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NETWORK
USER’S GUIDE
Multi-Protocol On-board Ethernet Print Server and Wireless
(IEEE 802.11b/g) Ethernet Print Server
HL-2150N
HL-2170W
Please read this manual thoroughly before using the printer.
Keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place so you can use it quickly
if you need to.
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com where you can get
product support, the latest driver updates and utilities, and
answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical
questions.
Note: Not all models are available in all countries.
Version A
ENG
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Definitions of warnings, cautions and notes
We use the following icons throughout this User’s Guide:
Trademarks
Brother and the Brother logo are registered trademarks and BRAdmin Light and BRAdmin Professional are
trademarks of Brother Industries, Ltd.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks and Safari is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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Microsoft, Windows and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
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Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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BROADCOM, SecureEasySetup and the SecureEasySetup logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Broadcom Corporation.
AOSS is a trademark of Buffalo Inc.
Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Wi-Fi, WPA and WPA2 are registered trademarks and Wi-Fi Protected Setup is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
All other terms, brand and product names mentioned in this User’s Guide are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective companies.
Compilation and publication notice
Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the
latest product’s descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained
herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the
materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.
©2007 Brother Industries Ltd.
Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give tips about how the
operation works with other features.
Improper Setup icons alert you to devices and operations that are not compatible with the printer.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
„ This product is approved for use in the country of purchase only. Do not use this product outside the
country of purchase as it may violate the wireless telecommunication and power regulations of that
country.
„ Windows®
XP in this document represents Windows®
XP Professional, Windows®
XP Professional x64
Edition and Windows® XP Home Edition.
„ Windows Server® 2003 in this document represents Windows Server® 2003 and
Windows Server®
2003 x64 Edition.
„ Windows Vista® in this document represents all editions of Windows Vista®.
Brother Numbers
For technical and operational assistance, you must call the country where you purchased the printer. Calls
must be made from within that country.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please write to us at:
„ Service center locator (USA)
For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-800-284-4357.
„ Service center locations (Canada)
For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-877-BROTHER.
Internet addresses
Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and Driver Updates and
Utilities: http://solutions.brother.com
(In USA Only) For Brother Accessories & Supplies: http://www.brothermall.com
In USA 1-800-276-7746
In Canada 1-877-BROTHER
In Europe Visit http://www.brother.com for contact information on your local Brother office.
In USA Printer Customer Support
Brother International Corporation 26250 Enterprise Ct. # 250 Lake Forest, CA 92630
In Canada Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd.
- Marketing Dept.
1, rue Hôtel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6
In Europe European Product & Service Support
1 Tame Street, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5JE, UK
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction 1
Overview....................................................................................................................................................1
Network features........................................................................................................................................2
Network printing...................................................................................................................................2
Management utilities............................................................................................................................2
Types of network connections ...................................................................................................................3
Network connection example ..............................................................................................................3
Wireless network connection examples (HL-2170W)..........................................................................5
Protocols....................................................................................................................................................6
TCP/IP protocols and functionalities....................................................................................................6
2 Configuring your printer for a network 8
Overview....................................................................................................................................................8
IP addresses, subnet masks and gateways ........................................................................................8
Step by Step chart...............................................................................................................................9
Setting the IP address and subnet mask.................................................................................................10
Using the BRAdmin Light utility to configure your network printer.....................................................10
Using other methods to configure your printer for a network.............................................................11
Changing the print server settings...........................................................................................................12
Using the BRAdmin Light utility to change the print server settings .................................................12
Using the BRAdmin Professional utility to change print server settings (for Windows®
)...................13
Using Web Based Management (web browser) to change the print server settings.........................14
Using other methods to change print server settings ........................................................................14
3 Configuring the wireless network settings (For HL-2170W) 15
Overview..................................................................................................................................................15
Wireless network terms and concepts...............................................................................................15
Step by step chart..............................................................................................................................18
1. Confirm your network environment......................................................................................................20
Connected to a computer with an access point in the network (Infrastructure mode).......................20
Connected to a wireless capable computer without an access point in the network (Ad-hoc mode) 20
2. Confirm your wireless network setup method in infrastructure mode..................................................21
Configuration using the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM to configure your wireless
network printer...............................................................................................................................21
Configuration using the one-push wireless setting mode..................................................................22
Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™......................................................22
3. Configure your printer for a wireless network ......................................................................................23
Using the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM to configure your wireless network printer
(Recommended)............................................................................................................................23
Using the one-push wireless setting mode to configure your printer for a wireless network .............23
Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™............................................................................23
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4 Wireless configuration for Windows® using the Brother installer application
(For HL-2170W) 24
Configuration in Infrastructure mode .......................................................................................................24
Before configuring the wireless settings............................................................................................24
Configure the wireless settings..........................................................................................................24
Configuration using the automatic wireless (one-push) method..............................................................31
Configuration in Ad-hoc mode .................................................................................................................36
Before configuring the wireless settings............................................................................................36
Configure the wireless settings..........................................................................................................36
Installing the printer driver .......................................................................................................................44
5 Wireless configuration for Macintosh®
using the Brother installer application
(For HL-2170W) 47
Configuration in Infrastructure mode .......................................................................................................47
Before configuring the wireless settings............................................................................................47
Configure the wireless settings..........................................................................................................47
Configuration using the automatic wireless (one-push) method..............................................................54
Configuration in Ad-hoc mode .................................................................................................................59
Before configuring the wireless settings............................................................................................59
Configure the wireless settings..........................................................................................................59
Installing the printer driver .......................................................................................................................66
6 Wireless configuration using the one-push wireless setting mode
(For HL-2170W) 69
