QUICK GUIDE ON Brother Hl-3170cdw Setup

The Brother HL-3170CDW printer outperforms other printers as it has advanced features. You can easily set up the printer as it is more flexible and more reliable to work with. Do you plan to set up the physical products of the printer? Have a look at this page to know more about the printer and its setup procedure.

Brother Hl-3170cdw Setup

Setting up the Brother HL-3170CDW printer


  • Initially, begin with the unpacking process. Check whether the package is shipped properly. Open the product packaging box.
  • Take out the components one by one. Check all the components present inside the box.
  • Keep the printer aside. Remove all the protective materials from the inside and outside of your printer. Make sure that the printer is clean and clear and ready for the next step.

Since the printer comes with preinstalled drum units and toner cartridge assemblies, you can just remove the protective materials around the cartridges and replace them in the drum units.

Loading the paper:

Before you replace the toner cartridges into the drum units, shake the drum unit and toner cartridge assemblies several times (sideways). Now, you can replace the assemblies inside the printer.

  • Pull the paper tray from the printer.
  • Slide the paper guides.
  • Load the paper. Make sure that you do not overload the paper.
  • You can lift the support flap.
  • You can connect the power cord that is supplied with the printer package.

Connecting the power cord:

  • Now, connect one end of the power cord to the back of the printer and the other end to a wall socket.
  • You can press the Power button on the printer control panel. The printer turns on immediately.

The hardware setup procedure is now complete. You can now proceed to the software installation. Since the printer is not yet connected to your computer, you can build communication between your printer and computer.

Software installation:

You can obtain the printer driver by just inserting the CD into your computer's CD/DVD drive. If the installation wizard doesn't appear immediately, navigate to This PC. You can locate and double-click the icon to begin the installation.

When prompted, select the connection method of your choice and continue with the further on-screen instructions to complete the setup procedure. The available connection methods are:

  • USB connection
  • Wireless connection

Alternatively, you can download the printer driver from the official Brother website and install it on your computer. Run the software and continue to perform the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.

That's how you set up the physical components of your printer. Also, you've seen how to connect the Brother printer to your computer. Hopefully, the information was useful.


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