Brother HL-2170W network install under linux is not evident. I got some information from this ubuntu thread:
1.0 Connect the printer with ethernet cable to your modem, for example I a have a Linksys WRT3200ACM. The network map will let me see the brother printer and by selecting it make some changes on the setup of the printer.
2.0 Set a static address for the printer, for example 192.168.1.109
3.0 In your browser input the static ip address of your printer 192.168.1.109. This will give you access to the brother printer setup,
4.0 Choose network configuration. A login will be requested, admin, password being access. This if you did not previously change the initial setup.
5.0 Choose wireless. the network SSID, add the pass phrase, and submit.
Then disconnect the ethernet cable, you are readyty to print WIFI mode.
Do not try to print duplex, as this is called a manual duplex printer. This means that you have to print the odd pages first, put them back in the tray, then print the even pages.
https://support.brother.com/g/b/spec.as ... l2170w_all
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