Brother printers are user-friendly, efficient printers among other printers available in the market. But like any other, Brother printers too can malfunction sometimes. For example, at times, you might find that the Brother printer won’t connect to WiFi.
If you are struggling with this issue, you can follow this guide. Here, we have mentioned the fix to resolve this error in a step-by-step manner for easy understanding. So, if the Brother printer is not connecting to WiFi, follow the fix mentioned here and it should fix the situation you are in.
How to Fix Brother Printer Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi?
Firstly don’t panic if your Brother printer can’t connect to the Wi-Fi. We have prepared this step-by-step guide to eradicate the error. So, follow it for good.
Requirements of the Wireless Router
We know that you are aware of the general wireless setup procedures of Brother printers. Though we’ll start from the very beginning to avoid a mess. Let’s start with the requirements.
- Keep the SSID and password of the wireless network ready.
- Restart the wireless router.
Now, let’s begin with the main process.
This step comprises of connecting the wireless router to the Brother printer. Follow these steps to make the connection, the right way.
- Make sure that you have turned your Brother printer on.
- Tap the Menu button on the printer.
- Navigate to the Network option, by using the navigation keys. Then, press the OK key.
- Choose the WLAN option using the navigation keys. Again, hit the OK button.
- After that, opt for Setup Wizard. Tap the OK button to confirm.
- You will get two options: Enable or Disable WLAN. Navigate to the Enable option and confirm it using the OK button.
Now, the Brother printer looks for available wireless networks.
Now, you will be able to connect your Brother printer to the wireless connection that you want to. The printer will show up all the available wireless connections that it can find nearby. Follow the steps below to connect to the preferred wireless network.
- Select the SSID or the network name which you wish to connect.
- The printer may prompt you to enable the WPS connection.
- You have to tap on key 2 from the keypad when the printer wants the network key.
- Enter the password using the same keypad of the Brother printer. Press OK.
Wait a while until the printer connects itself to the wireless connection.
Check now if your Brother printer is connected to the wireless connection of your choice. If not, then please continue to the FAQ section.
FAQs Related to Brother Printer Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi
Here we will discuss some more instances where Brother printer won’t connect to Wi-Fi. Sometimes, the above fix fails to perform efficiently. To resolve such particular instances, you can go through this section.
Brother Printer Used to Connect to the Wi-Fi, But Not Working Now
If your Brother print could connect to the wireless connection but now it can’t, then you have to go through the following measures.
- Shut down the printer. Let it rest for 10 minutes, at least. Then switch the printer on. Check if it can now connect to the Wi-Fi.
- You may take help from the Network Connection Repair Tool launched by the team of Brother printers.
- Print a status report of the wireless connection of the Brother printer. Check out if the report says OK.
If the Access Point is Replaced or Configured
In such cases, you have to enable the automatic wireless mode on your Brother printer. Use the steps below to accomplish the task. Make sure that your printer has the WPS or AOSS ™ button, otherwise, it won’t work.
- Ensure that the printer is active.
- Push the WPS or AOSS ™ button on your Brother printer.
- Press and hold the Wi-Fi button of your Brother printer. Don’t release the button for at least three seconds.
- The printer should initiate the automatic wireless mode. It will search for nearby network connections to connect.
- If it connects to the wireless network, the Wi-Fi LED will light up.
Go through the above methods and check if it works in resolving the situation when the Brother printer won’t connect to WiFi.