Overview..................................................................................................................................................69
How to configure your wireless printer, using the one-push wireless setting mode ................................70
For Windows®
users..........................................................................................................................72
For Macintosh®
users........................................................................................................................76
7 Wireless configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
(For HL-2170W) 80
Overview..................................................................................................................................................80
How to configure your wireless printer, using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ ....................80
For Windows® users..........................................................................................................................83
For Macintosh® users........................................................................................................................87
8 Network printing from Windows®: basic TCP/IP Peer-to-Peer printing 91
Overview..................................................................................................................................................91
Configuring the standard TCP/IP port......................................................................................................91
Printer driver not yet installed............................................................................................................91
Printer driver already installed...........................................................................................................93
Other sources of information ...................................................................................................................93
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9 Internet printing for Windows® 94
Overview..................................................................................................................................................94
IPP printing for Windows®
2000/XP, Windows Vista®
and Windows Server®
2003 ...............................94
For Windows Vista®
..........................................................................................................................94
For Windows®
2000/XP and Windows Server®
2003 .......................................................................96
Specifying a different URL.................................................................................................................97
Other sources of information ...................................................................................................................97
10 Network printing from Macintosh®
98
Overview..................................................................................................................................................98
Printing from a Macintosh® using the Simple Network Configuration capabilities...................................98
How to select the printer driver..........................................................................................................98
Other sources of information .............................................................................................................99
11 Control panel features 100
Overview................................................................................................................................................100
Printing the Printer Settings Page..........................................................................................................100
Restoring the network settings to factory default...................................................................................100
Enabling or disabling the wireless network (For HL-2170W).................................................................101
12 Security methods 102
Overview................................................................................................................................................102
Security methods for E-mail notification ..........................................................................................102
Using E-mail notification with user authentication .................................................................................103
Managing your network printer securely using BRAdmin Professional (for Windows®
)........................105
13 Web Based Management 106
Overview................................................................................................................................................106
How to configure the print server settings using Web Based Management (web browser) ..................107
14 Driver Deployment Wizard (Windows®
only) 108
Overview................................................................................................................................................108
Connection methods..............................................................................................................................108
Peer-to-peer ....................................................................................................................................108
Network Shared...............................................................................................................................109
Local Printer (USB)..........................................................................................................................109
How to install the Driver Deployment Wizard software..........................................................................110
Using the Driver Deployment Wizard software......................................................................................110
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15 Troubleshooting 113
Overview................................................................................................................................................113
General problems ..................................................................................................................................113
Network print software installation problems .........................................................................................114
Printing problems...................................................................................................................................116
Protocol-specific troubleshooting...........................................................................................................117
Windows®
2000/XP, Windows Vista®
and Windows Server®
2003 IPP troubleshooting................117
Web Based Management (web browser) troubleshooting (TCP/IP)................................................117
Wireless network troubleshooting..........................................................................................................118
Wireless setup problems .................................................................................................................118
Wireless connection problem ..........................................................................................................119
A Appendix A 120
Using services .......................................................................................................................................120
Other ways to set the IP address (for advanced users and administrators)..........................................120
Using DHCP to configure the IP address ........................................................................................120
Using BOOTP to configure the IP address......................................................................................120
Using RARP to configure the IP address .......................................................................................121
Using APIPA to configure the IP address........................................................................................122
Using ARP to configure the IP address...........................................................................................122
Using the TELNET console to configure the IP address .................................................................123
Using the Brother Web BRAdmin server software for IIS* to configure the IP address ..................124
Installation when using Web Services
(For Windows Vista®
users) ...............................................................................................................124
Installation when using a Network Print Queue or Share ......................................................................125
B Appendix B 126
Print server specifications......................................................................................................................126
Ethernet wired network....................................................................................................................126
Ethernet wireless network ...............................................................................................................127
Computer requirements...................................................................................................................128
Management utilities........................................................................................................................128
C Index 129
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Overview 1
The Brother printer can be shared on a 10/100Mb wired or IEEE 802.11b/802.11g wireless (HL-2170W only)
Ethernet network using the internal network print server. The print server provides printing services for
Windows® 2000/XP/XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2003/
2003 x64 Edition supporting the TCP/IP protocols and Macintosh OS® X 10.2.4 or greater supporting TCP/IP.
The following chart shows what network features and connections are supported by each operating system.
1
IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet (TCP/IP) is available HL-2170W only.
2 BRAdmin Professional and Web BRAdmin are available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com
To use the Brother printer on a network, you need to configure the print server in the machine, and set up the
computers you use.
Introduction 1
Operating Systems Windows® 2000/XP
Windows®
XP Professional
x64 Edition
Windows Vista®
Windows Server®
2003
Windows Server® 2003 x64
Edition
Mac OS® X 10.2.4
or greater
Mac OS® X 10.3 or
greater
10/100 BASE-TX Wired Ethernet (TCP/IP) r r r
IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet
(TCP/IP) 1 r r r
Printing r r r
BRAdmin Light r r r
BRAdmin Professional 2 r
Web BRAdmin 2 r
Internet Printing (IPP) r
Status Monitor r r
Driver Deployment Wizard r
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Network features 1
The Brother HL-2100 series have the following basic network features.
Network printing 1
The print server provides printing services for Windows® 2000/XP, Windows Vista® and
Windows Server® 2003 supporting the TCP/IP protocols and Macintosh supporting TCP/IP (Mac OS® X
10.2.4 or greater).
Management utilities 1
BRAdmin Light 1
BRAdmin Light is a utility for initial setup of Brother network connected devices. This utility can search for
Brother products on your network, view the status and configure basic network settings, such as IP address.
