What to do when cannot add brother printer to windows 10. Adding a network printer by IP address. If the network printer you want to use is not in the list of available printers. You can add it as an IP printer. The printer must support one of the following printing protocols: Jetdirect (socket), Line Printer Daemon (LPD), or Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). Now printer connect using these common protocols may have limited functionality.

You should find out the IP address or hostname of the network printer, the printing protocol, and the model number or software name of the printer. If it uses a custom queue, you also need to know the name of the queue.

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  • Add your printer to the list of available printers: Click on  start button> “Devices and Printer”, then click “Printers & Faxes”.
  • Click the add button below the list of printers, click the IP button, then enter the printer information using the following table as a guide.

 How to add brother printer to windows 10

 If your Windows 10 has a Bluetooth adapter or you have a Bluetooth USB adapter, you can easily add brother printer to windows 10 and send files wirelessly to a Bluetooth-enabled printer.

How to add brother printer to windows 10

  • On a windows10, update the software. Choose start menu> “Devices and Printers”, then click Software Update and install printer drivers.
  • Add a Bluetooth printer to the printer list: Choose Apple menu> System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners. Click the add button, then click the Default button.
  • Select your printer from the Printers list, then click Add. If the printer you want isn’t listed, enter its name in the search box and press Return. 
  • If your printer does not appear in the list, make sure the latest Bluetooth printer driver is installed on your system. Check with your printer manufacturer for the latest driver.

After connecting the printer, if a message appears on the screen prompting you to download new software, download and install it.

 Steps to add brother printer to windows 10 Wi-Fi

 Adding a Wi-Fi or Mobile Printer Using a Configuration Profile. Some network printers require a configuration profile to add brother printer to windows 10. The printer can be discovered on the network using windows 10. If you have a printer profile that you want to install brother printer, download or copy it to your windows and complete the installation.

Steps to add brother printer to windows 10 Wi-Fi (1)

  • On a windows 10, double-click a profile to open it.
  • When a message appears prompting you to install a profile, click Continue.
  • When a message appears asking you to confirm the installation of the profile, click Install.
  • The profile is installed and appears in the Profiles pane in “Devices and Printers”. The printer can then be added to the list of printers.
  • To add your printer to the list of printers, click start button> “Devices and Printers”, then click Printers & Faxes.Click the add button, then click the Default button.
  • Select your printer from the list and click Add.

If the printer is not listed, make sure that the most recent version of the profile is installed and that the computer can communicate with the printer over the network.