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Hi! I have a brother HL-2170W printer. It is connected via ethernet cable to a Dynalink RTA1046VW router (which is sitting on top of the printer) and I have a HP pavillion entertainment PC that is running wirelessly with Vista on it. I am trying to use the CD that came with the printer to establish the printer on the wireless network, however, when I am in the setup wizard on the screen "available wireless devices" nothing comes up. I have followed the advice in the help button, but still nothing happens when I click refresh. Please help me! Alana

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Hi!
Your Printer is connected to the (network) router via ethernet cable. Hence, it is a NETWORK PRINTER NOT A WIRELESS DEVICE, no matter your PC is connected to the network wirelessly. So, search for and install the printer as a NETWORK PRINTER. From the printer installation, it should searh and find the printer and susequently install the required drivers.
Moreover, you may checkout the followings link for instructions on how to install/ add a network printer.
LINK-1, LINK-2

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
Hope it helps! Good Luck!
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Can not connect to personal Wi-Fi network


This instruction is to setup Brother Laser printer 2170W in windows 7
Turn off Windows Firewall
To reset the printer:
Turn off the printer.
Press and hold the Go Button in front, at the same time turn on the printer from the right side. You will see three lights(Error, Drum, Toner) turn on. Release the Go button. The light is not blue and is off.
Now, Press the Go button 7 times. Wait for some seconds.
The three lights will turn on and off by themselves. The printer warms up and then stops.
Connect the ethernet cable to the wireless router and the printer
in the browser type:
http://192.168.1.1
It shows the device connected and its ip address.
Close the browser and open new browser
on your internet browser type in http://(ip address that you see as device)
click on "Network configuration"
user: admin
Password: access
click on "configure interface". Change it to "Auto Switching" Click OK
You are back in "Network configuration"
click on Configure wireless
Make sure it is "Infrastructure" and the "channel" is correct.
Also "Authentization Method" should be "open system"
Choose your encryption method
type in your password in "hexadecimal format" and click "submit".
If your password is ascii change it to hexadecimal with an online converter
Follow the instructions.
Wait until it prints the papers.
When it tells you to remove the ethernet cable, Do not remove.
Wait until printing is done. Turn off the printer and remove the cable. Turn on printer.
Now Print the printer status:
click on the Go button once to wake up the printer.
Now click on the Go button 3 times. Wait! it will print 4 pages.
Look at the last page
you will see the IP address of the printer.
go to your browser and type in http://( new ip address that you see on last page)
The last step is again in the "configure wireless" to "configure TCP/IP"
choose something like 192.168.1.198 the last 3 digits should be a high number. Close browser.
Now put in the CD and install the wireless Driver only. All Done!
Turn ON Windows Firewall

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

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After 4 hours struggling with Brother hotline agents to enable wireless printing, we finally set the IP Adress manually. Bad news is that that IP is out of the numerical range of my router. Now I am...


suggest you connect a pc directly to the printer via ethernet cable or network switch with the computer temporarily having its ip address changed to what ever the printer ip address range was.
Then run bradmin and change the printers ip address to the router's range suggest a high ip address not sure what you are using but 192.168.1.250 or it might need 10.0.0.250 what is the router using. May need to change dhcp server to lease only to 249
to be safe.
Then when you have changed the ip address fix the ip address of the computer and then reconnect it all back the way it was

Jul 08, 2017 | Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer

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We just got two brother hl 2170w printers from a lab across campus, they were configured for a wireless connection and now we are trying to connect them to the network via a wired connection. the test page...


hi there, this should work for you:

When you disconnect an Ethernet cable from the printer, wireless network will be enabled.
On the other hand, when the Ethernet cable is connected to the printer, wired network is enabled.

If you press the Go button for approx. 13 seconds, the network setting page will be printed out. Then release the Go button, wired network will be switched to wireless network even if the Ethernet cable is still connected.

You can then verify your network settings and change between wired and wireless setups.

Apr 16, 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

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Brother 2170W "fails to associate"


Have you tried the SecureEasySetup method of connecting your HL-2170W to your wireless network?

Basically, it involves no wires:

1) Press the wireless setup button on the back of your printer (you may need to use a pen or pointed object)

2) Press the SecureEasySetup button on your router

3) Let the two sort it out - Green Go button on printer indicates success.

A complete guide for using the SecureEasySetup for your brother model:

Brother SecureEasySetup Method

I hope this helps!

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No IP address on Brother Printer


Hi, I am assuming that it works whn it is connected directly to your system, as you told that you got your printer replaced. And as you may know that connecting through CAT5 cable is the RECOMEND way..but thats what every1 else tell. So now, the 1st doubt that comes in my mind is about the OS you are using. The model you are using is compatible with Windows, Mac & Linux.
The 2nd possibility rises have you installed the appropriate driver for the printer you are willing to use and check your wireless settings too.
Now the 3rd possibility is that maybe there is something wrong with your router. Maybe you should make sure that the router is working properly.

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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

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