Quick Steps: Brother HL B2080DW Setup

Brother HL B2080DW Setup

Brother HL B2080DW Unboxing

Brother HL B2080DW is a monochrome laser printer with advanced printing features. You can connect your wireless devices to this printer as it supports wireless connectivity. The basic printer setup involves unboxing, loading paper, and installing the printer software. For detailed instructions about the Brother HL B2080DW Setup, go through the steps given on this page.

If you are new to the printer setup, follow these steps.

Unboxing & Installing Drum Unit:

  • Start by unpacking your printer from the package.
  • Check the printer components.
  • Remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • Open the printer’s front cover and take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.
  • Take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit and then remove the orange part from the cartridge.
  • Insert the cartridge back into the drum unit.
  • Refix the drum unit assembly into the printer and close the front cover.

Loading Paper:

  • Pull the paper tray out from the printer.
  • Slide the paper guides apart.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the tray.
  • Slide the paper guides to touch the edges of the paper stack.
  • Refix the tray into the Brother HL B2080DW Setup.

Configuring Basic Settings:

  • Connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power cord and then turn it on.
  • Go to the printer control panel and select the Initial Setup option using the navigation keys.
  • Press the OK button and select the Local Language option.
  • Choose your language and press the OK button.

Installing Printer Software:

  • Insert the Brother installation disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive.
  • Run the setup file on the CD to start installing the printer driver.
  • Agree to the EULA and carry out the on-screen prompts.
  • Finish the driver installation and verify the printer functionality.

Brother HL B2080DW User Manual

The user manual for your Brother HL B2080DW Setup is provided along with the printer package. If it is not available, download the manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. Alternatively, follow these steps to download the manual from the official Brother site.

  • On your computer, open the default browser.
  • Go to the official Brother site and then enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Click Search and select the printer model from the search result.
  • Choose the option that directs you to the manual download page.
  • If necessary, select your language from the Language drop-down menu.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list and click the Download button.
  • If the manual opens as a PDF, click the Download icon and save it to your computer.

Brother HL B2080DW Driver

The driver for your Brother HL B2080DW printer is available on the Brother installation disc that came with your printer during the first-time purchase. If the Brother installation disc is not available or your computer doesn't support it, download the driver by clicking the Driver Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the driver from the official Brother site.

Brother HL B2080DW Driver For Mac

  • On your Mac, open the default browser after verifying that the Internet connection is stable.
  • Visit the official Brother site and enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Click the Search button and select the printer model from the search result.
  • Click the link that directs you to the Downloads page.
  • Under the Select Your Operating System (OS) section, choose your macOS version if it is not detected.
  • Click OK and select the required driver from the displayed list.
  • If prompted, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button.
  • Wait until the download is completed.
  • Go to the Downloads folder and verify if the driver file has been completed downloaded.

Brother HL B2080DW Driver For Windows

  • Before starting, remove any previously installed Brother HL B2080DW Driver from your Windows computer.
  • Launch the default browser and go to the official Brother site.
  • Type' Brother HL B2080DW' in the search field and click Search.
  • Choose the printer model from the search result and click the link that directs you to the Downloads page.
  • Wait until your Windows OS version is detected automatically.
  • If the OS version is not detected, select it in the Select Your Operating System (OS) section.
  • Click OK and choose the required driver from the displayed list.
  • Click the Agree to the EULA and Download button and save the driver file to your computer.

Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup

Connecting Printer To Wi-Fi:

  • To begin with, turn on your printer, router, and computer.
  • Place your Brother HL B2080DW Setup close to your router.
  • Go to the printer control panel and select the Network option using the navigation keys.
  • Press the OK button and select the WLAN option.
  • Choose the WPS option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  • If the printer shows the 'WLAN Enable?' message, press the Down arrow key to start the Brother HL B2080DW Wireless Setup wizard.
  • When the printer displays the 'Press Key or rtr' message, go to your router and then press and hold the WPS button.
  • Next, press the Up arrow key on the printer control panel to establish the wireless connection.
  • Once the connection is made, the 'Connected' message will appear on the LCD panel.

Connecting printer and computer over a wireless network:

  • Start by connecting your computer to the same wireless network.
  • Run the driver installation using the Brother installation disc or downloaded driver package.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless connection option as your connection type.
  • Carry out the on-screen instructions and establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Finish the driver installation and complete the wireless setup.

