How do I connect my Brother printer to Wi-Fi?

Connecting your Brother printer to Wi-Fi allows you to print wirelessly from your computer, smartphone, or tablet, enhancing convenience and productivity. Whether you’re setting up a new printer or reconnecting an existing one, this detailed guide will walk you through the steps necessary to connect your Brother printer to your Wi-Fi network. We’ll cover various methods and address some common FAQs to help you troubleshoot any issues you might encounter.

Detailed Instructions for Setting Up Your Brother Printer for WiFi

Step 1: Prepare Your Printer

Unbox the Printer: Carefully take the printer out of its package. Remove all tapes, stickers, and packing materials from both the outside and inside of the printer.

Install Ink or Toner Cartridges: Open the ink or toner access door, insert the cartridges into their respective slots, and close the door.

Load Paper: Open the paper input tray, load a stack of plain paper, and adjust the paper width guides to fit the paper size.

Step 2: Connect the Printer to Power

Connect the Power Cord: Connect the power cord two ends to a power outlet and the printer, respectively.

Turn On the Printer: Press the power button on the printer. Wait for the printer to complete its initialization process.

Step 3: Connect the Printer to Wi-Fi

Method 1: Using the Control Panel

Access the Control Panel: Locate the “Network” or “Wireless” menu on the printer’s control panel.

Select Wi-Fi Setup: Select the option labeled “Wireless Setup Wizard.” The printer will look for wireless networks that are accessible.

Select Your Network: Choose your Wi-Fi network from the list of accessible networks.

Enter Wi-Fi Password: Using the on-screen keyboard, enter your Wi-Fi password and confirm.

Method 2: Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Activate WPS on Your Router: Press the WPS button on your router.

Activate WPS on Your Printer: Press the Wi-Fi button on your printer, and select “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” from the menu.

Establish Connection: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection. Your Wi-Fi network should be instantly connected to the printer.

Method 3: Using Brother Printer Software

Download Software: Visit the Brother Support website and search for your specific printer model. Download the latest printer software and drivers compatible with your operating system.

Run Installer: To install the printer software, open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen directions.

Select Connection Type: During installation, you will be prompted to choose a connection type. Select “Wireless” and ensure your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your printer.

Complete Setup: Follow the remaining prompts to complete the software installation and printer setup.


What if my printer doesn’t find my Wi-Fi network?

Ensure that your Wi-Fi network is broadcasting its SSID (network name).

Check that your printer is within range of your router and that there are no significant obstructions.

Restart your router and printer, then try the wireless setup wizard again.

How do I reset the wireless settings on my Brother printer?

Go to the “Network” options in the printer’s control panel.

Select “Network Reset” or a similar option. This will erase all current network settings, allowing you to start the connection process anew.

Can I connect my Brother printer using a mobile device?

Yes, you can use the Brother iPrint&Scan app to connect your printer to Wi-Fi using a mobile device.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store, and follow the in-app instructions to connect your printer.

What should I do if my printer shows offline?

Make sure your printer is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer or device.

Restart the printer and your router.

On your computer, go to the printer settings and make sure the printer is set to “Online” and not “Use Printer Offline.”

How can I update the firmware on my Brother printer?

Make sure the internet is connected to your printer.

From the printer’s control panel, navigate to the “Machine Info” or “Maintenance” menu, select “Firmware Update,” and follow the on-screen instructions to check for and install any available updates.


Connecting your Brother printer to Wi-Fi is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few steps. By following this guide, you can ensure a smooth setup and start enjoying the convenience of wireless printing. Should you encounter any problems, the FAQs offer easy fixes. With your printer connected to Wi-Fi, you can print from virtually anywhere in your home or office, enhancing your productivity and efficiency. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of your Brother printer!

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