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Description of Problem 100000014293

How do I add my Brother printer driver in Macintosh OS X using the IP Address or Node Name?

Description of Solution 200000018452


Before you install the driver, please connect your machine to the network and then complete the following steps:


1. Click on the Apple icon.


2. Click the System Preferences icon.


3. Click Printers & Scanners.


NOTE: Depending on your operating system, this destination may instead be called Print & Fax or Print & Scan.


4. Click the + (Plus) button located below the Printers section on the left side.


NOTE: If you receive a pop-up showing "Nearby Printers", click Add Other Printer or Scanner.


If you receive an error and are unable to add a printer, restart the Macintosh computer and try adding the printer again.



5. Click the IP icon at the top of the window.



6. In the Address field type the IP Address or Node Name of the Brother machine.


NOTE: This information can be found on the Network Config Report or User Settings List.  Refer to: "How do I print the Network Configuration Report?"


7. Make any other adjustments as necessary.  Typically you may leave the default settings unchanged. 


8. From the Use (Print Using) dropdown, make sure that you have selected the CUPS Driver (Recommended) shown as: Brother XXXXXX CUPS. (XXXXXX is the machine's model).




-      For Operating Systems that support it, if the AirPrint driver is selected, then you will not have the full functionality of the printer driver.  Instead, we recommend that you choose the CUPS Driver, as detailed above, for the most complete functionality.


-      For PostScript Driver installation (not available for all models):  Make sure XXXXXXX BR-Script is selected in the Use list. (Where XXXXXXX is the printer model name.)


9. Click Add. The Brother machine is now available in the list of printers.  The setup is now complete.




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