Setup Brother HL-3180CDW Printer


Definitely not a bottom of the line color printer, the HL-3180CDW can accomplish a lot of things including printing, copying and scanning all of them in color. You can easily learn how to setup Brother HL-3180CDW Printer from the 3.7 inch touchscreen display. Connectivity is achieved both wirelessly as well as through the USB. Economical automatic two-sided printing is also available on the machine. This way, two-sided printing is standard for any two-sided document that you wish to print. Finally, it comes with a high-volume 250-sheet input paper tray, which is extremely good especially since the HL-3180CDW is designed for homes.

Every now and then you want to print something in color, households can conveniently use the HL-3180CDW. This is much better than conventional printers that come with printing but do not support copying.

How To Setup Brother Printer HL-3180CDW

How To Setup Brother Printer HL-3180CDW

Unbox the Brother Printer

Out of the printer box, you will see a manual or ‘Start Here’ guide. This will also give you a fair idea how to setup Brother HL-3180CDW Printer and how you can accomplish its installation as well. A plastic transparent bag containing the driver disk and some additional documents are received as well. The CD works with both Windows and MAC computers. One pretty interesting document is the ‘Basic User’s Guide’, which is fairly thick and consists of everything that you need to know about the Brother Printer’s controls. Just like every device, you will also get the standard three-pin, computer-style power cord.  It is particularly easy to find replacements for the power cord since it is fairly customary.


The printer device itself comes wrapped in a bigger plastic bag and well-secured. You can place the box on the floor and lift the box out of the cardboard and place on a flat surface such as a table. Remove all the tapes and packaging around the printing machine. The paper tray has the ability to hold a variety of media including 8 ½ by 14 inches legal size papers. For the HL-3180CDW the starter toner cartridges would mostly be preinstalled. If you look at the connectivity at the back of the printer, you will see a USB Type B port. But the printer connects through the Wi-Fi as well.

Wireless Setting Up on the Brother

Refer to the setup guide in the packaging to see how to setup Brother HL-3180CDW Printer. If you want to cut the cord, you have the option of setting up the printer to use it wirelessly. Use the USB 2.0 cable to connect the printer and the A-side to the computer. The latest drivers are always available on the manufacturer’s website. Once the drivers are installed you can start setting up the machine.

Some Crucial Steps are:

  • Agree to the license
  • Click on the ‘Wireless’ option when the wizard prompts you
  • Select your network name and enter the password to get the printer connected to the Wi-Fi network
  • Finally, the software asks you to confirm if you wish to setup your device through the wireless network

If you have any queries regarding Brother HL-3180CDW printer setup, contact our Brother Printer support team through the toll-free number +1-800-717-2530.

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