Brother MFC l2740dw Setup

Brother MFC l2740dw Setup

How To Install Brother MFC L2740DW Printer

Here are the guidelines to Brother MFC l2740dw setup and install. Open the Brother MFC L2740DW printer box and pull the flaps back to access the printer.

  • Take the Brother printer components out of the box such as drum unit, AC power cable, quick setup guide, CD ROM, starter toner cartridge, telephone line cable, product safety guide, and basic user's guide.
  • Take the Brother MFC L2740DW printer out of the box and set it on a flat table. Lower the Brother printer's front door and pull the orange component out. You can set aside the packing material for recycling at this stage.
  • Take the Brother toner cartridge out of the plastic packaging. Set it on the toner cartridge slot and ensure that it aligns with the grooves correctly. Push the Brother toner cartridge back into the printer.
  • Take the Brother MFC L2740DW printer's paper tray out completely. Load the paper sheets into the Brother printer's paper tray and adjust the paper width guides to secure the paper stack.
  • Attach the Brother MFC L2740DW printer's power cable to the power port on the rear side and the wall power outlet. Touch the Power button on the front side of the Brother.
  • Connect the telephone cable to the Brother printer's LINE port located on the rear side of the printer and the wall telephone port.
  • Tap the Settings button on the Brother printer's control panel and then choose All Settings. Choose Initial Brother MFC l2740dw Setup and select Date & Time.
  • Key in the details for the year, month, day, and press OK after data is entered in each field.
  • Tap the Clock Type option and then set the clock type. Then, tap the Time option and set the time. After setting the time, tap the Home icon.
  • Insert the Brother MFC L2740DW printer CD into the computer or launch the Brother printer driver which you downloaded from the manufacturer's site.
how to install brother MFC l2740dw
  • Read the prompts displayed by the Brother printer driver installer till the Connection Type screen appears.
  • Choose Either USB or Ethernet connection modes if you want to establish a wired connection. If you choose the Wireless Network mode, you will need to use a USB cable to establish a temporary wired connection.
  • To establish a wireless connection on the Brother MFC L2740DW printer, power on the Brother printer and wait until it initializes. Tap the Wi-Fi button on the Brother printer's control panel. Choose the Brother MFC l2740dw Setup Wizard option and then select Yes. Choose the correct Wi-Fi SSID from the list. You will need to enter the Wi-Fi passphrase for the chosen Wi-Fi SSID on this screen. Now, the Brother MFC L2740DW printer wireless setup is complete.

Brother MFC L2740DW Driver

The Brother MFC L2740DW driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer's official Support site. After navigating to the Support page, click the region which corresponds to the place from where the Brother printer was purchased. Then, click the Downloads option on the Support page. Click the Monochrome Laser Fax option. Navigate to the MFC-L section and then click MFC-L2 series option. Select MFC L-2740 printer from the pop-up window. Select the OS Family and OS version on the Support page. Click the Recommended Full Driver & Software option on the top of the page. Click the blue 'Download' button at the bottom of the page.

Brother MFC L2740DW Toner

The Brother MFC L2740DW uses the TN-360 and the TN-660 toner cartridges which can print 1200 and 2600 pages respectively. The toner level is displayed on the bottom portion of the screen. When the toner level is low, an X error icon is displayed beside it.

How Do I Reset Toner Brother MFC L2740DW

Here are the guidelines to reset the toner counter on the Brother MFC L2740DW printer.

  • Power on the Brother MFC L2740DW printer and wait until it initializes.
  • Lower the Brother machine's front cover to access its toner cartridge.
  • Now, go to the Brother printer's control panel and touch the hash(#) key. Continue holding it for about 5 seconds to view the toner menu.
  • Choose the toner whose counter needs to be reset. Then, choose the Yes option to perform the reset.
  • Raise the Brother Printer setup front cover and then select Done.
Brother MFC l2740dw toner

Brother MFC l2740dw Network Setup

The Brother mfc l2740dw printer can be connected to your network directly from the printer panel. In order to send print jobs to the printer from your computer, you need to connect the printer and your computer to the same network.

