How To Connect Brother Printer to Wifi – MAC and Window Users

Looking for a Solution to Connect Your Brother Printer to Wifi. Sometimes customers face issues connecting their Printers to Wifi. But in this article, we will give you a heads up and make you understand how can you easily connect your brother printer to wifi in a step by step process. This article will cover the Brother Printer WIFI Connection Process for Both Windows and MAC Users.

To Connect Your Brother Printer To WiFi You Can Try The Following Methods – Applicable to Both Windows and MAC Users

  • Infrastructure mode
  • Wireless Direct
  • Wi-Fi protected setup
  • Ad-hoc Mode

Infrastructure Mode – Setup For MAC and Windows Explained

Through this mode, one can connect the printer to a mobile or computer, but a Wi-Fi access point is required.

Configuring the settings of the printer Wi-Fi is a must, and once you do the settings, your devices like mobiles, laptops, or computers will have access to the printer. 

Make sure that the settings are done before installation according to the proper instructions. If not done, reset all the settings and do them again. Preferably, don’t keep much distance between the Wi-Fi and the printer, big and thick walls, longer lengths can bring obstructions in its working. 

Steps to connect the printer to the access point:

1) First of all, write down the network name (SSID) and password of your router on the slip of the modem. 

2) Take a USB cable and connect the printer with the computer.

3) There is a signal button on the printer, press it for one second to switch on the functioning. A blue light starts flashing depicting the start of the function

4) Then configure the infrastructure mode settings of the printer.

Infrastructure Mode For windows PC

Start printer setting tool on the PC and click on the communication setting. Select Wireless LAN in the selected interface in the general tab and select infrastructure for communication mode in the LAN tab.

Infrastructure Mode For Mac computers

Select wireless device setup included in the package, and follow the on-screen instructions.

5) The network name gets selected automatically. If not, search it manually and select. 

6) Enter the previous set password.

7) Click apply. As soon as the access is established, the signal button starts emitting constant blue light. The devices which are connected to the same network will have access to the printer.

Direct Wireless – Setup For MAC and Windows Explained

No access point or router is necessary to connect the printer to your computer or mobile network. It can be connected directly. 

Steps to connect the printer with the wireless system:

  • For Windows PC, take a USB wire and connect the printer with the computer, start the printer setting tool on your computer and click the communication setting button.

Direct Wireless For windows PC

Start printer setting tool on the PC and click on communication setting. Select Wireless LAN in selected interface in general tab.

Direct Wireless For Mac users

Connect printer to the computer with USB. Start printer setting tool and confirm wireless direct is set on in the tab.

  • Configure the direct wireless setting.
  • There is a signal button on the printer, click it for one second, it will start emitting blue light.
  • Use the computer or mobile to select the network name of your printer.
  • As soon as the network gets established, the printer starts emitting the constant blue light. 

The required serial numbers or codes can be found in the manual along with the printer, back of the printer, or in the battery cavity.

WPS (Wi-Fi protected setup) – Setup For MAC and Windows Explained

If your Wi-Fi access point supports WPS, connections can be configured easily.

Steps to connect the printer with the WPS system for Window Users:

  • It is essential to make sure that your Wi-Fi access point has the WPS symbol.
  • Click on the WPS button on your Wi-Fi access point.
  • Once the system starts to establish the network, the signal button starts emitting blue light once every three seconds.
  • The blinking light becomes stable once the network is established. The devices working on the same system will have access to the printer.

*The process followed by the window user is same as that of MAC users.

Ad-hoc system – Setup For MAC and Windows Explained

No Wi-Fi access is required to connect your printer to your computer or mobile phone.

The steps to connect the printer through the mode are: 

  • There is a signal button on the printer, press it for a second. It will start emitting blue light, indicating that the Wi-Fi mode is on.
  • Use the PC or other devices to configure Ad-hoc setting mode on the printer

Ad-hoc system For Windows PC:

Start printer setting tool on the PC and click on communication setting. Select Wireless LAN in selected interface in general tab and select infrastructure for communication mode in the LAN tab.

Ad-hoc system For Mac computers:

Connect printer to the computer with USB. Start printer setting tool and confirm wireless direct is set on in the tab.

  • Use your device to select the network name. Once it is selected automatically or manually, fill in the set password.
  • The constant blue light on the printer makes sure that the network has been established on hl-12340dw

Some frequently searched queries Related to Brother Printer wifi connection setup:

What if the signal button on the printer is pressed for a longer time?

If the button is pressed for a longer time, the printer will go into the WPS, leading to the failure of the establishment of any Wireless direct network. 

What is the range of Wi-Fi giving the best results of work with the printer?

For better results, it is advisable not to keep much distance between the printer and Wi-Fi. It makes sure to give uninterrupted best quality work.

For how long printer remains in WPS mode after pressing the signal button for a longer time? The printer keeps finding the WPS network for two minutes. If the button is long pressed in that span, it gets an additional two minutes to see the signal.

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