QUICK GUIDE ON BROTHER HL 2270DW SETUP

The Brother HL 2270DW setup is quite simple and easy. It involves unboxing the printer, loading paper, powering on the printer, and installing the printer software. You can also connect your wireless device to this printer by performing the wireless setup as it supports Wi-Fi connectivity. For detailed instructions about the printer setup, go through the steps given below.

BROTHER HL 2270DW SETUP

UNBOXING

  • First, unpack your printer from the package.
  • Take out the following printer supplies and keep them aside for later use.
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • AC power cord
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Next, remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • Lower the printer’s front cover and remove the elastic band from the drum.
  • Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly from the printer.
  • Shake the unit several times to spread the toner inside it.
  • Remove the packing materials from the cartridge.
  • Reinstall the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly into the printer and close the front cover.

LOADING PAPER

  • Start by pulling the paper tray completely out from the printer.
  • Press the green lever to slide apart the paper guides.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the paper tray.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper guides.
  • Refix the tray into the printer.

POWERING ON THE PRINTER

  • After loading paper, connect your printer to a wall outlet using the supplied power cord.
  • Press the Power switch to turn on the printer.
  • Wait until the Ready LED stops blinking and turns solid green.
  • Press the Go button on the control panel to start printing a test page.

You have now completed the hardware setup. Use the Installation CD-ROM to install the printer software on your computer and complete the Brother HL 2270DW setup.

BROTHER HL 2270DW DRIVER

The driver for your Brother HL-2270DW printer is provided on the Installation CD-ROM that came with your printer. If your computer doesn’t support the CD-ROM, download the driver by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the driver from the official Brother site.

HOW TO INSTALL BROTHER PRINTER HL 2270DW?

Installing Steps:

  • Before starting, verify if you have completed the hardware setup.
  • Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer’s CD/DVD drive and run the setup file from it.
  • For Windows, click Yes if the device prompts for User Account Control.
  • For Mac, enter the administrator credentials in the required fields and click Continue if prompted for running the driver installation.
  • Agree to the EULA and install the required software by selecting them in the driver installation wizard.
  • Choose your connection type and establish the connection between your printer and computer by carrying out the instructions in the driver installation wizard.
  • After completing the driver installation, print a test page remotely from your computer.

You have now completed installing the printer driver for your Brother HL 2270DW setup using the CD-ROM. You can also get the driver from the official Brother site and install it on your computer.

BROTHER HL 2270DW DRIVER FOR WINDOWS 10

Download the printer driver:

  • Launch the default browser on your computer that is connected to the Internet, and go to the official Brother site.
  • On the Brother Solutions Center page, enter your printer’s model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  • Click the printer model from the search result.
  • Under Downloads & Drivers, click the Downloads link.
  • On the Downloads page, check if your Windows OS version has been detected and selected in the Select Your Operating System (OS) section.
  • Click OK and choose the required driver from the displayed list.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button and save the driver to your computer.

BROTHER HL 2270DW MANUAL

Download the manual:

The manual for your Brother HL 2270DW setup is provided on the Installation CD-ROM. If you cannot use the CD-ROM on your computer, download the manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the manual from the official Brother site by following these steps.

  • On your computer, open the default browser and go to the official Brother site.
  • Navigate to the Brother Solutions Center, enter your printer’s model number in the search field, and click Search.
  • Click the printer model from the search result.
  • Click the Manuals link.
  • On the Manuals page, choose your language from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • If the selected manual opens as a PDF, click the Download icon and save the manual to your computer.

BROTHER HL 2270DW WIRELESS SETUP

The Brother HL-2270DW printer supports wireless LAN and so you can connect it to your wireless network for wireless printing. To start the wireless setup, you need to install the printer driver on your computer. The driver installation wizard will guide you through the wireless setup. To know more about the Brother printers support for Brother HL-2270DW printer’s wireless setup, keep reading the instructions on this page.

HOW TO CONNECT THE BROTHER HL 2270DW PRINTER TO WIFI?

Wireless setup using the automatic wireless (one-push) method:

  • Before starting, verify if you have completed the basic printer Brother Hl 2270dw setup.
  • Place your printer close to your router.
  • Ensure that your wireless router supports WPS.
  • Turn on your printer, router, and Mac.
  • Connect your Mac to your wireless network and run the driver installation wizard from the CD drive or downloaded driver package.
  • Choose the Wireless Network Connection option as your connection type in the driver installation wizard and click Next.
  • Enable the Brother Peer-to-Peer Network Printer radio button and click Next.
  • Select the Yes, my Access Point supports WPS or AOSS and I want to use them option and click Next.
  • Go to your printer and press the Wireless Setup button located at the back of it. Hold the button for at least 2 seconds.
  • Next, go to your router and press the WPS button. Hold the button until you see the router LED flash.
  • Wait for the printer to detect the wireless network and connect to it.
  • Carry out the rest of the instructions in the driver installation wizard and complete the wireless setup.

