Brother Dcp L2550dw Setup [ultimate Guide]

Brother DCP L2550DW is a monochrome laser printer that supports wireless connectivity and so you can connect any wireless device to it. This printer also supports automatic 2-sided printing and mobile printing. The Brother DCP L2550DW setup can be done easily using the steps given on this page. 

Brother Dcp L2550dw Wireless Printer Unboxing Setup

If you are setting up the Brother DCP L2550DW printer for the first time, follow the steps given below.

  • Unpack your printer and take out the box contents.
  • Remove all the protective tapes from the printer and open the front door to remove the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  • Take out the orange part from the toner cartridge and insert the unit into the printer.
  • Pull the paper input tray entirely out from the printer and slide the paper width guides outwards.
  • Fan a stack of legal plain paper and load them into the tray.
  • Adjust the loaded paper stack with the paper width guides and push the tray into the printer.
  • Connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power cord and turn on the printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Go to the printer's control panel, choose your language, and press the OK button.
  • Next, install the printer software on your computer using the supplied CD-ROM and verify the printer functionality.
Brother Dcp L2550dw Setup

Brother Dcp L2550dw Driver Download

Usually, a printer driver is supplied along with the printer on a CD-ROM during the first-time purchase. You can also download the printer driver by clicking the Driver Download button on this page or directly from the official Brother site.

FOR WINDOWS 

  • Launch the default browser after ensuring that you have a stable Internet connection on your computer.
  • Visit the official Brother site and enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Hit Enter and click on your printer's model number in the search result.
  • Click the Downloads tab from the left-side panel and choose your Windows version from the Select Your Operating System (OS) section.
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  • Next, select the required printer driver package from the displayed list and click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • After completing the download, run the installer the begin the driver installation.
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FOR MAC

  • On your Mac, launch the default browser and visit the official Brother site.
  • Type your printer's model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  • Click on your printer's model number in the search result and select the option that directs you to the driver download page.
  • Under the Select Your Operating System (OS) section, choose your macOS and its version.
  • Click OK and select the required printer driver.
  • To download the driver installer, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
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  • Open the downloaded driver package and double-click the installer to create a disk image.
  • Double-click the created disk image on the desktop to run the driver installation.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Manual

You can download the Brother DCP L2550DW printer's manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. However, you can also get it directly from the official Brother site by following these steps.

  • On the official Brother site, enter your printer's model number in the search field and click the Search button.
  • Brother DCP L2550DW Manual
  • Click on your printer's model number in the search result and select the option that directs you to the manual download page.
  • Choose your desired language from the Language drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • In the Online User's Guide section, click the Download button.
  • The manual will now open as a PDF in a new tab.
  • Click the Download icon to download and save the manual to your computer.

How To Connect Brother Dcp L2550dw Printer To Wifi?

You can connect your Brother DCP L2550DW printer to Wi-Fi using various methods such as WPS Push Button, WPS PIN, WLAN Setup, and Wi-Fi Direct. To connect your printer directly to your wireless network without using any wireless settings such as SSID and network key, use the WPS Push Button method. To connect your printer wirelessly to your computer without your router, use the Wi-Fi Direct method.

FOR WINDOWS 

  • Turn on your printer, router, and Windows computer.
  • Ensure that you have placed the printer close to your router.
  • Identify the wireless settings such as SSID and network key from your router's label.
  • Disconnect any cable connecting your computer to the printer.
  • Connect your computer to the local wireless network.
  • Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer's CD/DVD drive and run the setup file to begin the driver installation.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) option as your connection type.
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  • Follow the on-screen instructions to establish the wireless connection between your printer and the computer.

