How to Setup Brother Wireless Printer
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
Press and open the front cover of the printer.
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.
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.
Open the paper tray and insert blank printer paper. The paper tray typically is located on the front of the printer at the bottom.
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.
Turn on the power switch and unfold the document support flap on the top of the printer.
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.
Turn the printer off.
Log in to the computer as the administrator.
Insert the installation CD into the computer's CD-ROM drive.
Select the language and printer model from the setup wizard.
Select "Install Printer Driver" from the menu screen.
Click "Wireless Network users."
Click "Wireless Setup and Driver Install" and click "Next."
Click "Step by step install" and then click "Next."
Click "With Cable" and then click "Next."
Connect the printer to the router by using an Ethernet cable, then click "Next."
Select the Brother printer from the list that appears and click "Next."
Select the wireless network to which you want to connect the printer, then click "Next."
Enter the password for the wireless network to which the printer will connect.
Click "Next" to confirm the information entered. The signal will be sent to the printer.