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BROTHER mfc5955dw Inkjet Printer User Manual


BROTHER mfc5955dw Inkjet Printer User Manual

BROTHER mfc5955dw Inkjet Printer

Unpack the machine and check the components

Remove the protective tape or film covering the machine and the supplies. The components included in the box may differ depending on your country.

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  • Most of the machine illustrations in this Quick Setup Guide show the MFC-J5955DW.
  • The images in this guide are for illustration purposes only and may differ from the actual products.


  • Save all packing materials and the box in case you must ship your machine.
  • You must purchase the correct interface cable for the interface you want to use.

USB cable
Use a USB 2.0 cable (Type A/B) that is no more than 5 meters long.

Ethernet (Network) cable
Use a straight-through Category 5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for a 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network.

  • Brother aims to reduce waste and save the raw materials and energy required for their production. Read more about our environmental work at

Load plain A4 paper

After finishing the machine setup, you can change the paper type or size. For more information about paper handling, see the Online User’s Guide at

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Connect the power cord

You can adjust the control panel angle to read the LCD more easily.

Select your country or language
After turning the machine on, you may need to set your country or language (depending on your machine). If required, follow the LCD instructions.

Install the inbox ink cartridges

Open the ink cartridge cover.
MFC-J2340DW / MFC-J2740DW / MFC-J5340DW / MFC-J5345DW MFC-J5740DW:
Remove the orange protective part from the machine. Follow the LCD instructions to store the orange protective part inside the machine. If you must transport the machine, remove the ink cartridges and replace this part.

Follow the LCD instructions to install the ink cartridges. Close the ink cartridge cover. The machine will prepare the ink tube system for printing.

The first time you install a set of ink cartridges the machine will use an amount of ink to fill the ink delivery tubes for high-quality printouts. This process will only happen once.

Connect the telephone line cord

(For Europe) We can send you a genuine Brother cord free of charge if you need one. To contact us, visit

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Connect the telephone line cord. Use the socket marked LINE and guide the cord out the back of the machine.

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Manual wireless setup

If the wireless setup is not successful, try to set up the connection manually.

Find your SSID (Network Name) and Network Key (Password) on your wireless access point/router and write them in the table provided below.

If you cannot find this information, ask your network administrator or wireless access point/router manufacturer.



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