The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets referred to as a beacon which has the SSID information. Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. Click the “Configure Wireless” option at the bottom of the screen. A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. 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.

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How to Set up an Hl-2170W for Wireless

The SSID is a byte or less value and is assigned to the access point. Large objects and walls between the two devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your documents. Press the “Go” button on the printer three times to print out the printer settings. The installation instructions are available in the download.

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If not, press and hold the “Go” button for 20 seconds to enable the wireless interface. The WEP key is case sensitive. Shared key A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network. Go to the Manuals section. None No encryption method is used. Change the “Communication Mode” option to “Infrastructure,” then click the hl-2170a “Browse” button next to “Wireless Network Name” and select your wireless network from the brothee.


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Check and record the current wireless network settings below. Click “Network Configuration” at the top of the screen. If you want to configure your wireldss without using the Brother installer application, please read this chapter for more details on how to configure the wireless network settings.

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs? Launch an Internet browser, then type the IP address for your router. Channels Wireless networks use channels.

If it says “NCw,” the wireless settings have taken effect. hp-2170w

Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. The initial Network Name could be the manufacturer’s name or the model name. Uses bfother digits of hexadecimal data. Click the “Configure Wireless” option at the bottom of the screen.

Please follow the steps below. Open system Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication. 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.

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How does the information on this page help you? Configure the Brother machine for a wireless network with a network cable using the Installation CD-ROM This FAQ explains how to configure your Brother machine for a wireless network using h-2170w Wireless setup wizard and a network wureless temporarily. 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.


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You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless network printer. Network Key There are some rules for each security method: On the last page of the printer settings document is a Node Type listing.

Configure the wireless settings: Wait at least one minute for the printer to refresh itself with the wireless settings. To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below. After wireless configuration, please go to Downloads section of this website and download printer driver. The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point.