osx 10.6 print wireless brother HL-L2340DW, HL-2400DW

The Brother site sates that the drivers for the HL-2340DW, HL-L2340DW & HL-2400DW does not work on 10.6.x OSX!

I found an easy way around this, and have it working without issue. This works because the printer is nearly the exact same model on the under lying technology as the older printer drivers.

OSX  10.6 print wireless brother HL-L2340DW, HL-2400DW

Brother customer service may not support this 🙂 BUT ALL I WANT TO DO IS PRINT AND NOW MY WIFE IS HAPPY ~!

1. Setup the WI-FI on the printer manually -under the options menu on the actual printer under the  network menu (This took 10min to figure out the menu options)

2. Under network – Wi-FI find / Search and select your SSID *select the name of you WI-FI network

3. Enter your  pin -password / network key – AGAIN doing all of this on the SMALL lcd screen of the physical printer – pushing up and down on the little  buttons to got to each letter, hitting  the”OK” button to move to next word.

4. Once complete the printer LCD will say connected !  Click the button to go back to main screen


5. DOWN LOAD the “not so supported  driver”

Go to the brother website and select –>link


Select a Product Group: HL series – Model: HL-2270DW


This works since the printer is nearly the exact same model as to its board technology, you are tricking the printer via its driver. 

6. Install the downloaded driver

7. In Systems Preferences of OSX – Click the little + button -> add new printer.


Click the IP printer

IP Line Printer

8. Add the IP Address of the printer you setup.


Select Printer using Driver  -> Select “Brother HL-2270DW Series CUPS”

DONE — Print to your new PRINTER!

For advanced users  ( I recommended you set your router to have a DHCP exclusion for the IP of the printer)

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11 Responses to osx 10.6 print wireless brother HL-L2340DW, HL-2400DW

  1. Harald March 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    it works also in 2017!

    • admin March 1, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

      Glad I could help 🙂

  2. Miguel August 2, 2016 at 4:25 am #

    Do you know if the model HL-L2300D works with Mac OS 10.6 using the drivers for 10.7? This article is about Brother wifi printers and this model has just USB connection. Thanks in advance!

  3. Ines June 17, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Thanks a lot! It worked for me, too! And I have an old Mac with Mac OS 10.6

  4. Beto April 20, 2016 at 3:19 am #

    Vielen Dank! Obrigado! Thank You! Gracias!

  5. Carole December 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    Thanks! upgraded printer to move to airprint for all mobile devices. the new printer worked with everything but one old macbook pro (10.6 and not upgradeable ) and this solved the problem! Genius!

    • admin January 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      Happy I was able to help!! It can be frustrating when you have an older piece of technology that is sill working fine but suddenly becomes unusable. I posted this one to help the greater good. If it is hard for me to figure out….like this was… HARD … I try to post it. My own thank you to all the other people smarter than me that post amazing online content, teaching me everything under the sun. Personally I enjoy the stuff where you wonder how the $%$$**$$ did they figure that out…but amazing it worked. 🙂

  6. Kenneth November 23, 2015 at 3:35 am #

    Just what I needed for my wife’s OS 10.6 🙂 Thanks!

  7. SydPrint October 16, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Thank you for posting this! You saved me a lot of time and headaches with this solution.

  8. Sean August 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    Thanks for this great posting! I still use Snow Leopard (don’t care for the newer versions) and was disappointed to find that most newer printers “claim” to not be compatible, but then I found your web page and it gave me hope.

    Recently, my trusty LaserWriter Pro 630 finally died (got my moneys worth on that one!), so I set out to find a replacement.

    Newegg had a special on the HL-L2340DW ($75) so I bit the bullet. It got here today and I’m happy to say it works fine WITH THE OSX 10.7 DRIVER!

    The driver could not communicate with the printer until I manually configured the IP address and SSID, but once it was found, the software installed without objection. the printer shows up as HL-L2340DW in system preferences and works fine.

    Thank you!

    • admin September 3, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      Glad I was able to help 🙂 Figuring out this printer issue was more of a headache than I ever would have thought. *Hence the post, and wanting to help the greater good, hours of my life spent attempting to print. Also… Nice find on the 75$ laser printer That is a sweet deal!!!

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