FOR MAC

  • First, turn on your Mac and connect it to your local wireless network.
  • Ensure that your Brother DCP L2550DW printer is turned on.
  • On your Mac, run the driver installation wizard using the supplied CD-ROM.
  • If your Mac doesn't support CD-ROM, download the printer driver package and run the driver installation.
  • If prompted, enter your Mac administrator password in the required field and click Continue.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless Network Connection (Wi-Fi) option as your connection type in the driver installation wizard.
  • Carry out the on-screen prompts to connect your printer to the wireless network and complete the wireless setup.
  • To verify the wireless connection between your printer and the Mac computer, print a test page.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Duplex Printing

  • Before you begin, verify that you have loaded the printer's paper tray with the legal plain paper.
  • Connect your printer and computer (Windows) via a standard USB cable or over a wireless network.
  • On your computer, open the print application and choose the document you wish to print.
  • Press the Ctrl + P shortcut keys to open the Print dialog box and choose your printer's name from the drop-down menu.
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  • Click on Properties or Printing Preferences in the Print dialog box.
  • Go to the Basic tab in the Printing Preferences window and select the required print settings.
  • Brother Dcp L2550dw 2 Sided Printing
  • Select the 2-sided/Booklet option to perform duplex printing.
  • Click the 2-sided Settings button for more duplex printing options.
  • Finally, click OK followed by Print to print your documents.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Duplex Scanning

Using the ControlCenter 4 software:

  • Turn on your Brother printer and connect it to your Windows computer.
  • Next, place the original document you wish to scan on the scanner glass or load it into the ADF.
  • On your computer, launch the ControlCenter 4 software and choose your printer's model number from the Model drop-down menu.
  • Choose Home mode as your scan mode and click the Scan tab.
  • Select the Custom option as your document type.
  • In the Custom Scan Settings window, select the Continuous scanning checkbox and click OK.
    Brother Dcp L2550dw Duplex Scanning
  • Once the first page is scanned, turn the next page manually on the scanner glass or into the ADF.
  • In the ControlCenter 4 window, select continue scanning to scan the next page.
  • Once you have completed scanning all your documents, click the Finish button to complete the scan.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Scanner

The Brother DCP L2550DW scanner supports ADF and so you can load multiple pages for scanning. The flat-bed scanner scans both color and black. You can also scan remotely from your computer to the Brother DCP L2550DW scanner using the scanner utility. For more scan functions, keep reading the instructions given on this page.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Scan To PC

Using the printer's control panel:

  • First, turn on your scanner and connect it to your computer via a USB cable.
  • You can also connect them wirelessly.
  • Load the original document you wish to scan into the ADF or place it on the scanner glass.
  • Navigate to the control panel and press the Scan button.
  • Select the Scan to PC option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  • Choose the Image option and press the OK button.
  • If you have connected your printer and the computer over a wireless network, select the destination computer and press OK.
  • To stick with the default scan settings, press the Start button.
  • Your original document will be scanned and a copy of it will be sent to your computer.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Scan To Mac

  • Turn on your Mac and the Brother DCP L2550DW printer.
  • Load the original into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • Connect your Mac and the printer to the same wireless network.
  • You can also connect them directly via a USB cable.
  • Navigate to the printer's control panel and press the Scan button.
  • Select the Scan to PC option followed by Image.
  • Press the OK button and choose your Mac as the destination computer if you have connected your printer over a wireless network.
  • To change the scan settings, press the Options button and choose the Scan type, Resolution, File Type, Document Size, ADF Auto Deskew, and Remove Bkg Clr options.
  • Otherwise, press the Start button to start scanning your document and save the scanned copy to your Mac.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Scan To Email

  • Before starting the scan, connect your computer to the local wireless network and open the email client app installed on your computer.
  • Connect your printer and the computer via a USB cable or over a wireless network.
  • Load the original document into the ADF or place it on the scanner glass.
  • Navigate to the printer's control panel and press the Scan button.
  • Select the Scan to PC option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  • Next, choose the Email option and press the OK button.
  • Choose your computer if you have connected it over a wireless network.
  • Select the required scan settings from the Scan Options menu and press the Start button to save the scanned copy as your email attachment on your computer.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Scan Multiple Pages

Using the ControlCenter4 software:

