Using a Web Browser to View and Change Printer Information
Many Brother printers support Embedded Web Server (EWS) technology,
this means that you can use a standard web browser to manage
many aspects of the printer, for example, view consumable
life, configure network parameters, view serial number information,
printer usage etc. For a list of
the Top-10 features of the Embedded Web Server support click here.
The Printer HomePage
Start your web browser and enter the NetBIOS name, DNS name or IP address of the printer.
If your system is configured correctly you will see the relevant printer homepage.
Usually the homepage is animated, that is, if the printer
is asleep, or printing, or in an error state, i.e. no paper,
an animated image will quickly show you the printer status.
There are always at least eight links at the top of every page that you see:
- Home Page (a link to the printer homepage)
- Network Configuration (a link to the network parameters of the printer)
Administrator Settings (a link to the particular administrator
settings available on that printer)
- View Configuration (a link to general printer information)
Printer Information (a link to specific printer settings
such as margin information, paper size, etc).
- Reset & Test (a link to the printer reset page)
Find Device (clicking this link finds all Brother network
connected printers in your network).
- A link to the Brother Solutions Center Web site
Next to the 'Find Device' link you may also see a 'Secure
Print' link or a 'Spool Function' link.
Secure Print link
This link will appear if you have not installed an optional
HD-6G/HD-EX or Compact Flash memory module but you have created
a RAMDISK and are using the 'Secure Print' option in the printer driver.
This link will appear if you have installed an optional HD-6G/HD-EX
or Compact Flash memory module and you are using the 'Secure
Print', 'Proof Print' or 'Public Print' options within the printer driver.
Viewing/Changing Information: Network Information
Click the 'Network Configuration' link and enter the print
server password (the default password information is detailed
in the Brother NC-Series print server user guide).
After entering the print server password, the main Network
Information page is displayed. From here you can view and
set a variety of network information. For example, to change
the IP address settings select the 'Configure TCP/IP' option
and enter the new IP address information. To configure the
automatic e-mail notification option, click the 'Configure
Viewing/Changing Information: Administrator Settings
The Administrator Settings page is used to set printer specific
options such as HardDisk/Compact Flash options, Time Setting
options, Job Accounting functions etc..
Viewing/Changing Information: View Configuration
The 'View Configuration' link displays general printer information
such as page count, consumable status,
Viewing/Changing Information: Printer Settings
Click the Printer Settings to link to view printer emulation's
information such as PCL, BRScript 3 etc... page settings information.
Viewing/Changing Information: Reset and Test
The Reset and Test link can be used to reset the printer.
Viewing/Changing Information: Find Device
When selected, the 'Find Device' option locates all network
connected Brother printers and displays their status
Did you know?
- The BRAdmin Professional
software can also be used to view and change printer information
- You can use the e-mail
notification option to automatically receive e-mail messages
if there is a printer problem.