The old MiFi (4510) connected just fine. The new one (5510L) has apparently not got the ability to go into either "WiFi Protected Access" or "AOSS," which are the two standardized access modes for wireless printers (a Brother HL-2270DW). Has anyone had any success in connecting the MiFi 5510L to a wireless printer? The online manual is mute on the subject, and the Verizon phone support was useless.
MiFis do not come equiped with WPS or whatever AOSS is. Those are features on normal home routers and have never been offered on a MiFi.
If you want to connect your Brother wireless pritner to the MiFi then you must enter the connection information manually into the printer. MiFis use standard WiFi connection technologies like WPA2 and AES to secure wireless connections. Your printer needs to have a way to enter that information so that it knows how to connect. Unless you can recall specifically changing your MiFis wireless security the default should be WPA2 (Personal) and AES. Use the same WiFi password that you use with your PC to connect the MiFi to the printer.
You need to work with Brother on this one. They have the expertiese on how to configure and connect your printer to a wireless network. The printer will see the MiFi like any other home wireless router. Once you find out how to create a new Wireless Connection on the printer you will be good to go.
Brother proved to be the answer. The tech was extremely knowledgeable, and took the user through it in very short order- even sent a list of the steps followed by e-mail for future reference. Thanks for the tip.