Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Setup | Important Update

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Last Updated - February 20, 2024

Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Setup | Important Update

brother hl-2270dw wireless setup

A printer has become the daily need of life and printing copies at the fingertips has become so common that it is being used in offices as well as in homes. Nowadays, all printers have the feature to connect wirelessly. The process of connecting wirelessly changes according to the brand and model. Brother also offers printers with wireless capability. In the following guide, we will be discussing the different ways to execute the Brother HL-2270dw Wireless Setup.

Compatible OS for Wireless Setup of Brother HL-2270dw Printer

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WindowsWindows 11Windows 10 (32-bit)Windows 10 (64-bit)Windows 8 (32-bit)Windows 8 (64-bit)Windows 10 SWindows 8.1 (32-bit)Windows 8.1 (64-bit)Windows RT  
MacOSmacOS 10.13.xmacOS 10.12.xmacOS 10.15.xmacOS 10.14.xOS X (10.10)OS X (10.11)MacOS X (10.5) Mac OS X (10.6)
MobileiOS, Android

Organize Your Brother HL-2270dw Printer First

Before moving to the wireless setup of Brother HL-2270dw, the user needs to arrange the printer first.

Unpack the printer

When you have ordered your printer, unpack it and check if there are all the components available in the packet or not.

  • Open the front cover and lift the elastic band off the drum.
  • Remove the protective material and take out the toner cartridge assembly and the drum unit.
  • Shake it to distribute the toner evenly inside the assembly.
  • Pull the drum unit and the cartridge assembly back into the machine and close the front cover.
  • Your printer is ready for the next step.

Load the Paper into the Paper Tray

  • Pull the tray completely out of the printer machine and make sure to fan the stack of paper well. So that you do not face paper jams. Lastly, put the paper tray back into the printer machine.

Print a Test Page

  • Now turn ON the printer and the green LED light will stop blinking. After that click on the “GO” and the test print will be in your hand. Check out that the printer is performing well.

Install the Suitable Software into the Printer

The most essential part is to find the perfect software and driver for the printer and install the suitable one in the printer.

These are the initial process to start your printer. Now your printer is ready to connect with the multiple sources and print according to you. Although the Brother hl-2270dw printer is capable of printing via a wired network and the wireless network both. But here, we will instruct you on how to print and complete the wireless setup of brother hl-2270dw.

Make Your Brother HL-2270dw Printer Ready for the Wireless Setup

Here are the steps to make your Brother HL-2270dw printer ready for the wireless setup. So, read the information given below and follow the directions.

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  • Firstly, insert the installation disk or download the printer software.
  • Select the HL-2270dw option and choose the language.
  • Click on the Install Printer Driver and select “Yes.”
  • Choose a Wireless Connection and click “Next.”
  • Select Brother peer-to-peer network printer and click Next.
  • Change the Firewall port setting and enable the network connection.
  • Continue the installation and click “Next.”
  • After that, select the Wireless Setup then click NO, and Next.
  • There will be a checked and confirmed box and click on the Next.
  • Choose Temporarily use a USB cable, and then click Next.
  • Connect the USB cable, choose the printer, and again click next.
  • The Wi-Fi network will display on your screen, choose your wifi network.
  • Type the password and confirm it.
  • Click Next and your Brother hl-2270dw printer is ready for wireless setup. 

How to Do a Wireless Setup From Wi-Fi?

You can connect your printer to the wireless network and print using wifi. Here is the step-by-step guidance on how to connect the brother hl-2270dw printer to wifi.

  • First, download the suitable driver software to our printer from the Brother website.
  • Place the printer in the range of the WPS or AOSS access point/ router.
  • Make sure that your power cable is plugged in.
  • Turn on the printer until it is in the Ready state.
  • Hold down the WPS button on the WLAN access point for a few seconds.
  • After that, press the wireless setup button at the back of the printer for less than a second.
  • Use the pointy object to press the button and also do not press it for more than 2 seconds.
  • The Toner LED will blink which means the machine is searching for the WLAN access point/ router that supports wifi protected setup or AOSS.
  • When the printer is in the connecting process with the WLAN access point/router then the Toner and Drum LED light will blink.
  • Lastly, the Ready LED light blinks which means your printer is successfully connected to the WLAN access router. 

