Shared key A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. My dad also has one and it has been bulletproof. None No encryption method is used. This printer works slick. You get what you pay for. There are up to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network.

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How does the information on this page help you? Authentication and encryption Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings.

How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

About the Author Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since My kids are amazed that they can print wirelessly from their laptops and I even got a wow dad out of them. If the list hl-217w0 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. This unit offers a print resolution of up to x dpi and a monthly duty cycle of 10, pages.

This FAQ explains how to configure your Brother machine hl-2170a a wireless network using the Wireless setup wizard and a network cable temporarily. Write a review vbqttsaxrsfv. Brought to you by Techwalla. 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.


If I had wanted manual duplexing, I would have stuck with my original printer. The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key.

Much faster than the old ink jet. You get what you pay for. Be a little humble and follow the few setup steps and it will be no problem. I usually use HP Office grade, but a friend has had a lower-end model and it wjreless worked wonderfully for 2 years. If you encounter this failure, please go back to Step 4 and setup the wireless connection again.

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: 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.

If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless device, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network. Click the “OK” button. See any errors on this page? Other than a slight smell there are no other problems to report and the wireless seems to have a mid to above average range as wireless devices go. The SSID is a byte or less value and is assigned to the access point.


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I hl-2170 3 of these, one is setup wired, one wireless and the third will be setup to work wireless. Have you checked the manuals? Be the first to review this item. 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. Update Unrecognized Zip Code.

There doesn’t seem to be a power saving mode so I have to turn it on and off when I want to use wierless rather than letting it run all of the time.

Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options. Uses 5 text characters.

Enabling or disabling the wireless network (For HLW)

Authentication methods The Brother printer supports the following methods: Plain, bond, envelopes, labels, transparencies. The Brother HLW is a printer that can be connected to a wireless network, providing a solution for multicomputer printing in a wireless environment. Check the Node Type listing.