The BRAdmin Light utility is available for Windows®
2000/XP, Windows Vista®
and Windows Server®
2003
and Mac OS®
X 10.2.4 or greater computers. For installing BRAdmin Light, please see the Quick Setup Guide
provided with the printer. For Macintosh®
users, BRAdmin Light will be installed automatically when you
install the printer driver. If you have already installed the printer driver, you do not have to install it again.
For more information on BRAdmin Light, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com
BRAdmin Professional (for Windows®) 1
BRAdmin Professional is a utility for more advanced management of network connected Brother devices.
This utility can search for Brother products on your network, view the status and configure the network
settings from a computer running Windows®. BRAdmin Professional has additional features from BRAdmin
Light.
For more information and to download the software, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com
Web BRAdmin (For Windows®) 1
Web BRAdmin is a utility for managing network connected Brother devices. This utility can search for Brother
products on your network, view the status and configure the network settings. Unlike BRAdmin Professional,
which is designed for Windows® only, the Web BRAdmin is a server based utility that can be accessed from
any client PC with a web browser that supports JRE (Java Runtime Environment). By installing the Web
BRAdmin server utility on a computer running IIS 1, administrators can connect to the Web BRAdmin server,
using a web browser which then communicates with the device itself.
For more information and to download the software, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com
1 Internet Information Server 4.0 or Internet Information Services 5.0 / 5.1 / 6.0 / 7.0
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Web Based Management (web browser) 1
Web Based Management (web browser) is a utility for managing network connected Brother devices, using
the HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). This utility can view the status of Brother products on your network
and configure the machine or network settings using a standard web browser that is installed on your
computer.
For more information, see Chapter 13: Web Based Management.
Types of network connections 1
Network connection example 1
Generally there are two types of network connections: Peer-to-Peer and Network Shared environment.
Peer-to-Peer printing using TCP/IP 1
In a Peer-to-Peer environment, each computer directly sends and receives data to each device. There is no
central server controlling file access or printer sharing.
1 Router
2 Network printer
„ In a smaller network of 2 or 3 computers, we recommend the Peer-to-Peer printing method as it is easier
to configure than the Network Shared printing method described on the following page. See Network
Shared printing on page 4.
„ Each computer must use the TCP/IP Protocol.
„ The Brother printer needs to have an appropriate IP address configuration.
„ If you are using routers, the Gateway address must be configured on the computers and the Brother
printer.
„ The Brother printer can also communicate with Macintosh®
. (TCP/IP compatible operating systems)
TCP/IP
TCP/IP
Windows R
WindowsR
MacintoshR
2
1
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Network Shared printing 1
In a Network Shared environment, each computer sends data via a centrally controlled computer. This type
of computer is often called a “Server” or a “Print Server”. Its job is to control the printing of all print jobs.
1 Network Shared
2 Also known as “Server” or “Print server”
3 Printer
4 TCP/IP or USB
„ In a larger network, we recommend a Network Shared printing environment.
„ The “server” or the “print server” must use the TCP/IP print protocol.
„ The Brother printer needs to have an appropriate IP address configuration unless the printer is connected
via the USB interface at the server.
WindowsR
WindowsR
WindowsR
WindowsR
TCP/IP
3
2
1
4
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Wireless network connection examples (HL-2170W) 1
Connected to a computer with an access point in the network (Infrastructure mode) 1
This type of network has a central access point at the heart of the network. The access point can also act as
a bridge or a gateway to a wired network. When the Brother wireless printer (your printer) is part of this
network, it receives all print jobs via an access point.
1 Access Point
2 Wireless Network printer (your machine)
3 Wireless capable computer connected to the access point
4 Wired computer which is not wireless capable connected to the access point with the Ethernet
cable
Connected to a wireless capable computer without an access point in the network (Ad-hoc
mode) 1
This type of network does not have a central access point. Each wireless client communicates directly with
each other. When the Brother wireless printer (your printer) is part of this network, it receives all print jobs
directly from the computer sending the print data.
1 Wireless Network printer (your machine)
2 Wireless capable computer
2
1
4
3
1
2
2
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Protocols 1
TCP/IP protocols and functionalities 1
Protocols are the standardized sets of rules for transmitting data on a network. Protocols allow users to gain
access to network connected resources.
The print server used on this Brother product supports the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol) protocol.
TCP/IP is the most popular set of protocols used for communication such as Internet and E-mail. This protocol
can be used in almost all operating systems such as Windows®, Macintosh® and Linux.
The following TCP/IP protocols are available on this Brother product.
Note
• You can configure the protocol settings by using the HTTP (web browser). See How to configure the print
server settings using Web Based Management (web browser) on page 107.
• For security features, see Security methods for E-mail notification on page 102.
DHCP/BOOTP/RARP 1
By using the DHCP/BOOTP/RARP protocols, the IP address can be automatically configured.
Note
To use the DHCP/BOOTP/RARP protocols, please contact your network administrator.
APIPA 1
If you do not assign an IP address manually (using the BRAdmin applications) or automatically (using a
DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server), the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol will automatically
assign an IP address from the range 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255.
DNS client 1
The Brother print server supports the Domain Name System (DNS) client function. This function allows the
print server to communicate with other devices by using its DNS name.
LPR/LPD 1
Commonly used printing protocols on a TCP/IP network.
Port9100 1
Another commonly used printing protocol on a TCP/IP network.
SMTP client 1
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) client is used to send E-mails via Internet or Intranet.
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IPP 1
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP Version 1.0) allows you to print documents directly to any accessible printer
via the internet.
mDNS 1
mDNS allows the Brother print server to automatically configure itself to work in a Mac OS® X Simple Network
Configured system. (Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater).
TELNET 1
The Brother print server supports TELNET server for command line configuration.
SNMP 1
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used to manage network devices including computers,
printers and terminals in a TCP/IP network.
