the days of Printer connected with long Ethernet cables from router is long gone. printer and Wi-Fi technology is improved and days of better printing is here. in this article you will learn how to connect brother printer to the wireless network. these methods will work regardless of the Wi-Fi device such as a Router/extender or access point.
Required Information for Connection
in order to Connect the brother printer to WIFI you would require some of the information and things first hand so please gather it before moving forward-
- Network name (SSID )
- Network Key (Wifi Password ) known as the Encryption key
- Working Router/Extender or Access Point
- Brother Printer with wifi capabilities
Now if you don’t have the wifi password use the default ip address to access the router/extender dashboard. use default username and password to access the dashboard. you can also look at the back of the router/extender for default details. Now let’s get back on the topic.
Note – Most brother printer models will
Connect Brother Printer to Wifi
there are multiple methods of connecting brother printer to wireless network but we will try the most used and easy method. please make sure you have unboxed the printer and configured the wireless printer. please follow the steps till last to configure brother printer to wireless network.
- Place the Printer with in the range of wireless network
- Plug the brother printer to power outlet and turn it on
- Go to the Printer control panel and press the menu key
- use the up and down navigation key to go to network and press ok
- select setup Wizard and hit Ok
- Turn on the WLAN Enable and Set it to Yes
- Now the Printer will search the available network around the wireless printer
- select your Network name (SSID) and press Ok
- in next step Type the wifi password and then press ok
- apply WLAN Setting will apper on display please select yes and press ok
- now the printer will check the details and connect with wifi
Congratulation this is how you connect brother printer to WIFI. if you need to install the brother printer please refer to the brother printer wifi setup section and get the clear step-by-step method on how to download the brother printer driver and install it.
there is another quick and easy way called WPS push method to connect a brother wireless printer to a router or extender.
WPS Push Method to Connect Brother Printer to Wireless
these days almost every wifi router and range extender comes with WPS Key. please follow the steps carefully while doing the process.
- Place the Printer within tha range of wifi network
- restart the printer let it load the settings
- Go to Your Router or Extender and press the WPS Key on for 5 seconds
- Then Go back to the printer and press the wifi button and hold it for next 5-10 seconds
- when the connection will be established the wifi indicator will turn solid Blue on the printer.
Now any device such as a computer and smartphone will be able to print from a printer using a wireless connection.
WPS Pin Method to Setup Brother Printer to Wifi
the WPS pin method is bit tricky however it will help you get the work done. you need a few details upfront in order to connect the brother printer with wifi using wps pin method. details such as –
- Your router must be an WPS Enable Router that supports WPS Pin method
- default router details such as default ip address or web address to access the portal
- Router admin username and password
Now if you have all these details please follow the steps carefully –
- Plug the Printer to power the Cord and turn it on
- make sure the wifi router or extender is on and working
- Press the menu key on the printer and use the up and down navigation key to select network then press ok
- use the navigation keys again and select WLAN then click ok
- use the navigation again and select WPS w/PIN Code. then press ok
Now the screen will pop up 8 digit pin for you to insert into the router dashboard to connect the printer with the router. Please take a picture of this pin or write it down on paper cause you would need it. this pin will be active for next 5 minutes so go to your router dashboard and choose WPS method
input this 8-digit pin and your brother printer will be connected to the router.
after the connection is established you can go to your computer and add the printer to your devices and start printing with it.
we hope all of these methods would help you connect brother printer to wifi. please contact our team for any further help or leave a comment as feedback.
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