Your Brother printer can be “Offline” if it is not set as the default printer on your computer. You can make your printer the default in your computer’s “Devices” section. If it is not listed as a device in the devices section, you must re-install the printer driver from a CD-ROM or Brother’s website.
- 1 Why is my Brother printer not connecting to my computer?
- 2 How do I get my Brother printer to connect to WiFi?
- 3 What do I do when my Brother printer is offline?
- 4 Why does it keep saying my printer is offline?
- 5 How do I connect my MFC printer to my computer?
- 6 How do I make my Brother printer discoverable?
- 7 How do I reset my Brother wireless printer?
- 8 Why won’t my Brother printer stay connected to my Wi-Fi?
- 9 How do I know if my Brother printer is connected to Wi-Fi?
- 10 How do you fix a printer that says offline?
- 11 Why is my printer not connecting to my computer?
- 12 What to do if printer is not responding?
Why is my Brother printer not connecting to my computer?
Ensure that the power LED on the printer is stable and not flickering. Check the connection between the computer and the Brother Printer; ensure that the computer is connected to the printer. Ensure that the printer status has not stopped. Ensure that the Brother Printer driver is up-to-date.
How do I get my Brother printer to connect to WiFi?
To set up your Brother machine on a wireless network:
- Connect the power cord to your Brother machine and then connect it to an electrical socket.
- Press Menu button on the machine’s control panel.
- Press the Up or Down arrow key to select Network and press OK.
- Press the Up or Down arrow key to select WLAN and press OK.
What do I do when my Brother printer is offline?
If the printer status is Offline Right- click the icon for your Brother machine > See what’s printing > Printer > Use Printer Offline (removes the checkmark). If Use Printer Offline is gray out, click Open As Administrator. Enter your administrator password, and then click Yes.
Why does it keep saying my printer is offline?
This can be as simple as a disconnected cable, or an error occurring due to a paper jam. However, it can also indicate a problem with your driver or software. Old age or a lack of updates can cause this, and if this is the reason your printer is offline, you will have to troubleshoot it.
How do I connect my MFC printer to my computer?
Add your printer to your computer on Windows 10
- Turn on your printer.
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and click the Settings button.
- Select Devices.
- Select Printers & scanners, and then click Add a printer or scanner.
- Select the printer you want and click Add device.
How do I make my Brother printer discoverable?
Configure the wireless settings:
- Place the Brother machine within range of your WPS or AOSS™ access point/router.
- Make sure that the power cord is plugged in.
- Turn on the machine and wait until the machine is in the Ready state.
- Hold down the WPS or AOSS™ button on your WLAN access point/router for a few seconds.
How do I reset my Brother wireless printer?
FAQs & Troubleshooting
- Press. (Settings) > All Settings > Network > Network Reset.
- Reset Network? will be displayed. Press Yes.
- Reboot OK? will be displayed. Press Yes for two seconds to confirm. The machine will restart.
Why won’t my Brother printer stay connected to my Wi-Fi?
If the Brother printer still has Wi-Fi disconnection issues, you have to reboot the devices. First of all, you have to switch off the Brother printer and switch off the internet router. When both these devices are turned off, switch on the Brother printer and connect it to the laptop.
How do I know if my Brother printer is connected to Wi-Fi?
Check your machine’s wireless status by printing the WLAN report. > Click here to check the wireless status on the WLAN report. If your WLAN report is stating “Connection OK”, although you can not scan, refer to “Check the wireless status on the WLAN report” and check “Connection: OK”.
How do you fix a printer that says offline?
Troubleshooting offline printer problems
- Check to make sure the printer is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
- Run a printer power cycle.
- Set your printer as the default printer.
- Clear the print queue.
- Reset the service that manages the printing queue.
Why is my printer not connecting to my computer?
First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. If not, your printer is not connected to any network at this time. Ensure your wireless router is turned on and functioning properly. You may need to connect your printer to your network again.
What to do if printer is not responding?
How do I fix my printer, not responding? (Windows)
- Make your printer the default option. Click on the Start button and then go to Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners.
- Clear Print queue.
- Restart Print Spooler Service.
- Re-Add your printer to your PC.
- Restart your Windows PC.