How do I connect my brother printer to my mac

How do I connect my brother printer to my mac? How to add a printer to a Mac?

Want to connect brother printer to Mac, then you are at the right place. We hope you will get your answers here. As a beginner, it is tough to connect the Brother printer to Mac. But we tried to give you smooth and step by step tutorial. It would be best if you had your SSID and Network Key further so, keep it handy. Therefore, here is an easy guide to connecting the Brother printer to Mac.

If you don't have this information. Then, here you can find them.

SSID
  • Check behind your wifi router. The initial SSID is the model name and the manufacturer’s name.
  • Look at the manual which you got with your wifi router.

Before moving forward, connect your wireless Brother printer to your wireless network. And you are logged in to Mac as an administrator so, you can add or remove the programs and make changes to your Macbook or Macintosh computer. If you brought a new printer/scanner and it is not connected to your network. Here is our other blog on connecting a printer to the wireless network.  How to Connect Brother Printer to wifi? }

Now, if you have all done, which is mentioned above, then you are ready to add a printer to Mac.

How to find Network Security Key in Mac?

Connected to a Network but don’t know its Key. Then you can get the Network Security key by following these simple steps.

  • Click “GO” from the menu bar.
  • Select “UTILITIES” you will find it Between the “Applications” and “Recent options”.

  • Select “KEYCHAIN ACCESS” Then, click Login.

  • The active network list will display on your screen. If not, then click “SYSTEM” to get the file.
  • Select the name of your active network
  • Go to the “ATTRIBUTES” tab.
  • Select the checkbox of SHOW PASSWORD
  • Provide the administrator or keychain security key.
  • Click OK, and now you can see the network key in the PASSWORD field.

How to connect brother printer to Mac via wifi?

Step 1: There is an “APPLE ICON” on the upper left corner of the screen. Click on it.

Step 2: Now choose “SYSTEM PREFERENCES” from the options.

Step 3: A dialogue box will appear on the screen. Click on the “PRINTER ICON” ( printer and scanners ) written on it.

How do I connect my brother printer to my mac

Step 4:This action will show you the list of printers and Scanners was connected earlier to the Mac. ( If the list is empty it means there is no printer connected). You can remove those printers by clicking on “MINUS” below.

Note: Before jumping to STEP 5, make sure your printer is power on, and your computer and printer both are on the same network.

Step 5: Now, click on the “PLUS SIGN” to add a printer to Mac.

Step 6: Click on the “DEFAULT” icon from the top of the dialogue box.

How do I connect my brother printer to my mac

Step 7: You have to click on your printer model name. Then click on the “ADD” button.

Now, your computer will scan the network to find the printer and install the latest driver automatically. Do not forget to select your printer as a default printer from the same dialogue box.

Hurray! You are ready to print

Still having trouble, then watch our youtube video.

Now, there is another tutorial for those whose printers don’t support wireless feature.

How to connect brother printer to Mac via USB?

The most important thing we required in the tutorial is the correct brother printer driver setup. However, your Mac will ask you for an administrator login and download the latest driver automatically. But in case it is not happening, then you can manually download and install the driver in Mac. Let us briefly guide you in downloading the correct Brother Printer Driver according to computer configuration.

To Download or update brother printer driver follow these steps:

  • Open your browser and go to the driver download page.
  • Enter your Model number and search. Or instead of typing, you can select your printer type from the dropdown then your exact model number from the second dropdown.
  • Now, From the Downloads and drivers tab. Click on the link that begins with the model of your selected brother printer.
  • Select Operating System Family & version from the menu.
  • Click search to continue.
  • Find the file you wish to download. You can also click “show all” to show all links.
  • Click on the selected website. ( for MAC users Download will start automatically )
  • Install the downloaded file.
Now you are ready to connect the USB printer to Mac.

Step 1: Click on the  “APPLE ICON” on the upper left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Click on  “SYSTEM PREFERENCES” from the given options.

Step 3: On the dialogue box Click on the “PRINTER ICON” ( printer and scanners ) written on it.

Step 4:  List of printers and Scanners will appear which was connected earlier to the Mac. ( If the list is empty it means there is no printer connected). You can remove those printers by clicking on “MINUS” below.

Note:  Power ON your printer and connect it to Mac by using USB cable.

Step 5: Hit the “PLUS SIGN” in order to add printer to machine.

Step 6: First click  “DEFAULT” icon from the top of the dialogue box to set this printer as your default printer.

Step 7: Then click on your printer model name. Then click on the “ADD” button.

It’s all done here, and your printer is waiting for you to print. I hope this article helps you.

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