Reset Brother HL-2170W network settings

16 Nov

Our current Brother HL-2170W network printer has it’s good days and it’s bad days.

Most of the time, the printer works great on our wired network. But some days it decides to spit the dummy and not print via the network card. The only way to fix this problem is to reset the network settings. How do you do this I hear you ask. Well, follow these simple steps and you will be up and running in no time.

  1. Turn off the printer
  2. Hold down the “Go”  button and turn on the printer
  3. When all 3 lights are on, release the button
  4. Now press the button 7 times. The printer has now reset the network settings
To check the network settings, do the following:
  1. With the printer on, press the GO button three times. Configuration sheets will spit out. The last page is the one with the network settings
  2. On a PC that is connected to the same network as the printer, type in any browser “http://<ip address>” eg This will open the configuration page of the printer. You can now adjust the print and network settings. The default administrator username and password is admin/access.

Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Printers


4 responses to “Reset Brother HL-2170W network settings

  1. E. Harris

    August 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Thank you!

  2. John

    October 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    bless you. I just switched routers and I couldn’t find this simple set of directions after lots of time and frustration searching on the brother site.

  3. Mike Go

    November 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Wow. Can’t believe this. I thought my Printer had gone bad, after I tried to turn it off and on multiple times, and then I read your instructions to reset the network adapter and it worked. Thank you

  4. eprotiva

    December 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!! THANK YOU SIR!!! You are my IT super hero today!!


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