Having a wireless printer in your home or office allows you to print documents and photos without relying on wires and cables. Brother printers make it easy to set up a wireless connection that allows you to make remote printing more convenient. In this article, we will show you how to connect your Brother printer to Wi-Fi and make wireless printing a breeze.
1. Overview of Wifi Connection for Brother Printer
Finding a Wifi Connection
The Brother printer can be connected to your wifi network to have access to printing from your computers, tablets and smartphones. To find a wifi connection, you will need to access the printer’s network settings. Depending on the model, there may be a dedicated wifi button. If not, you can access the wifi settings through the home screen on the printer.
Connecting to a Wifi Network
Once you have accessed the settings, the printer will search for any available wifi networks in your area. Once you have found your network, you will need to enter a password if there is one. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the wifi connection.
Troubleshooting a Wifi Connection
If you experience difficulty connecting your Brother printer to a wifi network, there are a few things to check:
- Ensure that your wifi router settings are correct.
- Check that the wifi password is correct.
- Try disabling security for the network and reconnecting.
- Check the range of the network, as the signal might be too weak.
If you still experience an issue connecting your printer to wifi, you can contact our service team for help.
2. Preparing to Connect Brother Printer to Wifi Network
Before establishing a connection between your Brother Printer and a Wireless Network, you need to make sure that a few requirements are met.
- Wireless Router
- Brother Printer
- Wireless Network Name
- Wireless Network Password
Once the above prerequisites have been checked and collected, making the Brother Printer connect to a Wireless Network is the next step.Connecting the printer to the wireless network is a simple and straightforward process. It involves pressing a few buttons and entering the wireless key into the device. The Brother Printer comes with an in-built guided mechanical procedure which is extremely easy to understand.
3. Setting Up the Brother Printer and Printer Driver
If you’ve purchased a Brother Printer and you need to set it up, you’ll need to configure its driver correctly. This guide will help you do exactly that.
Begin by downloading the printer driver from the Brother website. This driver should be compatible with the printer you’ve purchased. Once you’re done downloading the driver, follow these steps:
- Install the driver: Run the setup file after downloading the driver and you should see an installation wizard. Make sure you follow all the instructions until the end safely to get the driver ready. Once done, restart your device in order to apply the changes – this is optional though.
- Connect the printer: Follow the instructions that came along with your printer in order to connect it with your device. Most printers require you to make a connection with a USB cable.
- Configure the driver: To configure the driver correctly, you’ll need to open the settings for your printer. Find the configuration settings for your printer in the Control Panel and set up the driver manually. Make sure the settings are according to your usage.
By following these steps, you can setup your Brother Printer and its dedicated driver successfully. You should have no issues printing after the procedure is over. If you have any difficulties performing it, then contact the Brother Support Team for further assistance.
4. Connecting the Brother Printer to the Wifi Network
If you have a Brother printer and would like to connect it to a wifi network, you can easily do so by following these steps:
- Retrieve the network name (also known as an SSID or ESSID) and password of the wifi network.
- Turn the Brother printer on, then press the ‘Menu’ button.
- As you scroll through the menu, select the option that allows you to connect to a wifi network.
- The Brother printer will start to search for wifi networks in your vicinity. Once it locates your network, select it.
- Input the network name and password of the wifi network.
- The Brother printer should be successfully connected to the wifi network.
Once you have connected the printer to the wifi network, you should be able to see it in the list of available wireless devices in the router’s admin interface.
When using the Brother printer on the wifi network, consider the following guidelines:
- Ensure that all users of the network have the updated drivers, so that the printer will have the right configurations.
- Consider configuring the printer to not be discoverable on the network to limit access.
- Disable the wifi connection to the Brother printer when you are not using it to reduce unnecessary wireless traffic on the network.
5. Verifying Connection of Brother Printer to Wifi Network
Connecting via Wireless Setup Wizard:
A Wireless Setup Wizard should be available in the printer’s control panel menu to assist you in connecting your Brother Printer to the WiFi network. It should remain available until the connection is verified. To perform the Wireless Setup Wizard, following steps should be followed:
- Start the Wireless Setup Wizard from the printer’s control panel.
- Select the Network name from the list.
- Select the Security Protocol for the wireless LAN.
- Enter the encryption key of the wireless router.
- Verify the SSID and the IP address of the printer.
Verification of Connection:
To verify if the connection has been successful, you should make sure the ‘Ready’ or ‘Connected’ status is visible in the printer’s control panel display. After this, you should be able to print or scan data using a computer that is connected to the same wireless network. You should also be able to access the Brother wireless device using your wireless routers DHCP client table.
By following the above steps, you should be able to connect your Brother printer to your WiFi connection with ease. If not, or if you need further assistance, Brother has a team of customer service professionals ready to assist you. Good luck and happy printing!