Wondering whether or not to update the driver for your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer? Or you know it’s time but still looking for a quick & safe download? Look no further, this is your guide! ?

When do I update my Brother DCP-L2540DW printer driver

A printer driver is a tiny program that allows your printer to communicate with your computer. Updating your printer driver can:

  • help prevent crashes;
  • improve both your computer and printer performance, etc.
If your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer is acting a bit off:
  • error notifications pop up randomly
  • it won’t even print at all, etc.
then it’s probably time to update the driver for it.

Try these methods

Both methods below work in Windows 10, 8 and 7. You may not have to try both; just decide if you want to do it manually or automatically and take your pick:
  1. Update your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer driver manually
  2. Update your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer driver automatically (Recommended)

Method 1: Update your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer driver manually

A WORD OF WARNING: Downloading the wrong driver or installing it incorrectly can compromise our PC’s stability and even cause the whole system to crash. So please proceed at your own peril.  If you’re not comfortable playing around with drivers, or worrying about any risks in the process, jump to Method 2.
According to Brother’s official website, we’ll first have to uninstall the older driver first. To do so:
  1.  On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key     and R at the same time. Then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK
  2. Double-click on Printer queues.
  3. Right-click on Brother DCP-L2540DW and click Uninstall device.
  4. Head to Brother’s official website for DCP-L2540DW driver download.
  5. Select your Windows OS and OS version.

  6. Click the first result for the full driver package. Then select your preferred language.

  7. Click Agree to the EULA and Download.

  8. Follow the notes to finish the manual install.

  9. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Method 2: Update your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer driver automatically (Recommended)

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your Killer network driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or  the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:
  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.

    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

  4. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
If you have any problems while using Driver Easy, feel free to contact our support team at support@drivereasy.com. Be sure to attach the URL of this article for more expedient and efficient guidance. ?

There you go – 2 easy ways to get the latest drivers for your Brother DCP-L2540DW printer. Hope this helps and feel free to  drop a comment below if you have any further questions. ?
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