When someone buys a new brother printer, they will get a manual guide with it to learn about the installation and operation process.
But if you have not got the manual guide. Do not worry; It’s not very difficult to set up a new brother printer.
Here, In this article, I have explained how you can install the brother printer in your home network using the windows or mac pc.
Also, I have explained the requirement for installing a new printer. you may use this guide to troubleshoot the problem.
Let’s start by talking about the requirement for installing a brother printer.
- You need to have a computer.
- wifi network (only If you want to set up your brother printer as a wireless printer)
- A USB cable (only if you are going to install brother printer as a local printer)
- Printer driver setup.
Complete guide to install a brother printer-
I am going to break down this guide into two-part. In the first part, we will set up the brother printer, while in the second part, we will install the brother printer driver.
Step 1- Setup brother printer –
Create a connection –
- Unbox your brother printer.
- Switch on your brother printer.
- Combine your brother printer to the pc by USB wire. (If you want to set up your printer as a local printer) if you’re going to set up your printer as a wireless printer. you may skip this step.
Connect your brother printer to the wifi –
If you want to set up your brother printer as a wireless printer. It’s time to configure the wifi setup on your brother printer.
- Switch on your brother printer, and wait until you see the ready or home screen.
- Press the menu button, reach to the network option using up and down key, and press the ok button.
- Select the WLAN option and choose your wifi name using the up and down key again, Now press ok.
- Type your wifi password, and press the ok button again.
Now your printer will be connected to the wifi; you may go ahead and install the brother printer driver into your windows or mac computer.
In case, if you face any difficulty with during the wifi setup, you may visit: why does my brother printer won’t connect to wifi.
Step 2- Install brother printer driver into your computer-
After completing powering on the printer, it’s time to install a brother printer driver into your computer.
Download the driver setup-
if you don’t have a brother printer setup, You may download it from brother’s official website by following these details.
- Click on this link to download the printer driver: https://support.brother.com/g/b/productsearch.aspx?c=in&lang=en&content=dl
- Type your printer model number in the search box and press the enter button.
- Select the operating system of your computer, press the ok button.
- Now you will able to see the driver; you need to click on download.
Install brother printer on windows –
- Double click on brother printer and press the run button.
- Choose your language and click next.
- Click on the install full driver option.
- Accept the license and click next.
- Now the driver will start installing; you may wait until the driver complete the basic installation process.
- Once your printer is set up, you will get an option to add a printer. you should choose your brother printer. If you have a local printer, you need to select the local, like that if you have wifi printer, you need to select the wireless connection option.
- Now pick your brother printer from the list and press the next.
- Finally, you will get a window to register your brother printer. you may go ahead and register your brother printer.
Once the setup process completes, you will get an option for a test print, Click on next test print.
Install brother printer driver mac-
If you want to set up a brother printer on a mac pc, you may use these instructions to install the driver.
- Download the printer driver setup for mac.
- Open the printer driver, and click on continue.
- Click on the agree button on the popup window.
- Select the drive and click on install.
- Put in your mac user password, and click on the Ok key.
- Now the installation process will begin; it may take some time. So leave your pc free.
- Here, you need to select your printer network type and add a printer.
So these are the instructions to install a new brother printer. I hope you have set up your printer using these steps.
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