HOW TO CONNECT BROTHER PRINTER TO MAC

BROTHER PRINTER

Brother industries LTD. is a manufacturer of electrical and electronics equipment, headquartered in Japan. Brother Company designs high quality printers and other products at very affordable prices. In this article, we will discuss about Brother printer and several other Brother setup steps. Along with that, you will also find out the answer to the question: “How to connect brother printer to MAC?”.

HOW TO CONNECT BROTHER PRINTER TO MAC

To add Brother Printers in Mac, follow below given instructions:

  1. First of all turn off your printer and unplug the machine from the power outlet. Unplug an interface cable also if it’s connected.
  2.  Now you have to choose your connection type:

USB users

  • Plug in the Brother machine into the power outlet and turn-on the machine.
  • Connect the Brother Printer to the computer using a USB cable.

Wired Network users

  • Connect Network cable to the Brother Machine and the hub.
  • Plug in the Brother machine into the power outlet and turn the machine ON.

Wireless Network users

  • Firstly plug in the Brother machine into the power outlet and turn the machine ON.
  • Now you have to setup your Brother machine on the network.

USB users

  • Plug in the Brother machine into the power outlet and turn-on the machine.
  • Connect the Brother Printer to the computer using a USB cable.

Wired Network users

  • Connect Network cable to the Brother Machine and the hub.
  • Plug in the Brother machine into the power outlet and turn the machine ON.

Wireless Network users

  • Firstly plug in the Brother machine into the power outlet and turn the machine ON.
  • Now you have to setup your Brother machine on the network.

3. Now click on the apple logo and click on the System Preferences under it.

4. Click, on the Printers & Scanners or Printer & Fax icon from the list.

5. Head over to the + button.

6. Click on the default and choose name of your Brother Printer machine from the list.

7. Press the on Add after choosing your machine button.

8. Now your Brother machine is added in Printer & Scanner of Printer & Fax, close System and Preferences.

After answering the question: “How to connect brother printer to MAC?”, there could be a few others questions  to which you might need answers.

HOW TO MAKE SURE BROTHER PRINTER IS ON?

Following are the steps to make sure that your Brother machine is powered on and there are no error:

    1. If the Brother machine display is blank, may be it is not powered on. To verify, press any button on the machine to check if it wakes up from the sleep mode or not.
    2. If it doesn’t wake up, check whether your Brother Printer is plugged into the power outlet or not.

HOW TO CHECK ERRORS IN BROTHER MACHINE?

Check the LCD screen on the Brother machine to verify if there are any error messages or not. It will show errors like “Paper jam” or “Ink empty”. If the LCD screen shows any errors, troubleshoot to remove an issue.

HOW TO SET BROTHER MACHINE AS DEFAULT PRINTER?

If your printer driver is not set as a default printer, you cannot print anything. Make sure your printer is set as a default printer. To set your printer as a default printer, follow the below given instructions properly:

  1. Click on Apple logo and then click on System Preferences.
  2. Now click on Printer & Scanner or Print & Fax.
  3. Choose your Brother machine from the drop down menu of Default Printer.

Now you have successfully set your Brother machine as a default Printer.

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