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Yes, there is a USB on that model. You have to open the cover the see the port. It is inside the printer. See this picture --> http://support.brother.com/g/b/img/faqend/faq00000557_002/us/en/24760/000557_003_02.gif
Re scanning, you should be able to scan over WiFi. Are you using an Apple Mac or Windows PC ?
In order for the scanner to work over WiFi or USB properly with all features, the latest drivers have to installed.
Are you using an Apple Mac computer or Windows PC ?
If Windows, what version of Windows are you using ? 7,8,8.1 or 10 ?
Let me know and I will send you correct latest drivers which should solve the issue.
Or you can download and install the latest drivers and software from here --> http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj470dw_us_eu_as&os=10013
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