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How can I Connect Brother Printer to MAC? - Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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    The Spaminator Oct 19, 2019

    Hi kate Winfield, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    type of connection ?
    Ethernet ip ?
    or USB ?
    Work out model number of printer and
    on the MAC download the correct IOS version printer driver for the model you have ?
    and run driver install

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