You might have lost the CD of your Brother printer or don’t have a CD reader on your computer. As an alternative step, you can visit the manufacturer’s website to get the user manual and setup software. After entering the required details, you can download the printer software on your PC. Unfortunately, Brother printer software provided on a setup CD becomes outdated within a few months. So, downloading the printer software from the manufacturer's website will be advantageous in the long run. Once the overall setup is completed, and the printer driver is downloaded successfully, you can proceed with the below steps to install a Brother printer without a CD.

Driver download and installation steps:

  • Turn on your Windows computer and establish a good Internet connection.
  • Ensure that all the devices are turned on and connected to each other (Brother printer, router, Windows computer).
  • Go to your default web browser, and land on the printer support page.
  • Choose your PC’s OS family (Windows / Mac) and OS version and click on the OK button.
  • Now, you will be able to see a list of drivers, utilities, management tools, firmware, full software package.
  • Choose the relevant drivers of your choice.
  • Select the desired language.
  • Read all the license agreements in the next window and click on Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • If you say no to the terms and conditions, then the downloading process might not start.
  • Once the download process starts off, it will hardly take about a few seconds to get completed.
  • Now, go to the Downloads folder
  • Find the downloaded Setup File and double-click on it to run the installation process.
  • Choose any of the following connection types (wireless connection, Direct USB connection) and click Next.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts and establish a connection between your Brother printer and the computer.

Installing Brother printer on a Windows computer:

Here we will see the steps to establish a wired connection between your Brother printer and the Windows computer.

  • Secure the printer’s USB cable to the USB port present on the side of your computer.
  • Click on the Start icon and type Printers and Scanners in the search bar.
  • Under Best match, click the Printers & Scanners option.
  • Click the + icon to add your Brother printer.
  • Make sure that your printer’s name and model number are correct.
  • Now right-click on the Computer option and select Manage from the given options.
  • Select Device Manager and click Other Devices from the drop-down list.
  • Right-click on your printer’s name and select Update Driver Software.
  • In the next window, just click on Browse my computer for driver software.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and hit the Next option appropriately.
  • Once the setup is done, hit the Finish button.
  • So, your Brother printer is installed successfully on your Windows computer.

Installing Brother printer on a Mac computer:

Before starting the printer installation steps, make sure that your Mac supports your Brother printer model because not all printers can run on the Mac Operating System.

  • Plug the printer’s USB cable into your Mac’s USB port.
  • If you need an external adapter, plug the adapter into the USB-C port and then plug the cable into the USB adapter.
  • Turn on your printer.
  • Click on the Apple icon.
  • Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the Printers and Scanners option.
  • Click the + button to add your Brother printer
  • Once the Mac detects your Brother printer, you will receive the Update prompt.
  • Go through the printer’s installation steps to install the latest drivers on your Mac.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and finally hit the Finish button.

By following the above steps, you can easily install the Brother printer on your Mac computer. Furthermore, if you need any assistance from our side, do consider taking our services.