Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup Tutorial

 The Brother HL-L6400DW monochrome laser printer is designed for mid-sized workgroups with demanding print volumes looking for low cost printing and business reliability. Realize a low total cost of ownership due to its included super high-yield toner cartridge and even lower cost output from the ultra-high-yield replacement toner cartridge. Maximize your workgroup's productivity with a blazing fast print speed up to 52ppm and a large, 570-sheet paper capacity. Scalable to fit virtually any office, add either optional trays to increase capacity to 1,610 sheets or transform this printer into a floor-standing model with the tower tray option (520 sheets x 4 trays). Advanced security features provide network user authentication and an adjustable color Touchscreen display enables direct printing from popular business cloud services

Flexible connectivity options make the HL-L6400DW ideal for your busy, mobile workgroup

Your entire workgroup can share the HL-L6400DW on either a wireless 802.11b/g/n network or connect through Gigabit Ethernet. Download and install BRAdmin Professional software to give administrators the ability to configure many of the network and printer functions via an Explorer-style window. You can log the status and activity of the HL-L6400DW, as well as other Brother devices on your network.

Workgroup members and office visitors will appreciate the convenience of printing wirelessly from a compatible Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Windows, Phone mobile device. Print via: AirPrint, Google Cloud Print 2.0, Brother iPrint&Scan (free downloadable app), Cortado Workplace, Mopria, or Wi-Fi Direct.  Near Field Communication (NFC) capability is also available, which automatically establishes a direct connection between your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet and the HL-L6400DW, so users can print without having to connect to a network or enter any login credentials. Plus, a USB Host, located on the back of the machine, is ideal for third-party card reader support.
Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup

Brother HL-L6400DW  Wireless Setup Network Using the One Push Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or AOSS

If your wireless access point/router supports either WPS (Push Button Configuration) or AOSS, you can use WPS or AOSS™ from Brother HL-L6400DW control panel menu to wireless setup network settings.
  • Routers or access points that support WPS are marked with this symbol:
  • Routers or access points that support AOSS are marked with this symbol:

How to Setup Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Network Using the One Push Method of WPS or AOSS

When the LCD displays Press Key on rtr, press the WPS or AOSS™ button on your wireless access point/router. Press on the machine's control panel and your Brother HL-L6400DWWireless Setup automatically detect which mode (WPS or AOSS) your wireless access point/router uses and try to connect to your wireless network.

If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails Brother HL-L6400DW reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads and install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup
Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup  Network Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

If your wireless LAN access point/router supports WPS, you can use the Personal Identification Number (PIN) Method to configure your wireless network settings.

The PIN Method is one of the connection methods developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance®. By submitting a PIN created by an Enrollee (your machine) to the Registrar (a device that manages the wireless LAN), you can set up the wireless network and security settings. For more information on how to access WPS mode, see the instructions provided with your wireless access point/route

How to Setup Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Network Using the PIN Method of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

  • Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  • Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  • Press or to select the WPS w/PIN Code option, and then press OK.
  • When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  • This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  • The LCD displays an eight-digit PIN and the machine starts searching for a wireless LAN access point/router.
 Using a computer that is on the network, type "http://access point's IP address" in your browser (where "access point's IP address" is the IP address of the device that is used as the Registrar).Go to the WPS setting page and type the PIN, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • The Registrar is usually the wireless LAN access point/router.
  • The setting page will differ depending on the brand of wireless LAN access point/router. For more information, see the instructions supplied with your wireless LAN access point/router.
If you are using a Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 computer as a Registrar, complete the following steps:

        Do one of the following:
  • (Windows Vista®) Click (Start)>Network>Add a wireless device.
  • (Windows® 7) Click (Start)>Devices and Printers>Add a device.
  • (Windows® 8)  Move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop. When the menu bar appears, click Settings>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Devices and Printers>Add a device.
To use a Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 computer as a Registrar, you must register it to your network in advance. For more information, see the instructions supplied with your wireless LAN access point/router.