  • First, verify whether you have properly installed the printer driver on your computer.
  • Connect your printer to the Windows computer via a USB cable.
  • Next, place the original document on the scanner glass or load it into the ADF.
  • Launch the ControlCenter4 software on your computer and choose your printer's name from the Model drop-down menu.
  • Click the Scan tab and choose the Custom option from the Document Type menu.
  • In the Custom Scan Settings window, select the Continuous Scanning checkbox for multi-page scanning.
Brother Dcp L2550dw Scan Multiple Pages
  • Click OK and wait for the scanner to scan the first page of the original document.
  • After the page is scanned, select the Continue scanning option in the ControlCenter 4 window and turn the next page on the scanner glass or into the ADF.
  • When you complete scanning all the pages, click the Finish button.

Brother Dcp L2550dw Reset

Resetting your Brother DCP L2550DW printer is recommended when the printer's toner level is low, the toner cartridge is replaced, or if you have any unresolved issues.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW FACTORY RESET

  • Turn on your Brother DCP-L2550DW printer if it is turned on.
  • On the printer’s control panel, press the Menu button.
  • Choose the following options using the arrow buttons available on the printer control panel.Initial Setup > Reset > Reset the machine.
  • Press the OK button.
  • Now, the restoration process will be initiated on your printer.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW TONER RESET

  • Make sure that your Brother DCP-L2550DW printer is turned on.
  • Open the front cover of your printer.
  • Now, gently pull out the toner cartridge tray.
  • Locate the Clear and Stop buttons on your printer’s control panel.
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  • Hold down both buttons simultaneously.
  • Now, select the toner that you wish to reset and press OK.
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  • In the Reset menu screen, confirm the toner that you want to reset.
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  • Press the OK button.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW DRUM RESET

  • Turn on your Brother printer.
  • Make sure that your printer’s front cover is closed.
  • On your printer’s control panel, press and hold the OK and Up buttons at the same time.
  • Now, the Reset Menu screen will appear on the printer display.
  • Choose the Drum option and press the OK button.
  • Brother Dcp L2550dw Drum Reset
  • Now, initiate the drum reset process by pressing the Up arrow button.
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BROTHER DCP L2550DW DEFAULT PASSWORD

There is no default password available for the Brother DCP L2550DW printer. If you wish, you can set it using the printer’s web-based management page.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW FIRMWARE UPDATE

  • You can update your Brother DCP-L2550DW printer’s firmware by using the Firmware Update Tool.
  • Download the Firmware Update Tool from your Brother DCP-L2550DW printer’s official support page.
  • After downloading the file, open it.
  • When prompted, choose your Brother printer model and click on the Next button.
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  • Perform the on-screen instructions to update the printer firmware.
  • Once the printer firmware is updated, restart your Brother printer.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW GOOGLE CLOUD PRINT

  • Google Cloud Print allows you to perform the print wirelessly using a network-compatible device. To use this service, you need an active Google account and a network compatible device.
  • Register your Brother printer to your Google account. To do so, on the network compatible device (smartphone), sign in to your Google account.
  • Tap or click on the Google Chrome icon.
  • Choose the Settings option followed by Show advanced settings.
  • Now, go to the section labeled Google Cloud Print and click on the Manage option.
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  • Perform the on-screen instructions to register your Brother printer.
  • Once the registration is done, you can print your document via Google Cloud Print.
  • On your network device, open the document or page that you want to print.
  • Click the Google Chrome menu icon followed by the Print option.
  • Choose your Brother printer and click Print.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW AIRPRINT

  • To perform the print operation via AirPrint, first, you need to connect the Brother printer and your Mac computer or the iOS device to the same wireless network. Also, make sure that the AirPrint option is enabled on your printer. To check it, follow the below instructions.
  • On your computer’s browser, type the Brother printer’s IP address.
  • Go to the Network tab.
  • Select the Protocol menu.
  • Check the checkbox beside the AirPrint option.
  • Now, restart your Brother printer.
  • Printing a document using AirPrint
  • Open a page that you want to print.
  • Tap or click on the Share icon.
  • Choose the Print option.
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  • Select your Brother printer and set the print preferences as per your desire.
  • Tap the Done button.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW WIFI DIRECT

