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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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. Click the “Configure Wireless” option at the bottom of the screen. On the last page of the printer settings document is a Node Type listing. This information can be found in your router’s documentation and should be similar to setkp Click “Network Configuration” wkreless the top of the screen.

If it says “NCw,” the wireless settings have taken effect. If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Add sehup.

Open system Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication. Important points you need to confirm before configuring your Brother machine for a wireless network.

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

Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data. Type “admin” into the Username field and “access” into the Password field, then click brothre “OK” button. If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless device, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network.

Press the “Go” button tjhree times to print wirfless the printer settings again. If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface. The SSID is a byte or less value and is assigned to the access point. Change the “Communication Mode” option to aetup then click the gray “Browse” button next to “Wireless Network Name” and select your wireless network from the list.


Turn off the printer using the power switch on the left side of the printer. Please refer to the information below to see which authentication and encryption methods your Brother wireless device supports. If you do not know the settings for your wireless network but have access to the steup, you can directly connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable.

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

How does the information on this page help you? If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service: 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.

Go to the Contact Us section. 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. The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods: 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.

Authentication methods The Brother printer supports the following methods: Click the gray “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen when you are done. If you are printing large files, such as multi-page documents brotjer mixed text and seyup graphics, you may want to consider choosing wired Ethernet for a faster data transfer, or USB for the fastest throughput speed.


How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

There are up to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network. The initial Network Name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name. Even if you have printed with USB connection, you need to install the printer driver for network connection. Go to the Manuals section. The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets referred to as a beacon which has the SSID information.

Wait at least one minute so that the printer can obtain the network settings from the router. The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options. Please follow the steps below. Network Key There are some rules for each security method: After clearing this mode, press the wireless setup button and try from the step 1 again.

Channels Wireless networks use channels. 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. If this listing says wideless you need to connect the Ethernet cable to a different port on the back of the router, then repeat this step.

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The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine. The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key. Authentication and encryption Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. Configure the wireless settings: