Network and Wireless Cards


January 24, 2020

The WEP key is case sensitive. Keep holding the “Go” button down until all of the lights on the top of the printer are illuminated, then release the “Go” button. After wireless configuration, please go to Downloads section of this website and download printer driver. Shared key A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below.

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Open a Web browser on your computer, brothe the IP address of the printer into the address bar at the top of the screen and press “Enter” on your keyboard. Uses 13 text characters. Go to the Contact Us section. Wait at least one minute for the printer to refresh itself with the wireless settings.

Wireless networks use channels. If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Add button.

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. Shared key A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 2170e seconds to enable the wireless interface.

Go to the Manuals section.

How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key. The control panel settings will be automatically changed to WLAN Enable when the wireless settings are sent to your printer. 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.


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.

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Network Key There are some rules for each security method: If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs? Video of the Day. This section provides some of the main terms and concepts of these settings, which may be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer.

Press the “Go” button on the printer three times to print out the printer settings. Burley holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Arizona State and a Master of Science in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.

This information can be found in your router’s iwreless and should be similar to ” The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets referred to as a beacon 2170d has the SSID information.

If you are printing large files, such brothrr multi-page documents with mixed text and large graphics, you may want to consider choosing wired Ethernet for a faster data transfer, or USB for the fastest throughput speed.

Uses 5 text characters. Please broyher the steps below. 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. A printer requires space, a power source and, typically, a cable that has to be connected to your computer but that is rarely included.


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

Configure the Brother machine for a wireless network with a network cable using the Installation CD-ROM This FAQ explains how to configure your Brother machine for a wireless network using the Wireless setup wizard and a network cable temporarily. Do not choose this SSID. 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. None No encryption method is used.

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Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents and applications. Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data. If it says “NCw,” the wireless settings have taken effect. 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.

The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods: How does the information on this page help you?