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[Solved] How to connect a Brother printer to Wi-Fi

by Melanie Smithens
How To Connect Brother Printer To Wifi And Computer
Welcome to our brother printer wireless setup tutorial. In this article we will teach you how to connect a brother printer to your computer wirelessly, explain you what is a network key, what is a WPS pin and how to troubleshoot the situation if the brother printer is not connecting to wifi (or, worse, connects to wi-fi but doesn’t print).

What do you need to connect a Brother printer to Wi-Fi?

TL;DR: You need a device that has a Wi-Fi modul and modem that can accept another incoming connection. For starters, you need a Brother printer that has the option of connecting to Wi-Fi. If you didn’t buy the printer yourself and have no clue if that’s the issue, you can either check it within its settings on the little monitor if it has one, or find the exact Brother User Manual of the device. In case your device doesn’t support Wi-Fi, we compiled a list of best devices in each category, you can check it out here: Best Buy Brother Printers. After that you would need to make sure that your modem has enough slots to accommodate the connnection of another device. For home use you usually don’t need to worry about because a regular modem can easily handle a family environment with up to 20 simulatnious connections. The trouble starts when you’re setting up the printer on a shared or corporate network where the number of connected devices can easily get out of hand. Our collegues over at 4to5jack wrote a great article about best routers for multiple devices, do check it out if you’re in need of one. After this guide you’ll be a pro at connecting a Brother printer to wifi

How to Properly Connect Your Brother Printer to Your Network and Computer

Depending on the model of your Brother printer, you might have an option of connecting it over the network. If you are not sure whether or not your printer supports this option, refer to the official Brother Printer Manual. In case your printer supports this, the best and easiest way to do this is during the driver installation procedure, as there is a specific step-by-step guide that will make it easy for you to connect your printer to your wireless connection properly. If you already installed the driver without connecting it to your Wi-Fi, it is still rather easy to do this. You will need to install Brother’s Printer Setting Tool and P-Touch Editor software. Then, turn on the printer and activate the Wi-Fi module by pressing on the Wi-Fi button for at least two seconds and wait until the LED light flashes. Connect the printer to your computer with a USB cable and open up the Printer Setting Tool. Within this program, you will find the Wireless Settings tab, where you will need to input your Wi-Fi network’s SSID and password. Once this is done, your printer is connected to your Wi-Fi network! From this point on, your devices will be able to use the printer as long as they are connected to the same network. Hopefully, this article has helped you connect your Brother printer to your Wi-Fi network. If not, please wait until we prepare a fully-featured article covering another set of instructions that can help you connect any supported Brother printer to your home or office wireless network.  

Scenario 1: Brother printer not connecting to Wi-Fi

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Scenario 2: Brother printer connected to Wi-Fi but not printing

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