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How do I connect my Brother printer to a Wireless Network?

Brother wireless printers require setup to be completed while connected to the network with an Ethernet cable. Regular operation can be wireless after setup is complete.

To connect to a wireless network:

  1. Connect the printer to the router by Ethernet cable.
  2. Insert the Brother software CD into the computer and run the setup program.
  3. Choose Wireless Setup And Driver Install > Step By Step Install.
  4. Check the With Cable option and click Next > Next.
  5. Select the option beginning with BRN in the list of Available Network Devices (this is the Brother wireless printer).
  6. Select the desired wireless network.
  7. If necessary, enter your wireless network's security type and password.

If you have set your network security scheme to restrict device connections based on MAC Address, the following steps may help find the MAC address for your printer.

Finding the Wireless MAC Address

Examine the back of the printer.

  • A physical label is affixed containing information including the MAC address.
  • The MAC address is sometimes called a physical address.

To find the MAC address in the menu:

  • Navigate to the Wireless Settings page. The MAC address is on this screen.
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