Brother Printer Drivers

brother printer software

Brother Printer Software is useful to command your printer and send print requests for printing documents via computer. Here is the comprehensive guide that will assist you how to set up the software on your system.

Download the Software Latest Version For Your Brother Printer

  1. To commence the Brother printer software download process, you first have to navigate to its official website. In accordance with that, insert the URL brother-usa.com in the address bar. By pressing the Enter key, you will successfully reach the homepage. 
  2. On the top-panel of the homepage, you have to first spot the “Support” option and then click on it. This will bring up the Brother support page on your screen. To download the most supported software for your specific printer, enter your printer model number into its assigned field. Then, click Search. 
  3. A new window will be available on your screen. To proceed forward for Brother Printer Drivers, press the “Drivers & Downloads” tab. Doing so, you will see multiple links on your screen, and you have to select the updated version of the software. 
  4. In the next window, you will view two separate sections i.e Operating System and Language. Select your Windows or Mac operating system on which you are going to install and operate the software. 
  5. Continuing with this, select the Language that you well-understand from the options available and then click on the Search tab. With this, you will get to see another window. Under the “Driver & Software Package”, firstly review all the information i.e Language, File Size, Version, and then click on the Download tab. 
  6. This will show you the Software “Terms and Conditions” window. Read the End-User License Agreement and all the specified terms carefully without leaving any statement. If you completely agree and abide by the agreement, select the “I Agree” tab. If you do not want to accept the agreement, click on “I Don’t Agree” but it is to be noted that by doing so you will not be allowed to download the Brother printer software. 
  7. The download will begin automatically and once it is done, you will be prompted to Run or Save the File. Click Save and the setup file will be stored in the Downloads folder.

Connect Your Brother Printer To the Computer Based On Your Printer Functionality

Once the Brother printer software download is completed, you will need to connect your printer to the computer. There are two ways through which you can build a connection between both the devices. Read and follow the given instructions to establish a connection. 

  • Wireless Method: If your printer has wireless compatibility, you can develop a network connection among both the devices without using a cable. For this purpose, you need to connect your printer to the same Wifi network as your computer. Doing so, your PC will automatically detect your printer and you can easily add it on your PC. 
  • Wired Connection Method: If your Brother printer is of the old technology and does not have wireless functions, there is only one option through which you can make a connection i.e US cable. So, acquire a USB cable, affix its one end to the USB port of your computer and another end to the printer. Then add your printer to the computer.

Install the Software by launching the Setup File

  1. Go to the Downloads folder on your PC and spot the Brother Printer Software setup file. Double-click the file and the User Account Control pop-up box will get displayed on your screen, click Yes to go ahead with the installation. 
  2. Then, you may be prompted to select the Language. Make sure you pick the same language that you have selected while downloading the software. Afterwards, the Install Shield Wizard window will come into view and you have to wait till the program prepares for setup. 
  3. This will bring up the “Setup Type” window. There you will view two ways to set up the software i.e Standard and Custom. On the basis of your preference, select either one of the options. The custom method allows you to choose the software as per your requirements. 
  4. By clicking Next, the Brother Printer software will begin installing on your PC. Just wait for its completion and when the installation completes, click Finish

Brother Printer Software Setup Issues and Troubleshooting

  1. If you fail to launch the Brother printer support website, there may be general network problems. In order to fix this issue, you need to power cycle your router. So turn off your router and detach the power cable from the electrical outlet. Wait for a couple of minutes and turn it on, make sure the router power LED light is lit. Now, open the wifi manager on your PC, select your personal wifi name, and click Connect. 
  2. If the download completes but the setup file is not launching after several attempts for installation, it is probably due to software incompatibility with your operating system. This is because you have selected the incorrect OS version while downloading the software. All you need to do is to verify your OS version and download the setup file again. 
  3. In the event you cannot install the Brother printer software on Windows, you should remove your printer from your PC. To do so, go to Settings, select “Devices and printers” and it will show a list of printers that are connected to your PC. Spot your brother printer, right-click on it and select “Remove Device”. Now, reinstall your printer by adding it again to your PC. Now, try for Brother printer software installation. 
  4. To resolve general installation issues, you can restart your computer and printer. Sometimes a simple reset is helpful in resolving the installation issues. Once you restart both the devices, connect your printer to the computer, and run the setup file for installation.