Brother MFC-L2685DW Setup Guide

The Brother MFC-L2685DW Setup is an all-in-one printer that performs functions like scanning, copying and more. Set the hardware and software of your printer using the guidelines in the following topics. Even our technical experts help in configuring your Brother MFC-L2685DW printer.

How To Install Brother MFC-L2685DW Printer

  1. After getting the printer from the manufacturer, check if it is sealed properly.
  2. Unbox the printer box and ensure the printer components are provided.
  3. Remove the Brother MFC-L2685DW printer from the box and place it on a flat surface.
  4. Peel off the blue-colored protective tapes on the printer.
  5. Also, remove the packing materials from the printer.
  6. Unpack the power cable provided in the printer package.
  7. Link the cable to the respective port of the printer and power supply.
  8. Power up the Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer by force pressing its power button.
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Brother MFC-L2685DW Printer Driver Download

Obtain the recently released Brother MFC-L2685DW printer driver from the Driver Download button on this page or the software CD provided in the printer box. We offer the currently released printer driver that is compatible with the operating system version of your computer or laptop. Click on the button and get the printer driver on your computer for free.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Driver Windows

  1. Download the Brother MFC-L2685DW printer driver on your Windows computer either from the Driver Download button on this page or the installation CD provided in the printer software.
  2. We offer the currently released printer software that is compatible with the operating system version of your computer or laptop.
  3. Locate and click on the Driver Download button on this page.
  4. Wait until the download completes.
  5. Once you download the printer driver, locate it in the destination folder on your computer on your Windows computer or laptop.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Driver Mac

  1. Obtain the driver of the Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer on your Mac device either from the Driver Download button on this page or the installation CD in the printer box.
  2. To download the printer driver from the CD, check if your Mac device has a disc drive.
  3. Most of the recently manufactured Mac systems do not contain a disc drive.
  4. So copy and paste the content of the CD into the desired folder on your Mac computer or laptop using a flash drive.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Driver Install

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  1. Install the Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer driver on your computer after downloading it.
  2. Double-click on the Downloaded driver file on your computer or laptop.
  3. Continue with the guidelines on the display.
  4. Select the connection method between your printer and computer based on the specification of the devices.
  5. Carry out the guidelines on the screen and complete the installation process.
  6. The installation process slightly varies depending on the OS version of your computer or laptop.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Wifi Setup

  1. Check if your router provides an active internet connection.
  2. Link your computer to the network of the router.
  3. On the control panel of your printer, tap the Menu button.
  4. Use the arrow buttons and select the Network option.
  5. Pick Setup Wizard and tap OK.
  6. Enable the WLAN option.
  7. Now the printer searches for the network of your router.
  8. Select the network name of your router and tap OK.
  9. Provide the password of the network.
  10. The printer gets connected to your computer and prints a WLAN report.
  11. You can check the status of the Wi-Fi connection in the report.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Wireless Setup

  1. Obtain the Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer software on your computer or laptop.
  2. After downloading the driver file, double-click on it to start the installation process.
  3. Follow the guidelines on the display.
  4. Configure the connection type as wireless when the system prompts.
  5. Now link your printer to the network of your router or access point.
  6. Select the Menu icon on the control panel of the Brother MFC-L2685DW printer.
  7. Tap Network --> WLAN --> WPS.
  8. Enable the wireless network. Tap the WPS button at the rear of your router. Link your computer to the same network and complete the wireless setup.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Airprint Setup

  1. Ensure the Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer is powered on.
  2. On your Mac system, use the Safari app and open the document you desire to print.
  3. Tap the File menu and select Print.
  4. Check if your printer and computer are linked to the same network.
  5. If the computer is not linked to the corresponding network, select the Printer Pop-up menu.
  6. Choose the name of your printer. Set the printer settings like Paper Count, Printing Option and more.
  7. Finally, select Print and initialize printing with the AirPrint option.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Cloud Print Setup

  1. There are two versions of Google Cloud Print that you can register your printer up on and print the required document or image.
  2. Prior to proceeding further, ensure that the printer and the device are connected to a similar network.
  3. Set the date and time accurately on your printer.
  4. Having a Google account is a must. Also, note that encrypted PDF files cannot be printed.
  5. To register Google Cloud Print 2.0 using Google Chrome, first, open the Chrome browser on your device.
  6. Click Settings and view Advanced Settings. Click Manage under Google Cloud Print.
  7. When you see a list of available printers, click on Register next to your printer.
  8. Click on Register again to confirm the printer registration.
  9. Click OK to confirm when the confirmation message displays on the printer.
  10. After the printer is added, you can view your printer under My Devices on Google Chrome.
  11. If you are registering the printer using Google Cloud Print 1.0, then first obtain the printer’s IP address from the network configuration page.
  1. Now, enter the IP address preceded by HTTP: and when prompted for a password, key in the default one initpass.
  2. Click Network Protocol Checkmark the Google Cloud Print Advanced Setting.
  3. Check if the Google Cloud Print status is Enabled and if not, go to the Protocol page again and enable the tick mark in the Google Cloud Print check box.
  4. Click Register and when you receive a confirmation message on the Google Cloud Registration window, click OK.
  5. Now, click Google on the computer. Under Web-Based Management, click the Administrator tab and click Date & time on the left side of the screen.
  6. Provide the current date and time and choose any other settings if required, and then click on Submit.
  7. When the sign in page appears, enter your Google credentials and access your email account; finally, click on Finish Printer Registration.
  8. Now, check whether the Registration status shows Registered on the Web Based Management screen.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Cartridge Replacement

