Procedure to setup Brother® HL-2170W wireless printer
What is the ways of setting up a Brother HL-2170W wireless printer?
Brother HL-2170W laser printer is a compact printer ideally for printer sharing. It has a wireless connectivity option through wireless 802.11b/g. Printer sharing is ideal for home or office needs. A wireless printer is good because it gets rid of cables and you can place a printer in a convenient location. It is a fast printer at 23 pages per minute and 32MB of memory for quick printer job handling. The wireless connectivity option is ideal for latest printing needs. A wireless printer enables you to be flexible in your workspace and printing jobs can be done from any printer. While setting up a wireless printer for the first time, you need to use a printer with an Ethernet cable. Initial settings are an easy procedure.
Wireless setup of Brother HL-2170W and related concepts:
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Simple steps for setting up Brother HL-2170W
First, you need to switch on the printer using 'Go'. Then connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the network port of the printer and connect the other end to the router. Wait for some time to get the printer settings. Now press 'Go' three times to get the printout of the printer settings. Check whether it is 'Inactive' in the Node type listing. If it is inactive, change the port to a different Ethernet cable.
Setting up Brother HL-2170W
Get the IP address of the printer by a taking printout of the printer settings. Then you can proceed to Network Configuration where you need to enter the user name as ‘admin’ and password as ‘access.’ Then you need to select the 'Configure Wireless' option and change the Communication Mode to Infrastructure. You can select the wireless network name from the browser window. Next, you need to go to 'Select Encryption and Password' and press 'Submit' and then you need to click 'Yes' in the pop up window. You can check whether the wireless printers name is there in node listing in the print out.
The main issue in the setup is an inactive display in the print out of printer settings. To solve the issue you need to change to different port in the connectivity. Another issue is you not getting printouts after the wireless setup. For this, go to 'Printer Options' in 'Hardware and Sound'. Select the 'Sharing' option in the 'Change Sharing' option and allow it to share the printer.
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