Brother MFC l2740dw Wired Setup

  • First, connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the Brother MFC l2740dw.
  • Next, plug the other end of the Ethernet cable to the router.
  • Then, insert the brother CD ROM into the computer and select for the model number of the printer for the Brother MFC l2740dw setup and installation process.
  • Then, select the language now select the install MFL pro suite.
  • Read the License Agreement and then tap Yes.
  • Next, Firewall/Antivirus detected window appears and select change the firewall option and click next.
  • Now, the installation will display a list of brother printers and select your brother model and click next.
  • Now, make the selections for the default printer and click Next
  • Now, you will be asked to restart the computer, tap Yes, and then click Finish.

Brother MFC l2740dw Wireless Setup

  • First, power on the brother printer by plugging in the power cord to it. Now, connect it to an electrical socket.
  • Now, find the Menu button on the control panel and press it.
  • Next, choose the network name using the Up and Down arrow keys and then press the OK button.
  • Again, using the Up and Down arrow keys, select the Brother MFC l2740dw Setup wizard and then press OK.
  • Once the WLAN enable pop-up displays, make sure that you select Yes to enable the Wireless network.
  • Next, the Brother printer will start searching for the network and displays a list of available networks.
  • Select your network name from the list.
  • If, the authentication and encryption method requires the network key, then type the password and press OK.
  • Now, the brother printer connects to the network that you have chosen, and if connected, the LCD screen will display the ’Connected’ message.

Brother MFC l2740dw Airprint

For iPad, iPhone, iPod,

  • Verify that the Brother MFC l2740dw printer is powered up.
  • Now, make use of the Safari browser to launch the page that you want to print.
  • Next, click the Share option and then click the Print option.
  • Make sure to select the correct printer is selected.
  • Now, choose the settings that you want to change (number of pages, 2-sided printings).
  • Start the Brother MFC l2740dw setup printing process by clicking Print.

For Macintosh,

  • Before proceeding to the printing process, make sure to add the Brother printer to the Mac printers list.
  • Under the Apple menu, select the System Preferences option.
  • Now, tap the Print and Scan option.
  • Then, search for the + icon below the printers pane and click on that.
  • The Add screen is displayed when you tap the Add printers option.
  • Now, make sure to select the Brother printer and then the AirPrint option from the pop-up menu. Click the Add option.
  • Now, proceed with the printing process,
  • Open the page that you wanted to print using Safari. Then, select the file that you want to print and then tap Print.
  • Check if the Brother printer is chosen.
  • Change the desired options like the number of pages, 2-sided printing, and make sure to change the settings.
  • By clicking Print, the printer begins to print.

Brother MFC L2740DW Fax Setup

  • Perform the fax setup process before proceeding to send the fax.
  • Tap the Settings option and then choose the All Settings option.
  • Select the Initial Setup option followed by the Station ID option.
  • Next, choose the Fax option. With the help of the LSC, key in your 20-digit fax number and tap OK.
  • Press the Tel option and enter your telephone number.
  • Specify a name in 20-characters using the LCD. Go to the home screen.
  • Choose the Initial Settings option from the All Settings menu. Select the Compatibility option.
  • Set the modem speed as High, Normal, or Basic and access the home screen.
  • Next, go to All Settings and choose the Fax option.
  • Select the Brother MFC l2740dw Setup option followed by the Receive option.
  • Tap Receive Mode.
  • Assign the Receive mode as Fax Only, Manual, External TAD, or Fax/Tel from the printer's menu.
  • Next, set the Ring Type and the Number of Rings. Update the address book by storing the recipient's fax numbers.
  • Send a test fax to check if you have set up properly.
Brother MFC l2740dw fax setup

Scanner Brother MFC L2740DW

The Brother MFC L2740DW printer can scan documents and images quickly. You can also send the scanned documents to your computer. Make use of the guidelines that are stated below to perform scanning.

