Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup

Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup

Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Network Connect

If you wish to connect your Brother HL B2080DW printer to a wireless network, check this page for detailed information. If you want to connect your printer to a wireless network, first, you need to complete the hardware setup of your printer. In case you have already finished the hardware setup, you can jump straight to the Setting up your Brother HL B2080DW printer on a wireless network section on this page.

The hardware setup procedure includes:

Brother HL B2080DW Printer

  • Unboxing
  • Installation of the cartridges
  • Loading paper
  • Connecting the power cable

Now, let’s learn the steps in detail.

Unboxing:

  • Open the printer packaging box. You’ll find these contents:
  • Power cord
  • Brother HL B2080DW printer
  • Installation disc
  • Drum unit and Toner cartridges
  • Guides
  • Clear the printer box by removing the packaging materials from it along with your Brother HL B2080DW printer.
  • Remove the protective materials from your Brother printer.

Installation Of Ink Cartridges:

  • Open the front cover of your printer.
  • Unwrap the drum unit and toner cartridges package.
  • Insert the toner cartridge into the drum unit. Ensure that the toner cartridges fit into the drum unit firmly.
  • Install the toner cartridge and drum unit into your Brother printer.
  • Finally, close the front cover.
  • After installing the cartridges, you need to load the paper. Here’s how to load plain paper into the paper tray of your Brother printer.

Loading Paper:

  • Pull out the paper tray.
  • Slide the paper guides towards the ends.
  • Start loading the paper with the printable side facing down. Ensure that you do not exceed the paper limit.
  • Place the paper tray back into your Brother printer.
  • Later, lift the support flap.

Connecting Power Cable:

  • Now, connect one of the ends of the power cable to the back of the printer and also connect the opposite end to a power outlet.
  • Press the Power button to turn on your printer.
  • Now, your printer turns on immediately. You can set the required settings, such as language, date, and time on your printer control panel. The hardware setup is now complete. You can now start the router setup to connect your printer to a wireless network.
  • Start selecting a device to establish a wireless connection on it.
  • After completing the router setup, ensure that you have the wireless network settings information, such as the Network name and Network key.

Connect Brother HL B2080DW Printer On Wireless Network:

  • On your printer control panel, press the up or down arrow key.
  • Select Network and then press OK.
  • Navigate to Setup Wizard by pressing WLAN.
  • The Enable WLAN? message appears on the screen. Click Yes to confirm the wireless connection.
  • Your printer will now search for your network and then select the network name.
  • Enter the network key and then go to the next step.
  • Now, your printer will try to connect to the wireless network.
  • When your connection is successful, your machine LCD screen will display the Connected message.
  • Later, download the software from the manufacturer’s website and continue to perform the next task.

Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup For Mac

To begin the wireless setup for Mac, download the printer driver from the manufacturer’s website. Here’s how to download the printer driver from the official Brother website.

You can start downloading the Brother HL B2080DW printer driver for Mac by following the steps given below.

Downloading & Installing Software:

  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Visit the official Brother website.
  • Click the Supports tab.
  • Click Software and Downloads.
  • Enter Brother HL B2080DW and then click Search.
  • Click the printer name, and you’ll be directed to the Downloads page.
  • Under Select OS Family, select the Mac option.
  • Under Select OS version, select the required version.
  • Click the blue OK button.
  • Click Full Driver and Software Package.
  • Click Download.

Repeat the steps for downloading the Wireless Setup Wizard utility. You need to select the Utility option instead of selecting the Full Driver and Software Package option.

  • On your Mac computer, hold the Control key and then select Wireless Device Setup Wizard.
  • Select Show Original.
  • Open the folder content and then select Setup Wizard.
  • In the Wireless Setup Device Wizard window, select Yes, I have USB cable to use for installation, and then click Next. Now, select the checkbox next to Checked and confirmed after confirming the SSID.
  • Now, at the same time, turn on your printer.
  • When prompted, connect the USB cable to your printer and computer.
  • Choose your Network Name and then click Next.
  • Type the Network password and then click Next to follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, click Finish.
  • The wireless setup for Mac is now complete.

Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup For Windows

As your Brother HL B2080DW printer comes with an installation disc, you can easily complete the wireless setup for Windows. Here’s how to do a wireless setup for Windows.

  • Put the installation disc into your computer’s CD/DVD drive.
  • Navigate to My Computer and then double-click the CD/DVD icon.
  • Now, you can double-click the .exe file.
  • Later, select Wireless Network Connection and then click Next to follow the on-screen instructions.

You have now completed the wireless setup for Windows.

Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup

Connect Brother HL B2080DW To Wifi Direct

You can connect your Brother HL B2080DW printer using the Wi-Fi Direct method with simple steps. Here are the steps to connect your printer to your mobile device.

  • On your printer control panel, press the up or down arrow key to select the Network option.
  • Press OK and then navigate to Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi Direct option and then press OK.
  • Navigate to the Push Button option and then click on it.
  • The Wi-Fi Direct on? message appears on the LCD touchscreen of your printer.
  • Press the down arrow button to confirm the action.
  • Start activating Wi-Fi Direct on your mobile device when your printer displays the Activate Wi-Fi Direct on other device and press OK message. Finally, press OK.
  • When your connection is successful, your machine LCD screen will display Connected.
  • You have now completed the Wi-Fi Direct connection successfully.
  • You can also connect Wi-Fi Direct manually. Here’s how to connect your Brother printer to Wi-Fi Direct manually.
  • On your printer control panel, press the up or down arrow key to select the Network option.
  • Press OK and then navigate to Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi Direct option and then press OK.
  • Navigate to Manual and then click on it.
  • The Wi-Fi Direct on? message appears on the LCD screen of your printer.
  • Press the down arrow button to confirm the action.
  • Enter the SSID name and network password on your device’s wireless settings screen.
  • When your connection is successful, your machine LCD screen will display Connected.

Brother HL B2080DW WPS Connect

If you wish to establish a wireless network connection using the WPS method, you must have a WPS-enabled wireless router.

At first, finish the wireless router setup and also complete the hardware setup of your printer.

WPS Setup Using One Push Method:

  • On your printer control panel, press the up or down arrow button to select the Network option.
  • Navigate to WPS by selecting the WLAN option.
  • Press the WPS option and then press OK.
  • The WLAN Enable? message appears on the LCD screen. Now, press the down arrow key to confirm the action.
  • Now, press the WPS button on your wireless router. After pressing it, your printer tries to connect to your wireless network.
  • When your connection is successful, your machine LCD screen will display Connected.

WPS Setup Using PIN Method:

Before you begin the setup, complete the router setup.

  • On your printer control panel, press the up or down arrow button to select the Network option.
  • Navigate to WPS w/PIN code by selecting the WLAN option.
  • Press the WPS w/PIN code option and then press OK.
  • The WLAN Enable? message appears on the LCD screen. Now, press the down arrow key to confirm the action.
  • Now, your LCD will display an eight-digit PIN.
  • On your computer, open a web browser.
  • Type the IP address of your wireless WPS-enabled router and then go to the WPS settings page.
  • Type the PIN and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, click Close.
  • When your connection is successful, your machine LCD screen will display Connected.