Wireless printers are no less than a boon especially when it comes from a reputed brand like Brother. To make your printer print seamlessly, you need to connect it to the network so that it can download the required driver as without a driver, no printer can do their job.
Also, to connect wireless brother printer to Wi-Fi, you need to follow a set of instructions otherwise the setup may not complete. The process is quite technical and every user may not be able to do it on their own, so if you want to know how to connect brother printer to Wi-Fi, keep on reading.
Before you begin:
It is important to know the wireless network settings of your wireless router or access point as you will need it later:
- Network Name (also known as "SSID" or "ESSID")
- Network Key (also known as "Password", "Security Key", or "Encryption Key")
You can look for the Network Name (SSID) and Network Key (Password) on the base or the side of the access point or wireless router or the documentation provided with them.
Steps to Connect Brother Printer to Wi-Fi
Follow the step-by-step directions to set up your wireless Brother printer to Wi-Fi:
- First of all, connect the power cord to your Brother printer and then connect it to the wall socket; then turn your printer on.
- On the printer’s control panel, press the Menu button.
- To select Network, press the Up or Down arrow key and then tap Ok.
- Then to select WLAN, again press the Up or Down arrow key and then tap Ok.
- Select the Setup Wizard using the Up or Down arrow key and again tap Ok.
- If you see a message WLAN Enable?, press Yes to activate the wireless network.
- The wireless setup wizard will appear and the printer will start looking for your network and you will see a list of available Network Names (SSIDs).
- Using the Up or Down arrow keys, select your SSID and press Ok.
- If you use the authentication method that requires the Network Key, enter the key and press Ok; tap Yes to apply the settings you entered.
- If the authentication method is Open System and encryption mode is None, the printer will try to connect to your wireless network.
- If your printer connected successfully, the LCD screen will display a message as Connected.
- In case the brother printer didn’t connect to the wireless network, the printer will print a wireless connection report from where you can check the error code.
That was all about the Brother Printer Wi-Fi setup.
Once you are done with this, your next step should be to install Brother Printer Driver by visiting the Downloads section of Brother’s official website and get the full driver and software package.
In case the Brother Printer driver shows unavailable, you can follow the troubleshooting provided here- https://www.printeralign.com/fix-brother-printer-driver-is-unavailable-error
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