How to Setup Brother Wireless Printer

By Christell York

Brother produces wireless printers and multi-purpose devices for home and office use. Wireless printers offer the ability to connect multiple computers to one printer without wires and to use the printer from outside its physical location. This allows a user to print from any location within the wireless network's range at any time.

Things You'll Need

  • Installation CD provided with printer
  • Ethernet cable
  • Wireless router and network key

Step 1

Press and open the front cover of the printer.

Step 2

For laser printers, remove the printer drum and gently shake it to distribute the toner inside. Replace the toner and drum in the printer until it clicks into place and close the printer cover.

Step 3

For inkjet printers, install the ink cartridges in the appropriate holders for black ink and color ink. Snap the cartridges into place carefully. Close the printer cover.

Step 4

Open the paper tray and insert blank printer paper. The paper tray typically is located on the front of the printer at the bottom.

Step 5

Plug the appropriate end of the power cord into the printer with the printer power turned off, and plug the other end into an electrical outlet.

Step 6

Turn on the power switch and unfold the document support flap on the top of the printer.

Step 7

Press the "Go" button on the printer to print a test page after the printer has finished warming up. The printer's LED light will stop blinking when it is ready to print.

Step 8

Turn the printer off.

Step 9

Log in to the computer as the administrator.

Step 10

Insert the installation CD into the computer's CD-ROM drive.

Step 11

Select the language and printer model from the setup wizard.

Step 12

Select "Install Printer Driver" from the menu screen.

Step 13

Click "Wireless Network users."

Step 14

Click "Wireless Setup and Driver Install" and click "Next."

Step 15

Click "Step by step install" and then click "Next."

Step 16

Click "With Cable" and then click "Next."

Step 17

Connect the printer to the router by using an Ethernet cable, then click "Next."

Step 18

Select the Brother printer from the list that appears and click "Next."

Step 19

Select the wireless network to which you want to connect the printer, then click "Next."

Step 20

Enter the password for the wireless network to which the printer will connect.

Step 21

Click "Next" to confirm the information entered. The signal will be sent to the printer.

Step 22

Click "Finish."