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How to connect a Brother printer to your Mac wirelessly: Step by step guide

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As a company Brother was founded over 100 years ago. But the Brother Industries we know of today came into effect in 1962. Brother is a now recognisable printer brand known all over the world and has been for many years.

The Japanese company offers everything from colour printers for home, home offices, schools and businesses.

As with most technology, printing has come on leaps and bounds in the 21st century. Nowadays we can enjoy wireless printing which allows people to print from anywhere in the home or office.

You can connect to your phone and use social media and cloud services to print with ease.

A very popular computer brand that is compatible with Brother printers is the Apple Macbook. So, let’s take a look at how to connect a Brother printer to Mac wirelessly.

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Are Brother printers any good?

When taking a look at Brother printers, different cartridges for each colour make the inkjet printer a great choice when you need to replace the ink. This makes for a much better option than a printer that holds all the ink in one cartridge.

Apart from the physical printer, Brother has a great customer service department that is a pleasure to deal with.

All in all, we’d say that Brother printers are a reliable and affordable option for anyone who wants to make the most of their printing needs.

The great thing with a Brother printer is that they work well with a number of compatible cartridges.

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How to connect Brother printer to Mac wirelessly

Follow these steps to connect your Brother printer to your Mac wirelessly:

  1. Take a note of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) and password of your network.
  2. On the display of the printer look for and Press the Menu or Settings option.
  3. Select the wireless network option.
  4. Your printer will search for nearby networks and a list of networks will display.
  5. Select the network you use.
  6. Enter the password for the network and Press OK.
  7. The printer should establish a wireless connection and connect to the Mac.
  8. Insert the setup CD into your MAC or download the drivers for the printer from the Brother official website.
  9. To install the driver follow the on-screen instructions or Click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  10. Restart your printer so it picks up the installed driver.
  11. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu on your Mac.
  12. Choose Print and Scanners, Print & Fax and Print and Scan. Click on Add.
  13. On the Default list dropdown option. Find and Highlight your printer name and Click Add.
  14. The printer should now be added to the Mac.
  15. Click on Quit System Preferences to end the setup.

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  1. Download the driver from the Brother official website.
  2. Navigate to the install file and double click to begin.
  3. Click on the start here Icon, in the next window click Open, then Next.
  4. Choose Wireless Network Connection and click Next.
  5. A detecting Existing Wireless Network Settings window will appear.
  6. Make sure your network is displaying and Click Next.
  7. The setup wizard will automatically connect your settings and printer to the network.
  8. Your printer should show in the machine install window. Select your printer and install the printer.
  9. Your printer should be ready to use.

Brother printer not connecting to Mac

If your printer is not connecting you your Mac here are a few steps to try out:

  1. Go to the Apple Menu.
  2. Choose settings and preferences.
  3. Click on Printers and Scanners.
  4. On the Keyboard hold down the Control Key.
  5. Select the Reset printing system option.
  6. After the reset, the list of printers should be empty.
  7. Add the brother printer again to be able to begin printing.

Brothers are an All-In-One printing solution that will probably satisfy most, if not all your printing requirements.

You will find support on your devices by using our support service here. 

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