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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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Brought to you by Techwalla. Launch an Internet browser, then type the IP address for your router. The SSID is a byte or less value and is assigned to the access point.

Very helpful Helpful Not helpful. Do not choose this SSID. Configure the wireless settings: The control panel settings will be automatically changed to WLAN Enable when the wireless settings are sent to your printer.

How to Set up an HlW for Wireless | It Still Works

Uses 5 text characters. Type “admin” into the Username field and “access” into the Password field, then click the “OK” button.

Channels Wireless networks use channels. The wlreless point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets referred to as a beacon which has the SSID information.


Locate the IP address for the printer on the printer settings document. For further information, see Ethernet wireless network. 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.


If the list is blank, check that 2170q 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. 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.

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

Go to the Manuals section. Open system Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication. The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key.

To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below. The installation instructions are available on the download page.

Keep holding the “Go” button down until all of the lights on the top of the printer are illuminated, then release the “Go” button. Before configuring the wireless settings: Have you checked the manuals? Encryption methods Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network. Authentication methods The Brother printer supports the following methods: Go to the Contact Us section. Have you checked the manuals? Click the “Configure Wireless” option at the bottom of the screen.


FAQs & Troubleshooting

Press the “Go” button on the printer three times to print out the printer settings. If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Add button. None No encryption method is used. Please continue to the following steps to install the printer driver for network connection.

This section provides some of the main terms and concepts of these settings, which may be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer. After clearing this mode, press the setul setup button and try from the step 1 again.

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. The computer must be on your network. Wireless networks use channels.