Wi-Fi set up

Step 1: Unbox and configure the printer

  1. Unbox your printer.

  2. Lock in the printer’s preinstalled coin cell battery.

    - Make sure the printer is turned off.

    - Open the cover, and remove the insulation seal from the coin cell battery.

    - Ensure the coin cell battery cover is in the lock position. If not, use a coin or similar object to adjust the cover into the locked position.
    - Note: The battery should always be inserted (-) side down.

  3. 3. Insert badges( Brother Genuine DK-2251 ).

  4. 4. Plug the black power cord into the printer and a power socket.

    5. Press the power button to turn on the printer. Make sure the green status light comes on.

    6. Use the [▲], [▼] and [OK] buttons to set your language, the time and date as prompted.

  5. 7. If you’re not already on the main screen, navigate there now using [↩] button. 

  6. 8. Press the [Menu] button.
  7. 9. Use the [▲] and [▼] buttons to select WLAN > WLAN (On/Off) > On in the settings menu. Press [OK].

  8. 10. Use the [▲] and [▼] buttons to select WLAN > Infra Manual Setting in the settings menu. Press [OK].
  9. - Your printer will search for available Wi-Fi networks. Remember, your printer and iPad will be on the same network.

    - Note: The Brother printer only supports connections to 2.4 GHz wireless band. If you are using a dual-band router, your iPad(s) can remain connected to the 5 GHz band and your printer can connect to the 2.4 GHz band.

  10. 11. Use the [▲] and [▼] buttons to select your desired network. Press OK.
    12. Provide your password/passphrase.

  11. - Look at the top right of the screen. Press [Menu] to switch between uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols.

  12. - Use the [▲] and [▼] buttons to select the correct characters.
    - If it connects, it will say “Connected!” Press [OK].
    - If it does not connect, repeat steps 9 through 12.

  13. Press the [↩] button to return to the main screen. You should see the Wi-Fi icon in the top right.

  14. Find the IP address

  15. 1. Use the [▲] and [▼] buttons to select WLAN > WLAN Status > Infrastructure Mode in the settings menu. Press [OK].

  16. 2. Beside IP Addr, you’ll see the IP address. It will be a series of numbers separated by periods (for example or

  17. Screenshots of the default settings we use in the Visitor Aware Labs: