As you will come to learn I am a bit of a geek. I like to figure things out especially when it involves technology. I recently added the Brother PR655 to my line up of tools. The only thing I thought that could make this machine better would be that I could load designs onto the machine wirelessly. I found testing and tweaking a design and having to load and reload the design on thumb drives to be a big waste of time. I knew there had to be a way to make my Brother PR655 wireless. And so I did!
I was excited when I learned that Brother was already working on this. They began selling the BES 4 Dream Edition. The software came with a component that allowed you to connect to the PR655 wirelessly but you had to be on a Windows Machine and use the BES software. I didn't want either of those things. I LOVE my MacBook Air and Embrilliance Software.
I did some research and asked lots of questions on the Facebook groups I belong to and found some avenues to follow. I ended up ordering the DS-520AN and it worked like a charm. Silex is the company that previously produced the StitchLink II. I emailed Silex to find out if they had updated the StitchLink II as it was really old and expensive if bought from websites that still had stock. Their quick response pointed me to their product, the DS-520AN. (Image 1) This device plugs into the computer port on the Brother PR655 (Image 2). You will need to temporarily connect the DS-520AN to your home router so that it can join your wireless network. Once that is done the only connection you need at the machine is the USB cable and power. On your computer you will need to download the SX Virtual Link software that will help you mount the PR655. (Image 3) Once connected and mounted you will see the drive show up on your computer. (Image 4) I have a MacBook Air so it shows up on my desktop. If you have a windows machine I am guessing it shows up as a lettered drive. This works exactly as I wanted it to. Let me know if you have questions, I will try to answer them to the best of my ability.
I ordered my DS-520AN from Jet.com. If you have never shopped at Jet you should be able to get 15% off your first three orders. And if you want to kick it up another notch in the savings department I would recommend you get an EBATES account. You will earn 10 dollars cash back with your first purchase over $25 and an additional 3% cash on your purchase from Jet. If you follow my link to EBATES I get a bonus as well. I signed up right before Christmas of 2016 and have already racked up 500 bucks. That is a lot of embroidery supplies!
So here is the math.
154.61 lowest price on Jet.com
-23.19 15% off Jet first time buyer
-3.94 3% cash back with EBATES
-10.00 first purchase with EBATES
117.48! I saved over 37 bucks! I love working the deals!