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How to Connect Brother Printer to WiFi: A Wireless Setup Guide

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Richard stark

Hey, have you wondered how to connect Brother printer to WiFi? Don’t worry; I have covered a stepwise tutorial. I am connecting the Brother printer using a WiFi network. A wireless method is better than a wired one, no? 😁

I always prefer to establish a connection to my device using a wireless network as I don’t have to deal with any clumsy wires like in a USB cable. Since a USB connection is much easier than a wireless connection, most still prefer to go with a wired one. Yes, since I am working as a printer expert, I have known many of my customers who prefer to connect their printer and computer using a USB cable.

So, what will you find in this write-up? In this blog, you will learn how to add Brother wireless printer to Mac, Windows, and iPhone using a WiFi network. Ready to start? Let’s dive in!

How to Connect Brother Printer to WiFi (Windows)?

Want to connect the printer to your Windows PC? Don’t worry; it is very easy to connect. I have already mentioned the steps below. Each step will guide you in connecting your printer to your PC via WiFi.


Here’s how to connect your Brother printer to a Windows PC via a WiFi network:

  1. Turn on your Windows computer along with your Brother printer.
  2. Then, connect the printer to a WiFi network. (Ensure your PC and printer are connected to the same network).
  3. Next, you need to click on the network icon. You can find it under the computer taskbar’s bottom right corner.
  4. After that, you have to search and click the SSID (WiFi network) you want to connect to in the network list.
  5. And then, type the password for your WiFi network.
  6. Also, you have to select the Connect button.
  7. Afterward, download the Brother printer driver from its official site.
  8. Now, drive the CD driver and install it.
  9. Finally, you will have to configure the printer on the PC to finish the connection.

How to Connect Brother Printer to WiFi (Mac)?

When you want to connect your Brother printer to your Mac computer, you will need to follow almost the same steps as you follow for your Windows computer. Let’s explore the steps that I have described below. Make sure you follow each step correctly!


Here’s how to add Brother wireless printer to Mac via WiFi:

  1. First, you will need to turn on your Brother printer.
  2. After that, you also have to navigate to the Settings option given on your printer’s control panel.


  1. Now, you have to hit the Down arrow key.
  2. Then, move to the Network > WiFi by pressing the OK button.


  1. Next, you should navigate to select Setup Wizard.
  2. Afterward, choose the option Find WiFi Network.
  3. Thereafter, your printer will begin searching for the networks available within the range.
  4. Now, select the WiFi network to connect your device. To do this, you have to press the OK button and then enter your password.

  1. Finally, you will notice a WiFi icon on the printer icon visible on the printer’s icon, which means the printer is connected to your WiFi wireless network.


How to Connect Brother Printer to WiFi (iPhone)?

Try to print everything with a single click. Yes, it is possible with your mobile device. All you need is a wireless printer that can connect to your iPhone through WiFi. Then, you are ready to go!


  1. To get started, go to your iPhone smartphone.
  2. Then, you should open your Settings on your iPhone.


  1. After that, you will need to go to the WiFi option.


  1. Now, you will select the WiFi name shown in the list.
  2. Next, you need to type the Security Code (Password) for the WiFi network.
  3. Finally, you should press the Done button.

Now, you have finally learned how to connect Brother printer to WiFi on various devices like your Windows computer, MacBook, and iPhone. Once connected, enjoy your printing hassle-free!

Final Words

In this blog, I highlighted points such as how to connect your Brother printer to Windows, Mac, and iPhone using a WiFi network. I have explained the steps for each device separately in this blog so that users can follow the steps without any confusion. One thing you should always note is that when you are connecting your printer to your device, your WiFi network should be the same for your devices. In simpler terms, printers and devices must be connected to the same network.


FAQs

Question 1: Why does Brother printer not connect to iPhone?

Answer: If your Brother printer is not connecting to your iPhone, then you will need to make sure that your Brother printer and iPhone device are connected to the same WiFi network. If they are connected to the same network already, and still the problem is the same. Then, you might need to contact the Brother’s customer support team for further assistance.


Question 2: How to connect Brother printer to AirPrint?

Answer: Follow the steps below to connect:


  1. Move to the System Preferences under the Apple menu.
  2. Then, you will need to click on Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners.
  3. Also, you have to select the icon below your printer pane given on the left.
  4. Now, you should select the Add Printer or Scanner option.
  5. After that, you will notice the Add Screen.
  6. Here, select Brother printer.
  7. Click on AirPrint under the Use pop-up menu.
  8. Finally, click on the Add button.

Question 3: Can I connect my Brother printer to laptop via Bluetooth?

Answer: Yes, absolutely! You need to follow the steps mentioned below:


  1. Navigate to the Start menu.
  2. Now, you should click Settings > Devices.
  3. Then, move to Bluetooth.
  4. Also, click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
  5. After that, you will need to select Bluetooth.
  6. Next, look for the printer device and click on it to pair.

Question 4: Why is my Brother printer not visible?

Answer: To fix this issue, you need to go through the following points and know why it’s not showing up:


  1. Turn off your Brother printer, and then you need to turn it on again.
  2. After that, you will need to verify the network interface of your printer.
  3. Next, confirm the network connection between your computer and an access point.
  4. Then, check the network devices and connection wires from the network.
  5. Lastly, you have to turn off the WiFi network and then turn it on.


Read more: support.brother.com/windows

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