Brother Printers Setup

Setup for Brother Printer:

Brother company manufactures printers that are useful for small businesses such as when you’re working at your home or in a small scale business. The Brother company mainly manufactures laser printers that assist you to maximize the page yields. The inkjet printers are also available at the brother company.

  • Remove all the packaging attached to your newly purchased brother printer.
  • Now, place the printer on a table near your computer system.

Setup for Wireless Network:

Before proceeding, you must follow the given steps:

  • You need to know the name of your wireless network and the network key code that will assist you to connect your brother printer to the wireless network.

       Where you will find the SSID and the key code?

  1. You will find the name of your network and the network key code below the router.
  2. Note down the information provided on your router.
  3. The first step is to see if you have good internet connectivity to avoid any kind of interruptions.
  4. Now, switch on your brother printer by connecting the power cable to the electricity supplying socket.
  5. In the next step, select the “menu” option of the brother’s printer control panel.
  6. Select the up or down key and choose your network and then choose the “OK” option.
  7. Now, choose the “WLAN” from the list provided and then select the “OK” option.
  8. Choose the “wireless wizard” and then hit the “OK” option.
  9. Now, enable the wireless setup by clicking the “yes” option.
  10. After completing the above-mentioned steps, your printer will start searching for the network available near the range and it will display the list of network name that are available near your range.
  11. From the given list you are required to choose the name of your network.
  12. Use the up and down key to choose your network and then press the “OK” option.
  13. Now, type the key code of your wireless network to connect your brother printer to the wireless network.
  14. The brother printer will try to connect to your Wi-Fi network that you have chosen.
  15. The printer will display “connected” after it gets connected to the Wi-Fi network on the display screen.

Steps to install and download the software and driver for the brother printer:

For Windows:

  • Visit the official website of the brother printer and then search for the download option.
  • Now, to download the printer’s driver and the related software you need to click on the “download” button.
  • Complete the instructions shown on your computer screen and finish the download process of the printer’s driver and the software.
  • You are now ready to use the brother printer.
  • Take a test print.
  • If you are still facing any kind of trouble you may contact the customer support of the brother printer.

How to install brother printer setup

How to install brother printer setup

Brother printer is the most amazing printers known for its excellent workforce and efficiency. These days there are many brands of printers but the brother printer is one of the top-most printers. Like the any other printer the brother also can do print, fax, scan & copy but it provides the excellent quality of print-outs to the customers.

You can setup brother printer in two ways:

  • USB Cable Setup
  • Wireless Printer Setup

In both of the setup what is the most important part is that would be the printer driver. First of all that needs to be installed on the device on which you want to setup the printer.

For installing the driver of the printer you have to simply follow the steps one-by-one:

  • First of all, go to the brother official website by typing their website address on the web browser.
  • Then further click on the product model name by going through the search box and then select the same printer model from the list.
  • Select the particular printer in the list and click on the support.
  • That will therefore show you all the list of Brother Printer drivers for windows and mac to download.
  • Select your windows model driver of brother printer and then click on the download button and then it will start downloading the driver.
  • After downloading the brother printer driver run the driver in order to complete the installation process of the printer.
  • Perform all the steps of installation one-by-one as per sequence order.
  • Once done, click on the Finish button to complete the procedure.

The Brother Printer drivers should be always updated so that the printer will always work faster without causing any issue.

For that you can use the brother printer driver update tool

• This tool is to be used with Brother Printer models to automatically update the brother printer software. Download the tool, run it to update the software automatically.
• To get the tool visit the brother printer software download page and start your search.
• Open the tool after download complete, run it properly and the software’s will be updated automatically.
Navigate to our website when you like to know the Brother Printer Software Setup complete guide in detailed.

It is always recommended and mentioned everywhere that before the Installation of any types of printer drivers, the user should remove all the old drivers from their system that had been previously installed.

UPDATING THE BROTHER PRINTER FIRMWARE (through Download and installation of the latest version)

Firmware releases are used for updating new features and for correcting the functionality, hence it is always recommended to make an update of the latest version of firmware which is available for your printer.

1. Open the Internet browser for opening Brother Drivers and Downloads website.

2. Fill in the model number of your printer for getting a concise list of all the drivers specifically for your printer model and then make a click on Search.

3. Then, under the option of the computer Operating system, use the drop-down menu for selecting your system operation system.

4. Locate the file that is listed as new firmware under the option in Download list. If no firmware is display there then move on to the next oldest Operating system of device.

5. The user have to make a note of the file name that is show there as firmware. The user must know it easily after the downloading of that file.

6. Click on the option of Download which is located to the right of the file.

7. The user might needs to save file or the process of the file Download might get started automatically when it prompted.

8. Once the downloading of the file gets completed, the web browser will then prompt the user the option for opening the Downloads folder.

