QL-820NWB

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 the 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] dialog 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 dialog 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 manuals?

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

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PT-P950NW, QL-720NW, QL-820NWB

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