Web server (HTTP) 1
The Brother print server is equipped with a web server that allows you to monitor its status or change some
of its configuration settings.
Note
We recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0® (or greater) or Firefox® 1.0 (or greater) for Windows® and
Safari™ 1.0 for Macintosh®
. Please also make sure that JavaScript and Cookies are always enabled in
whichever browser you use. We recommend you upgrade to Safari™ 1.2 or greater to enable JavaScript.
If a different web browser is used, make sure it is compatible with HTTP 1.0 and HTTP 1.1.
LLTD 1
The Link Layer Topology Discovery protocol (LLTD) lets you locate the Brother machine easily on the
Windows Vista®
Network Map. Your Brother machine will be shown with a distinctive icon and the node
name. The default setting for this protocol is Off.
LLMNR 1
The Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution protocol (LLMNR) resolves the names of neighboring computers,
if the network does not have a Domain Name System (DNS) server. The LLMNR Responder function works
in both the IPv4 or IPv6 environment when using a computer that has the LLMNR Sender function such as
Windows Vista®
.
Web Services 1
The Web Services protocol enables Windows Vista®
users to install the Brother printer driver by right clicking
the machine icon from the Start / Network selection. (See Installation when using Web Services (For
Windows Vista® users) on page 124). The Web Services also lets you check the current status of the
machine from your computer.
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Overview 2
Before using your Brother printer in a network environment, you must configure the TCP/IP settings. In this
chapter, you will learn the basic steps required to print over the network using the TCP/IP protocol.
We recommend that you use the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM we have provided with the
printer. By using this application, you can easily connect your printer to your network and install the network
software and printer driver which you need to complete the network configuration. You will be guided by the
on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother network printer. Please follow the instructions in
the supplied Quick Setup Guide.
IP addresses, subnet masks and gateways 2
To use the printer in a networked TCP/IP environment, you need to configure the IP address and subnet
mask. The IP address you assign to the print server must be on the same logical network as your host
computers. If it is not, you must properly configure the subnet mask and the gateway address.
IP address 2
An IP address is a series of numbers that identifies each computer connected to a network. An IP address
consists of four numbers separated by dots. Each number is between 0 and 255.
„ Example: In a small network, you would normally change the final numbers.
• 192.168.1.1
• 192.168.1.2
• 192.168.1.3
How the IP address is assigned to your print server: 2
If you have a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server in your network (typically a UNIX®
/Linux, Windows®
2000/XP,
Windows Vista®
, or Windows Server®
2003 network) the print server will automatically obtain its IP address
from the server and register its name with any RFC 1001 and 1002-compliant dynamic name services.
Note
On smaller networks, the DHCP server may be the router.
For more information on DHCP, BOOTP and RARP, see Using DHCP to configure the IP address
on page 120, Using BOOTP to configure the IP address on page 120 and Using RARP to configure the IP
address on page 121.
If you do not have a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol will
automatically assign an IP address from the range 169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. For more information on
APIPA, see Using APIPA to configure the IP address on page 122.
If the APIPA protocol is disabled, the IP address of a Brother print server is 192.0.0.192. However, you can
easily change this IP address number to match with the IP address details of your network. For information
on how to change the IP address, see Setting the IP address and subnet mask on page 10.
Configuring your printer for a network 2
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Subnet mask 2
Subnet masks restrict network communication.
„ Example: Computer 1 can talk to Computer 2
• Computer 1
IP Address:192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
• Computer 2
IP Address:192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
Note
0 denotes that there is no limit to communication at this part of the address.
In the above example, we can communicate with anything that has an IP address that begins with
192.168.1.X.
Gateway (and router) 2
A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network and sends data transmitted via the
network to an exact destination. The router knows where to direct data that arrives at the gateway. If a
destination is located at an external network, the router transmits data to the external network. If your network
communicates with other networks, you may need to configure the Gateway IP address. If you do not know
the Gateway IP address then contact your Network Administrator.
Step by Step chart 2
a Configure the TCP/IP settings.
b Change the print server settings.
„ Configure the IP address
„ Configure the subnet mask
„ Configure the gateway
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See page 10
See page 10
„ Using the BRAdmin Light utility
„ Using the BRAdmin Professional utility
„ Using the Web Based Management (web
browser)
„ Using other methods
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See page 13
See page 14
See page 14
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Configuring your printer for a network
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2
Setting the IP address and subnet mask 2
Using the BRAdmin Light utility to configure your network printer 2
BRAdmin Light 2
The BRAdmin Light utility is designed for initial setup of Brother network connected devices. It can also
search for Brother products in a TCP/IP environment, view the status and configure basic network settings,
such as IP address. The BRAdmin Light utility is available for Windows®
2000/XP, Windows Vista®
,
Windows Server® 2003 and Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater.
Note
• Please use the BRAdmin Light utility version that was supplied on the CD-ROM with your Brother product.
You can also download the latest version of BRAdmin Light utility from http://solutions.brother.com
• If you require more advanced printer management, use the latest version of BRAdmin Professional utility
that is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com This utility is only available for Windows®
users.
• If you are using Personal Firewall software (e.g. Windows Firewall), disable it. Once you are sure that you
can print, re-start your Personal Firewall software.
• Node name: The Node name for each Brother device on the network appears in BRAdmin Light. The
default Node name of the network card in the printer is “BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wired network or
“BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wireless network.
• The default password for Brother print servers is access.
a Start the BRAdmin Light utility.
„ For Windows®
2000/XP, Windows Vista®
and Windows Server®
2003 users
Click Start / All Programs 1 / Brother / BRAdmin Light / BRAdmin Light.
1
Programs for Windows®
2000 users
„ For Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater users
Double-click Macintosh HD (Startup Disk) / Library / Printers / Brother / Utilities /
BRAdmin Light.jar file.
b BRAdmin Light will search for new devices automatically.
