Are you getting troubles when connecting your Brother printer to Wi-Fi network on your Mac computer? No worry! A variety of causes that can stop you from connecting your printer to the network, you can still get immediate solutions from the technical experts by dialing the Brother Tech Support Number. Otherwise, you can continue with the step by step guide given below to connect your Brother printer appropriately to the wireless network on Macintosh. Here are some simple steps you can refer to follow:
Step 1- Turn on your Brother printer
- Check your printer for the power connection. If you found that the printer screen is completely in the blank state, your printer may be powered off. Try to press any button to make sure whether it is in sleep mode. If not, then check for proper connection with all power wall outlets.
- Implement a check whether your Brother Printer screen is showing any error, such as paper jam. If it’s not, then try the further troubleshooting step.
Step 2 – Verify the wireless connection
If your Brother printer is properly powered on and everything seems to be sufficient with it, go ahead by confirming the status of the wireless connection. For that, you require printing the ‘Network Configuration List.’ If it is ok, then go to the further step.
Step 3 - Check the connection between Brother Printer and Mac Computer
- Access the IP address of your printer from the Network Configuration list that you have printed in the last step. If the IP address is invalid, then go to the step 4. If it’ correct, continue with the next.
- Now, you first need to access the IP address of your computer. Click the ‘Apple Menu’ section, followed by the ‘System Preferences’ option placed on the drop-down list.
- Click the ‘Wireless Network’ icon. Check the IP address properly given under the ‘Status’ section. Check for the computer and printer IP address:
- Computer IP address: 1.2
- Brother Printer IP address: 168.1.199
- If you’re using the Mac OS X 10.9, then click the ‘Go’ button located on the ‘Finder’ bar, followed by the ‘Computer’ >> ‘Mac HD’ >> ‘System’ >> ‘Library’ >> ‘Core Services’ >> ‘Applications,’ and then ‘Network Utility’ heading section.
- In the Mac OS X 10.4 and earlier editions, Click the ‘Go’ button placed on the ‘Finder’ bar, then the ‘Applications,’ followed by the ‘Utilities,’ and then the ‘Network Utility.’
- Click the ‘PING’ tab located at the top of the window and then type your printer IP address as guided. Click to select the ‘Send only _ ping’ radio button to check the value and click the ‘Ping’ button.
- Now, you will get a message stating that your printer is correctly connected to the computer. Next, close all running windows.
Step 4 - Establish a Wi-Fi Network Connection
- Change your network configuration to the factory defaults. Continue with the steps that are offered by the wireless router to make a connection.
- Now, try to print a test page using your Brother printer to make sure it’s working properly on the Wi-Fi network.
However, if you’re unable to connect your Brother printer to the wireless network using these steps, then it’s recommended to call on the Brother Printer technical support number to get help in resolving the problems.