Guide For Brother hl-2170w wireless setup

Steps To Connect Brother hl-2170w Printer To Wifi

1. Using a Network Cable (or via Wireless Setup Wizard)

Before you can configure the Brother hl-2170w wireless setup for your printer, you should be clear with your network security settings of the wireless router or AP. Make a record of these settings for further use.

  • Network Name (SSID: Service Set ID, ESSID: Extended Service Set ID)
  • Network Key (Password, Security Key or Encryption Key, etc.)

You will find this detail in the documentation or at the back side of the router device.

Step 1 : Configure the settings. The screens may vary depending upon your OS.

Step 2 : Connect one end of your AC power cord to your Brother machine and another to the AC power source.

Step 3 : Then switch ON your Brother machine.

Step 4 : Turn ON on your computer system as Administrator.

Step 5 : Insert the provided CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

Note: If you don’t have to CD-ROM, download the Wireless Setup Wizard for Windows or Macintosh.

Step 6 : The opening screen will give options to select model and language (for windows).

Step 7 : Double-click on the HLxxxx (xxxx= your model name) icon on your desktop and then double-click the Start Here or Start Here OSX icon. Choose the model and language if required (for windows).

Step 8 : Click Install Printer Driver from the CD-ROM main menu.

Step 9 : Then, click on Wireless Network users.

Step 10 : Select Wireless Setup and Driver Install (Recommended) option as Wireless Installation Type and click Next button.

Step 11 : Choose the settings configuration method as:

Step 12 : Step by Step install (Recommended) >> Next >> With cable (Recommended), Or, Automatic (Recommended) >> Next

Step 13 : Next, connect the printer to your access point via a network cable and click on Next.

Step 14 : Choose the printer you wish to configure from the device setup wizard and click on Next.

Note: If you don’t find the access point listed, check whether the printer is powered on or not. Click the Refresh button.

Step 15 : The wizard searches for available wireless networks for your printer.

Step 16 : Select AP you wish to set up and configure with the printer. Then, click on Next.

Step 17 : A screen may appear asking Network Name (SSID, ESSID) of the unsecured WLAN access point/router.

Step 18 : Further, you can configure the Authentication and Encryption settings for your Brother printer. Select desired Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-down setting.

Step 19 : Finally, enter the Network key and Confirm Network Key, and click Next.

Step 20 : Check the settings before you click on the Next button.

Step 21 : Here, if you want to change the IP address manually, commit the changes.

Step 22 : Click the Cancel button to disable the settings.

Step 23 : Now, you can disconnect the network cable between your AP and printer and click on Next.

Step 24 : Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver for wifi connection. The driver installation automatically starts.

Step 25 : If the drivers are already installed, click Cancel to finish the process.

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