Brother Laser Printer – Specifications and Setup Instruction for Windows and Mac

Impeccable prints at affordable costs are possible with a Brother Laser printer. There are several things that you must be aware of before you can jump onto the printer setup process. Make use of this article to brush up on basic printer functions and how to utilize them on your Brother printer.

Registering Your Printer

After initial purchase of your Brother printer, it is necessary that one should register the device online on the Brother printer support website. It has the following benefits,

  • It lets Brother know that you are the actual owner of the device
  • The purchase date of the device is registered and you don’t have the hassle of maintaining the bill for warranty claims
  • May also be helpful in the time of an insurance claim for the Brother Laser Printer
  • Also, it is easier to receive special offers currently prevailing in the market for Brother devices

In case, you need assistance in registering your Brother printer on the support website, do visit us right away.

Things to Know About the Brother Laser Printer

Brother Laser Printer

Brother Laser Printer

Control Panel Display

The control panel is one of the most important components is the main gateway to the device and you may find the following keys on almost all Brother Laser printer models,

  • NFC reader – allows you to print from or scan to a mobile device that also supports the NFC feature
  • LCD panel – it is a touch resistive screen that gives users the opportunity to explore various printer functions
  • Back button –use this to navigate to the previous menu
  • Home button – the main menu screen that displays all available menu options
  • Cancel button – this is used to cancel or stop any ongoing printer function
  • Dial pad – present like a number pad, you can enter the number of copies or a fax number using this menu item
  • Power on/off button – this is to turn on or off the machine as and when needed
  • Wi Fi button – the menu button that is used for accessing the Wi Fi network connection, also leads to the Wi Fi settings

Paper Tray

Generally, this is where the user inputs any print media that needs to be printed, which is designed like a draw in most models

  • As the printer supports different media sizes, you can use the paper guides to print without any mistakes
  • Similarly, there are several markings on the printer that allow you to check the orientation of the paper
  • In some printer devices, you will have a Multi-purpose tray where you can load and receive documents

Print Cartridges

Black and color cartridges are the ones most commonly used in most Brother Laser printers and they must be handled very carefully

Brother Laser Printer Setup for Windows and Mac

For a Windows PC

The installation CD is very essential for a first-time setup and you may use the following steps while using this method,

  • First of all, the Installation screen appears on your Windows PC when you insert the CD
  • You can then choose your preferred language and navigate to the User account control screen
  • Agree to any of the terms and licenses after you create a unique account for the printer
  • Then, select the wireless connection option and also, uncheck Custom install option
  • Now, you must also change the firewall settings in order to enable the network connection
  • Once the installation process is over, just click on the FINISH button to make sure the setup is complete

For a Mac PC

You can use the installation CD that came along with the printer and also cross verify if the CD is compatible to work with your Mac’s OS version,

  • A Brother icon appears on the desktop which then prompts for a driver download
  • After which you will see the Downloads page on the screen
  • In order to connect to the device wirelessly, make sure you do not use the USB cable
  • You will then see the Checked and Confirmed screen which means that the connection was successful
  • If not, you may have to repeat from beginning after rebooting both the router and the Brother Laser printer
  • Go back to the printer and then, select the Wireless key and search for your wireless home network
  • Finally, choose the network and connect to it by entering the corresponding password
  • Since these are case-sensitive, it is important to pay attention while entering them

Issues or hindrances during the setup process can be easily dealt with when you have our tech support team by your side, reach us at our toll-free number +1-844-485-5080 or visit Brother Printer Customer Service.

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