The Brother HL-2135W is a mono laser printer with the ability of a wireless connectivity.
This guide describes how to install it in order to use it in Wi-Fi mode.
The following procedures are necessary to (re)configuring the printer or to know its set up. They have to keep in mind because they will be recalled several times in this guide.
This method resets password and IP for the print server.
This method allows to print the printer and network settings (2 sheets). If the wireless is disabled (the relative green LED, on the back panel, is turned off) it will be print only the printer settings (1 sheet).
If the IP Address is
0.0.0.0, wait for one minute and try again. Normally it happens after a network settings reset.
This method allows to enable the wireless network (the relative green LED, on the back panel, turns on) or to disable it and to print the network settings (1 sheet).
If the wireless is enabled, on the network configuration page will be print:
<Interface> WirelessLAN on
The following steps are necessary in order to install the printer drivers.
sudo aa-complain cupsd
cupswrapperdrivers following the below steps:
sudo dpkg -i --force-all <LPR>.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-all <cupswrapper>.deb
dpkg -l | grep Brother
The following steps are necessary only if the network configurations are changed, otherwise skip to the installation of the printer.
Create New Wi-Fi Networkand create a new hotspot with:
then go to
Edit Connections and edit it as follows:
and finally connect to it:
IP Address 169.254.*.* (via APIPA)
Network Configurationwith user admin and password access.
Configure Wirelessand set the parameters as follows:
Check what kind of authentication method your access point/router uses and then select the relative encryption mode as follows:
|Authentication method||Encryption mode|
SETUPto the one's Wi-Fi network.
Configure TC/IPand set a static IP address for the printer:
Some access point/router, use DHCP to assign dynamic IP to a requesting client. In addition, among these, some of them allow to reserve always a certain IP for a specified device, others not. Only if is not possible to disable the DHCP, in favour of a static IP, two different configurations are possible:
IPv4and register the IP address for the printer
Configure TC/IPand set the
If not already done, disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
Printers and add the new printer using its URI as follows:
Choose printer's driver from database and select the raccomanded versions: