Table of Contents
How to Connect Brother Printer to Laptop:
To connect your Brother printer to your laptop, you need to first plug it into your laptop and turn it on. Then, you need to press the “Menu” button on the printer and scroll through the settings.
Scroll down until you find the WLAN option. After you have selected it, you can choose the printer’s wireless network settings.
Configuring a wireless connection for a Brother printer:
You can connect your Brother printer to your laptop via a USB cable, or use the wireless direct settings. The process is very simple. To begin, open the printer’s settings menu. Click “Menu” and scroll through the options.
Then, choose the SSID and password you want to use to connect to the printer’s wireless network. The printer will then show a blue light.
If the printer is still trying to connect to an old network profile, press the power button on the Brother printer for about 10 seconds. If you cannot get it to connect, reset the printer’s network settings.
To do this, power on the printer and press the menu or home button. From there, scroll down until you see Network, and press the next button. Click the network reset option, and then click “Reset Network”. When you see a popup to confirm your network reset, click “Yes”.
The Brother printer will now reconnect to the WiFi. If the printer still does not connect to the wireless network, try to reset the printer by connecting to the router. If this does not help, visit the router’s admin panel to make any necessary changes.
Another way to connect to a Brother printer using a mobile device is to install the Brother iPrint & Label application. This application can be downloaded for free from the Play Store. To connect to the printer, you should make sure it is connected to the same network as the phone.
Changing the encryption type on a Brother printer:
If you want to print files with security, you may want to change the encryption type on your Brother printer.
This feature is useful for securing data transmission when printing documents or Web pages. To do this, follow these steps. First, install the appropriate Brother printer driver on your computer. If it’s not installed, you can download it from the company’s website.
Next, go to the router’s admin panel and change the encryption type. It will ask you to enter the network key.
This key will vary depending on your internet provider, but you can find it on the router’s label or by visiting the manufacturer’s website. It’s important to match encryption types on your printer and access point.
If your printer is equipped with an Atheros wireless adapter, you may encounter problems with WPA encryption. In this case, you should change the encryption type to WEP 64. After you’ve changed the encryption type, restart your router and printer. You can also change the SSID on your printer.
After completing these steps, your Brother printer should reboot and connect to the network. The router’s Wi-Fi key and network name should match the IP address of the Brother printer.
Troubleshooting a Brother printer not connecting to WiFi:
In order to troubleshoot a Brother printer not connecting to WiFi, follow these steps: Ensure that your printer is near a WiFi access point or router.
If it is, try moving it closer. Incorrect WiFi credentials may also cause a failed connection. Ensure that you enter the correct network credentials when setting up your printer.
First, check if the IP address is correct. It must match the IP of your router. If they are different, the printer will not connect to the network. Alternatively, update the printer’s driver.
This can be done on the manufacturer’s website. There are drivers available for most operating systems.
If the above steps do not work, try resetting the network of your printer. You can also try performing a factory reset on your router.
This will bring it back to factory default. Once this is done, your printer should reboot. This step should fix the printer’s connection problem.
If you’re using a wireless router, it’s possible that your printer is trying to connect to an old network profile. To fix this, power off your Brother printer, press the home or menu key, and scroll down until you reach the Network option.
If you don’t see this option, press the next button and then click the network reset option. The printer should then reconnect to the network automatically. If it still doesn’t connect, go into the router’s admin panel and check the wireless settings.
Another way to troubleshoot a Brother printer not connecting to WiFi is by updating the printer’s firmware.
The latest Brother printers usually automatically update the firmware, but it is possible for your printer to miss an update if you have the printer power off or the Wi-Fi signal is not coming to your computer.
If you can’t see the update icon, you can click on the Control Printers button on your PC. Select your model and follow the prompts. The process should take about 15 minutes.