However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted. This page was last updated: Shared key A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. After wireless configuration, please go to Downloads section of this website and download printer driver. 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. Easy to set up and use.

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Change the “Communication Mode” option to “Infrastructure,” then click the gray “Browse” button next to “Wireless Network Name” and select your wireless network from the list. 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. The printer has been tested to print a self test page. Tip The wireless settings gl2170w you will need for your printer are the same settings that are used to connect any other device lh2170w your wireless network.

The control panel settings will be automatically changed to WLAN Enable when the wireless settings are sent to your printer. This information can be found in your router’s documentation and should be similar to ” You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless network printer. If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Add button.


Click the “OK” button.

Turn off the printer using the power switch on the left side of the printer. If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface.

For further information, see Ethernet wireless network. Do not choose this SSID. Check the Node Type listing.

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

About the Author Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since 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. Also shop in Also shop in. 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.

Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network. After the installation, restart your personal firewall software.

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A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. Wireless network terms and concepts When you configure the wireless network printer, you must ensure that your wireless network printer is configured to match the settings of the existing wireless network.


The Brother printer supports the following encryption methods: Therefore care must be taken wirwless configuring these options.

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Pinter with drum and toner only. Have you checked the manuals?

There are up to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network. On the last page of the printer settings document is a Node Type listing. If the list is blank, check that the 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.

Configuring the wireless network settings (For HLW)

The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine. Video of the Day.

Open system Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication. We may be able to include power cords, USB cables, parallel cables, or similar.

The latest up to date print drivers and the full users manual can be downloaded for FREE from the Brother website.