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The [online documentation](http://www.brother-usa.com/FAQs/Solution.aspx?FAQID=200000047339&ProductID=HLL8350cdw&Keyword=#PART_IV) for this is a complete mess. If you click on the link to download the software for this model printer, it *actually* takes you to [a webpage describing how to search for your driver software](http://host220.brother.com:8080/sap%28bD1lbiZjPTAxMA==%29/bc/bsp/sap/zsdb/display.htm?solution=200000032385) on the Brother site. ## Router Issues I have quite a bog standard Netgear WNDR wireless N router which occasionally behaves like a total pile of piss, kicking off various devices and generally being terrible. This has caused my printer to lose its connection and *never* regain it in the past, which is why I've had to go through this pain so often. It helps sometimes to merely restart the router *and* the printer. This should be attempted before trying to install the drivers, as those require booting into windows *and* moving the printer. ## Installing the drivers First, you want to ensure the drivers are *not* installed. If they are, the setup software will eventually error with a message like "AN error has occord" (SIC). I'm not sure if this is strictly necessary, but it was easier for me to also *not* have the printer plugged into the USB before starting the setup process. Finally, if you are really going to re-setup the wifi, you should hit `menu` -> `4. Network` -> `0. Network Reset`, which will clear the previous config and restart the printer. From this start point: * Download the [Brother HL2280DW Drivers](http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hl2280dw_us). Only windows can send the data to the printer. * This unzips two folders; one called `wlan_wiz` and another `install`. Inside `install/HL-2280DW/` there is a program called `Setup.exe`, which you must run. * From here, click next/confirm/etc until you get to a page in the wizard with 3 choices: USB, Wired, or Wireless Setup. Although we are setting up wireless via USB, you must **choose Wireless Setup**. * It will show a "please wait" or scanning or something pane. This is what is missing when you try to run `wlan_wiz` yourself (this *never* worked for me, I always had to install via Setup). After this, you will see: ![temporarily connecting device](http://www.brother-usa.com/Virdata/SAPHTMLEditorFiles/53510EB687C23D0DE1000000CD8620B8.jpg) * If you plug in your printer *now*, it should actually install the USB drivers and continue from here. If you ran `wlan_wiz`, it would never proceed. * From here, the Setup will scan for your wireless network. In my experience this has worked; it will use whatever network your computer is connected to. If you did *not* uninstall the drivers first, here is where the error will "occord".