However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted. First, follow the installation instructions on the download page. Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. 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. Do not choose this SSID.

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FAQs & Troubleshooting

Locate the IP address for the printer on the printer settings document. Turn off the printer using the power switch on the left side of the printer. Check hl2170a Node Type listing. Tip The wireless settings that you will need for your printer are the same settings that are used to connect any other device to your wireless network.

The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods: The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point.

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service: Keep holding the “Go” button down until all of the lights on the top of the printer are illuminated, then release the “Go” button.

The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine. Uses 13 text characters.


Video of the Day. Go to the Manuals section. This information can be found in your router’s documentation and should be similar to ” The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods:. How does the information on this page help you? wireess

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

Wirelexs objects and walls between the two devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your documents. About the Author Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since Type “admin” into the Username field and “access” into the Password field, then click the “OK” button. Launch an Internet browser, then type the IP address for your router.

This will open a login window. Open a Web browser on your computer, type the IP address of the printer into the address bar at the top of the screen and press “Enter” on your keyboard. The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets referred to wifeless a beacon which has the SSID information.

If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface. If you are printing large files, such as 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.


A printer requires space, a power source and, typically, a cable that has to be connected to your computer but that is rarely included.

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Shared key A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. Network Key There are some rules for each security method: Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data.

If it says “NCw,” the wireless settings have taken effect. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options. Before configuring the wireless settings: For further information, see Ethernet wireless network.

Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents and applications. Hold down the “Go” button hl210w the top-left side of the printer, then continue to hold the button as you use the power switch to turn the printer back on.

If the installation screen does not appear automatically, click here to see how to open the installan. Connecting a new printer to your computer can create a variety of problems. The initial Network Wirelesd could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name.