Fix: Brother Printer Offline Wireless

Simple Steps To Get Brother Printer Online

The Brother printer performs well in all environments---offices or homes. If more work is loaded, the printer might go offline, or in some cases, the wireless connection might fail so that the Brother Printer Offline Wireless issue occurs. Let's see how to bring the Brother printer back online.

Brother Printer Offline Issue


Wireless Network Check-up:

If there is any problem while connecting the Brother printer to the wireless network, follow the steps to solve the issue easily.

  • Make sure the Brother device is turned ON.
  • Check the router is connected to the network.
  • Make sure the router cable is not damaged; if the cable is damaged, reconnect the router and the modem with a new Ethernet cable.
  • Now, restart your modem and router.
  • On the Windows computer, uninstall the old drivers. Now go on to download and install the latest driver from the official Brother website.
  • When the driver installation is complete, run the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the latest driver installation.
  • On the Setup Wizard, click the Wireless connection radio button and select the Brother printer from the available printer list.
  • Now, your Brother printer is connected to the wireless network, and you can print normally.
  • Still, if the Brother printer is offline, follow the below methods to solve this Brother Printer Offline Wireless issue.


Steps To Remove Printer Offline Issues:

On Windows:

  • Make sure the Brother printer is turned ON and check if there are any error messages on the printer display.
  • On the Windows computer, click the Start icon and then select the Settings icon.
  • In the Settings window, locate and select Devices.
  • Click Printers and scanners.
  • Search your Brother printer in the Printers and scanners window.
  • Select your printer and then click Open queue.
  • Now, a new dialog box will appear; click the Printer tab.
  • Untick Use Printer Offline and Pause Printing.
  • If the printer is not set as the default printer, you can't print on it; click the Printer tab, select Set As Default Printer, and then click Cancel All Documents.
  • Check if the printer is back online.

On Mac:

  • On your Mac computer, click the Apple menu icon -> System Preferences -> Print & Scan.
  • Click the '+' icon on the left side of the screen.
  • Now, click the Default icon on top of the screen.
  • Locate and select your Brother printer from the list.
  • Click the Use drop-down box and then select Brother xxxxx CUPS from the list, where 'xxxxx' is the model number of your printer.
  • Finally, click ADD.
  • Now, the Brother printer is back online, and you can print easily on the Mac computer.
  • Hopefully, the Brother Printer Offline Wireless issue has been cleared successfully.