Quick Guide To Fix Brother Printer Network Setup Error

Most Brother printers are famous for their printing and scanning functions. These machines do not occupy much space and are very quick in responding to actions. Despite the laurels a Brother printer deserves, there are some issues that you might face while using it. 

Brother Printer Network Setup Error

Here, we have specifically picked the network setup error. There are users who might find it difficult to perform a network setup on a Brother printer.

If the Brother printer is facing an error with the network, there are some troubleshooting methods to resolve the issue. Before proceeding with the methods, try the following.

  • Ensure that the Brother printer is placed within the proximity distance of the wireless router.
  • Make sure that there are no disturbances between the printer, the wireless router, and the computer.
  • If you are connecting the Brother printer using a USB cable, check if it's properly attached and the cable does not have any physical damage.
Brother Printer Network Setup Error

FIX 1: RESET THE PRINTER

Resetting the printer should be the first resort to making sure the Brother printer is resolved from the network setup error.

  • Make sure the printer is turned on.
  • Now, remove the power cord from the power source.
  • Wait for 2-5 minutes and let the printer cool down for a while.
  • Once the time is up, connect the power cord back to the printer and the power source.
  • Wait for the Brother printer to turn on automatically. If not, press the Power button.

FIX 2: RUN THE WINDOWS TROUBLESHOOTER

The error indicates that the printer driver may be configured in the wrong port (in case of a USB setup).

  • Open the Run command (Windows + R).
  • Type in control.exe/name Microsoft. 
  • Select Troubleshooting and press the OK button. 
  • Click the Brother printer and select the Troubleshooter option.
  • The troubleshooter will detect the problem.
  • The troubleshooter window will ask you to follow the repair strategy.
  • Click the Apply button and check to see if the problem is resolved.

With this method, you can easily resolve the network setup error on your Brother printer.

FIX 3: UNINSTALL AND REINSTALL THE PRINTER DRIVER

Uninstall Driver:

  • Open the Settings window (Windows + I).
  • Click the Apps option.
  • Select the Brother printer driver.
  • Click the Uninstall button.
Brother Printer Network Setup Error

Update Driver:

  • Open the support page (using the Internet browser) for the Brother printer.
  • Click the Downloads tab.
  • Select the Windows radio button from the Select OS Family section. 
  • Choose the version of Windows from the Select OS Version section. 
  • Click the OK button.
  • Scroll down the page and click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • The driver will be downloaded.
  • Perform a double-click to initiate the installation.
  • Follow the prompts.
  • Based on the printer, select the connection type you want for the printer.

You will be resolved from the network setup error.

FIX 4: SWITCH TO WPS METHOD OF CONNECTION

  • On your printer control panel, press Settings.
  • Choose All Settings > Network > WLAN > WPS.
  • When the printer displays the message that says Switch Network interface to wireless? press the Yes button.
  • The Brother printer will start the wireless setup wizard.
  • Press the WPS button on the router.
  • After a while, the printer will be connected to the router.
 

Using the above methods, you can easily resolve the network setup error on your Brother printer. 

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