Connecting a new printer to your computer may lead you to face a variety of cases. A printer requires not only space but also a power source and a cable that will connect to your computer, however, they are rarely included.
Some printers including that of Brothers can be easily connected wirelessly. This way, the use of cable can be eliminated by simplifying the technique of connecting the printer to computer.
In this regards, we share you the Brother HL-2170W Wireless setup that might fit your needs. In fact, Brother printers are popularly used around the world.
If you do have Brother HL-2170W, here are the 12 steps you can directly follow to set up your Brother HL-2170W.
Step 1 is the first thing to do prior to doing anything else in the setup process. Absolutely, it requires you to turn off the printer by pressing the power button on the printer’s left side. Make sure you press the button and your printer is off.
Look for the “Go” button situated on the printer’s top-left side and hold it down. Keep holding the button as you use it to turn on the printer back.
Keep holding it until you see all the lights on the top of the printers are illuminated. Next, release the “Go” button.
Connect one end of Ethernet cable to an available port on the router’s back part and the other end to the bottom network port that you can find at the back of the printer. This is the third step that you must not leave out.
The forth step of Brother HL-2170W Wireless setup is simply waiting at least one minute to allow the printer for getting the network settings from the router.
Press “Go” button three times on the printer in order to print out the printer’s settings. There will be a Node Type listing on the last page of the printer’s document.
The Node Type says “Inactive” indicating that you need to connect the Ethernet cable to a different port which is located on the router’s back. Repeat this step.
Locate the printer’s IP address on the printer’s settings document. This IP address can be found near the IP address list in the IP settings section.
Head to open a web browser on your computer. Fill the address bar with the printer’s IP address. Then, press “Enter”.
The step 8 requires you to click Network Configuration to open a login window. Later, type “admin” into the field available for username and “access” into the Password field. Press “OK” button.
For the next step dealing with the wireless configuration, press “Configure Wireless” option that is on the bottom of the screen.
In this step, you must change the option “Communication Mode” into “Infrastructure”. Later, press the gray “Browse” button near the “Wireless Network Name”.
Then, choose your wireless network available in the list and press “OK” button.
Step 10 is the way you specify your encryption type required on the “Authentication Method” and “Encryption Method” drop down menu.
Make sure you type your password into the Passphrase section if you use WPA security. If you use WEP security, type your password into the WEP Key section.
Once you are done with this step, press the gray “Submit” button located at the bottom of your screen.
The eleventh step of Brother HL-2170W Wireless setup includes the requirements to click on “Yes” on the pop up window to enable the wireless interface. Later, you must disconnect the network cable from the printer’s and router’s back part.
Wait at least for one minute to let the device refresh itself in case of wireless settings.
Click on the “Go” button three times to print out the printer’s setting once more. Please check the Node Type listing. If it messages you “NC-7600w”, the wireless settings are working.
If not, you can alternatively choose another technique that is to press “Go” button and hold it for 20 seconds. This is aimed to enable the wireless interface. Finally, your wireless setup is all done.
Brother HL-2170W Manual Download
- Brother HL-2170W User Guide Download (PDF)