BROTHER HL 2270DW WIRELESS SETUP MAC

Using a temporary USB cable:

  • Turn on your Brother HL-2270DW printer and Mac.
  • If you have already connected your Mac and the printer, disconnect the devices.
  • Connect your Mac to your local wireless network.
  • Start the driver installation using the CD-ROM or downloaded driver package.
  • Next, double-click the Start Here OSX icon and follow the instructions in the driver installation wizard.
  • Choose the Wireless Network Connection option as your connection type and click Next.
  • Select the Temporarily use a USB cable (Recommended) option and click Next.
  • Connect your printer and Mac using a standard USB cable.
  • Wait for the wizard to search for your wireless network.
  • Click Next and input the wireless credentials such as SSID and network key.
  • Wait for the printer to connect to your wireless network.
  • Once the connection is made, disconnect the USB cable from your Mac.
  • Carry out the rest of the instructions in the driver installation wizard and complete the wireless Brother Hl 2270dw setup.

HOW TO PRINT ENVELOPES ON BROTHER HL 2270DW PRINTER

  • Open the printer’s back cover and pull down the two green levers.
  • Next, open the manual feed slot cover and slide apart the paper guides.
  • Insert an envelope in the manual feed slot until the front edge touches the paper feed roller.
  • Once you have done loading the envelope, turn on your printer and connect it to your computer.
  • Open the print application on your computer and then select the Print option from the File menu.
  • Select your printer’s name from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Properties to open the Brother printer properties window.
  • Set Paper Size as Envelopes and choose the same in the Media Type field.
  • Set Paper Source as Manual and click OK to save the settings.
  • Finally, click the Print button in the Print dialog box to print on envelopes.

BROTHER HL 2270DW PRINTER TROUBLESHOOTING

If you are getting issues with your Brother HL 2270DW setup, then troubleshoot it to work risk-free. In most cases, restarting is enough to resolve the printer issues. Some common printer issues like paper jam, printer offline, paper misfeed, print quality issues, and wireless connection errors are due to improper maintenance and incomplete installation. If you are stuck while troubleshooting your printer issues, contact us for assistance in resolving them.

Resetting your Brother HL-2270DW printer will erase all the data and settings configured by the user (except network settings). If you wish to reset your printer to factory defaults, follow these steps.

  • To begin with, turn off the printer.
  • Ensure that the front cover is closed and the power cord is plugged into your printer.
  • Go to the printer control panel and press the Go button. Hold down the button and turn on your printer.
  • Wait until the LEDs light up and the Ready LED turns off.
  • Release the Go button and check if the LEDs are turned off.
  • Next, press the Go button eight times to reset the printer to its factory default settings.

If your Brother HL 2270DW setup status is offline on your Windows computer, try these troubleshooting steps to get your printer status online.

  • First, check if your printer is turned on. If the printer is turned off, check the power cord and restart it.
  • Next, check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Ensure that you are using a standard USB cable for the connection.
  • If necessary, connect the USB cable to a different USB port on your computer.
  • Open the Control Panel on your computer and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Right-click the printer’s icon and select the See what’s printing option.
  • Cancel the pending print jobs, if any.
  • Click the Printer tab and deselect the Use Printer Offline option.
  • Click the printer icon and check if the status has been changed to online.
  • If the printer status is still offline, set your printer as default on your computer and restart the Print Spooler service.

If there is a problem with the toner cartridge on your printer Brother HL 2270DW setup, the Toner LED on the control panel will flash and you can observe a pattern in it. If the Toner LED turns on for 2 seconds and turns off for 3 seconds repeatedly, the toner is low on your printer. You should replace the toner cartridge to fix this error.

Replacing the toner cartridge:

  • With the printer turned on, open the front cover.
  • Pull out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly from the printer.
  • Remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge and shake it horizontally several times to spread the toner inside it.
  • Remove the protective cover from the cartridge.
  • Fix the new cartridge in the drum unit.
  • Refix the assembly into the printer and close the front cover.

You have now fixed the Brother HL-2270DW printer’s toner problem by replacing the toner cartridge.

If your printer Brother HL 2270DW setup status shows the ‘Driver is unavailable error’ message on your Windows computer, then the installed printer driver installed is either not compatible or outdated. To fix this error, carry out the steps given below.

  • Open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Right-click your printer’s icon and select the Remove device option.
  • Once you have removed your printer from the computer, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.
  • Type ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the Run dialog box and hit the Enter key to open Device Manager.
  • Expand the Print queues tab in the Device Manager window.
  • Make a right-click on your printer name and select the Uninstall device option.
  • If you cannot see your printer’s name in the Device Manager window, open the Run dialog box again. Input ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the text field and hit the Enter key.
  • Locate and right-click your printer application from the displayed list and select the Uninstall option.
  • Next, disconnect your printer from the computer and turn it off.
  • After a few minutes, turn on your printer and reconnect it to your computer.
  • Let your Windows computer install the drivers for your printer.
  • After installing the driver, set your printer as default on your computer.

Now, the printer status should be changed.

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