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The Ultimate Guide to Brother HL-2170W Wireless Setup
10/4/2023 11:51:27 AM
Setting up the Brother HL-2170W wireless printer involves a few steps. Please note that the specific instructions may vary slightly depending on your operating system. Here are general guidelines to help you set up your Brother HL-2170W wirelessly:

Before you begin:

1. Make sure you have your wireless network name (SSID) and password handy.

2. Ensure your Brother HL-2170W printer is within range of your Wi-Fi router.


Step 1: Prepare Your Printer

1. Plug in your Brother HL-2170W printer and turn it on.

2. Connect your printer to your computer using a USB cable temporarily (you'll disconnect it later).


Step 2: Configure Wi-Fi Settings on the Printer

1. Press the "Go" button on the front panel of your printer for about 10 seconds. The wireless LED will start blinking.

2. Press the "WPS" button on your wireless router within two minutes of pressing the "Go" button on the printer. This will allow your printer to connect to your Wi-Fi network automatically.


If your router does not have a WPS button, or if you prefer manual configuration:


3. Press the "Go" button again on the printer to stop the blinking wireless LED.

4. Print a network configuration report by pressing the "Go" button seven times in quick succession. This will print a page with your printer's network settings.

5. Look for the IP address on the network configuration report. Note it down; you'll need it later.

6. Open a web browser on your computer and enter the IP address from the network configuration report. This will take you to the printer's web configuration page.

7. Go to the "Network" or "Wireless" section of the printer settings.

8. Select your Wi-Fi network from the list and enter the password.

9. Save the settings and restart the printer.


Step 3: Disconnect USB Cable

1. After configuring the wireless settings on your printer, disconnect the USB cable from your computer.


Step 4: Install Printer Software

1. Insert the installation CD that came with your printer into your computer, or download the latest printer driver software from the Brother website.

2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver and software.

3. During the installation process, you may be prompted to select a connection type. Choose "Wireless Network Connection" or a similar option, and follow the prompts to complete the setup.


Step 5: Test the Wireless Connection

1. Print a test page to ensure that the wireless connection is working correctly.


Your Brother HL-2170W printer should now be successfully connected to your wireless network. You can print wirelessly from any device connected to the same network. If you encounter any issues during the setup process, consult your printer's user manual or visit the Brother support website for troubleshooting guidance.

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