You can connect your Brother printer to a wireless network using any one of the methods mentioned below.
- Wireless Direct
- Infrastructure Mode
- WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
- Ad-hoc Mode
To know how to connect your Brother printer to a Wireless network using one of the methods mentioned above, read the detailed information given below.
If you wish to connect your Brother printer to a Wi-Fi network without using a wireless router or access point, then the Wireless Direct method is the best choice.
While you use the Wireless Direct method, your Brother printer itself acts as a Wi-Fi access point.
To know how, read the instructions given below.
- Step 1: First, check if your Brother printer supports the Wireless Direct method.
- Step 2: If yes, get a USB cable provided with your printer package.
- Step 3: If the USB cable is not provided with the printer package, then get one from a trusted retail store.
- Step 4: Connect your Brother printer and the system using the USB cable.
- Step 5: Launch the Printer Setting Tool on your Windows system.
- Step 6: Locate and click the Communication Settings button.
- Step 7: Click the General tab and select the Wireless Direct option in the Selected Interface section.
For Mac users:
- Step 1: Open the Printer Settings window on your Mac system.
- Step 2: Click the Wireless LAN tab and check if the Wireless Direct option is enabled.
- Step 3: If not, enable it and continue the remaining set of the setup process.
- Step 4: Now, enable the Wi-Fi option on your Brother printer by pressing and holding the Wi-Fi button.
- Step 5: Once the Wi-Fi option is enabled on your Brother printer, the Wi-Fi light on it will start to flash.
- Step 6: Now, check for the SSID of your Brother printer on your computer or mobile device.
- Step 7: Select your Brother printer’s SSID from the list and tap its password in the given field.
- Step 8: Once the network connection setup is done successfully, the Wi-Fi light on the Brother printer’s control panel will turn into solid blue.
- Step 9: To check the connectivity status, try to perform a test print over the Wi-Fi network.
- Step 1: First, configure your Brother printer for wireless setup.
- Step 2: Before you begin the configuration, note down your wireless router’s SSID and password.
- Step 3: Now, switch on your Brother printer and the Wireless router.
- Step 4: Locate the Wi-Fi button on your Brother printer’s control panel and hold it for one second.
- Step 5: The Wi-Fi light on your Brother printer will start flashing for every three seconds.
- Step 6: Now, configure the Infrastructure Mode on your computer.
- Step 1: Launch the Brother printer's Printer Settings Tool.
- Step 2: Click Communication Settings --> General --> Wireless LAN .
- Step 1: Open the Printer Driver Package on your Mac system.
- Step 2: Select the Wireless Device Setup option and perform the on-screen instructions.
- Step 3: When prompted, enter your wireless router’s SSID in the given field and click the Search button.
- Step 4: From the list of available wireless network’s SSID, select yours and enter its password in the given field.
- Step 5: Click the Apply button after entering the required information in the appropriate fields.
- Step : Now, install the Brother printer driver on your system to complete the wireless connection setup.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
- Step 1: To perform this method, you need a router that has a WPS button.
- Step 2: Keep your Brother printer within the range of the Wi-Fi router.
- Step 3: Locate & press the WPS button on your wireless router.
- Step 4: On your Brother printer, press & hold the WPS button for five seconds.
- Step 5: The Wi-Fi light on the Brother printer starts to flash in blue once the connection setup is done successfully.
- Step 6: Make sure to install your Brother printer’s driver file on the computer after connecting both the devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Step 7: Click the Call button given below to know how to connect your Brother printer to the system over Wi-Fi using the Ad-hoc Mode method.