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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Configure the wireless settings: If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface.

Before configuring the wireless settings: Configure the wireless settings: If you encounter this failure, please go back to Step 4 and setup the wireless connection again. Check the Node Type listing. You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless network printer. On the last page of the printer settings document is a Node Type listing.

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Please note this form is used for feedback only. 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.

If the list is blank, check that the access point has power and is broadcasting the SSID, and then see if the printer and the access point are within range for wireless communication. The range may differ depending on your environment.

If you do not know the settings for your wireless network but have access to the router, you can directly connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable.


How does the information on this page help you? Go to the Manuals section. Please follow the steps below. Even if you have printed with USB connection, you need to install the printer driver for network connection. To achieve optimum results with normal everyday document printing, place the Brother printer as close to the network access point router as possible with minimal obstructions. If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

Press the “Go” button on the printer three times to print out the printer settings. Wait at least one minute for the printer to refresh itself with the wireless settings. About the Author Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents rbother applications.

Wait at least one minute so that the printer can obtain the network settings from the router. Large objects and walls between the two devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your documents.

For further information, see Ethernet wireless network. The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets referred to as a beacon which has the SSID information.

The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine. Video of the Day. If the installation screen does not appear automatically, click here to see how to open the installan. If you want to configure your printer without using the Brother installer application, please read this chapter for more details on how to configure the wireless network settings.

Although Brother HLW can be used in a both wired and wireless network, only one of the connection methods can be used at a time. This FAQ explains how to configure your Brother machine for a wireless network using the Wireless setup wizard and a network cable temporarily. Locate the IP address for the printer on the printer settings document. Very helpful Helpful Not helpful. Turn off the printer using the power switch on the left side of the printer. 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.


Wirelesw your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Brothwr button. If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs? First, follow the installation instructions on the download page. Contact Us Product Registration Visit www.

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

The initial Network Name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name. Brought to you by Techwalla. Brotther the Wireless Setup Wizard screen appears, follow the steps from Step 7 below. After clearing this mode, press the wireless setup button and try from the step 1 again. Contact Us Product Registration Visit www. Wireless networks use channels.

Configuring the wireless network settings (For HLW)

Burley holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Arizona State and a Master of Science in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix. None No encryption method is used. Have you checked the manuals?

There are up to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network. Open system Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication.