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brother HL Series HL-2170W Workgroup Up to 23 ppm Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer

  • HL-2170W
  • 2400 x 600 dpi
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This Brother HL series laser printer offers you Ethernet and wireless networking capabilities right out of the box, and a 10,000-page monthly duty cycle, so it's ready to take on whatever your workgroup or family throws at it! The included toner cartridge prints about 1,000 pages, and it loads conveniently in the front of the printer, so your hands and clothes stay neat! Select Toner Save mode for in-house documents, for even better economy. With print resolutions up to 2400x600 dpi, your documents will look sharp and bold with crisp, clean text.

Setup is incredibly fast, whether you're connecting Windows or Mac computers, and if your router supports SecureEasySetup, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or AOSS, your router will do the setup for you at the touch of a button. The HL-2170W printer holds up to 250 sheets of letter or legal-sized paper, and prints envelopes and letterhead effortlessly with a bypass feeder, so you don't need to spend time playing waiter to your printer. The HL-2170W's 32MB processor makes short work of even your most complicated print jobs, and at 23ppm print speeds, you'll be ready to move on to your next task in no time. The Brother HL-2170W is an economical way to connect all your computers to one brilliant laser printer!

  • newegg Wireless Network Connectivity The Brother HL-2170W features wired Ethernet connectivity and 802.11b/g wireless network connectivity for connection to your home or office network, so you can share the printer function among multiple computers. With the wireless connectivity, put the Brother HL-2170W anywhere that is convenient.
  • newegg Improved Productivity The Brother HL-2170W features breathtaking print speeds of up to 23ppm in monochrome for efficient business printing.
  • newegg Excellent Print Quality With print resolutions of up to 2400 x 600 dpi, the Brother HL-2170W provides color documents with sharp text and graphics.
  • newegg Large Capacity Paper Tray The easy-to-access, large-capacity paper tray holds up to 250 sheets to reduce the time spent reloading paper.

Learn more about the Brother HL-2170W

Cartridges Compatible

Cartridges Compatible
TN330, TN360 & DR360


HL Series
Recommended Use
14.5" x 14.2" x 6.7"
15 lbs.


Output Type
Laser Technology
Black Print Speed
Up to 23 ppm
Black Print Quality
2400 x 600 dpi
Time To First Page (seconds)
Less than 10 sec.
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 10,000 pages monthly

Media Handling

Input Capacity, std.
Output Capacity, std.
100 sheets
Media Type
Plain, Bond, Envelopes, Labels, Transparencies
Media sizes supported
Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6


USB Ports
Network Ports
Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45)
Other Ports
Wireless 802.11b/g
Connectivity Technology
Wireless 802.11b/g/n

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
Standby/Operating: 30dB/51dB
Memory, std.
32 MB
Power Requirements
AC 120V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
Sleep/Standby/Peak: 8W/80W/460W


Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista


49 scalable fonts,12 bitmap fonts,11 bar codes
1 yr limited warranty

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Brother HL-2170W

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  • Mr. s.
  • 8/17/2014 4:35:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill working

Pros: Always works no problems. I don't print much so I don't like to use a inkjet.
This printer isn't the one that I returned and is still working. I had a refurbished one that I bought at (can't say where, apparently it is inappropriate, or so said the filters on this page) before this and it failed after the 3 mo warranty they said it came with at (somewhere else) . It was they easiest return from the folks at Brother that I ever had. I lost the receipt so I had to get a screen print from the other place where I bought. After that a replacement was on my door the next day. Great company.

Cons: The Ethernet failed they would replace it but I didn't want to I just used USB after that.

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  • Stanley J.
  • 2/23/2014 9:58:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning as Expected

Pros: Running as should.


Cons: None.

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  • Jerry G.
  • 11/24/2012 12:33:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Printer - Aside of WiFi

Pros: Fast
Good with Printer Toner

Cons: Printer's WiFi is broken or bad coding. Tried to connect this printer for hours to wireless network before just giving up and using USB

Other Thoughts: Happy with printer aside from WiFi issue

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  • Martin M.
  • 11/18/2011 10:09:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbrother HL Series HL-2170W

Pros: I’ve been play testing this printer for over a year…everything is working great!

Cons: None

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  • Nicholas M.
  • 4/21/2011 3:30:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Hasn't failed me.
Does it's job well.

Cons: Need to use tape over sensor to get full life out of toner cartridges.

Other Thoughts: Bought as a combo deal with a toner cartridge for a total of $124.48.

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  • Patrick B.
  • 3/15/2011 4:25:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer

Pros: Amazing printer. It's simple but it gets the job done. 2600 pages per high yield toner cartridge. Easily set up wireless. Had to hook it up with an ethernet cable first but then was able to just install the CD on each computer on my network. Prints fast too.

Cons: Not really a con but I bought a toner cartridge off Eb-ay that wasn't a manufacturer original I guess you could say. I had to put it in and out a couple of times for it to accept it but i finally did.

Other Thoughts: I paid less than eighty bucks with free shipping to boot. You can't beat that. Wish I had the 2270 because of the automatic duplexing but you can't beat this printer very easy

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  • Tim S.
  • 1/31/2011 8:10:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: fine quality, fast

Cons: Wireless NEVER worked. Installed the software a dozen times over on three computers.

Software is garbage. Printing via ethernet stopped after 6 months. No warnings, no error, explanation, no flashing lights, windows just says "Printing - Error" and the thing sits like a stone.

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  • Scott C.
  • 1/3/2011 9:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorkhorse

Pros: Excellent quality for the price. Reasonable purchase price (great price if you can get it as a special for under a "C" note), relatively cheap to print (toner goes a long way), fast printing, reliable, and on, and on. [See Other Thoughts]

Cons: Three main problems. 1) It will not deliver my print jobs from the basement (networked printer) to the first floor where I print some of my jobs. 2) It doesn't have a feature to prevent my kids from running multiple "junk" print jobs. 3) It doesn't truncate the mapquest print jobs from my wife to prevent several pages of useless maps and ads from printing after the one page of directions she needs. Then again, I don't think these features are available on higher priced printers either.

Other Thoughts: I have five kids. I have used this for home office and personal use for more than four years. This printer is the family workhorse and has gone through several 10's of thousands of pages of printing. I have had very good luck with the life of toner cartridges. The printer has only jammed less than a handful of times. It is incredibly reliable! How reliable? Occasionally, my wife or kids will complain that the printer isn't working. When that happens, the last place I look for the problem is with the printer. It is usually a user error, software issue, or a problem with the printing queue. If, after all of that, I discover that it is "printer" problem, it is almost always an empty paper tray. The printer is so reliable that I bought a second printer to send to college with my daughter. If you are looking for a fire [print] and forget solution that is inexpensive to buy and maintain, stop reading and "ADD TO CART."

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  • Warren H.
  • 12/29/2010 10:48:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Printer

Pros: I've had this printer for about seven month now. I think its great. Excellent speed and print contrast. Easy to install. So happy with it would buy another. Brother builds a great machine. NewEgg Rocks!

Cons: Non

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  • Jack F.
  • 12/21/2010 8:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Fast
Great prints for son in college
easy set up (for me anyway) - I just set up as a network printer on my home LAN. We print from multiple PC's
Great price

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I did get new Windows 7 drivers from the website.

When the printer stops (says it is out of ink) I just put a piece of tape over the the 2 plastic plugs on each side of the toner cartridge. Getting hundreds of extra prints from the cartridge.

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