How to Connect a Printer to a Wireless Network

You don’t need a computer or a USB cable to connect your printer to a wireless network. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to connect a Printer to a Wireless Network directly. All you need to do is to confirm that you have got a wireless printer and a router with a wireless connection.

Things Required to Connect a Printer to a Wireless Network

Alright some of the things one should remember before connecting a printer to the wireless network are: –

  1. Wireless Printer
  2. Router with working wireless connection or Wi-Fi
  3. Router with WPS button
  4. Network Name or SSID
  5. Network Password or the Wi-Fi Security Key

How to Connect a HP Printer to a Wireless Network (WPS Method)

You don’t need a computer, laptop, tablet, or a mobile phone to connect your HP printer to a Wireless network. Make sure the printer is closer to the Wi-Fi router for right network signals, and proper installations also confirm that the router has WPS button (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Step 1: Unpack the printer and plug-in the power code.

plug in power cord connect printer wireless network

Step 2: Turn on the printer and install the printer cartridges.

connect printer wireless network plug in power cord

Step 3: Press and hold the wireless button to turn the Wi-Fi on.

connect printer wireless network press and hold the wireless button

Step 4: For HP Printers that don’t have a wireless button, go to the printer control panel.

Step 5: Get inside the Wireless Settings or Network Settings.

wireless settings

Step 6: Find the Wi-Fi Protected Setup and touch on it.

wi fi protected setup

Step 7: Select the Push Button option and then touch start.

push button

Step 8: On your Wi-Fi router press and hold the WPS button until you see the WPS lights blinking.

wi fi protected setup

It can take a couple of minutes for the printer to discover the wireless network and connect to it. Once the connection is established, you can print from your mobile, tablet, PC, laptop, or any other wireless device.

How to Connect a HP Printer to a Wireless Network (WEP, WPA, or WPA2 Method)

To connect an HP printer to a Wireless Network through the WEP, WPA, or WPA2 method you need to know your network name (Wi-Fi name) and network password (Wi-Fi security key or password).

Step 1: Unpack the printer and plug-in the power code.

plug in power cord

Step 2: Turn on the printer and install the printer cartridges.

plug in power cord

Step 3: Press and hold the wireless button to turn the Wi-Fi on.

press and hold the wireless button

Step 4: For HP Printers that don’t have a wireless button, go to the printer control panel.

Step 5: Touch the Network Menu (Wireless Icon).

Step 6: Touch the Settings and select Wireless Setup Wizard. Let the printer discover the wireless network.

wireless setup wizard

Step 7: A list of Wireless Network names located nearby will appear. Select your wireless network. (If you are not able to see your network name then scroll down to the bottom and enter the network name manually the way it is, including the lower and upper case or the numbers.)

Step 8: Enter your WEP, WPA, or WPA2 Key (Wi-Fi Password) and click OK to confirm.

The HP printer will instantly connect your printer to the wireless network, and if you are not able to connect to the network then the printer will give you an option to print a network test report. Always remember to reconnect the printer with the network when you change the security key or password of the Wi-Fi or Wireless network.

How to Connect a Brother Printer to a Wireless Network (WPS/AOSS Method)

For Brother Printer users wondering how to connect a Brother Printer to a Wireless Network, this is the tutorial for you which can help you connect the Brother Printer to a Wireless Network with ease. Verify that you’ve wireless Brother Printer and WPS button on both your Brother Printer and router then follow the steps below.

Step 1: Unpack the Brother Printer.

Step 2: Ensure that you put the Brother Machine closer to the network or within its range for excellent network connection and proper Wireless setup.

Step 3: Plug in the power cord and turn on the Brother Printer.

plug in power cord

Step 4: On your Wi-Fi Router press the WPS button and hold it for a few seconds.

wi fi protected setup

Step 5: Now, come to the printer and press the wireless setup button located at the back of the Brother Printer.

press the wireless setup button

Step 6: The machine will search for the network. Once the Ready LED light on your printer is turned to green and is on for five minutes, that means it is connected to the wireless network.

If the LED light isn’t flashing, the connection to the network has been failed. A wireless printing report will be generated with all the details. In case, the Brother Machine or your Wi-Fi router doesn’t have the WPS button then follow the next method.

How to Connect a Brother Printer to a Wireless Network (WEP, WPA, or WPA2 Method)

In this method, you need to know your network name (Wi-Fi name) and network password (Wi-Fi security key or password) to connect your Brother Printer to a Wireless Network. Also, verify that the machine supports the wireless connection and then follow the steps below.

Step 1: Unpack the Brother Printer.

Step 2: Ensure that you put the Brother Machine closer to the network or within its range for excellent network connection and proper Wireless setup.

Step 3: Plug in the power cord and turn on the Brother Printer.

plug in power cord

Step 4: If the printer is in the deep sleep mode Click on OK on the printer.

press ok

Step 5: Using the arrow up or down button gets into the network.

Step 6: Press OK to get into the network.

using the arrow up or down button gets into the network and press ok

Step 7: You’ll get WLAN option if you do not see WLAN option use the up and & down arrow key and press OK.

wlan option

Step 8: Using the up and & down arrow key shuffle through options (TCP/IP, MAC Address, WLAN Status, WPS w/PIN Code, WPS/AOSS, etc.) bring up the n and Press OK.

setup wizard option

Step 9: Next on the WLAN Enable? Screen press the arrow up to enable the wireless.

Step 10: The printer will search next for SSID or local wireless networks. Using the up and down arrow key select your network name or SSID and press OK button on the printer.

select your network name or ssid and press ok button

Step 11: Now you’ve to put in the password or security key of your Wi-Fi (Wireless network) using the up and down arrow key. To find the numbers or alphabets you need to use the up and down arrow key if your printer doesn’t have a keypad with numbers or alphabets. To undo press the back button on the Brother Printer.

Step 12: Press the OK button once you’ve typed the password correctly.

put in the password or security key and press ok

Step 13: To apply setting use the arrow up button.

A message will appear “connecting to WLAN” wait until its get connected. The Wi-Fi light will start flashing and a letter ‘connected’ will appear on the Brother Printer machine to confirm that the printer has been linked to a Wireless network.

In the event that the Brother Printer failed to connect to the wireless network, try to restart the process from the beginnings. If your problem has been solved then kindly share this article or leave us a comment with any suggestions.

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