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c Double-click the unconfigured device.
Note
• If the print server is set to its factory default settings without using a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the
device will appear as Unconfigured in the BRAdmin Light utility screen.
• You can find the node name and Ethernet address by printing out the Printer Settings Page. See Printing
the Printer Settings Page on page 100.
d Choose STATIC from Boot Method. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway (if needed) of
your print server.
e Click OK.
f With the correctly programmed IP address, you will see the Brother print server in the device list.
Using other methods to configure your printer for a network 2
You can configure your network printer using other methods. See Other ways to set the IP address (for
advanced users and administrators) on page 120.
Windows®
Macintosh®
Windows® Macintosh®
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Changing the print server settings 2
Note
For the wireless network users, you need to configure the wireless settings to change the printer settings.
See Configuring the wireless network settings (For HL-2170W) on page 15.
Using the BRAdmin Light utility to change the print server settings 2
a Start the BRAdmin Light utility.
„ For Windows® 2000/XP, Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2003 users
Click Start / All Programs 1 / Brother / BRAdmin Light / BRAdmin Light.
1
Programs for Windows®
2000 users
„ For Mac OS®
X 10.2.4 or greater users
Double-click Macintosh HD (Startup Disk) / Library / Printers / Brother / Utilities /
BRAdmin Light.jar file.
b Select the print server which you want to change the settings.
c Select Network Configuration from the Control menu.
d Enter a password. The default Password is access.
e You can now change the print server settings.
Note
If you want to change more advanced settings, use the BRAdmin Professional utility that is available as a
download from http://solutions.brother.com
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Using the BRAdmin Professional utility to change print server settings (for
Windows®
) 2
Note
• Please use the latest version of the BRAdmin Professional utility that is available as a download from
http://solutions.brother.com This utility is only available for Windows® users.
• Node name: The Node name for each Brother device on the network appears in BRAdmin Professional.
The default Node name is “BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wired network or “BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” for a wireless
network.
a Start the BRAdmin Professional utility (from Windows® 2000/XP, Windows Vista® and
Windows Server® 2003), by clicking Start / All Programs 1 / Brother Administrator Utilities /
Brother BRAdmin Professional 3 / BRAdmin Professional 3.
1 Programs for Windows® 98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0, and Windows® 2000 users
b Select the print server which you want to configure.
c Select Configure Device from the Control menu.
d Enter a password. The default Password is access.
e You can now change the print server settings.
Note
• If the print server is set to its factory default settings without using a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the
device will appear as APIPA in the BRAdmin Professional utility screen.
• You can find the node name and Ethernet address (Node Address) by printing out the Network
Configuration List. See Printing the Printer Settings Page on page 100 for information on how to print the
Network Configuration List on your print server.
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Using Web Based Management (web browser) to change the print server
settings 2
A standard web browser can be used to change your print server settings using the HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol). See How to configure the print server settings using Web Based Management (web
browser) on page 107.
Using other methods to change print server settings 2
You can configure your network printer using other methods. See Other ways to set the IP address (for
advanced users and administrators) on page 120.
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Overview 3
To connect your printer to your wireless network, you need to follow the steps in the Quick Setup Guide or
the Network User’s Guide. We recommend that you use the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM
which we have provided with the printer. By using this application, you can easily connect your printer to your
wireless network and install the network software and printer driver which you need to complete the
configuration of your printer for a wireless network. You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you
are able to use your Brother wireless network printer.
If you want to configure your printer without using the Brother installer application, please read this chapter
for more details on how to configure the wireless network settings. For information on TCP/IP settings, see
Setting the IP address and subnet mask on page 10. For Wireless configuration using the one-push wireless
setting mode (For HL-2170W), see Chapter 6. For Wireless configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ (For HL-2170W), see Chapter 7.
Note
• To achieve optimum results with normal everyday document printing, place the Brother printer as close to
the network access point (router) as possible with minimal obstructions. 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.
Due to these factors, wireless may not be the best method of connection for all types of documents and
applications. 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.
• Although Brother HL-2170W can be used in a both wired and wireless network, only one of the connection
methods can be used at a time.
Wireless network terms and concepts 3
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. This section provides some of the main
terms and concepts of these settings, which may be helpful when you configure the wireless network printer.
SSID (Service Set Identifier) and channels 3
You need to configure the SSID and a channel to specify the wireless network you want to connect to.
„ SSID
Each wireless network has its own unique network name and it is technically referred to as SSID or ESSID
(Extended Service Set Identifier). The SSID is a 32-byte or less value and is assigned to the access point.
The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access
point. The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets (referred to as a
beacon) which has the SSID information. When your wireless network device receives a beacon, you can
identify the wireless network that is close enough for the radio waves to reach your device.
Configuring the wireless network settings
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„ Channels
Wireless networks use channels. Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. There are up to 14
different channels that can be used when using a wireless network. However, in many countries the
number of channels available are restricted. For further information, see Ethernet wireless network
on page 127.
Authentication and encryption 3
Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. These security settings define the authentication
(how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the
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. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these
options. Please refer to the information below to see which authentication and encryption methods your
Brother wireless device supports.
„ Authentication methods
The Brother printer supports the following methods:
• Open system
Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication.
• Shared key
A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network.
The Brother printer uses the WEP keys as the pre-determined key.
• WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Enables a Wi-Fi®
Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK), which enables the
Brother wireless printer to associate with access points using TKIP for WPA-PSK or AES for WPA-PSK
and WPA2-PSK (WPA-Personal).
• LEAP
Cisco®LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Cisco Systems, Inc.
which uses user ID and password for authentication.
