Brother Printer Drivers – Download Driver for your PC or Mac

 You can follow the manual or automated setup guide to install the cartridges properly into the printer. Once this step is over, continue to set the data and time, check print quality followed by Brother Printer driver download process.

If you have a CD/ROM you can install the Brother Printer software from there. For the latest and updated version, download Brother Printer drivers from here.

Install Brother Printer driver windows

  1. Initially turn on your printer and computer
  2. Navigate to the official Brother website
  3. Download the Brother Printer drivers from the official site
  4. Once you have downloaded the driver zip file, you have to extract them
  5. You can browse to select the location and save the extracted file
  6. Now follow the onscreen displayed instruction to complete the installation process.

Install Brother Printer driver mac

  1. Initially turn on your printer and computer
  2. Navigate to the official Brother website
  3. Download the Brother Printer driver mac from the official site
  4. Once you have downloaded the driver zip file, you have to extract them
  5. You can browse to select the location and save the extracted file
  6. From your system, open printers and scanners
  7. Click the plus symbol to add your printer
  8. You can select your printer from the list
  9. Click Add
  10. Then, from the Print Using list choose CUPS driver
  11. Now follow the onscreen displayed instruction to complete the installation process.

Expected issues with Brother Printer driver download issue:

You can experience several reasons behind the issue with Brother Printer software download process. Some of them include corrupted, outdated, irrelevant and damaged drivers. If you face this type of issues, you have to uninstall the existing driver and install the latest one from the official site.

Guide to install or first-timesetup a Brother printer

  • Firstly, you have to remove all the protective tapes from the LCD and machine.
  • Now it’s time to check you have all the required components shipped to you. Ink cartridges, guides and connecting wires.
  • Next you have to get the paper tray out of the printer. Then open the tray to load it with a stack of arranged papers. You need to use the paper guides to adjust the papers.
  • Now, put back the paper tray inside the printer.
  • Now take the power cord and connect with the printer output and the wall socket.
  • Now press the power button and wait for the printer to perform all initial settings.
  • Open the cartridge cover and remove the orange protective cover.Then it’s time to install the ink cartridges inside the printer.

Setting up my Brother printer on a wireless network

You can set your printer in a wireless network in any of the connection method. Like

  1. Wireless Direct

The specialty of wireless direct is that it doesn’t need Wi-Fi access point/router, as the Brother printer serves as a Wi-Fi access point.

  • Initially connect the printer and computer with a USB cable
  • From the printer setting tool, tap on the communication button
  • In the general settings, make sure the wireless direct is selected
  • In case Mac system, connect the printer and computer with a USB cable. From the Mac computer, select printer setting tool. Then confirm that Wireless Direct is selected and On.
  • Now press and hold the Wi-Fi button on your printer until you see the Wi-Fi indicator starts blinking. You can see the Wi-Fi light blinks for every 3 seconds
  • Then utilize your mobile or computer to choose the SSID/username of the printer
  • Keep in mind if you press the Wi-Fi button more than 5 seconds the printer will enter the WPS mode and the every attempt to Wi-Fi Direct will fail.
  1. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Before starting the WPS Setup, make sure WPS point and router supports WPS. You can confirm this by looking for a WPS symbol in the Wi-Fi access point/router.

  • Initially, place your printer within Wi-Fi access point/router range.
  • Based on your environment and related factors, the range may differ
  • Now press the Wi-Fi button on the printer and WPS button on your Wi-Fi access point/router for about 5 seconds
  • You can notice the Wi-Fi indicator blinks for every single second
  • Once the connection has established you can see a steady blue light as an indicator conveying that your computer/mobile devices and printer are all in a same wireless network.
  1. Wireless setup wizard

Initially connect the electrical cords to your Brotherprinter and turn on. From the printer control panel, click on the menu button. Look for the Network option and tap Ok. In the following option, choose WLAN and click ok. In the next screen, choose Setup Wizard and click ok. If you see WLAN enable? Click Yes. On tapping yes, you are enabling the wireless network and start the wireless setup wizard.

The printer will search for the network and list the available SSIDs or the network name. Once you find your network name, click on the network name and click ok. Once your printer connects with the network, continue with the Brother Printer driver download process.

Troubleshooting Brother Printer

Brother printer won’t connect to Wi-Fi:

  • The Brother printer experience Wi-Fi connectivity issue because of many reason. Some of them are:
    • Weak wireless signal
    • Irrelevant network settings
    • Outdated Brother printer driver and software

Follow the below steps to solve your connectivity issue easily.

    1. Initially try turning off and on your printer, computer and router
    2. Next check if you are getting a seamless internet connection, if not connect with a new network
    3. Now try printing the WLAN report from the Brother printer
    4. For that, navigate to the Print Reports option in your Brother printer
    5. Then select WLAN Report and choose Black/Color. Tap Start.
    6. Check out the WLAN report if it is having Connection column
    7. If it is ok, then there is no issue, if not then there is an error
    8. Then you have try reconnecting your printer to the network in any of the wireless connectivity method

How to troubleshoot Brother Printer wireless network issue on a Mac/Windows system?

Before starting with the troubleshooting process, you have to check whether your printer is turned on or not. Make sure your printer is not in sleep mode. If it not gets turned on, make sure the printer wire and power socket is in good condition. Then check if your printer display is free of error messages. If you see any error messages try to solve them before starting with the printing process.

Then make sure your Brother printer is seat as the default printer. For the Mac system, click on the Apple menu and select Preferences. Now tap on the Printers & Scanners option. Then select your Brother Printer name in the Default printer pop-up screen. For the Windows system, click on start menu and select control panel. Now tap on the Printers & Scanners option. Then right-click on your Brother Printer name and select Set as default printer.

Next is to check what is your printer status, whether it is offline or online. For that, Click your Brother printer’s icon and tap on the Open Print Queue option. If you see the Print queue, click Resume or Resume printer option. Next is to check the wireless network connectivity. For that you can print a network connectivity report to check the existing issue to solve them for continuing the printing process. If nothing works, try downloading the latest version of Brother Printer software from the Brother official site

Solve Brother Printerwont install issue:

  1. Initially, reboot your printer and computer
  2. Try uninstall and reinstall the Brother printer driver
  3. From your computer, open the Control panel
  4. Then choose Devices and Printers option
  5. In the following screen, right-click on the printer name and choose remove device option
  6. Open the control panel, and choose Uninstall
  7. Once finish uninstalling, restart your computer
  8. Now connect the Brother printer with a USB cable
  9. The turn on your printers and computers
  10. You can install the driver from the CD or from the official site
  11. Now follow the onscreen instruction to complete the installation process

Next is to update the OS of your system, for that open the control panel. In the search box, enter update and from the results click Check for updates option. In the following screen, tap on the Install Updates button. Once the updates get finished, restart your printer to see if the Brother Printer driver download issue has solved. You can also try the printer troubleshooter to solve the Brother printer not found issue.

Initially, press Win + R. You can see the windows dialogue box. Enter control panel and click ok. In the following screen, chose the Troubleshooting option from the top-right corner. Next from the navigation panel, click on the View all option. In the following list, choose Printer. In the next screen, click Next button. Now windows will start detect the issue and provide the related solutions.