Most printers nowadays have a Wi-Fi connectivity option. That’s great because you don’t have to make a mess with the wires, and have the option to print straight from your smartphone, PC, or Mac.

If you are having some sort of difficulty and cannot connect your Brother printer to your Mac, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes this process can be confusing and time-consuming.

But, in this how-to guide, you will learn how to connect your Brother printer to Mac wirelessly and start printing with no issues.

Let’s get into it.

How To Connect a Brother Printer to Wi-Fi on Mac?

Following these steps will connect your Brother printer to your Mac device.

  • Step 1

The very first step that you should take is to check if your printer is powered and the Wi-Fi is working.

  • Step 2

Take a piece of paper, or open a note app on your phone and write your network’s security password and SSID. If you don’t know what an SSID is, find out here.

  • Step 3

On the printer’s control panel, go to Settings, and then, Network Settings.

  • Step 4

In the Network Settings menu, search for Wireless Network, and press on that. Now your Brother printer will search for the Wireless networks in your proximity. Look for your network and press on that.

  • Step 5

Now that you have selected your preferred network, enter the password for that network. Once you do that, the printer will connect to your Mac.

Updating the Drivers

What you should do next is ensure that your printer has the latest supported drivers so it can work properly. Follow these steps and you will be good to go.

  • The easiest way to get the drivers is to download them from the official Brother website here. Another option is to put the CD that you got with your printer in your Mac and proceed with the setup.
  • Just follow the installation instructions until you finish with the installation process.
  • Once you’ve done that, it’s time to restart your printer.
  • Now is the time to open your Mac device and click the Apple logo to open the System Preferences.

Click on the Apple logo

This will open a dropdown menu

  • Once you’ve opened the System Preferences, look for Printers & Scanners and click on that. This will open up a list of printers.
  • Select your Brother printer and press Add. This will add your printer to your Mac.

Why Isn’t My Brother Printer Connecting To My Mac?

There are a couple of common issues which prevent the printer from connecting to your Mac. You should try a couple of these solutions and see if any of them work out for you:

  • Restart your Wi-Fi and your router
  • Restart your Brother printer
  • Check if the SSID number is correct
  • Remove your Brother printer from your Mac in the System Preferences and connect it again
  • Check if the driver is outdated, and if it is, download the newest version