„ Encryption methods
Encryption is used to secure the data that is sent over the wireless network. The Brother printer supports
the following encryption methods:
• None
No encryption method is used.
• WEP
By using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), the data is transmitted and received with a secure key.
• TKIP
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides per-packet key mixing a message integrity check and
rekeying mechanism.
• AES
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is Wi-Fi®
authorized strong encryption standard.
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• CKIP
The original Key Integrity Protocol for LEAP by Cisco Systems, Inc.
„ Network Key
There are some rules for each security method:
• Open system/Shared key with WEP
This key is a 64-bit or 128-bit value that must be entered in an ASCII or hexadecimal format.
• WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and TKIP or AES
Uses a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that is more than 8 and less than 63 characters in length.
• LEAP
Uses User ID and Password.
• User ID: less than 64 characters in length.
• Password: less than 32 characters in length.
64 (40) bit ASCII: Uses 5 text characters. e.g. “WLLAN” (this is case sensitive).
64 (40) bit hexadecimal: Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. e.g. “71f2234aba”
128 (104) bit ASCII: Uses 13 text characters. e.g. “Wirelesscomms” (this is case
sensitive)
128 (104) bit hexadecimal: Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data. e.g.
“71f2234ab56cd709e5412aa2ba”
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Step by step chart 3
For Infrastructure mode 3
a Confirm your network environment. See page 20
b Confirm your wireless network setup method. See page 21
c Configure your printer for a wireless network. See page 23
Wireless configuration and installing printer driver have been completed.
„ Infrastructure mode
Connected to a computer with an access point or
„ Ad-hoc mode See page 19
Connected to a wireless capable computer
without an access point
Using the Brother
installer application
(Recommended)
Using the one-push
wireless setting mode
Using the PIN Method of
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
Temporarily using a
network cable
Using automatic
wireless (one-push)
method
Configuring your printer for a wireless network
(For Windows®
)
See page 24
(For Macintosh®
)
See page 47
(For Windows®
)
See page 31
(For Macintosh®
)
See page 54
See page 69 See page 80
Installing the printer driver
(For Windows®
) See page 44
(For Macintosh®) See page 66
(For Windows®)
See page 72
(For Macintosh®)
See page 76
(For Windows®)
See page 83
(For Macintosh®)
See page 87
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For Ad-hoc mode 3
a Confirm your network environment. See page 20
b You need to configure the wireless network settings by using the Brother installer application.
c Configure your printer for a wireless network. See page 23
Wireless configuration and installing printer driver have been completed.
„ Ad-hoc mode
Connected to a wireless capable computer
without an access point
or
„ Infrastructure mode See page 18
Connected to a computer with an access point
Using the Brother installer application
Configuring your printer for a wireless network
(For Windows®
) See page 36
(For Macintosh®
) See page 59
Installing the printer driver
(For Windows®) See page 44
(For Macintosh®) See page 66
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1. Confirm your network environment 3
Connected to a computer with an access point in the network (Infrastructure
mode) 3
This type of network has a central access point at the heart of the network. The access point can also act as
a bridge or a gateway to a wired network. When your Brother wireless printer is part of this network, it receives
all print jobs via the access point.
1 Access Point
2 Wireless Network printer (your machine)
3 Wireless capable computer connected to the access point
4 Wired computer which is not wireless capable connected to the access point with an Ethernet
cable
Connected to a wireless capable computer without an access point in the
network (Ad-hoc mode) 3
This type of network does not have a central access point. Each wireless client communicates directly with
each other. When the Brother wireless printer (your printer) is part of this network, it receives all print jobs
directly from the computer sending the print data.
1 Wireless Network printer (your machine)
2 Wireless capable computer
2
1
4
3
1
2
2
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2. Confirm your wireless network setup method in
infrastructure mode 3
There are three methods to configure your wireless network printer; by using the Brother installer application
on the CD-ROM (recommended), using the one-push wireless setting mode and using the PIN Method of
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™. The setup process will be different depending on your network environment.
Note
If you configure the wireless network settings in Ad-hoc mode, use the Brother installer application on the
CD-ROM we have provided with the printer.
Configuration using the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM to
configure your wireless network printer 3
We recommend that you use the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM we have provided with the
printer. By using this application, you can easily connect your printer to your wireless network and install the
network software and printer driver which you need to complete the configuration of your printer for a wireless
network. You will be guided by the on-screen instructions until you are able to use your Brother wireless
network printer. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with this installation.
Configuration temporarily using a network cable 3
If there is an Ethernet Hub or Router in the same network as the wireless access point (A) of your printer, you
can temporarily connect the Hub or Router to the printer using an Ethernet cable (B), this is an easy way to
configure the printer. You can then remotely configure the printer from a computer on the network.
B
A
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Configuration using the one-push wireless setting mode 3
If your wireless access point (A) supports either SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (PBC 1) or
AOSS™, you can configure the machine without a computer.
1
Push Button Configuration
Configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ 3
If your wireless access point (A) supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, you can also configure using the
PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.
„ Connection when the wireless access point (router) (A) doubles with a Registrar 1.
„ Connection when another device (C), such as a computer is used as a Registrar 1.
1 The Registrar is a device that manages the wireless LAN.
A
A
A
C
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3. Configure your printer for a wireless network 3
Using the Brother installer application on the CD-ROM to configure your
wireless network printer (Recommended) 3
For installation, see Wireless configuration for Windows® using the Brother installer application (For
HL-2170W) in Chapter 4 or Wireless configuration for Macintosh® using the Brother installer application (For
HL-2170W) in Chapter 5.
Using the one-push wireless setting mode to configure your printer for a
wireless network 3
For installation, see Wireless configuration using the one-push wireless setting mode (For HL-2170W)
in Chapter 6.
Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ 3
For installation, see Wireless configuration using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (For HL-2170W)
in Chapter 7.
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Configuration in Infrastructure mode 4
Before configuring the wireless settings 4
IMPORTANT
• If you are going to connect the printer to your network, we recommend that you contact your system
administrator prior to installation. You must know your wireless network settings before you proceed with
this installation.
• If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the printer, you must reset the print server back
to the default factory settings (see Restoring the network settings to factory default on page 100).
• If you are using Personal Firewall software (e.g. Windows Firewall), disable it. Once you are sure that you
can print, restart your Personal Firewall software.
• You need to temporarily use an Ethernet cable during configuration.
Configure the wireless settings 4
a Turn on your computer. (You must be logged on with Administrator rights.)
Close any applications running before configuration.
b Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The opening screen will appear automatically.
Choose your printer model and the language.
c Click Install Printer Driver on the menu screen.
Note
Choose the Install Printer Driver icon for your region.
Wireless configuration for Windows®
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d Click Wireless Network users.
Note
For Windows Vista®
, when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow.
e Choose Wireless Setup and Driver Install (Recommended) or Wireless Setup Only, and then click
Next.
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f Choose Step by Step install (Recommended) and then click Next.
g Choose With cable (Recommended) and then click Next.
h Connect the Brother wireless device to your access point using a network cable and click Next.
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i Choose the printer you wish to configure, and click Next. If the list is blank, check if the access point and
the printer are powered on, and then click Refresh.
Note
The default Node name is “BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx”.
j The wizard will search for wireless networks available from your printer. Choose the access point you
wish to associate the printer with, and then click Next.
Note
• "SETUP" is the default SSID of the printer. Do not choose this SSID.
• If the list is 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. Then, click Refresh.
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• If your access point is set to not broadcast the SSID you can manually add it by clicking the Add button.
Follow the on-screen instructions for entering the Name (SSID), and then click Next.
k If your network is not configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. To
continue configuration, click OK and go to m.
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l If your network is configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. When
configuring your Brother wireless printer, you must ensure that it is configured to match the
Authentication and Encryption settings of your existing wireless network. Choose the
Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-downs in each setting box. Then enter the
Network key and Confirm Network Key, and then click Next.
Note
• If you want to setup more than WEP key1, click Advanced.
• If you do not know the Authentication or Encryption settings for your network, contact your network
administrator.
• If the Authentication Method is set to Open System and the Encryption Mode is set to WEP, an error
indication will NOT appear if the Network key is incorrect.
m Click Next. The settings will be sent to your printer. The settings will remain unchanged if you click
Cancel.
Note
If you want to manually enter the IP address settings of your printer, click Change IP Address and enter
the necessary IP address settings for your network.
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n Disconnect the network cable between your access point (hub or router) and the printer, and click Next.
You have completed the wireless setup. If you chose to install the printer driver in step e, Go
to Installing the printer driver on page 44.
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Configuration using the automatic wireless (one-push)
method 4
IMPORTANT
If you are going to connect the printer to your network, we recommend that you contact your system
administrator prior to installation.
a Make sure that the power cord is plugged in.
b Turn on your printer and wait until the printer is in the Ready state.
c Turn on your computer. (You must be logged on with Administrator rights.)
Close any applications running before configuration.
d Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The opening screen will appear automatically.
Choose your printer model and the language.
e Click Install Printer Driver on the menu screen.
Note
Choose the Install Printer Driver icon for your region.
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f Click Wireless Network users.
Note
For Windows Vista®
, when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow.
g Choose Wireless Setup and Driver Install (Recommended) or Wireless Setup Only, and then click
Next.
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h Choose Automatic install (Advanced) and click Next.
i Confirm the on-screen message and click Next.
j Press the wireless setup button located at the back of the machine for less than 2 seconds as show in
the illustration below. This will put the printer in one-push wireless setting mode. This feature will
automatically detect which mode your access point uses for one-push configuration
(SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or AOSS™) of your printer.
Note
• Use a pointy object such as a ballpoint pen to press the button.
• If you press the button for 3 seconds or more, the printer will change to the PIN Method of the
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode. See How to configure your wireless printer, using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ on page 80.
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k The printer starts the one-push wireless setting mode.
The printer searches for an access point that supports SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ or
AOSS™ for 2 minutes.
l Put your access point in the SecureEasySetup™ mode, the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode or the
AOSS™ mode, depending on what is supported by your access point. Please refer to the instruction
manual that came with your access point.
m Wait for the Ready LED (Go button) of your printer indicates connection succeeded. The Ready LED
will turn on for 5 minutes. (See the table below) This indication means the machine has successfully
connected to your router or access point. You can now use your printer in a wireless network.
If the LED indicates connection failed (See the table below), the machine has not successfully connected
to your router or access point. Try starting from j again. If the same message is indicated again, reset
the machine back to the default factory settings and try again. For resetting, see Restoring the network
settings to factory default on page 100.
If the LED indicates session overlap (See the table below), the machine has detected more than 2
routers or access points on your network that have the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode or the AOSS™
mode enabled. Make sure that only one router or access point has the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ mode
or the AOSS™ mode enabled and try starting from j again.
1 The LED will blink (turn on for 0.2 seconds and off for 0.1 second).
2
The LED will turn on for 5 minutes.
3 The LED will blink (turn on for 0.1 second and off for 0.1 second) for 30 seconds.
4 The LED will flash 10 times and then turn OFF for half a second. This pattern will repeat 20 times.
LED indications when using the one-push wireless setting mode
LEDs Searching or
accessing the access
point 1
Connecting and
downloading settings
from the access point 1
Connection
succeeded 2
Connection
failed 3
Session overlap is
detected 4
Toner
(Yellow)
Drum
(Yellow)
Error
(Red)
Ready
(Blue)
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n Click Next or Finish.