If you use Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 as a Registrar, you can install the printer driver after the wireless configuration by following the on-screen instructions. To install the full driver and software package, use the Brother installer on the Installer CD-ROM.
  •         Select your machine and click Next.
  •         Type the PIN displayed on the machine's LCD, and then click Next.
  •         Select your network, and then click Next.
  •         Click Close.
If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The Brother HL-L6400DW will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:

You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:

You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center at http://support.brother.com to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup
Configure Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Printer Setup Network in Ad-Hoc Mode

Configure Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using a New SSID

If you are using a new SSID, all other devices will connect using the SSID you assign to your Brother HL-L6400DW in the following steps. You must connect to this SSID from your computer when it is configured for Ad-Hoc mode.

Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using an Existing SSID

If you are trying to pair your Brother L6400DW to a computer that is already in Ad-Hoc mode and has a configured SSID, use these instructions.

Connected to a Wireless Computer without a Wireless LAN Access Point Router in the Network (Ad-Hoc Mode)

This type of network does not have a central wireless LAN access point/router. Each wireless client communicates directly with each other. When the Brother wireless machine (your machine) is part of this network, it receives all print jobs directly from the computer sending print data.

Configure Your Machine for a Wireless Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using a New SSID

Related Models:HL-L2340DW / HL-L2360DW

If you are using a new SSID, all other devices will connect using the SSID you assign to your Brother in the following steps. You must connect to this SSID from your computer when it is configured for Ad-Hoc mode.
  1. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  2. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  3. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
  4. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  5. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  6. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. Press or to select the <New SSID> option, and then press OK.
  7. Enter the SSID name, and then press OK.
  8. Press or to select the Ad-hoc option, and then press OK.
  9. Press or to select the Encryption Type None or WEP, and then press OK.
  10. If you selected the WEP option for Encryption Type, enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
  11. Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
  12. To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
  13. The machine will attempt to connect to the wireless device you have selected.
If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center  to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Brother HL-L6400DW Setup Network in Ad-Hoc Mode Using an Existing SSID

If you are trying to pair your Brother machine to a computer that is already in Ad-Hoc mode and has a configured SSID, use these instructions.

Before configuring your machine, we recommend writing down your wireless network settings. You will need this information before you continue with the configuration.

Check and record the current wireless network settings of the computer to which you are connecting.

The wireless network settings of the computer you are connecting with must be set to Ad-Hoc mode with an SSID already configured. For more information on how to configure your computer in Ad-Hoc mode, see the instructions included with your computer or contact your network administrator.
  •     Network Name (SSID)
  •     Communication Mode     Encryption Mode     Network Key
  •     Ad-Hoc     NONE     -
  •     WEP   
  •     For example:
  •     Network Name (SSID)
  •     HELLO
  •     Communication Mode     Encryption Mode     Network Key
  •     Ad-Hoc     WEP     12345
  1. Your Brother printer supports the use of the first WEP key only.
  2. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  3. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  4. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
  5. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  6. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  7. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. When a list of SSIDs appears, press or to select the SSID you want.
  8. Press OK.
  9. Enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
  10. To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
  11. Your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
  12. The machine will attempt to connect to the wireless device you have selected.
If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center at http://support.brother.com to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup Network Using the Control Panel Setup Wizard

Before you Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Setup, we recommend writing down your wireless network settings. You will need this information before you continue with the configuration.

    Check and record the current wireless network settings of the computer to which you are connecting.

  1.     Network Name (SSID
  2.     Network Key
  3.     For example:
  4.     Network Name (SSID)
  5.     HELLO
  6.     Network Key
  7.     12345
Your access point/router may support the use of multiple WEP keys, however your Brother machine supports the use of the first WEP key only.
If you need assistance during setup and want to contact Brother Customer Service, make sure you have your SSID (Network Name) and Network Key ready. We cannot assist you in locating this information.
If you do not know this information (SSID and Network Key), you cannot continue the wireless setup.