Brother MFC L2740DW Scan to Email

  • First, press the Apps icon and tap OK on the next screen.
  • Comply with the User Agreement by tapping OK.
  • Press OK again when the ‘Change The Display Order Of Web Services & Apps are Now Supported’ message appears.
  • Find the Easy Scan to E-mail option and select it.
  • Next, provide the E-mail address of the recipient.
  • Choose the File Type and modify any scan settings you want on the next screen.
  • Position the document or file you wish to scan on the scanner glass.
  • Tap OK after placing it properly. The Brother L2740DW printer scans the document and sends it to the recipient's E-mail address.

Brother MFC L2740DW Scan to PC

  • The first step of the scan procedure is to place the original documents on the scanner glass.
  • Select the All Programs option from the Start menu. Choose the Brother option followed by the Brother Utilities option.
  • Click on your Brother L2740DW printer from the drop-down list and tap the Scan button.
  • Choose the Controlcenter4 option. Tap the Display Mode.
  • Go to the Scan tab and click the File button.
  • Change any settings related to scan in the next window that appears.
  • The document or image will be scanned and stored to the folder you selected.

Brother MFC l2740dw Troubleshooting

The Brother Mfc l2740dw may encounter common printer issues such as paper jam, offline, printing issues, cartridge errors, etc. Solutions for some of the common printer issues are provided in the following topics. If you are not able to Brother MFC l2740dw setup and troubleshoot the issues on your own, you can always get help from our technical experts.

Brother Mfc l2740dw Paper Jam

To fix the Brother MFC L2740DW printer paper jam issue, follow the instructions given below.

  • First, turn off your Brother MFC L2740DW printer.
  • Hold the paper tray of the Brother MFC L2740DW printer using your hand and slowly pull it out of the printer.
  • Check if any paper is jammed inside the tray.
  • If you find any, then try to remove it slowly using your hands.
  • Make sure to place the paper properly in the tray to avoid the paper jam issue.
  • Load only the maximum paper as restricted at the sides of the tray.
  • After removing the jammed paper from the printer, place the tray firmly into the Brother MFC L2740DW printer and push the tray back into the printer.
  • If the paper jam occurs inside the output tray, then first, remove the paper from the scanner glass.
  • After that, turn on your Brother printer for 10 minutes for the internal fan to cool.
  • Now, open the back opening and the fuser cover of the Brother MFC L2740DW printer and check if any paper is inside the printer.
  • If yes, then remove the jammed paper using your hands.
  • Make sure not to tear the jammed paper while removing it out of the Brother MFC L2740DW printer.
  • After removing the jammed paper from the back tray of the Brother printer, close the opened fuser & back cover.
  • Finally, try a test print to check if the paper jam issue is resolved.
  • If the issue persists, then contact our technical experts to fix the Brother MFC l2740dw setup issue.

Brother MFC l2740dw Not Scanning

To fix the Brother MFC L2740DW printer not scanning issue, follow the troubleshooting instructions given below.

  • As soon as the Brother MFC L2740DW printer stops the scan operation, check & make sure that the printer is turned ON.
  • Check if any error message is displayed on the Brother MFC L2740DW printer screen.
  • If any error message is displayed on the printer screen, then try to identify the code, and perform the troubleshooting instructions to fix it.
  • Check if your Brother MFC L2740DW printer is available for the print operation. To check it, click the Start menu followed by the Control Panel option.
  • On your Windows computer, select the Hardware & Sound option on the Control Panel screen. Click Devices & Printers and select your Brother MFC K2740DW printer from the Devices list.
  • Right-click your printer name and click the Printer Properties option. Scroll down through the Printer Properties screen and click the Print Test Page button.
  • If the Brother MFC L2740DW printer prints the test page successfully. If you do not get the test print, then there is an issue with the printer hardware. Contact the Brother printer technical to fix the Brother MFC l2740dw setup issue.

Brother mfc l2740dw Wireless Connection Issue (steps)

On Windows:

Follow the steps below to resolve the wireless connection problem on Windows.