  • Connecting your smartphone to the Brother printer via Wi-Fi Direct
  • On your printer’s control panel, press the Menu button.
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  • Choose the Network option and press OK.
  • Connect Brother printer via Wi-Fi Direct
  • Now, select Wi-Fi Direct > Manual and press OK.
  • Brother Printer Wifi Direct
    Brother Printer Wifi Direct Manual
  • Enable the Wi-Fi option on your smartphone.
  • Note down the SSID displayed on your printer screen and locate it in the list of available wireless networks on your smartphone.
  • Tap on the SSID.
  • Now, your smartphone will be connected to the printer.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW TROUBLESHOOTING

Is your Brother printer malfunctioning frequently? Several factors might be causing issues with your printer. You have to execute the right troubleshooting process to resolve the printer issues.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW PAPER JAM

  • Sometimes the paper jam error message on the printer display can be false. In such cases, restarting your printer itself can resolve the paper jam issue.
  • If the error reappears, check for the jammed paper or foreign objects inside the printer.
  • Always fan the paper stack before loading them into the printer's paper input tray.
  • Do not adjust the paper width guides tightly because it may lead to paper misfeed or damage to the paper path.
  • Set the correct paper settings on the printer's control panel and print a test page to check if the problem has been resolved.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW NOT PRINTING

  • If your Brother DCP L2550DW printer is not printing any documents, check whether you have loaded the paper input tray with printer-supported paper.
  • Check the USB or Wi-Fi connection between your printer and the computer.
  • Verify that no error is displayed on the LCD panel.
  • On your computer, cancel all the pending print jobs and try printing a test page.
  • If necessary, restart your printer and the computer.
  • Verify the print settings in the Printing Preferences window before starting the print.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, remove and reinstall the printer driver.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW SCANNER NOT WORKING

If your Brother DCP L2550DW scanner is not working properly, follow these troubleshooting steps.

  • Check the connection between your scanner and the computer.
  • Verify whether you have properly loaded the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • On your Windows computer, open the Control Panel and click on the View scanners and camera option below Devices and Printers.
  • Brother Dcp L2550dw Scanner Not Working
  • Give a right-click on your scanner icon and select the Properties option.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  • Go to the Network Settings tab and select the Specify your machine by address option.
  • Enter the IP address of your scanner and click OK.
  • Verify that no firewall is blocking your scanner driver to scan remotely from your computer.
  • If necessary, remove and reinstall the Brother scanner driver on your computer.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW OFFLINE

  • Is your Brother DCP L2550DW printer offline? Verify the connection between your printer and the Windows computer and then make sure that your printer is turned on.
  • Ensure that you have firmly plugged the USB cable into the USB port of your printer and the computer.
  • If necessary, restart your printer and reconnect it to your computer.
  • On your Windows computer, choose your printer's name from the drop-down menu in the Print dialog box before starting the print.
  • Go to Printing Preferences to check the print settings.
  • Open the Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
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  • Give a right-click on your printer's icon and select the See what's printing option.
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  • Cancel all the pending print jobs and click the Printer tab.
  • Deselect the Use Printer Offline option and set your printer as the default printer on your computer by selecting the Set as default printer option.
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  • Check if the printer's status is online.
  • If the problem persists, run the printer troubleshooter.

BROTHER DCP L2550DW NO PC FOUND

  • When you see the 'No PC Found' error message on your printer's LCD panel, check the connection between your printer and the computer.
  • Check if you can scan using the Brother ControlCenter software instead of printing or scanning using the printer's control panel.
  • If you cannot scan using the ControlCenter software, verify that the computer is connected to the same wireless network.
  • If the problem persists, restart your printer/scanner and try printing or scanning on your computer again.
  • Otherwise, remove and reinstall the scanner/printer driver on your computer.