There are two important printer characteristics one which a user focuses upon. One is the quality of the printouts and the print speed or printer performance. Offering both these essential features, Brother’s line of laser printers comes up with their HL2270DW printer that qualifies an amazing performance at an affordable price.
The features of this printer at a relatively lower price are not found with most other laser printers of this class. The Brother HL2270DW marks a level up of convenience even more by providing a wireless function in addition to the other laser printer benefits. Some users might not support and up vote the prospects of a wireless printer, especially when they have faced difficulty in setting up a wireless router.
While other users have this query about "how to connect Brother HL2270DW printer to wifi". Below discussed is a simple answer that gives you the complete Brother 2270dw wireless setup process on one computer. Once you understand the setup process over one device, you can perform same steps to setup Brother hl 2270dw printer with the rest of the computers at your home or office.
The very first thing you must ensure while your Brother hl-2270dw wireless setup function for your printer is that your computer might not necessarily have the wireless capabilities. But it should be connected to a wireless network. Like for example, you have a printer which is wirelessly connected to your desktop computer. Though your desktop computer does not have a wireless network card, but it is connected to a wireless router via an Ethernet cable.
The second essential thing is that you will require a USB printer cable when you are setting up for the initial wireless setup of this device. Since the printer does not provide any way to manually configure the input settings for the wireless network. So, you need to perform the printer configuration from the computer.
Remember, Brother will not offer you a USB cable with the printer. You have to either purchase it from the market or reuse the cable that was connecting your old, wired printer to your computer.
Start 1 : Start unboxing the printer from its packaging materials. Next, remove all the stickers from the printer machine.
Start 2 : Check whether the toner cartridge is already in the printer or not. If present, take it out and shake it well. This action will reposition the toner inside. Subsequently, replace the cartridge and close the access door.
Start 3 : Connect one end of the power cable to the back of the printer and other end to the source. Ensure that you don't connect the USB cable shortly. You can do this later.
Start 4 : Switch on the Brother printer and allow it to boot. Further, press the Go button present at the top of the printer and print a test page.
Start 5 : Now, insert the Brother printer installation CD into your computer driver. In the AutoPlay window, click on the Setup.exe option. If you don't have a driver to play or the installation disc then you can directly download the driver software from the official site.
Start 6 : Click on the HL-2270DW button shown at window bottom.
Start 7 : Choose your preferred language.
Start 8 : Click on the Installed Printer Driver button shown at window top. Click the Yes button and allow the driver to make changes to your computer.
Start 9 : Click the Yes button and accept the license agreement to continue the installation.
Start 10 : Check the Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer option and finish process by clicking the Next button.
Start 11 : Check the Change the Firewall port option and enable network connection setting.
Start 12 : Select the Wireless Setup option shown at the bottom of the window.
Start 13 : Select the box shown next to Checked and confirmed, and continue by clicking the Next button.
Start 14 : Select the Temporarily use a USB cable option and click the Next button.
Start 15 : Now, you can connect the USB cable from the back of your printer to your computer. Your computer will slowly recognize the printer.
Start 16 : Choose your Brother HL2270DW printer from the list of available devices and click on the Next button.
Start 17 : Select your Brother 2270dw wireless network and click on Next option.
Start 18 : Enter and retype the network password into the provided fields and click on Next option.
Start 19 : Finally continue clicking on Next button and then click Finish to complete the wireless setup. Then, you can anytime disconnect the USB cable when asked.
Hope this guide to connect the brother hl2270dw printer to WIFI is useful.