You have completed the wireless setup. If you chose to install the printer driver in step g, Go
to the next step.
o Check the box after you confirm that you have completed the wireless settings, and then click Next.
Go to Installing the printer driver on page 44.
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Configuration in Ad-hoc mode 4
Before configuring the wireless settings 4
IMPORTANT
• If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the printer, you must reset the print server back
to the default factory settings (see Restoring the network settings to factory default on page 100).
• If you are using Personal Firewall software (e.g. Windows Firewall), disable it. Once you are sure that you
can print, restart your Personal Firewall software.
Configure the wireless settings 4
a Turn on your computer. (You must be logged on with Administrator rights.)
Close any applications running before configuration.
b Put the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The opening screen will appear automatically.
Choose your printer model and the language.
c Click Install Printer Driver on the menu screen.
Note
Choose the Install Printer Driver icon for your region.
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d Click Wireless Network users.
Note
For Windows Vista®
, when the User Account Control screen appears, click Allow.
e Choose Wireless Setup and Driver Install (Recommended) or Wireless Setup Only, and then click
Next.
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f Choose Step by Step install (Recommended) and then click Next.
g Choose Without cable (Advanced) and then click Next.
h Read the Important Notice to enable the wireless interface. Hold down the Go button for 10 seconds,
and then release the Go button when the printer prints a Network Configuration page.
Check the box after you confirm the wireless setting is enabled, and then click Next.
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Note
To confirm the wireless setting is enabled, check the text to the right side of IEEE 802.11b/g in the
Node Type section on the Network Configuration page. Active means that the wireless setting is enabled
and Inactive means that the wireless setting is disabled. If the wireless setting is disabled, press the Go
for 10 seconds again.
i You need to temporarily change your computer’s wireless settings. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Make sure you take notes on all the settings such as SSID or channel of your computer. You will need
them to return your computer back to its original wireless settings, and then click Next.
Item Record the current wireless computer settings
Communication mode: (Infrastructure / Ad-hoc)
Channel: (1-14)
Network name: (SSID / ESSID)
Authentication method: (Open system / Shared key /
WPA/WPA2-PSK / LEAP)
Encryption mode: (None / WEP / TKIP / AES/ CKIP)
Encryption key:
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j To communicate with the un-configured wireless printer, temporarily change the wireless settings on
your computer to match your printer’s default settings shown on this screen. Check the box after you
confirm these settings, and then click Next.
Note
• If a message to restart your computer appears after the wireless settings have been changed, restart your
computer and then go back to step b and continue with the install skipping steps i and j.
• For Windows Vista®
users:
You can temporarily change the wireless settings on your computer, following the steps below:
1 Click Start and then Control Panel.
2 Click Network and Internet and then the Network and Sharing Center icon.
3 Click Connect to a network.
4 You can see the SSID of the wireless printer in the list. Select SETUP and click Connect.
5 Click Connect Anyway and then Close.
6 Click View status of Wireless Network Connection (SETUP).
7 Click Details.... and check the Network Connection Details. It may take a few minutes to change
from 0.0.0.0 to 169.254.x.x IP address to be shown on screen (where x.x. are numbers between 1
and 254).
• For Windows® XP SP2 users:
You can temporarily change the wireless settings on your computer, following the steps below:
1 Click Start and then Control Panel.
2 Click the Network and Internet Connections icon.
3 Click the Network Connections icon.
4 Select and right click Wireless Network Connection. Click View Available Wireless Networks.
5 You can see the SSID of the wireless printer in the list. Select SETUP and click Connect.
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6 Check the Wireless Network Connection status. It may take a few minutes to change from 0.0.0.0
to 169.254.x.x IP address to be shown on screen (where x.x. are numbers between 1 and 254).
k Choose the printer you wish to configure, and click Next. If the list is blank, check if the printer is powered
on, and then click Refresh.
Note
The default Node name is “BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx”.
l The wizard will search for wireless networks available from your printer. Choose the Ad-hoc network you
wish to associate the printer with, and then click Next.
Note
• If the list is blank, check if the printer is within range for wireless communication. Then, click Refresh.
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• If your target Ad-hoc network does not appear on the list, you can manually add it by clicking the Add
button. Check This is an Ad-hoc network and there is no access point., and then enter the Name
(SSID) and the Channel number, and then click Next.
m If your network is not configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. To
continue configuration, click OK and go to o.
n If your network is configured for Authentication and Encryption, the following screen will appear. When
configuring your Brother wireless printer, you must ensure that it is configured to match the
Authentication and Encryption settings of your existing wireless network. Choose the
Authentication Method and Encryption Mode from the pull-downs in each setting box. Then enter the
Network key and Confirm Network Key, and then click Next.
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Note
• If you want to setup more than WEP key1, click Advanced.
• If you do not know the Authentication or Encryption settings for your network, contact your network
administrator.
• If the Authentication Method is set to Open System and the Encryption Mode is set to WEP, an error
indication will NOT appear if the Network key is incorrect.
o Click Next. The settings will be sent to your printer. The settings will remain unchanged if you click
Cancel.
Note
If you want to manually enter the IP address settings of your printer, click Change IP Address and enter
the necessary IP address settings for your network.
p To communicate with the configured wireless device, you must configure your computer to use the same
wireless settings. Manually change the wireless settings on your computer to match the printer’s wireless
settings shown on this screen. Check the box after these settings, and then click Next or Finish.
(The settings shown on this screen are for example only. Your settings will not be the same.)
You have completed the wireless setup. If you chose to install the printer driver in step e, Go
to Installing the printer driver on page 44.

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