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How to do Brother Printer Wireless Setup?

Looking for instructions for Brother Printer wireless setup on the wireless network? Then read along for end-to-end assistance with this article.

General instruction for Brother Printer Setup

Before starting with the Brother Printer wireless setup, you have to collect and made some prior arrangements for a seamless wireless connection setup. First make a note of the network name (SSID). Then the network key (password). Find them on the side description of the access point or the router. If you can’t find there, check the documentation that came along with the router.

  • Initially take your power cord and connect it with the wall socket and Brother Printer
  • Now turn on your printer
  • Then press the menu button from printer control panel
  • Use the navigation button to choose the Network option and click ok
  • In the following page use the navigation button to choose the WLAN  option and click ok
  • Again use the navigation button to choose the Setup Wizard  option and click ok
  • In the upcoming WLAN Enable? Message, choose Yes

This will enable the wireless network and start the wireless setup wizard. Now you can see that your Brother printer begins to search for networks and lists the available network. Choose your network and press ok. If the process is complete you can get connected message. If not the machine will print a wireless connection report. Check the error code and troubleshoot the issue.

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Quick Steps for Brother Printer Wireless Setup with WiFi Direct

1. Wireless Direct method

Don’t have a Wi-Fi access point/router still wishing for a wireless connection for your printer? The Wireless Direct method is for you where you don’t need a router since your printer will act as a Wi-Fi access point/router.

Next, you have to confirm the wireless settings to proceed with the wireless setup.

For Windows PC,

  • Initially connect the printer and the computer with the USB cable
  • Then from your computer open the Printer Setting Tool
  • Next click the Communication Settings button
  • Now in the general tab, make sure Wireless Direct is chosen in the Selected Interface

For Mac PC,

  • First connect the printer and the computer with the USB cable
  • Then from your computer open the Printer Setting Tool
  • Next in the Wireless LAN tab, make sure the WirelessDirect option is turned on

Proceeding with Wireless Direct method,

  • Initially press and hold the Wi-Fi button for 2 seconds
  • Keep in mind pressing more than 5 seconds will make your printer enter the WPS method
  • This will make the Wireless Direct mode fail
  • Then from the computer or device that you are wishing to connect enter your printer’s SSID On the connection establishment, you will see a steady blue light

2. Ad-hoc mode

The ad-hoc mode also allows you to connect your device and printer without a Wi-Fi access point/router.

Configuring the Ad-hoc mode settings

For Windows PC,

Initially connect the printer and the computer with the USB cable

Then from your computer open the Printer Setting Tool

Next click the Communication Settings button

Now in the general tab, make sure Wireless Direct is chosen in the Selected Interface

Then in the Wireless LAN tab in wireless settings, choose Ad-hoc in the communication mode

For Mac PC,

  • First turn on the Wireless Device Setup Wizard 
  • Then follow the onscreen instruction to complete the setup
  • You will get the printer driver package downloaded in your system
  • Double-click the downloaded file to continue with the installation process.

Proceeding with Ad-Hoc mode,

  • Initially press and hold the Wi-Fi button for 2 seconds
  • Then from the computer or device that you are wishing to connect enter your printer’s SSID
  • On the connection establishment, you will see a steady blue light

Proceeding with the Wireless Direct method,

  • Initially press and hold the Wi-Fi button for 2 seconds
  • Keep in mind pressing more than 5 seconds will make your printer enter the WPS method
  • This will make the Wireless Direct mode fail
  • Then from the computer or device that you are wishing to connect enter your printer’s SSID On the connection establishment, you will see a steady blue light

Troubleshooting Brother Printer not connecting to Wi-Fi

A lot of people may undergo the Brother Printer not connecting to wireless network issues. In case you too facing the same issue follow the below simple steps to troubleshoot Brother Printer not connecting to Wi-Fi.

  • Press the power button while the printer is still on
  • Wait for at least 2 or 3 minutes before turning on the printer
  • Print a document to see if the issue has been resolved
  • If not download and use the Network Connection Repair Tool that will assign a correct IP address with the subnet mask
  • Again print a document to see if the issue has been resolved
  • If not you can print a WLAN report from the printer to see if the issue has been resolved or not.

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