Brother Dcp-l2540dw Setup [Quick Steps]

The Brother DCP-L2540DW printer setup involves unpacking the printer, loading print media, and installing the printer software. You can set up this printer on a wireless network and access it from other wireless devices on the same network. For detailed instructions about the Brother DCP-L2540DW setup, go through the steps given below.

Brother DCP-l2540dw Printer Unboxing Setup

If you are setting up the Brother DCP-l2540dw Printer for the first time, follow these steps.

  • To begin with, unpack the printer and take out the box contents.
  • Remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • Open the printer's front door and remove the orange part.
  • Take out the drum unit and remove the orange part from the toner cartridge.
  • Insert the drum unit into the printer and pull the paper input tray out from the printer.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the paper input tray.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper guides and insert the tray into the printer.
  • Next, connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power cord and turn on the printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Navigate to the printer's control panel and press the Menu button.
  • Set the basic preferences and press the OK button.
Brother DCP-l2540dw Setup
  • Now, insert the supplied CD-ROM provided along with the printer into your computer's CD/DVD drive.
  • Run the setup file from the CD-ROM and follow the on-screen prompts in the driver installation wizard.
  • After installing the driver on your computer, verify the printer functionality to complete Brother DCP-L2540dw Setup successfully.

Brother Dcp-l2540dw Printer Driver Download

You can download the printer driver by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. However, you can also get it directly from the official Brother site. Before downloading the printer driver, identify your OS, which helps you in downloading a compatible printer driver.


  • Before starting, remove any previously installed Brother printer drivers on your Windows computer.
  • Do not connect your printer to the computer until prompted during the driver installation.
  • Close all the running apps and launch the default browser.
  • Visit the official Brother site and enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Click the Search button and select your printer model in the search result.
  • Choose the option that directs you to the driver download page.
  • Under Select your Operating System (OS), choose your Windows OS version and click OK.
  • Select the required printer driver from the displayed list and click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Now, the driver file will be saved to your Windows computer.


  • On your Mac, launch the default browser and go to the official Brother site.
  • Input your printer's model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  • Click your printer model in the search result and select the option that directs you to the driver download page.
  • Choose your macOS version below Select Your Operating System (OS).
  • ClickOK and select the required driver.
  • Next, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to download the driver file.
  • Once the download is complete, open Downloads and check if the driver file is saved to your Mac.

Brother Dcp-l2540dw User Manual

  • You can download the printer manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page.
  • Also, you can get the manual from the official Brother site by following these steps.
  • Go to the official Brother site in your browser and enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Select your printer from the search result and choose the option that directs you to the manual download page.
  • Click the Language pull-down menu and choose your desired language.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • Now, the manual should be saved to your computer.

How To Connect Brother Dcp-l2540dw To Wifi?

  • Before starting, verify that your printer has been set up and is turned on.
  • Identify the wireless settings such as SSID and network key from your router's label.
  • Place your printer close to your router to avoid connection issues during the wireless setup.
  • Turn on your printer and router.
  • Navigate to the printer's control panel and press the Menu button.
  • Select the Network option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  • Choose WLAN and press OK.
  • Select the Setup Wizard option and press the OK button.
  • When the WLAN Enable? or Enable WLAN? message appears, select the option to turn on WLAN.
  • Wait for the printer to search your wireless network name.
  • Choose your SSID from the displayed list and enter the network key.
  • Once the connection is made, the printer will display the Connected message.
  • Next, connect your computer to the same wireless network and install the printer driver.
  • When prompted, choose wireless as your connection type and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your printer and computer wirelessly and complete Brother DCP-L2540dw Setup.

Connect Brother Dcp-l2540dw Printer To Computer

  • You can connect your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer and computer using the following connection methods.
  • Direct USB connection
  • Wired network connection
  • Wireless network connection
  • To connect your printer over the wireless network, use the WPS Push Button method.
  • For the wired network connection, use a standard Ethernet cable to connect your printer's Ethernet port and router's LAN port.
  • For the USB printer setup, directly connect your printer and computer using a standard USB cable. But make sure not to connect your Brother printer to your Windows computer until prompted by the driver installation wizard.

Brother Dcp-l2540dw Toner Replacement

  • You should replace the toner cartridge on your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer when it prompts the Replace Toner error message.
  • To begin with, open the printer's front cover and remove the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.
  • Press the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the unit.
  • Now, unpack the new toner cartridge and remove the protective cover.
  • Fix the new toner cartridge firmly into the drum unit.
  • Make sure to clean the corona wire inside the drum unit by sliding the green tab.
  • Refix the drum unit into the printer and close the front cover.
  • You have now replaced the toner cartridge on your Brother printer.

Brother Dcp-l2540dw Scanner

The Brother DCP-L2540DW printer has a flatbed scanner and an ADF. You can load multi-page documents into the ADF for scanning. Below are the features supported by this printer.

