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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FAQs & Troubleshooting

The SSID is a byte or less value and is assigned to the access point. Wait at least one minute so that the printer can obtain the network settings from the router.

Video of the Day. The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point. This will open a login window. The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods:. The computer must be on your network. On the last page of the printer settings document is a Node Type listing. 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.

The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods: Very helpful Helpful Not helpful. This information can be found in your router’s documentation and should be similar to ” 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. However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted.

Please continue to the following steps to install the printer driver for network connection. When your wireless network device receives a beacon, you can identify the wireless network that is close enough for the radio waves to reach your device. Uses 5 text characters. Press the “Go” button tjhree times to print out the printer settings again. The control panel settings will be automatically changed to WLAN Enable when the wireless settings are sent to your printer.


A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. Go to the Contact Us section. Encryption methods Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network. Open system Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication. Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents and applications.

If this listing says “Inactive,” you need to connect the Ethernet cable to a different port on the back of the router, then repeat this step. Press the “Go” button on the printer three times to print out the printer settings.

How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

Important points you need to confirm before configuring your Brother machine for a wireless network. If there are wifeless programs running, close them. 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.

To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below. 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. Configure the wireless settings: Click “Yes” on the pop-up window to enable the wireless interface, then disconnect the network cable from the back of the printer and the router. Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data. Type “admin” into the Username field and 2170 into the Password field, then click the “OK” button.

Before configuring the wireless settings: If it says “NCw,” the wireless settings have taken effect. Connecting a new printer to your computer can create a variety of problems. If the installation screen does not appear automatically, click here to see how to open the installan.


Network Key There are some rules for each security method: Even if you have printed with USB seutp, you need to install the printer driver for network connection. 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 available port on the back of your router.

This section provides some of the main terms and concepts of these settings, which may be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer. If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Add button. Change the “Communication Mode” option to “Infrastructure,” then click the brothe “Browse” button next to “Wireless Network Name” and select your wireless network from the list. There are wireless to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network.

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Configuring the wireless network settings (For HLW)

Contact Us Product Registration Visit www. 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. Check and record the current wireless network setpu below. The WEP key is case sensitive. The Brother HLW is a printer that can be connected to a wireless network, providing a solution for multicomputer printing in a wireless environment.

Channels Wireless networks use channels. After wireleess configuration, please go to Downloads section of this website and download printer driver. How does the information on this page help you? The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine.

Check the Node Type listing.