  1. Turn on your Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer.
  2. Pull and open the front panel of the printer.
  3. Take the toner cartridge and the drum unit from the printer.
  4. To uninstall the toner cartridge from the drum unit, push the green lock lever down and take it out.
  5. Unseal the new toner cartridge from its package.
  6. Take the protective cover off the cartridge.
  7. Place the new toner cartridge into the drum unit carefully until you hear a click sound.
  8. Slide the green tab from left to the right and vice versa many times and clean the corona wire inside the drum.
  9. Install the drum unit and then the toner cartridge into the printer.
  10. Push the front cover of the printer and close it.
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How to Print on Brother MFC-L2685DW

  1. Go to the Print option within the application that you wish to print from your Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer.
  2. Choose your printer and click Properties for accessing the Printing Preferences window.
  3. Choose the recommended or preferred settings and click OK, and then click Apply followed by OK.
  4. Again, click OK or Print in the Print window to initiate the print job.

Brother MFC-L2685DW How to Scan to Email

  1. Obtain the printer’s IP address from the network configuration page.
  2. Log into the Gmail or any other account that you wish to perform the scan to email function.
  3. Go to the Gmail settings and click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  4. Under the POP dashboard, click on Configure your email client.
  5. Now, it takes you to the Setup Gmail with Outlook, Apple Mail, or other clients page.
  6. Click the Outgoing mail server tab and open a browser on your computer.
  7. Now, enter the IP address of your network in the address bar.
  8. On the IP page if the printer prompts you for a password, provide it.
  9. After you log in, click on the Fax tab and then click on Email send under the I-Fax.
  10. In case you do not find the option, check whether your Brother supports the scan to email feature.
  11. Click on the link near POP3/IMAP4/SMTP and enter your email in the field.
  12. Key in the Server Address that you have obtained from your Email provider, port number and the Server Authentication method.
  13. In the SMTP-AUTH Accepted Name and Password, provide your Gmail username and password.
  1. After filling all the required details from your Gmail settings, enter the destination email address.
  2. Scroll to the down of the page and click Submit, and then uncheck the tick mark before Test Receive Email Configuration.
  3. Now, enable the Send Test E-mail option and provide the email address, and then click on Submit.
  4. After you receive the test e-mail, your scan to email configuration is set.
  5. Save your recipient’s email address on the printer. You can save up to 10 addresses in the printer.
  6. Press the Apps icon on your Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer. Select OK, Yes, or No that lets you proceed further.
  7. After the Apps menu appears, with the arrow keys find Easy Scan to e-mail and select the respective option.
  8. Choose the account name from the saved recipient’s email address if any.
  9. Pick the file type you require and modify any settings as required.
  10. Place the scannable document in the ADF or on the scanner’s flatbed and then tap OK.
  11. The printer now scans the document and then emails it an attachment to the recipient you have provided.

How To Copy On Brother MFC-L2685DW

  1. Press the Copy icon on your Brother printer to enable it.
  2. To copy using the scanner glass, lift the cover of the flatbed scanner.
  3. Position the document to copy on the scanner glass with the text side facing down the glass.
  4. Close the flatbed scanner cover.
  5. To obtain a black and white copy, press Black (Mono) Start on your printer and for color, tap the Color Start option.

How to Fax on Brother MFC-L2685DW

  1. Verify if you can hear a dial tone on your Brother printer to know the fax sent confirmation.
  2. To fax using the scanner glass, first, place the faxable document on it.
  3. Ensure that the Fax Preview is ON and then press Fax or Sending Faxes.
  4. Key in the fax number that you wish to send.
  5. Tap Fax Start. If you choose Black in the Color Setting, the printer starts faxing the first page. To scan more pages, tap Next page when you see prompts on the printer.
  6. If you want to send color fax, tap Color in the Color setting and confirm the fax by pressing Yes.
  7. Load the next page on the scanner glass after you press the Next Page tab on the printer’s Fax menu.
  8. Tap OK and the Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer initiates faxing.
  9. Press No at the end after completing the fax.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Printer Troubleshooting

We have best and simple instructions for the problems faced by the Brother MFC-L2685DW users to print, copy, scan, fax, network, and more. Find the quick solution for the Brother printer offline issue below.

Brother MFC-L2685DW Offline

  1. Check whether the printer status is set to offline in the Network settings page.
  2. Click the Windows Start button and then Devices and Printers.
  3. Right-click your Brother printer icon and then click See What’s Printing.
  4. Click Printer at the top of the same window and then check whether for a blue tick before Use Printer Offline.
  5. If you find it so, remove the mark next to the option and your printer should start printing by now.
  6. Still, if the problem persists, check if you have connected your computer and the printer using a USB cable.
  7. Now, turn off your Brother MFC-L2685DW setup printer and unplug the USB cable connected between both the devices.
  8. Connect the cable after some time and then turn on your Brother printer to check if you can print now.

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