  • Ensure that the Brother MFC L2740DW printer is not in the sleep mode after you turn it on.
  • Check whether the Brother printer displays paper jam, ink/toner empty, or paper feed error. If so, perform the appropriate troubleshooting to resolve the error.
  • On Windows 8, go to Control Panel Hardware and Sound Devices and Printers, and set your Brother MFC L2740DW printer as the default printer.
  • Right-click your Brother printer in the Devices and Printers window.
  • Go to See What’s Printing, select Use Printer Offline option from the list to disable the Printer Offline feature.
  • Also, select the Pause Printing option in the Printer tab to disable the Pause Printing feature to resolve the wireless connection problem.
  • Click the Cancel All Documents option to delete the undesired print jobs. If the option is greyed out, select the Open as Administrator option and then enter the password.
  • Print the WLAN report to check the network status of your printer if you have already established a wireless LAN connection.
  • Enable the Wireless Network Interface feature to print wirelessly.
  • Use the Network Connection Repair tool to change the IP address of the Brother MFC L2740DW printer.
  • Go to Wireless Firewall Customize Settings to open the Customize window on the screen.
  • Then, click the ‘Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)’ option in the ‘Private network settings’ section to disable the firewall feature on Windows temporarily.
  • Click the OK button to save the firewall settings.
  • Check the Wireless Link Status on the network configuration page.
  • Open the Command Prompt window and then enter the command ‘ipconfig’ to display the network connection status.
  • Note down the IP address and subnet mask, and close the Command Prompt window.
  • Now, check the IP address on your Brother MFC L2740DW printer. Compare the IP address of both the Brother printer and the PC. Both the IP addresses will be same except the last digit.
  • Make sure to connect both the Brother printer and the computer to the same wireless network. Reset the Brother MFC L2740DW printer to the default factory settings to rectify the wireless connection Brother MFC l2740dw setup problem.
  • Configure the wireless settings and access point settings correctly.
  • Uninstall the current Brother MFC L2740DW printer driver and download the Full Driver & Software Package from the manufacturer site.
  • Do the instructions displayed on the screen to install the Brother MFC L2740DW printer.

On Mac:

Proceed with the steps below to fix the wireless connection issue on Mac.

  • Turn on your Brother MFC L2740DW printer.
  • Ensure that the screen of the Brother printer is not blank and there are no error messages displayed. If so, try to clear the error and proceed with the next steps.
  • Go to Apple Menu System Preferences Print & Scan to open the Print & Scan window.
  • Choose the Brother MFC L2740DW printer in the Default printer bar to set your Brother printer as the default printing source.
  • Select the Open Print Queue button to check the status of your Brother MFC L2740DW printer. Now, you will see the list of print jobs in the Print Queue.
  • Click the Resume button to finish the print jobs. Click the cross icon next to the print job you want to delete.
  • If you want to print wirelessly, make sure to enable the Wired Enable feature.
  • Open the Security & Privacy window, click the Firewall tab and then Turn Off Firewall button to disable the firewall on your Mac.
  • To check the IP address of the computer, open the Network window, and click the Advanced option on the screen.
  • Select the TCP/IP tab and note down the IPv4 address to compare it with the IP address of your Brother MFC L2740DW printer.
  • Make sure the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. Try to contact the network administrator if the value is different.
  • Now, check the IP address of your Brother printer on the Network Configuration report.
  • Ensure that both the IP addresses are the same and only the end numbers are unique.
  • To view the ping statistics, open the Network Utility window and click the Ping tab.
  • Type the IP address of your Brother MFC L2740DW printer in the specified field.
  • Enter the value as 4 in the Send only bar and then select the Ping button to display the ping statistics.
  • Close the Network Utility window. If the screen does not display the ping statistics, check whether the Brother printer and the computer are sharing the same wireless network.
  • If you are not able to resolve the issue even after performing the above steps, try to reset the Brother MFC L2740DW printer to the default factory settings.
  • You can also contact our technical support team for assistance in resolving the wireless connection problem.
Brother MFC l2740dw network setup

Brother MFC l2740dw Not Connecting (Steps)