  • Scan to Email
  • Scan to folder
  • Scan to Cloud
  • Scan to SharePoint
  • Scan to image
  • Scan to OCR
Brother DCP-l2540dw Scanner Setup

Brother Dcp-l2540dw Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

The Brother DCP-L2540DW printer troubleshooting involves identifying the error messages on the LCD panel and executing the correct troubleshooting steps. In most cases, printer issues occur when the installation has been done incorrectly. In case you are experiencing problems with your printer, contact our technical support team for remote assistance. We have also given few printer issues and their troubleshooting steps. If it matches with your printer, perform the given troubleshooting steps.

    How To Reset Brother Dcp L2540dw Printer

    • Restoring the printer settings to factory defaults will erase all the settings you have configured in the printer.
    • It is recommended to factory reset the printer when no troubleshooting steps resolve your printer issues.
    • If you wish to factory reset, turn on your printer and then press the Menu button on the control panel.
    • Select the Printer option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
    • Choose the Reset Printer option and press the OK button.
    • Carry out the instructions on the LCD panel to restore the printer settings to factory defaults.
    • After completing the reset, press the Stop/Exit button and restart your printer.

Brother Dcp L2540dw Printer Offline

  • Is your Brother DCP L2540 printer offline? Then there might be a communication breakdown between the devices.
  • Check if the printer is in Power Off mode. If so, press and hold the Power button to turn on the printer and resend the print data to check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the problem persists, check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • On your Windows computer, open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Check your printer's status below its icon in the Control Panel window.
  • If the status is offline, right-click your printer's icon and select the See what's printing option.
  • Clear all the pending print jobs and click the Printer tab.
  • Deselect the Use Printer Offline option from the drop-down list.
  • Once again, right-click your printer's icon and select the Set as default printer option.
  • Now, your printer should be online on your computer.

Brother Dcp L2540dw Will Not Connect To Wifi

  • If your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer is not connecting to Wi-Fi, check whether you have placed the printer close to your router.
  • Remove the wireless devices in between your printer and router to reduce Wi-Fi interference.
  • Make sure to enter the correct network settings during the wireless setup.
  • To troubleshoot the network connection further, use the Brother Network Connection Repair Tool.
  • On your Windows computer, open File Explorer –> My Computer/This PC.
  • Open the local drive and select Program Files –> Browny02 –> Brother –> BrotherNetTool.exe.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  • Run the Network Connection Repair Tool and carry out the on-screen prompts to fix your Brother printer's network settings.
  • You can also run the Network Connection Repair Tool automatically by right-clicking the Status Monitor icon and selecting Other Settings –> Enable Connection Repair Tool.
  • After completing the process, print the Network Configuration report to verify the network settings.
  • If your printer is still not connecting to Wi-Fi, proceed with the WPS Push Button method for Brother DCP-L2540dw setup through wifi network.

Brother Dcp L2540dw Not Printing

  • Is your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer not printing any documents? You should troubleshoot the issue to continue printing.
  • Ensure that you have properly loaded the paper input tray with legal plain paper.
  • Check the connection between your printer and computer.
  • On your computer, open the print application and select the Print option from the File menu.
  • Click on Properties or Preferences to open the printer driver window.
  • Check the print settings and verify whether it matches your paper settings.
  • After selecting the correct print settings, click OK and then select Print in the Print dialog box to print your document.
  • If your printer is still not printing your documents, reinstall the printer driver.

Brother Dcp L2540dw Paper Jam

  • If any paper is jammed inside your printer, a message will be displayed on the LCD panel or Status Monitor to help you out with the jammed location.
  • When the paper is jammed inside the paper tray, pull the paper tray out from the printer and remove the jammed paper from the printer.
  • Fan the paper stack and load it properly into the paper tray to avoid paper jam errors in the future.
  • In case the paper is jammed at the back of the printer, wait for a few minutes to cool down the printer.
  • Open the printer's back cover and pull the blue tabs to release the fuser cover.
  • Remove the jammed paper out from the fuser unit and close the back over.
  • Once you have removed the jammed paper from all the parts, restart the printer.
  • Now, the paper jam error should be fixed.

Brother Dcp L2540dw Scanner Not Working

  • If your Brother DCP-L2540DW scanner is not working, verify that you have placed the original document properly on the scanner glass.
  • In case you have loaded the original document into the ADF, choose the correct document source while scanning from your computer.
  • Check the USB or Wi-Fi connection between your devices.
  • On your Windows computer, update the scanner driver.
  •  If the problem remains unsolved, open the Run dialog box and type 'services.msc' in the text field. Hit Enter to open the Windows Services.
  • Locate the following services and check their status from the Properties menu.
  • Remote Procedure Call RPC
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper
  • Shell Hardware Detection
  • Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
  • In case the service status has been stopped, click the Start button and set the Startup type to Automatic.
  • Restart your Windows computer and check if the scanner issues have been resolved.

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