PT-P950NW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I connect the printer to my computer via wired LAN (Ethernet)? (for Mac)

  • To use a static IP address to connect your printer to a wired LAN, install the printer driver and Printer Setting Tool (for macOS10.15 or earlier), and then specify the wired LAN connection settings.
  • You cannot use the wireless and wired function at the same time. Before you use the wired function, turn off the wireless function.
  • Use a straight-through Category 5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Network.
  • Connect the printer to a LAN port that is not subjected to overvoltage.

Follow the procedures below:

 

> For printers compatible with Full Software Package:

> For printers compatible with the printer driver:

> For printers not compatible with the printer driver:

 

For printers compatible with Full Software Package

 

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Download Full Software Package from the [Downloads] section of this website.

  3. Double-click the downloaded file, and then start the installer from [Start Here Mac].

  4. When the [Connection Type] dialogue box appears, select [Wired Network Connection (Ethernet)]. Connection Type

  5. Click [Next] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  6. Connect the LAN cable to the printer LAN port.

  7. The printer is now available with a computer via wired LAN (Ethernet).


For printers compatible with the printer driver

 

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Download the printer driver from the [Downloads] section of this website.

  3. Double-click the downloaded file, and then follow the instructions to install the printer driver.
     
  4. Connect the LAN cable to the printer LAN port.

  5. Choose [Apple Menu] => [System Preferences] => [Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners].

  6. Click the [+] button.
    Printers & Scanners
  7. Click the [Default] icon at the top of the dialogue box.

  8. Choose your machine from the [Name] list.

  9. Choose "XXXXXXX + CUPS" from the [Use] list. (Where XXXXXXX is your model name.)

    If you cannot find "XXXXXXX + CUPS", the CUPS printer driver is not installed. Download and install the latest CUPS printer driver from the [Downloads] section.

    Add

  10. Click [Add].
    Add

  11. The printer is now available with a computer via wired LAN (Ethernet).

  12. Choose [Quit System Preferences] from the [Apple Menu].
     


For printers not compatible with printer driver

 

  1. Connect the printer and the computer with a LAN cable properly.
     
  2. The printer is now available with a computer via wired LAN (Ethernet).

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

Have you checked the manuals?

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

Related Models

PT-P950NW, QL-1060N, QL-1110NWB, QL-580N, QL-720NW, QL-820NWB

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