Brother Printer Not Printing Document But Connected To Wifi

Sometimes, a Brother printer connected to wifi but not printing. This issue might occur due to various reasons. On this page, we’ll show you how to resolve this issue using simple methods.

Method 1: Check the connectivity and the print operation settings

  • Initially, make sure that your Brother printer and the computer are connected to the same network. 
  • Check if you have selected the correct printer model while configuring the print operation. 
  • If not, re-configure the print settings and then try to print.

Method 2: Restart the wireless devices

  • Restart your wireless router, printer, and computer.
  • After restarting the devices, try to perform the print operation.

Method 3: Look for the error messages on your printer’s LCD screen

  • Check if any error messages like paper jam or ink/toner empty are displayed on your printer’s LCD screen.
  • If yes, resolve the error and then try to perform the print operation. If not resolve the error Brother printer connected to wifi but not printing.

Method 4: Check the IP address

If the IP addresses of the printer and the computer are not the same, then there is a chance for you to encounter this issue.

Checking the computer’s IP address (Mac)

  • Go to the Apple menu.
  • Select the System Preferences option followed by Network. Click on the Advanced button followed by the TCP/IP tab.
  • Your Mac computer’s IP address will be displayed beside the IPv4 Address field.
  • Make sure that your computer’s Subnet Mask is

Checking the printer’s IP address

Print the Network Configuration Report on your printer by referring to its user manual. On the Network Configuration Report page, you can find the printer’s IP address. 

Now, compare your printer’s and the computer’s IP address. Make sure that both the addresses are the same, except the end number.

Method 5: Reset the network connection using the printer’s settings menu

If the above methods fail to resolve the issue, reset your printer’s network connection settings. Based on your printer model, the reset process may vary. The section below explains the reset procedure for Brother HL-L3290CDW/DCP-L3551CDW.

  • Go to the Menu section.
  • Select Network > Network Reset.
  • Press the OK button.
  • Complete the reset process by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the network connection settings have been restored, reconfigure them and then try to perform the print operation.

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  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.