A Complete Guide On How To Setup Wi-Fi On Brother Printer

Brothers printers are known for being desk-friendly, reliable, space saving, and more than functional. But, if you want to print, scan or copy anything through your Brother printer, then at first, you have to configure your printer over the Wi-Fi network. However, most of the users get confused or encounter errors while connecting Brother printer to Wi-Fi. This problem usually happens when the users fail to understand an important step or ignores any setup warnings. Now, if you are one of the users who have not enough technical knowledge on how to setup Wi-Fi on Brother printer, then this article is perfect for you. Here, you will get all the precautions and methods of this setup process. Read this article to get into this in detail.

Easy Hacks to Reset Brother’s Printer Wi-Fi Settings

To perform the Brother printer Wi-Fi setup, the first thing you have to do is resetting the Wi-Fi settings of your Brother printer. To do so, just follow these easy steps instructed below:

  1. First of all, select the Menu option on your Brother printer.
  2. Choose the Network option by using the up and down arrow key of the printer and press the OK button.
  3. Use the up and down arrow keys again to select the ‘Network Reset’ option. Tap on the OK button.
  4. Now, click on 1 two times for Yes to confirm the changes.

Before Brother printer wireless setup, please make sure you meet the following requirements:

At first, you have to check the wireless network settings of your router. Now, note down the following things which you will require later:

  • Network key – Encryption key, security key, password
  • Network name – SSID, ESSID

The Accurate way to Check the Network Key and the Network Name

  • Check the side or the base of the access point or the router.
  • Go through the documentation which is provided with your router.

You have to remember if the Wi-Fi router supports WPS or AOSS, then you can connect the printer easily without a password.

Effective Methods to Set up Brother Printer Wi-Fi

After you write down the required information from the wireless Network Settings, just follow the guidelines one by one as instructed below to configure your printer over Wi-Fi by the Brother printer Control Panel:

One-Push configuration using WPS or AOSS

This is the easiest and most effective method if your router supports this One-Push configuration feature. Perform these below easy steps and know how to setup Wi-Fi on Brother printer by using WPS or AOSS.

  1. First of all, connect the power cable of your Brother printer with a power source.
  2. Then, turn on your printer.
  3. Now, you have to go to the Control Panel.
  4. After that, select the Menu option.
  5. Now, use the up arrow key and down arrow key to choose the WPS/AOSS option and press OK.
  6. When the message ‘When Enable WLAN?’ appears on the screen, just click on the OK button to enable the network.
  7. When you will see the message ‘Start WPS or AOSS’ on the LCD screen, just tap the WPS or AOSS button of your wireless router.
  8. Now, press the OK button. By clicking this button, the Brother printer will automatically connect to the network.
  9. Make sure that the four-level signal indicator blinks. If it blinks, it means that Brother printer Wi-Fi setup is successful.
  10. At last, the printer will print a report of the wireless connection.

Manual Configuration

If your Wi-Fi router does not support One-Push configuration using WPS or AOSS, you can connect your printer using manual configuration. To do so, just follow the below guidelines one by one:

  1. First of all, connect the cable of your Brother printer with a power source.
  2. Then, turn on your printer.
  3. Now, you have to go to the Control Panel.
  4. After that, select the Menu option.
  5. Now, use the up arrow key and down arrow key to select the Network and press OK.
  6. In the same way, choose the WLAN and select the OK option.
  7. Now, choose the Setup Wizard by pressing the up and down arrow key and choose OK.
  8. When the message ‘When Enable WLAN?’ appears on the screen, just click on the OK button to enable the network. This will help you to invoke the wireless setup wizard.
  9. Now, wait for sometime, because the machine will automatically search for the available networks. After some times, the available networks are displayed on the screen.
  10. When the list appears, select the exact SSID that you noted down before by pressing the arrow key. Now, press the OK button.
  11. Now, perform one of the following:
    1. If you use an encryption and authentication method:
      1. First, enter the network key.
      2. Then, choose OK to make the change in the Settings.
      3. Click on the Yes to apply these settings.
    2. If the encryption mode is none and you use an open system authentication method:
      1. You have to do nothing then, your printer is automatically connected to the Wi-Fi network which you have chosen.
  12. You can see a message like ‘Connected printing’ when your Brother printer connects successfully.
  13. At last, the printer will print a report of the wireless connection with which you connect your printer.

Install MFL-Pro Suite for Connecting Brother Printer to Wi-Fi Successfully

After you set up your printer successfully, then you need to install the MFL-Pro Suite which contains the various drivers and software for your Brother printer. After installing this, you can perform a hassle-free printing session. To download and install MFL-Pro Suite, you need to go through these below guidelines:

  1. First of all, insert the installation CD which is given with your printer.
  2. After inserting, the driver setup process will start automatically. If you are unable to start this process automatically, you need to invoke the CD-ROM drive and click on the ‘installation application’ option.
  3. Now, choose your preferred language and your printer model when prompted.
  4. An installation screen will appear automatically. Under this screen, choose the ‘Install MFL-Pro Suite’ option.
  5. Now, accept the license agreement by selecting the Yes button.
  6. While the ‘User Account Control’ screen will appear on the screen, select the Yes option.
  7. Now., go to the ‘Connection Type’ screen.
  8. Select the ‘Wireless Network Connection’ option, and then go for the Next option.
  9. When you will see the ‘Firewall/Antivirus’ screen, click on the ‘Change the Firewall port settings’ to enable network connection and continue with the installation.
  10. Now, tap on the Next button.
  11. You can see a list of printers. Choose your printer and select Next.
  12. At last, choose the Next button to install the MFL-Pro Suite successfully.

Now, the whole Brother printer wireless setup is complete. You can enjoy a hassle-free printing session after installing these MFL-Pro Suite. If the network connection setup is successful, then you will be able to see the wireless icon at the upper-right corner of the display of the printer.

Hope with the help of the above steps, you can easily come to know about all the information on how to setup Wi-Fi on Brother printer. If you have any queries or you are still failing to set up Brother printer Wi-Fi by following the article, then feel free to take an expert’s assistance.