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Brother HL 3170CDW Wi-Fi Setup: [Step-by-Step Guide]

Brother HL 3170CDW Wi-Fi Setup

For basic home and office purposes, the Brother HL 3170CDW printer is a good choice as it offers fast and efficient printing. It can print both sides of the paper at once and can print upto 23 pages per minute. Moreover, you can use this printer through USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. Here, we have provided the instructions for Brother HL 3170CDW wi-fi setup on a wireless network.

How to Setup Wi-Fi on Brother HL-3170CDW

Here we are going to provide some simple setup steps through which it will become easier for you to carry out the setup process. Before you start, make sure that you remember your router’s SSID and password. These are the same details that you use to connect to the Wi-Fi. 

Thereafter, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: 

First and foremost, unbox the printer and connect the power cable to it. Then, attach the power cable with the power supply and turn the device On. 

Step 2: 

Go to your printer’s Control Panel and press the Menu button. Thereafter, press the Down arrow until you see the ‘Network’ option. Then, select it by pressing the Ok button. 

Step 3: 

Again, press the Down button to navigate and select the ‘WLAN’ option. Once you find it, press the OK button to proceed further. 

Step 4: 

Lastly, navigate again and choose the ‘Wireless Setup Wizard’ to configure the printer’s wireless settings. Now, you will be prompted to enable WLAN for which you have to choose Yes to continue with the setup process. 

Step 5: 

After the previous step, the printer will now start searching for available wireless networks. Wait for a few seconds until the search completes. Afterward, you need to select your router’s SSID from the list and press the Ok button to connect to it. 

Step 6: 

Next, type the password of the Wi-Fi network by using the numpad keys. Select the characters by using the Down/Up arrow keys. Press the OK button to choose the character. After entering the password, press the OK button to continue. 

Step 7 

When you will see that the display is showing the ‘Apply Settings’ option. Press the OK button once again. Next, you will receive the Connected status at the LCD display. Now, you have successfully set up the Brother HL 3170CDW printer on the wireless network. 

Additional Information: People Also Ask

How to Print Using AirPrint on Brother HL 3170CDW Printer? 

Using AirPrint you can print directly from your iDevice. To do this, you can perform the steps as follows: 

  • First of all, make sure that the Brother HL 3170CDW printer is turned On and it is connected to a wireless connection.
  • Afterward, open the document that you wish to print. 
  • Tap on the Action icon and then tap on the Print button. 
  • Next, choose the printer. Here you will get the option to change the printing option if necessary. 
  • Lastly, tap on the Print button to print the document. 


To summarize, your Brother HL 3170CDW printer should be able to connect to your home or office Wi-Fi after following the steps provided above. Thus, make sure that you have followed all the steps correctly. Thereafter, if you are unable to use your printer wirelessly, then you need to get in touch with an expert who will be able to guide you through the process in real-time.