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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 10/15/2020 ID: faqp00100064_013

How can I connect the printer to my mobile device via Wi-Fi®?

  • To connect to a wireless network, you must use the Li-ion battery (Optional: PA-BT-001-B for RJ-3050/3050Ai, PA-BT-001-A for RJ-3150/3150Ai) and AC adapter (Optional: PA-AD-600).
  • To print wirelessly using iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “Apple device”), you must use AirPrint.
  • AirPrint (compatible with Apple device) can print the picture, PDF file and etc.

Choose a connection method to wirelessly connect the printer and your Apple device.

 > If you have a wireless router/access point:

 > If you do not have a wireless router/access point:
 

If you have a wireless router/access point:

Connect using a wireless router/access point (Infrastructure mode)

 

If you have a wireless router/access point, do the following:

  1. Connect your Brother printer to your wireless router/access point.
     
  2. Connect your mobile device to the same wireless router/access point. (You can skip this step if your device is already connected to a Wi-Fi® network.)

  3. You can now print from your mobile device wirelessly.
     

Connect using a wireless router/access point (WPS): RJ-3150/RJ-3150Ai only


If your wireless router/access point supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™), do the following:

If you cannot use the wireless router/access point, go to "Connect the printer to the wireless router/access point using your computer".

  1. First, confirm that your wireless router/access point has the WPS symbol. Place the printer close to the wireless router/access point.
    WPS WPS
  2. Press the [Menu], [], or [arrow] button to select the [WLAN] menu, and then press the [OK] button.
     
  3. Set [WPS] to [Start] in the menu.

  4. Press the WPS button on your wireless router/access point and the [OK] button on your printer, and then [WPS setting] is displayed on the LCD.
     
  5. When the connection is established, the WLAN () icon appears in blue.
    If the WLAN icon does not appear in blue:
    Go to "Connect the printer to the wireless router/access point using your computer".

  6. Connect your mobile device to the wireless router/access point.  (You can skip this step if your device is already connected to a Wi-Fi network.)
    1. Tap [Settings] - [Wi-Fi] on the mobile device, and slide the toggle button to activate Wi-Fi.
    2. Select the SSID (Network Name) of the wireless router/access point that you connected to in step 6, and then enter the password. The connection between your mobile device and the wireless router/access point will be established.
  7. You can now print from your mobile device wirelessly.

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Connect the printer to the wireless router/access point using your computer

Before you proceed, make sure your computer is equipped with a Wi-Fi interface that is connected to a wireless network. If it is not, the computer will not be able to connect to your printer wirelessly.

  1. Connect your computer to your wireless router/access point. 
     
  2. Connect your Brother printer to the same wireless router/access point.
     
  3. Connect your printer and computer.
     
  4. Connect your mobile device to the same wireless router/access point. (You can skip this step if your device is already connected to a Wi-Fi network.)
     
  5. Connect your mobile device and printer.

Before you begin, confirm the SSID (Network Name) and the password (Network Key) of your wireless router/access point.

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

b. Double-click the downloaded file to begin the installation.
 

c. Select [USB cable/WLAN], and click [OK].


d. Click [Next].
Driver install
 

e. When the screen for selecting the connection method appears, select [Wireless Network Connection], and then click [Next].

 

f. Select [Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer] and then click [Next].
Driver install
 

g. Select [Change the Firewall port settings to enable network connection and continue with the installation. (Recommended)], and then click [Next].
Driver install
 

h. Prepare the USB cable, select [Yes, I have a USB cable to use for installation], and then click [Next]. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Driver install
 

i. The wizard will search for wireless networks available to your printer. 
 

j. Select the SSID (Network Name) noted beforehand, and then click [Next].
Driver install
 

k. Type in [Network Key(Password)], and then click [Next].
Driver install
 

l. Make sure that the setting of Wireless LAN is correct, and then click [Next].
 

m. Disconnect the USB cable between your computer and printer, and then click [Next].
 

n. Select the printer from list, and then click [Next].
Driver install
  

o. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation.

p. When the installation is complete, and then click [Finish] to close the installer window.
   

q. When the printer is connected to your wireless router/access point, the Wi-Fi indicator flashes in blue or the WLAN () icon appears on your printer's LCD.


r. Connect your mobile device to the wireless router/access point.  (You can skip this step if your device is already connected to a Wi-Fi network.)

 i. Tap [Settings] - [Wi-Fi] and slide the toggle button to activate the Wi-Fi function.

 ii. Select the SSID you connected to in step j. Your device and the wireless router/access point will be connected.
 

s. You can now print from your mobile device wirelessly.

 

 

If you do not have a wireless router/access point:

 

Connect using Wireless Direct

 

  1. Download the printer driver and the Printer Setting Tool from the [Downloads] section of this website, install it in advance.
     
  2. Turn on the printer.
     
  3. Follow the instruction below.
    For RJ-3150Ai/3150:
    Press the [Menu] Button and the [] Button to select the [WLAN] menu, and set [WLAN (On/Off)] to [On]. The WLAN () icon on the LCD appears in blue.

    For RJ-3050Ai/3050:
     i. Press and hold the power () button until the Wi-Fi indicator flashes in blue.
     ii. Use your computer or mobile device to select the SSID of your printer and, if you set the password on the Printer Setting Tool, enter the password.

    The default SSID and password are as follows:

    • SSID: "DIRECT-brRJ-3050****"(for RJ-3050), "DIRECT-xxxx_RJ-3050Ai"(for RJ-3050Ai), "DIRECT-brRJ-3150****"(for RJ-3150), "DIRECT-xxxx_RJ-3150Ai"(for RJ-3150Ai) where ***** is the last five digits of the product serial number.
    • Password: RJ-3050/3150: 00000000, RJ-3050Ai: 305xxxxx, RJ-3150Ai: 315xxxxx
    • If you cannot find the serial number label, see "Where can I find my Brother printer's serial number?".
    • If you set the password with the communication settings, enter the password.

Ad-hoc mode allows you to connect the printer to your computer or mobile device directly without a Wi-Fi access point/router. Ad-hoc mode is only supported on iOS/iPadOS.

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Follow the step below.
    For RJ-3150Ai/3150:
    Press the [Menu] Button and the [] Button to select the [WLAN] menu, and set [WLAN (On/Off)] to [On]. The WLAN() icon on the LCD appears in blue.
    For RJ-3050Ai/3050:
    Press and hold the power () button until the Wi-Fi indicator flashes in blue.
  3. Use your computer to configure the Ad-hoc mode settings of the printer.
  4. Use your computer or mobile device to select the SSID of your printer, and if your set the password on the Printer Setting Tool, enter the password.

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Related Models

RJ-3050, RJ-3050Ai, RJ-3150, RJ-3150Ai

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