Description of Problem 100000031055
How do I add a local or network printer driver on a
Windows 8, 8.1, or Server 2012 computer?Description of Solution 200000039919
For Local users: If you haven't already done so, connect the interface
cable and power on the machine while connected to the Internet. The
computer should automatically search for and install the appropriate driver.
Network users: The Brother machine should first be connected to the network in
order to add the printer driver. Continue to STEP
you have the supplied CD-ROM, verify the CD-ROM lists the operating system
installed on your computer.
If the operating system installed on your computer is listed on the CD-ROM, go
to STEP 3.
If you do not have the supplied CD-ROM or the operating system installed on your
computer is not listed on the CD-ROM, you will need to download and extract the
Printer Driver. If you need instructions, refer
to the solution - "How
do I navigate the Brother website to download software, drivers, and
Open the Printer folder.
a. Move your mouse to the lower left corner of the
Desktop or Start screen.
b. Right-click the screen and then left-click Control
c. Under Hardware and Sound, click View devices
4. Click Add a
5. You will see a
message stating: Searching For Available
Printers. The list will populate with available
6. Select your
Brother machine from the list of available printers and click NEXT.
the machine is not found, then the computer is not communicating properly with
the Brother machine. You will need to connect the machine and/or the
computer to your network and ensure that there are no firewalls or security
settings blocking the communication.
Click HAVE DISK.
Click BROWSE and specify the location of the drivers either from the
download or on the disc (if compatible with your Operating System).
driver's location on the disc will vary depending on the model and the
computer's operating system. (Ex:
Select the model name and click NEXT.
If you receive a message stating that a driver is already installed, select
Replace The Current Driver and click
It is recommended that you leave the default printer name and click NEXT.
If prompted and you want to use your Brother machine as the default printer,
check Set As The Default Printer.
You may click PRINT A TEST PAGE to check if your machine is working
Click FINISH. The driver is now installed.