How do I configure the wireless printer with a network cable and install the printer driver in Macintosh OS X? NOTE: For successful wireless setup, you will need. Home ยท United States; HLW. Support & Downloads. HLW. Downloads . Download the latest drivers, utilities and firmware. FAQs & Troubleshooting. Connecting a new printer to your computer can create a variety of problems. The Brother HLW is a printer that can be connected to a wireless network.

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Change the “Communication Mode” option to “Infrastructure,” then click the gray “Browse” button next to “Wireless Network Name” and select your wireless network from the list. This section provides some of the main terms and concepts of these settings, which may be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer.

Brought to wirelesx by Techwalla. Open a Web browser on your computer, xetup the IP address of the printer into the address bar at the top of the screen and press “Enter” on your keyboard. If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

Connecting a new printer to your computer can create a variety of problems. Encryption methods Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network.

How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the bottom network port on the back of the printer, then connect the other end to an available port on the back of your router.


This will open a login window.

If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface. About the Author Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since If you are printing large files, such as multi-page documents with mixed text and large graphics, you may want to consider choosing wired Ethernet for a faster data transfer, or USB for the fastest throughput speed.

Launch an Internet browser, then type the IP address for your router. Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below. To achieve optimum results with normal everyday document printing, hrother the Brother printer as close to the network access point router as possible with minimal obstructions. Wireless network terms and concepts When you configure the wireless network printer, you must ensure that your wireless network printer is configured to match the settings of the existing wireless network.

Important points you need to confirm before configuring your Brother wirreless for a wireless network. First, follow the installation instructions on the download page. The WEP key is case sensitive. Before configuring the wireless settings: Please note this wireldss is used for feedback only. Tip The wireless settings that you will need for your printer are the same settings that are used to connect any other device to your wireless network.

3 Configuring the wireless network settings (For HL-2170W)

Use a pointy object such as a ballpoint pen to press the button. However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted. These security settings define the authentication how the device identifies itself to the network and encryption how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the network.


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If there are any programs running, close them. Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents and applications.

Some printers can be connected wirelessly, however, eliminating the need for a cable while also simplifying the method to connect other computers to woreless printer.

Click the “OK” button. Have you checked the manuals? Authentication methods The Brother printer supports the following methods: If the installation screen does not appear automatically, click here to see how to open the installan.

You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless network printer. The wirelless must be on your network.

Hold down the “Go” button on the top-left side of the printer, then continue to hold the button as you use the power switch to turn the printer back on.

A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network.

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Wireless networks use channels. Go to the Contact Us section.

Wait at least one minute so that the printer can obtain the network settings from the router. Please continue to the following steps to install the printer driver for network connection.