Brother HL B2080DW USB Connect

For Mac, you can directly connect your printer to the Mac computer using a USB cable. For Windows, you should not connect the printer to the computer using a USB cable until prompted by the driver installation wizard. So, avoid making the USB connection until you install the driver. In case you are installing the Windows built-in driver, you can make the USB connection.

USB setup during the driver installation:

  • Run the driver installation on your Windows computer using the Brother installation disc or downloaded driver package.
  • Click Yes if the device prompts for User Account Control.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the USB connection option as your connection type.
  • Establish the USB connection by following the on-screen prompts.

Brother HL B2080DW Ethernet Connect

  • Make sure that you have a standard Ethernet cable handy.
  • To start the Ethernet setup, run the driver installation on your computer.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose the Wired network connection option as your connection type.
  • Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your printer's Ethernet port and the other end to your router's LAN port.
  • Once the connection is made, finish the driver installation and verify the network connection status.

Brother HL B2080DW Troubleshooting

BROTHER HL B2080DW PRINTER NOT WORKING

  • Is your Brother HL B2080DW Printer Not Working as expected? Troubleshoot the issue to continue printing.
  • In most cases, restarting your printer itself can resolve the issues.
  • Check if there is an error message on the LCD panel. If yes, identify what it says and execute the correct troubleshooting steps.
  • For assistance in resolving your printer issue, click the Call button on this page and contact us.

Connected To Wifi But Not Printing

  • If your printer has been connected to Wi-Fi but not printing any documents, check for any error messages on the LCD panel.
  • Clear the printer error(s) and try printing the WLAN Report to check the wireless connection status.
  • Use the Brother Network Connection Repair tool to automatically diagnose the network issues.
  • Check the print settings from the Printer Preferences window.
  • In the Print dialog box, make sure that yourBrother HL B2080DW Setup has been selected from the drop-down menu.
  • If none of the above troubleshooting steps resolve your printing issues, reinstall the printer driver.

Toner Reset

You cannot reset the toner level on your Brother HL B2080DW printer. However, you can reset the drum unit counter after replacing the toner cartridge. If your printer is running on a low toner level, replace the toner cartridge. For detailed instructions, go through these steps.

Resetting the drum unit counter:

  • Ensure that your Brother HL B2080DW printer has been turned on.
  • Close the front cover and go to the printer control panel.
  • Press the OK and Up arrow buttons simultaneously.
  • Press the OK button and select the Drum option.
  • Finally, press the Up arrow key to reset the drum unit counter.

Replacing the toner cartridge:

  • With the printer turned on, open the front cover.
  • Take out the cartridge and drum unit assembly from the printer.
  • Remove the expended toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge, remove the orange part, and load the cartridge into the drum unit.
  • If necessary, clean the corona wire inside the drum unit.
  • Refix the cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer.
  • Close the front cover and check the print quality.

Printer Offline

  • If your printer status is offline on your Windows computer, check if there is a communication breakdown.
  • Make sure that your printer is turned on.
  • Check the USB cable connected at both end ports.
  • In case you have connected your printer and computer over a wireless network, check the wireless connection status.
  • On your Windows computer, open Control Panel and click the Devices and Printers tab.
  • Right-click your printer's icon and select the See what's printing option.
  • Cancel 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, the printer status should be online.

Paper Jam

  • The Paper Jam error on your Brother HL B2080DW printer occurs when a paper is jammed inside it.
  • Sometimes, the paper jam error might be false. In such cases, restart your printer to identify it.
  • If the error reappears, open the front cover and check for the jammed paper.
  • Remove the paper jammed inside the printer without damaging the internal parts.
  • There are chances that the paper might be jammed in the paper tray, 2-sided tray, or at the back of the printer.
  • So, check these areas and remove the jammed paper.
  • Restart your printer and follow these steps to avoid the paper jam error in the future.
  • Always fan the paper stack before loading it into the tray.
  • Avoid loading the maximum number of sheets into the tray.
  • Do not slide the paper guides too tightly to touch the edges of the paper stack.
  • For more queries on Brother HL B2080DW Setup, feel free to call us.