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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. Check and record the current wireless network settings below. The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key. Do not choose this SSID. 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. Network Key There are some rules for each security method: 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.

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Check and record the current wireless network settings below. Open a Web browser on your computer, type the IP address of the printer into the address bar at the top of the screen and sireless “Enter” on your keyboard. The installation instructions are available in the download.

Very helpful Helpful Not hll2170w. Click the gray “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen when you are done. If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface. Press the “Go” button tjhree times to print out the printer settings again.

This section provides some of the main terms and concepts of these settings, which wirelses be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer. You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless network printer. Please follow the steps below.


Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network. By using this application, you can easily connect your printer to your wireless network and install the network software and printer driver which you need to complete the configuration of your printer for a wireless network.

FAQs & Troubleshooting

The computer must be on your network. Contact Us Product Registration Visit hl2170d. On the last page of the printer settings document is a Node Type listing. Authentication methods The Brother printer supports the following methods: The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point. Brought to you by Techwalla.

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Connecting a new printer to your computer can create a variety of problems. Please note this form is used for feedback only.

The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key. 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 hl2170s port on the back of your router. 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 initial Network Name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name.


If the installation screen does not appear automatically, click here to see how to open the installan. Important points you need to confirm before configuring your Brother machine for a wireless network. Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since Keep holding the “Go” button down until all of the lights on the top of the printer are wirrless, then release the hl270w button.

Some printers can be connected wirelessly, however, eliminating the need for a cable while also simplifying the method to connect other computers to the printer. Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods:. The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine.

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

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. 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. Once the Wireless Setup Wizard screen appears, follow the steps from Step 7 below. If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options.