9. The user needs to do a right-click on the file that has been downloaded and then make a click on properties of that file.

10. The user needs to Select or make a click on the tab of COMPATIBILITY.

11. Therefore, the user needs to a click on the option of Change Settings for All Users on the device.

12. The user needs to click on the box which is located next to ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’.

13. The user needs to choose the Operating system that matches the same Operating system of the downloaded driver by using the drop-down menu list.

14. Then click on Apply and after that click on OK.

15. In the next step click on Ok again.

16. Make a right-click on the brother printer driver file and then make a click on Run as Administrator.

17. Then it will prompt a screen for User Account Control. If it does, make a click on YES for proceeding further for installation and then go on all the following steps one by one that appear on your screen in order to install the firmware.

How to install brother printer setup

Brother printer is the most amazing printers known for its excellent workforce and efficiency. These days there are many brands of printers but the brother printer is one of the top-most printers. Like the any other printer the brother also can do print, fax, scan & copy but it provides the excellent quality of print-outs to the customers.

You can setup brother printer in two ways:

  • USB Cable Setup
  • Wireless Printer Setup

In both of the setup what is the most important part is that would be the printer driver. First of all that needs to be installed on the device on which you want to setup the printer.

For installing the driver of the printer you have to simply follow the steps one-by-one:

  • First of all, go to the brother official website by typing their website address on the web browser.
  • Then further click on the product model name by going through the search box and then select the same printer model from the list.
  • Select the particular printer in the list and click on the support.
  • That will therefore show you all the list of Brother Printer drivers for windows and mac to download.
  • Select your windows model driver of brother printer and then click on the download button and then it will start downloading the driver.
  • After downloading the brother printer driver run the driver in order to complete the installation process of the printer.
  • Perform all the steps of installation one-by-one as per sequence order.
  • Once done, click on the Finish button to complete the procedure.

The Brother Printer drivers should be always updated so that the printer will always work faster without causing any issue.

For that you can use the brother printer driver update tool

• This tool is to be used with Brother Printer models to automatically update the brother printer software. Download the tool, run it to update the software automatically.
• To get the tool visit the brother printer software download page and start your search.
• Open the tool after download complete, run it properly and the software’s will be updated automatically.
Navigate to our website when you like to know the Brother Printer Software Setup complete guide in detailed.

It is always recommended and mentioned everywhere that before the Installation of any types of printer drivers, the user should remove all the old drivers from their system that had been previously installed.

UPDATING THE BROTHER PRINTER FIRMWARE (through Download and installation of the latest version)

Firmware releases are used for updating new features and for correcting the functionality, hence it is always recommended to make an update of the latest version of firmware which is available for your printer.

1. Open the Internet browser for opening Brother Drivers and Downloads website.

2. Fill in the model number of your printer for getting a concise list of all the drivers specifically for your printer model and then make a click on Search.

3. Then, under the option of the computer Operating system, use the drop-down menu for selecting your system operation system.

4. Locate the file that is listed as new firmware under the option in Download list. If no firmware is display there then move on to the next oldest Operating system of device.

5. The user have to make a note of the file name that is show there as firmware. The user must know it easily after the downloading of that file.

6. Click on the option of Download which is located to the right of the file.

7. The user might needs to save file or the process of the file Download might get started automatically when it prompted.

8. Once the downloading of the file gets completed, the web browser will then prompt the user the option for opening the Downloads folder.

9. The user needs to do a right-click on the file that has been downloaded and then make a click on properties of that file.

10. The user needs to Select or make a click on the tab of COMPATIBILITY.

11. Therefore, the user needs to a click on the option of Change Settings for All Users on the device.

12. The user needs to click on the box which is located next to ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’.

13. The user needs to choose the Operating system that matches the same Operating system of the downloaded driver by using the drop-down menu list.

14. Then click on Apply and after that click on OK.

15. In the next step click on Ok again.

16. Make a right-click on the brother printer driver file and then make a click on Run as Administrator.

17. Then it will prompt a screen for User Account Control. If it does, make a click on YES for proceeding further for installation and then go on all the following steps one by one that appear on your screen in order to install the firmware.

Brother Printer Setup

INSTALLING BROTHER PRINTER

The basic roles of a Brother machine are substantiated by the built-in drivers support. The built-in drivers are available through windows update as well, however, they are usually included with Windows.

Depending on the Connection method, the steps for installing built-in drivers may vary. It is also important to keep in mind that to install the built-in drivers, an internet connection is very important because the built-in drivers may not get properly installed if the computer lacks internet connectivity.

1.If one connects their Brother machine through a USB connection, the built-in drivers support printing and scanning functions.

For installing the driver, you can connect your Brother machine to your PC using a USB cable and the built-in drivers will get automatically installed. 

2.If one connects their Brother machine through Network Connection, the built-in drivers support ONLY printing option.

FOR drivers INSTALLATION follow these steps :

•Firstly, open the Control panel.

•Choose HARDWARE AND SOUND and then choose DEVICES AND PRINTERS.

•Now make a click on ADD A PRINTER.

•Choose the Model number and then select NEXT.

However, if the model number is not on the list, then perform the following steps:

-Click on the option of ‘the printer that I want is not listed’.

-Click on ADD A PRINTER USING A TCP/IP ADDRESS OR HOSTNAME and then click on NEXT.

-Enter the IP ADDRESS of the Brother machine in the given IP address or hostname field. Then checkmark the option of ‘query the printer and automatically select the driver to use’, then select NEXT.

•A window will appear. Choose BROTHER in the manufacturer list. Skip to next to next step if no window appears.

•Select NEXT after Choosing the model name.

•You will find the printer driver name in the Printer name field. It is recommended to type the model name in the field for PRINTER NAME for easy understanding. Then click on Next.

•Click on NEXT again and then click on FINISH.

brother wireless printer

Brother printer setup Mac & Windows

There are several different ways you can connect your brother printer setup mac on your apple machine. You can opt for the USB connection method or the Ethernet connection, or you can even connect your Brother printer through the WIFI network.

Connecting the printer wirelessly gives you the freedom of space as well as the choice to connect it several different devices.

Here in this blog post, we have compiled the complete steps needed for Brother Printer WIFI setup. We have also listed the steps separately for windows as well as for Macintosh platform.

Brother Printer WIFI setup for Windows

Obtain network name and password first

  • Before you attempt to connect your Brother printer to the WIFI network, you first have to obtain the network name and password or the security key.
  • Check your router, most probably the network name and the authentication key will be mentioned on the back or the side of your router.
  • If you can’t find them there, check the documents that came with your router.

When you have the Wireless network settings, you can proceed to connect your Brother printer to a wireless network.

Setup your Brother Printer on a WIFI network.

  • Connect your printer to the power supply and switch it on.
  • On the control panel of the printer, press the menu button.
  • Now use the arrow keys to navigate. Use the up and down keys to go to the network setting and press ok.
  • When the network settings open, navigate to WLAN and select it.
  • Go to the setup wizard and then press ok.
  • You will be asked, WLAN ENABLE? When this appears on the screen, choose YES.
  • The Wireless Setup wizard will start and will search for the available network.
  • When the searching complete the printer will display all the available network.
  • Find the name of your network, which you have noted down earlier and select it.
  • Now you will be asked to enter the authentication key for your wireless network.
  • Enter the network password and then press ok.
  • If you have entered the correct authentication key, then the printer will connect to your WIFI network.
  • When the connection is established, your printer will display CONNECTED.

Connect your Brother printer through WIFI Protected Setup (WPS)

Most of the newer Brother Printer models support the WPS, or WIFI Protected Setup features to connect it to the computer.

  • Before you can connect you printer machine via WPS, you have first to ensure that your router has the WPS button on it.
  • Press and hold the WPS button for up to three seconds to enable the WIFI Protected Setup.
  • Now press the Wireless setup button on your printer. You may find it at the back of the printer.
  • Now the printer will search for the nearby router with WPS enabled.
  • When the printer is connecting to the WIFI network, you will see the toner and drum LED blinking.
  • When you see the green LED starts to blink, this means the printer is connected to your network.

Brother Printer WIFI setup for Mac

Connecting a Brother printer through WIFI on a Mac operating system requires some additional steps to follow.

  • First of all, connect your printer to your Wireless network as we have mentioned above.
  • Now go to http://support.Brother.com/ page and download the printer drivers for Mac and install them.
  • Now again go to http://support.Brother.com/ and this time download the Wireless device setup Wizard.
  • When downloaded, don’t try to run it by double-clicking it.
  • While holding the control key, click on the Wireless Device setup Wizard and select show original.
  • Once again hold the control key and click on the Wireless Device setup Wizard and select show package content from the list.
  • Now open the folder named ‘content’ and then click on Mac OS folder and double click on setup Wizard.
  • It will open the Wireless Device setup window.
  • You will be asked if you have a USB cable for installation, select Yes.
  • A notification window will appear prompting you to check and confirm network name and network key.
  • Tick the Checked and confirmed option and click next.
  • Now you will be asked to connect the USB cable.
  • Connect the USB cable to your computer and your printer.
  • The setup wizard will show the list of available network.
  • Choose your network and click on next.
  • Enter the authentication key when asked for and then click next.
  • On the setup wizard, select your printer and click next.
  • Then click on the finish button.
  • This will connect your Brother printer to your Mac system through WIFI.

These are the steps needed for Brother Printer WIFI setup Mac & Windows both. In case you need any further assistant you can call Brother Printer support and ask the support executive to help you out.