How to setup Brother Wireless Printer?

If you are using one of the wireless printers from the house of Brother then this post is going to be of great help to you. In today’s post, we will highlight some major points that you need to know if you are setting up your Brother Printer wirelessly.

Brother Printer wireless setup

Connecting your Brother device to Wi-Fi is quite an easy process but only if you follow the correct method for it. In case you make any mistake during the setup process, then this is going to be a tough task to accomplish.

Therefore, we shall discuss a few important pre-requisites for the setup, and then we’ll continue with the actual setup process.

Printer models covered under this topic

Brother HL 2270DW Brother HL L2360DW Brother MFC L2700DW Brother HL L2340DW Brother HL L2350DW
Brother DCP T710W Brother HL 2280DW Brother HL L2365DW Brother DCP L2550DW Brother DCP T700W
Brother MFC J200 Brother HL 3170CDW Brother HL2270DW Brother MFC J475DW Brother DCP L2540DW
Brother DCP L2541DW Brother HL 3140CW Brother HL L2380DW Brother HL L2390DW Brother HL L2305W 
Brother LC75 Brother MFC 9130CW Brother MFC J870DW Brother MFC L2740DW Brother MFC L2750DW
Brother TN 630 Brother 2270DW Brother HL L2370DW Brother MFC J470DW Brother DCP L2520DW
Brother HL 1210W Brother HL 2170W Brother HL 5370DW Brother HL L2320D Brother HL L6200DW
Brother MFC 490CW Brother MFC 7840W Brother MFC 7860DW Brother MFC 9330CDW Brother MFC 9340CDW
Brother MFC L2710DW Brother MFC L8850CDW Brother DCP T510W Brother MFC Printer Brother DCP Printer

Pre-requisites for brother printer wifi setup

It is important that you know the network details of your wifi router as you need to enter these details during the setup. Besides this, the most important thing you should know is the name of your network which is also known as network “SSID” or “ESSID”. In addition to this, one should also know the associated password of that network. This password is also known as the “security key” or the “encryption key”.

After making all these details handy, you can initiate the setup.

Brother wireless printer setup on Mac and Windows 10

  1. Turn on your Brother printer and press the “menu’ button from the Control Panel.
  2. Using the Up or Down arrow keys select the network, press Ok, select WLAN, and press OK again.
  3. Using the same keys you have to select the Setup Wizard option and press OK.
  4. Select Yes when when the setup wizard prompts you if you wish to enable WLAN.
  5. When you do so, the wireless setup will begin.
  6. The list of available networks will display on your screen.
  7. Using the Up or Down keys, select your network and press OK.
  8. Next, enter the network password and select Yes/Ok to apply the settings.
  9. If your network is not encrypted, then select ‘none’ in the password field.
  10. Now, your Brother machine will connect to your network and print the wireless report.

If you are unable to establish a connection between your printer and the wifi router, then you get instant assistance from Brother Printer Support representatives.

Frequently Asked Questions-

  1. How do I connect my Brother printer to my wireless network?

To connect your brother printer to a wireless network, you need to know the network name and password of your wireless network. Then, select the ‘menu’ option and use the Up/Down keys to choose the available wireless network. Provide the network password and your brother machine will connect to the Wi-Fi.

  1. Why is my Brother printer not connecting to WIFI?

Your brother printer might not be connecting to wifi because your wireless router is giving poor internet connectivity. Otherwise, you have to check if your printer is connected and turned on properly. If it is not receiving a proper internet connection or power, then you won’t be able to connect it to wifi.

  1. How do I set up my Brother HL l2370dw wireless?

To do so, find out the network SSID of your wireless router along with its password. Once you know it, use the control panel of your brother printer and press the Up and Down keys to select ‘Network’ and ‘WLAN’. Using the same buttons, select ‘Setup wizard’. Select ‘Yes’ when the ‘WLAN enable?’ appears and your machine will find an available network to get connected.

  1. What is the WIFI Direct Brother printer?

With WIFI Direct available for your Brother Printer you can easily connect it with your mobile phone wirelessly. This feature is available for both Android as well as Mac OS. Apart from this, you can connect it to your Windows phone as well.

  1. Is WiFi direct the same as WPS?

As the name suggests, Wifi direct is a method of connecting two wireless devices together. While the other one is a short form of Wireless Protected Setup which is a method of connecting two devices securely using Wifi direct.

  1. How do I get my Brother printer to print wirelessly?

To begin printing wirelessly from your brother machine, you need to press and hold the wireless mode button to turn on the wireless mode. Once you see that the wifi LED is lit, you need to connect the printer with the computer and then give the print command, as needed.

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