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.
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 MFC J475DW
Brother DCP L2540DW
Brother DCP L2541DW
Brother HL 3140CW
Brother HL L2380DW
Brother HL L2390DW
Brother HL L2305W
Brother MFC 9130CW
Brother MFC J870DW
Brother MFC L2740DW
Brother MFC L2750DW
Brother TN 630
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
Turn on your Brother printer and press the “menu’ button from the Control Panel.
Using the Up or Down arrow keys select the network, press Ok, select WLAN, and press OK again.
Using the same keys you have to select the Setup Wizard option and press OK.
Select Yes when when the setup wizard prompts you if you wish to enable WLAN.
When you do so, the wireless setup will begin.
The list of available networks will display on your screen.
Using the Up or Down keys, select your network and press OK.
Next, enter the network password and select Yes/Ok to apply the settings.
If your network is not encrypted, then select ‘none’ in the password field.
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-
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.
Why is my Brother printer not connecting to WIFI?
Yourbrother 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glen B Hunt is a self-professed Brother printer support expert; he has been making people aware of the brother printer in error state. His passion is to write about brother printers. He writes for Brother printers products