  • Check if your Brother MFC L2740DW printer is offline.
  • If so, turn on your Brother MFC L2740DW printer and try to connect it to your system or wireless network.
  • If your Brother MFC L2740DW printer is not connecting to the wireless network, then follow the procedures given below to troubleshoot this issue.
  • Try to reboot your Brother MFC L2740DW printer and the wireless router. If possible, reboot your Windows or Mac system.
  • Make sure that you know the Brother MFC L2740DW printer password.
  • Try to use the WPS key to connect the Brother MFC L2740DW printer and the router.
  • Check if any update is available for your Brother MFC L2740DW printer driver.
  • If available, then download and install it on your computer.
  • If the issue continues, then try to run a Windows built-in troubleshooter on your system.
  • Click Start Control Panel Troubleshooting View all Hardware & Devices. Now the list of installed devices will appear on the screen.
  • Select your Brother MFC L2740DW printer from the list and perform the on-screen instructions to troubleshoot the issue.
  • If the Brother MFC l2740dw setup issue remains unresolved, then contact our technical support to fix the printer not connecting issue.

Brother MFC l2740dw Keeps Going Offline

When your Brother MFC L2740DW printer monitor shows Offline, do the following steps to resolve the issue.

  • Check the wired and wireless network connection status.
  • Also, check the printer status of your Brother MFC L2740DW printer in the Devices and Printers window.
  • Open the Status Monitor window, click the Status Monitor settings option, and then click the Device to Monitor option from the list.
  • Choose the Brother printer driver and then unselect the remaining printer driver.
  • Select the OK button to check for any errors like paper empty, paper jam, or ink empty.
  • When you change the USB port repeatedly, it will create the copies of the Brother MFC L2740DW printer driver. Try to delete the printer driver copies in the Printers & Drivers window.
  • Configure the Security Software settings and then restart & reinstall the Status Monitor. If you cannot rectify the Brother MFC l2740dw setup problem, get help from our technical experts.

Brother MFC l2740dw Not Printing

If you are unable to carry out the print operation on your Brother MFC L2740DW printer through your wireless network, then follow the troubleshooting steps given below.

  • Check if the Brother MFC L2740DW printer is turned On.
  • Check if any error message is displayed on the printer screen.
  • If you see error messages such as Paper jam, ink cartridge, or the Device Not Found, then perform the required troubleshooting by referring to the user guide.
  • Check your Brother MFC L2740DW printer status on your system.
  • Go to the Devices & Printers section and select your Brother MFC L2740DW printer from the list.
  • Right-click on your Brother MFC L2740DW printer icon and click the See what’s printing option.
  • If the Brother MFC L2740DW printer status is offline, then follow the steps given below. Select Printer and click the Use Printer Offline option.
  • Check if the Use Printer Offline option is gray. If yes, then click the Open as Administrator option and enter its password.
  • Click the OK or Yes button. If you are not able to print, contact our technical experts to resolve the Brother MFC l2740dw setup issue.

Brother Mfc l2740dw Not Printing From My Computer Via USB

If your Brother MFC L2740DW printer is not printing from the computer through a USB connection, then go through the troubleshooting instructions given below.

  • First, check your Brother MFC L2740DW printer status.
  • If the printer is in the sleep mode, then wake it up.
  • Check the connection status between the Brother MFC L2740DW printer and your computer.
  • Disconnect the USB cable from the Brother printer and the computer. After a while, reconnect the USB cable and check if the issue is resolved.
  • If your Brother MFC L2740DW printer still doesn’t print, check the print driver settings on your computer.
  • Open the Brother MFC L2740DW printer folder on your system.
  • Select & right-click on your Brother printer from the devices list and click the Set as Default Printer option.
  • Now, try to print. If the problem persists, try to perform the print operation from another application on your system.
  • If the issue continues, restart your Brother MFC L2740DW printer and the computer.
  • Try uninstalling & reinstalling the print driver on your computer.
  • If the issue continues, then contact our technical experts to fix the Brother MFC l2740dw setup issue.

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