Configure the Brother HL-2270dw Wireless Setup for MAC

HL-2270dw printers are compatible with Mac devices. Follow the instructions when you are willing to connect your Brother hl-2270dw printer to the Mac devices.

  • Firstly, collect these settings like SSID or network name and also the password.
  • Remember, the Brother machine should be set up on the primary network instead of the guest network.
  • After that, download and install the suitable driver.
  • When the installation is complete, download and run the wireless device setup wizard.
  • The wireless device setup wizard will crash if you double-click the icon to run the installation. Also, you can install it using the terminal.
  • Click on the wireless setup wizard and select Show Original.
  • Hold down the control key, choose the wireless device setup wizard from the list, and then click on the Show Package Contents.
  • After that, open the folder contents and then the MacOS.
  • Double-click the Setup wizard and the wireless device setup window will appear on the screen.
  • In case you receive a security warning related to opening the application then click Open.
  • After that click on Yes, I have a USB cable to use for installation and click Next.
  • Then, confirm the SSID and network key then click Next.
  • When prompted then connect the USB cable to your computer temporarily. Ensure that the label machine is turned on.
  • Choose your network from the list that is displayed on the screen.
  • Click “Next” then enter the network key and again choose Next.
  • Choose Next on the wireless network setting confirmation screen and the setting will be sent to the machine.
  • When prompted, disconnect the USB cable from the computer and the machine and press next.
  • Choose your machine from the list.
  • Click Next and then Finish.

Congratulations on completing the wireless setup for your printer. If you encounter any problems, please visit our Brother Support guide for assistance.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do I connect my Brother hl-2270dw printer to Wi-Fi?

  • First, download the suitable driver software to our printer from the Brother website.
  • Place the printer in the range of the wifi network.
  • Make sure that your power cable is plugged in.
  • Then, turn on the printer until it is in the ready state.
  • Hold down the WPS button on the WLAN access point for a few seconds.
  • After that, press the wireless setup button at the back of the printer.
  • A green LED ready light will blink on the printer when it connects successfully to the network.

Can you install a Brother hl-2270dw without a CD?

Yes, you can install a printer if you do not have a CD drive. Simply follow these steps.

  • Go to the manufacturer’s website and download the Brother hl-2270dw printer driver from there.
  • Do not forget to check out the compatible driver for your printer.
  • Lastly, connect the printer to the device from which you want to print.

How do I know if my Brother hl-2270dw printer is connected to Wi-Fi?

To check out the connection of your Brother hl-2270dw, follow these steps.

  • Pick up your mobile device or computer and open the document you want to print.
  • Then, click on the print option and select the Brother hl-2270dw printer.
  • Click on the “ok” and then monitor the printer to check if it is ready to print.
  • If not then your wifi network is weak.

What does WLAN mean on a printer?

WLAN means wireless local area network that provides the capacity to connect two or more devices in a local area network without a physical connection. It helps a person to print anytime anywhere.

What should I do when my Brother HL-2270 printer is not working with Mac?

When your  Brother hl-2270 is not working with Mac and you are confirming that there is no error occurring, then restart the printer, computer, and wireless router. Wait for a few minutes when your device restarts and try again to print.

How do I print a network configuration page on a Brother HL-2270dw?

Pressing the “go” button three times within 2 seconds on your Brother Printer will automatically print the settings report that will include the network configuration too.

How do I manually connect the  Brother HL-2270 printer to wifi?

  • Place the printer close to the wifi router.
  • Open the wireless setting menu.
  • Select the wireless setup wizard.
  • Then check out the name of your network.
  • Type the password.
  • Your printer is successfully connected manually to the wifi network.

How do I set up a new network on my Brother HL-2270 printer wirelessly?

Firstly power on the printer and access the control panel. Now, navigate to the network setting. Choose the wireless setup wizard and check out the name of your network. Click on your network and enter the password. Now, confirm the connection, and your Brother HL-2270 will connect to the new network.

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Hi, I am Paul, a blogger, and a huge printer enthusiast. I have 10+ years of experience in the printing industry. Prior to offering my expertise through the digital platform, I worked on resolving almost every printer issue one can imagine. In the past 5 years, I have written numerous guides on paper jams, connectivity issues, and more. I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of a well-functioning printer, and I'm here to make that possible. When I not tinkering with printers, I spend my time doing digital art that I'll eventually take a printout of!

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