How to set up Brother hl 2170w printer?

Hello everyone! I have got a Brother printer that is setup wirelessly at my house. But I notice a weird thing today i.e., my printer automatically goes into offline mode. I have no clue what’s the reason behind this. I have also checked printer settings, but everything is appropriate. Also, update printer drivers still having the same problem. If anyone knows how to fix this issue then please tell me as I am ready to set up my Brother printer in a fresh way.

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4 months ago

Reset WiFi connection on Brother printer -

Getting started 

Make sure you know the appropriate password and network name for your wireless network.

Reset WiFi connection -

Step 1 - On Brother printer’s Control Panel, press Menu button. If your Brother printer has the touchscreen then choose Settings or Spanner or Screw Driver icon and after this choose “All Settings”.

Brother printer

Step 2 - Now, use arrow keys to scroll down to Network and then press OK button.

Step 3 - By using arrow keys, scroll down to “Network Reset” and then press OK button.

Brother printer

Step 4 - Then press 1 for confirmation. To confirm reboot, again press 1. Now your Brother printer will reboot.

Step 5 - Once your Brother printer finishes rebooting, it will ask you to set up “WiFi”.

Step 6 - To launch the Setup Wizard, press OK button (3 times). At this point in time, you have to wait for little.

Step 7 - Now, you have to choose your WiFi network and enter appropriate WiFi password.

Step 8 - To apply the settings, press OK and then press 1.

Step 9 - Once your Brother printer gets connected to WiFi, you will get a “connection OK” report will print automatically.

Brother printer

Now, your Brother printer is setup wirelessly and you can print whatever you want.

5 months ago

Setup Brother printer in this way -

  1. First of all, connect Brother printer to the computer by using an ethernet cable/USB cable.
  2. After connecting printer to the computer, power on Brother printer and wait for a couple of moments to go through its routine initialization procedure. Then power on your computer.
  3. Log into your system by using an administrator account. Now your windows will automatically locate the appropriate drivers and install the printers. If this process succeeds, you will see a message in the right corner of the desktop stating that the installation process was successful. If you don’t receive any message then you have to manually install the drivers.
  4. For manually installing drivers, navigate to Brother’s download page and then download the appropriate driver for your printer. To install the drivers, you have to respond to some on-screen instructions. If while extracting files, installation package just extracts the driver files to the folder and don’t install the printer then you have to install the driver once it gets downloaded.
  5. Then go to your system’s screen, tap on the Start button and choose “Devices & Printers” button.
  6. Move to the top of the screen and then click on “Add a printer” button. After this, you need to choose the option “Add a local printer”.
  7. In next step, tap on Use an existing port button that is located on the Choose a printer port page. If your printer is USB model then select the USB port. On the other hand, if Brother printer connects via parallel port then choose LPT1 or LPT2. Then hit Next button and go ahead.
  8. Click on “Have Disk” button and then browse to the folder where you have saved extracted driver files. Then hit the OK button.
  9. Lastly, follow on-screen instructions and exit the wizard by clicking on the “Finish” button.

Hopefully, these steps helped you resolve the problem of having. In case you have further any doubts and query,  feel free to reply back. 

How to set up Brother hl 2170w printer?


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