The process of setting up a Brother printer's wireless function generally involves connecting the printer to a computer or laptop via a USB or Ethernet cable for configuration. Once configured, the printer can be used wirelessly over a Wi-Fi network.
Brother offers several methods to configure the wireless function for their printing equipment. Setup instructions are located at Brother-USA.com, and wireless setup methods are located on the support page for a particular printer. To find the printer's support page, users should direct a web browser to Brother-USA.com, hover the mouse over the Support button in the header menu and click on the FAQs link in the drop-down menu. On the next page, the buyer must enter the model number into the search box and click the blue Search button.
On the support page for the printer, it is necessary to click on the Frequently Asked Questions tab and then click on the Wireless Setup Methods link found in the bulleted list below.
Wireless setup methods are offered for Windows and Macintosh and cover several possible configuration methods using a USB cable, Ethernet cable or no cable at all. Other advanced setup options are offered which do not require a computer.