 How can I find this information?
  • Check the documentation provided with your wireless access point/router.
  • The initial SSID could be the manufacturer's name or the model name.
If you do not know the security information, please consult the router manufacture, your system administrator, or your Internet provider.
  • Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  • Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  • Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
  • When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  • This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  • The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. When a list of SSIDs appears, press or to select the SSID you want.
  • Press OK.
        Do one of the following:

If you are using an authentication and encryption method that requires a Network Key, enter the Network Key you wrote down in the first step.
  • Enter the WEP key, and then press OK to apply your settings.
  • To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
If your authentication method is Open System and your encryption mode is None, go to the next step.
  • If your WLAN access point/router supports WPS, WPS is available appears. To connect your machine using the automatic wireless mode, press . (If you choose No, enter the Network Key you wrote down in the first step.) 
  • When Press WPS on rtr appears, press the WPS button on your WLAN access point/router, and then press twice.
Brother HL-L6400DW attempts to connect to the wireless device you have selected.

If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows®:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center at http://support.brother.com to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.



Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless Network When the SSID Is Not Broadcast

Before configuring Brother HL-L6400DW Wireless, we recommend writing down your wireless network settings. You will need this information before you continue with the configuration.

Check and record the current wireless network settings.
  1.     Network Name (SSID)
  2.     Communication Mode     Authentication Method     Encryption Mode     Network Key
  3.     Infrastructure     Open System     NONE     -
  • WEP   
  • Shared Key     WEP   
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK     AES   
  • TKIP (TKIP is supported for WPA-PSK only.)
  For example:
  • Network Name (SSID)
  • HELLO
  • Communication Mode     Authentication Method     Encryption Mode     Network Key
  • Infrastructure     WPA2-PSK     AES     12345678
If your router uses WEP encryption, enter the key used as the first WEP key. Your Brother HL-L6400DW supports the use of the first WEP key only.
  1. Press or to select the Network option, and then press OK.
  2. Press or to select the WLAN option, and then press OK.
  3. Press or to select the Setup Wizard option, and then press OK.
  4. When WLAN Enable? appears, press to select On.
  5. This will start the wireless setup wizard. To cancel, press Back.
  6. The machine will search for your network and display a list of available SSIDs. Press or to select the <New SSID> option, and then press OK.
  7.  Enter the SSID name, and then press OK.
  8.  Press or to select the Infrastructure option, and then press OK.
  9.  Press or to select the Authentication Method you want, and then press OK.
 Do one of the following:
  • If you selected the Open System option, press or to select the Encryption Type None or WEP, and then press OK.
  • If you selected the WEP option for Encryption Type, enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
  • If you selected the Shared Key option, enter the WEP key, and then press OK.
  • If you selected the WPA/WPA2-PSK option, press or to select the Encryption Type TKIP+AES or AES, and then press OK.
  • Enter the WPA key, and then press OK.

Brother Brother HL-L6400DW Series Supports the use of the first WEP key only

 To apply the settings, press . To cancel, press .
 The machine will attempt to connect to the wireless device you have selected.

If your wireless device is connected successfully, the machine's LCD displays Connected. The machine will print your machine's wireless status report. If the connection fails, check the error code on the printed report.

If the connection fails, your machine reverts to a wired network interface.

For Windows:
You have completed the wireless network setup. To install drivers and software necessary for operating your device, click Install Printer Driver on the Installer CD-ROM's Top Menu page.

For Macintosh:
You have completed the wireless network setup. Go to your model's Downloads page on the Brother Solutions Center at http://support.brother.com to install drivers and software necessary for operating your device.

Paper handling is done either with the standard 250-sheet input tray or through a one-sheet manual bypass for more specialized media. The Brother HL-L6400DW is capable of handling about 10,000 pages each month for reliable operation. Additionally, the machine has a one-line LCD display for checking printer status and offers both USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Brother Workhorse Series HL-L6400DW monochrome laser printer delivers a low total cost of ownership, advanced security features, scalable paper handling, and productivity enhancing features for mid to large-sized workgroups with higher print volumes.  Business-enhancing features and business-durable design – to meet the needs of your busy office

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