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My office (small office - 6 people) just got a Brother (wireless) laser printer (a HL-2170W). I'm bringing my macbook in tomorrow and I'm wondering if there're any special hints on getting my mac connected to the printer (it has no problem connecting to the WiFi for normal network stuff) .......many thanks ... Tom P

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You just need to have the Mac driver for the printer installed on your printer. If it came with mac software, just run the software and have it search for the printer on the network.

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I have a MacBook Pro 10.6.8 and an HL 2170W. Has been working great for almost 2 years then all of the sudden it wont print at all. Turned on and off, reattached cables, downloaded driver from your site,...


I just downloaded the newest software and I am having that trouble too. Tried to reload the previous software and it will not work either. Any solutions out there?

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I changed my wireless password now my brother HL-2170W Laser Printer isn't working can you tell me how to tell the printer the new password?


look in your user manual on the proper procedure. if you don't have the manual go to brother.com and download it. you can also ask a question on the site and they could also be able to help you.

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2170w not able to use wireless


Hi there
Yes you can buy parts on the internet or at a computer shop to add on to make it for wireless.
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Apr 28, 2010 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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I installed a Brother HL-2170W a month ago and it worked fine on my wireless. Now I cannot get a wireless connection. Can you point me in a direction?


Hi,

Please check that, can you go online with any wireless computer,if you can go online with that, then try to reconnect your wireless printer again (if can't go online then check wireless router)


Hope it can resolve your query
Thanks for using Fixya

Apr 03, 2010 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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2170W wireless connection to mac computers


My suggestion would be to connect an ethernet cable from the printer to the router. This is a more stable connection for the printer on the network.

All of your wireless computers will be able to connect to it and print to it as long as they are connected to the network.

To get the printer back in wired mode, you will need to reset the printer and network card of the printer.

1. Turn off power
2. Hold down go Button while switching back on
3. Wait 2 secondes before letting go and press the go button 8 times quickly
4. Wait for the unit to finish warming up
5. Repeat steps 1 and 2
6. Wait 2 secondes before letting go and press the go button 7 times quickly this time
7. Wait for the unit to finish warming up then plug in the ethernet cable.

Mar 28, 2010 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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Why is HL 2170W printer saying it is offline. It is wireless and I used Netgear


Go to the computer Control Panel, select Printers, right mouse click on the printer and choose Use Printer Online. See what happens.

Mar 16, 2010 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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I am unable to setup the wireless feature for my Brother 2170W laser printer. Any thoughts?


http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc002311/cv_hl2170w_eng_nug_A.pdf ,<- is the link to the manual which explains in details how to configure the printer to connect to the wireless and how to install the printer on the computer.

Jan 23, 2010 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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Lost cd-rom for brother HL-2170W. I need to connect a new laptop to the printer on my wireless network and can't figure out how to do it! It's running Windows XP Pro.


Download the updated firmware, drivers and software for you printer from here (select 'ALL' as Type, and then select your OS and language, to see all downloads available in one page):
Brother HL-2170W downloads Homepage

Also download the manual and guides for your printer:
Brother HL-2170W manuals

And make sure you also look through the FAQs and Troubleshooting under 'Initial Setup' and 'Software' sections:
Bother HL-2170W FAQs & troubleshooting

Sep 02, 2009 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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Cannot print to 2170W via wireless


You need to hard coat your Ip for the printer.

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