to perform the Brother MFC L6900DW Setup for the first time, then perform the simple step-by-step instructions given below.

Step 1: Unboxing Printer

  • Open the printer package.
  • Inside the box, check whether the following components are provided along with the printer: drum unit (pre-installed), starter toner cartridge, installation CD-ROM, quick setup guide, product safety guide, basic user’s guide, AC power cord, and telephone line cord.
  • Now, remove the outer plastic cover surrounding the printer.
  • Place the printer on a clean surface and start to unpack it.
  • After unpacking your printer completely, place it close to an electrical outlet and follow the next step of the setup given below.

Step 2: Installing Drum Unit & Toner Cartridge

  • Open the front door of your printer.
  • Take the toner cartridge assembly out of the Brother MFC L6900DW Setup.
  • Remove the orange packing material from the assembly.
  • Now, unpack the starter toner cartridge and install it in the drum unit.
  • Make sure that the cartridge is unpacked properly. Now, install the assembly into the printer.

Step 3: Loading Paper

  • Pull out the paper tray.
  • Get a stack of paper, then align the width guides of your printer.
  • Load the paper and adjust the width guides properly.
  • Place the tray back into your Brother printer.
Brother MFC L6900DW Setup

Step 4: Turning ON Printer

  • Get your printer’s power cord that is provided during the product purchase.
  • Now, connect your Brother MFC L6900DW Setup to an electrical outlet using the power cord.
  • Turn on the printer by pressing its Power button.
  • Once your printer becomes stable, configure the basic printer settings by following the on-screen instructions.
  • If you wish to use the Fax function, then connect the printer to the telephone wall outlet using the telephone line cord, and configure the fax settings by following the on-screen instructions. Otherwise, skip it.

Step 5: Installing Printer Software OR App

For Computer

  • Choose the desired connection type when prompted and connect your printer to the network.
  • If you wish to establish a wireless connection, connect your printer to your wireless network, and then run the setup file to finish the setup. Similarly, if your connection type is USB or wired, run the setup file on your computer, and when prompted, choose the USB or Wired option. Carry out the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

For Smartphone

  • Connect your Brother MFC L6900DW Setup and the smartphone to the same wireless network.
  • Install and run the Brother iPrint & Scan app on your phone to complete the setup.
  • Finally, print a test page to check whether the Brother MFC L6900DW Printer Setup is done correctly.

Brother MFC L6900DW User Manual

Looking for the easiest way to download the soft copy of your Brother MFC-L6900DW printer’s user manual? Click the Manual Download button provided on this page.

Brother MFC L6900DW Driver

Basically, to perform the printer-related operation from your computer, you have to install the printer driver. The printer driver helps your computer to communicate with the Brother MFC L6900DW Setup. For most of the printers, the setup CD is provided along with it during the purchase. If the setup CD is not provided, then you can download it from the printer’s official support page.

Brother MFC L6900DW Driver For Mac

The Brother iPrint & Scan application is the recommended Brother printer driver for Mac. You can download this application from the printer’s official support page or the Apple App Store.

Brother MFC L6900DW Driver For Windows

The recommended full driver & software package contains all the drivers that are needed to perform the printer-related operations from your computer. To Download Brother MFC-L6900DW Driver for Windows, click on the Driver Download or Driver Download for Windows button provided on this page.

Brother MFC L6900DW Wireless Setup

You can perform the wireless setup for your Brother MFC L6900DW Setup using the printer’s control panel itself. These are the instructions you need to follow.

  • Initially, gather your wireless network’s credentials, such as SSID and password.
  • Next, turn on your wireless router and place it close to the printer.
  • Now, turn on your Brother printer.
  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Select All Settings > Network > WLAN > Setup Wizard > Yes.
  • When prompted, choose your wireless network’s SSID and type its password.
  • Connect your Brother printer to the selected wireless network by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the wireless connection is made, run the printer’s setup file on your computer.
  • When prompted, choose the Wireless Connection option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wireless setup.
  • Finally, print a test page to check whether the Wi-Fi setup is done correctly.

Brother MFC L6900DW USB Connect

Basically, after completing the printer’s hardware setup, you’ll be prompted to choose the connection type. Select Skip and continue with the following instructions.

  • Get the USB cable that is compatible with your Brother printer.
  • On your computer, run the Brother MFC-L6900DW Driver.
  • When prompted, choose the Local USB connection option.
  • Connect your Brother MFC L6900DW Setup to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Finish the USB setup by following the reset of the instructions displayed on the screen.

Brother MFC L6900DW Ethernet Connect

  • Initially, get an Ethernet cable for the connection.
  • Next, place the printer close to your network router.
  • Now, connect the printer to your router using the Ethernet cable.
  • Turn on the Brother printer if it is turned off.
  • On your computer, run the setup file.
  • Reach the Connection Type screen by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Select the Wired Network Connection (Ethernet) option.
  • When your printer name is displayed on the screen, select it.
  • If the installer file fails to find your printer, enter the printer’s IP address and continue the Ethernet setup process.
  • Finally, perform a test print from your computer to check whether the setup is done correctly.

Brother MFC L6900DW Troubleshooting

The below section covers some of the common printer issues and the Brother MFC L6900DW Troubleshooting instructions for the same. To get remote assistance in resolving the issues, contact our technical experts by clicking the Call button provided on this page.

Paper Jam

Initially, restart your Brother MFC L6900DW Setup.

Next, check whether the Paper Jam message is displayed on the printer screen. If yes, look for the jammed paper in the following parts of the printer:

  • MP tray
  • Paper tray
  • Back of the printer
  • Inside the printer
  • 2-sided tray
  • If you find jammed paper in any of these parts, then remove it gently.

    After removing the jammed paper, reload the tray with some paper and perform a test print.

Toner Reset

Usually, after replacing the existing drum unit with a new one, you have to reset the counter. The following instructions explain the same.

  • From the Settings menu of your printer, select the All Settings option.
  • Choose Machine Info > Parts Life.
  • Now, locate the Drum button on your printer’s control panel and hold it down until you see the drum reset message.
  • Select Yes > Home.

Printer Offline

  • Initially, check if your Brother MFC L6900DW Printer is turned on.
  • Next, the most important thing is that you have to check the connection between the printer and your computer. If your computer and the printer are not connected to the same network, then there is a chance for the Printer Offline message to be displayed on your printer’s screen. So, connect the printer and your computer to the same network.
  • Set your Brother printer as the default printer.
  • Cancel all the existing printer jobs from the print queue, then perform the print operation.
  • Disable the Use Printer Offline option if it is enabled on your computer.
  • Reinstall the printer driver and restart the Brother MFC L6900DW Setup.
  • If the printer remains offline, reset the printer settings.

Connected To Wifi But Not Printing

  • As the first step of troubleshooting, check if your Brother printer is ready to perform the print operation.
  • In addition, make sure that your printer is turned on.
  • Furthermore, if any error message is displayed on your printer’s screen, then resolve it by performing the necessary solutions.
  • Set the Brother MFC printer as the default printer on your computer.
  • Re-perform the wireless setup.
  • Restart the Brother MFC L6900DW Setup and your computer.