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Description of Problem 100000031331

How do I install or setup my label printer to print on the Macintosh wireless network using the software CD/DVD?


Description of Solution 200000040263

For USB interface users:

  1. Insert the software DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
  2. Double-click the Start Here OSX icon to install.

Available items:

Start Here OSX
Installs PTouch Editor 5.0, PTouch Update Software and the Printer Driver.

Utilities
Includes BRAdmin Light and the Wireless Device Setup Wizard.

Documentation
Includes the User's Guide, Software User's Guide and Network User's Guide.

Brother Support
Displays the link to On-Line Registration and Brother Solution Center.

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. After the installation is completed, press the ON/OFF button of the machine to turn on the power.
  3. Click in order of Apple menu - System Preference, and click Print & Fax (Macintosh OS X 10.5.8 - 10.6) / Print & Scan (Macintosh OS X 10.7).
  4. Click the Add button +.
  5. Click the Add button + and Choose Brother QL-XXX from the list and click Add to add the printer to Print & Fax (Macintosh OS X 10.5.8 - 10.6) / Print & Scan (Macintosh OS X 10.7).

For wired network interface users (QL-720NW only):

  1. Insert the software DVD into your CD/DVD drive. 
  2. Double-click the Start Here OSX icon to install.

Available items:

Start Here OSX
Installs PTouch Editor 5.0, PTouch Update Software and the Printer Driver.

Utilities
Includes BRAdmin Light and the Wireless Device Setup Wizard.

Documentation
Includes the User's Guide, Software User's Guide and Network User's Guide.

Brother Support
Displays the link to On-Line Registration and Brother Solution Center.

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Click in order of Apple menu - System Preference, and click Print & Fax (Macintosh OS X 10.5.8 - 10.6) / Print & Scan (Macintosh OS X 10.7).
  3. Choose Brother QL-XXX from the list and click Add to add the printer.

  1. Choose IP at the top of the screen.
    Enter the IP address of the printer into the Address box.
    Choose Brother QL-XXX from the list and click Add to add the printer.


 

For wireless network interface users:

  1. Insert the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. Double-click the Utilities folder, and then the Wireless Device Setup Wizard icon.


 

 

 

  1. Choose [Yes, I have a USB cable to use for installation], and then click NEXT.

 

  1. Temporarily connect the USB cable directly to the computer and the printer and then click NEXT.

  1. The wizard will search for wireless network available from your printer.
    Choose the SSID and click NEXT.


               

Note:  If the list is blank, check that the access point is turned on and is broadcasting the SSID, and then see if the printer and the access point are within range for wireless communication.
Then click Refresh.  If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID# you can enter the SSID manually by clicking the Advanced button.  Follow the on-screen instructions for entering the Name SSID, and then click Next.

 

  1. Enter the Network Key and then click NEXT.


             

Note:  If your network is not configured for authentication and encryption, the ATTENTION! Screen will appear.  To continue configuration, click OK.

  1. Confirm the wireless network settings and then click NEXT.
    The settings will be sent to your printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable connecting the computer and the printer and the click NEXT.
  3. Choose the printer from the list, and then click NEXT.

Note:  If your wireless settings fail, the Wireless Device Setup Wizard screen appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wireless configuration.   If you are using WEP but your printer is not found, make sure you entered the WEP key correctly.

  1. The installation of the Brother drivers will automatically start.
    When the screen for the online user registration is displayed, click OK or CANCEL.
  2. Click FINISH.

 

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