Brother Hl L2305w Setup 2021-09-17T04:14:37+00:00
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BROTHER HL L2305W SETUP

Brother HL L2305W is a monochrome laser printer with a robust design. It can warm up in less than 9 seconds. The printer supports both wired (USB 2.0) and wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) options. It is compatible (fully) with most of the popular Operating Systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.). Brother HL L2305W has a printing speed of 24 pages per minute (ppm) for Black & White prints. The printer runs on a single Black toner cartridge which can print up to 700 pages, and the drum unit is capable of printing up to 12000 pages. Follow the below steps to configure Brother Hl L2305w setup.

Brother Hl L2305w Setup

BROTHER HL L2305W UNBOXING & BASIC SETUP

  • Unpack the printer from the box.
  • Take out the accessories one by one.

Check whether you have got all the below items inside the box package.

  • AC Power Cord.
  • Drum unit (Pre-installed).
  • Black Toner cartridge.
  • Quick Setup Guide.
  • Product Safety Guide.
  • An installation CD and the printer itself (Brother HL L2305W).

Once you have verified the components, follow the steps given below.

  • Remove the packaging materials from the box contents.
  • Connect the power cord to the electrical supply.
  • Firmly press the Power button once to turn on the printer.
  • Use the navigation buttons to select General Setup and then press OK.
  • Press OK to choose the Local language.
  • Make use of the Up or Down buttons to select your language and then press the OK button.

TONER INSTALLATION:

  • First, remove the orange cover of the toner cartridge.
  • Open the cartridge access door.
  • Install the toner cartridge.
  • Close the cartridge access door.

Note: The printer’s control panel comprises of the Toner LED light and Drum LED light. The Toner LED light indicates low toner, and the Drum LED light indicates that the drum must be replaced as soon as possible.

LOADING OF PAPER:

  • Pull the paper tray entirely out of the Brother machine.
  • Press and slide the paper guides so that the paper can fit properly.
  • Fan a stack of paper.
  • Load the stack with the printing side facing downwards.
  • Push the paper tray completely back into the machine.

BROTHER HL L2305W DRIVER DOWNLOAD

A printer driver is an essential tool that allows the printer to communicate with your computer. Without printer drivers, it is hard to perform all the printer functions efficiently. In the below segments, we have given the steps involved in driver download and installation that are relevant for bot h Windows and Mac computers.

BROTHER HL L2305W FOR WINDOWS

  • Turn on your Windows computer.
  • Connect your PC to the Internet.
  • Open the default web browser to land on the Brother printer’s support page.
  • Click on the Download section.
  • Select your Operating System and the OS version.
  • Click the OK button.
  • Click the relevant driver.
  • Read the End-User License Agreement (EULA) and click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Once the download is over, carry on with the driver installation steps.
  • Double-click the downloaded setup file to initialize the installation process.
  • In the Security Warnings window, click the Run button to extract all the files.
  • ClickYes in the setup.exe window to proceed further.
  • Select your preferred language and click OK.
  • Go through the End-User License Agreement and click on the Yes button.
  • Now, connect the machine with your PC using a USB cable.
  • Follow the installation wizard to complete the driver installation process.
  • Click Finish to close the installation window. 
  • Once done, restart your computer and the printer.

BROTHER HL L2305W DRIVER FOR MAC

  • Turn on your Mac computer. Get a stable Internet connection.
  • Open the web browser to land on the printer’s support page.
  • Click the Download section.
  • Select your Operating System (Mac) and the OS version.
  • Click the OK button.
  • Under the Drivers section, click the relevant driver.
  • Read the End-User License Agreement (EULA) and click Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • Once agreed, the printer drivers will be saved on your Mac device.
  • Locate the downloaded setup file.
  • Double-click on it to kick off the installation process.
  • In the Security Warnings window, click the Run button to extract all the files.
  • ClickYes in the setup.exe window to proceed further.
  • Select the preferred language and click OK.
  • Go through the End-User License Agreement and click on the Yes button.
  • Now, connect the machine with your PC using the USB cable.
  • Follow the installation wizard to complete the driver installation process.
  • Click Finish to close the installation window.
  • Once done, restart your computer and printer.

BROTHER HL L2305W MANUAL DOWNLOAD

  • Go to your default web browser and land on the Brother printer’s support page.
  • Click on the Manual section.
  • Choose your language and then click the Download button to view the printer’s manual.
  • Scroll down the page to know more about your Brother printer.
  • Click the Download button to save the manual for offline purposes.

BROTHER HL L2305W WIRELESS SETUP

Brother Hl L2305w Wireless Setup
  • First, download the complete driver package from the Brother support page.
  • Navigate to your installer file and double-click on it to begin the installation.
  • Click Open.
  • Read the Usage Information and clickNext.
  • Choose Wireless Network Connection and click Next.
  • Verify your network name and clickNext.
  • Press theWiFiicon.
  • Select WLAN Assistant.
  • Press Yes on the Enable WLAN? screen.
  • Press OK so that the Brother machine can start retrieving the network settings from your PC.
  • When prompted for a USB cable, select No, I do not have a USB cable.
  • Enter the SSID and Network Key and clickNext.
  • Again, go to your Brother printer and land on the Setup Wizard.
  • Select your network name.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions on your computer screen to finish the wireless setup.
  • If you need any kind of help, call our technicians.

BROTHER HL L2305W TONER REPLACEMENT

NOTE: Make sure that the Brother machine is powered on during the entire toner replacement process.

  • Open the front cover.
  • Hold the drum unit’s green handle.
  • Pull the drum unit out of your printer.
  • Hold the handle to remove the toner cartridge gently.
  • Clean the corona wires.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge.
  • Remove the protective cover.
  • Insert the toner cartridge into its respective slot and push until you hear a clicking sound.
  • Once done, close the machine’s front cover.

BROTHER HL L2305W SCAN SETUP

The printer does not have a scanner glass, so we can’t take any scans using the Brother HL L2305W printer.

BROTHER HL L2305W SCAN TO EMAIL

Brother HL L2305W doesn’t support the scan functionality, and so, you cannot perform the Scan to Email function using it.

BROTHER HL L2305W TROUBLESHOOT

When your printer software or hardware does not perform as expected, then it becomes frustrating at times. Make use of the troubleshooting methods given below to solve the printer issues. Furthermore, if you need any help in troubleshooting the printer issues, call our technicians, who are available 24/7 to help you out of the situation.

BROTHER HL L2305W PRINTER OFFLINE

  • If you use a USB cable, make sure that the cable is connected to both the printer and the computer properly.
  • In the case of an Ethernet cable, ensure that the cable is securely connected to both the printer and the router.
  • Make sure that your Brother printer is set as the default machine on your computer.
  • Open the Control Panel window (on the Windows computer).
  • Click Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on your Brother printer.
  • Select Set as default printer from the drop-down menu.

Follow the below simple steps to cancel the pending documents.

  • Right-click on the Printer icon > See what’s printing > Cancel All Documents.
  • Also, check whether your Brother printer is going through a paper jam or ink cartridge shortage.

Uncheck the Use Printer Offline option.

  • Turn on your PC and log in to the Admin account.
  • Open the Run dialog boxand type Control Panel.
  • Set View by: Large icons.
  • Click on the Devices and Printers toview the list of printers on your network.
  • Right-click on your Brother printer and select See what’s printing.
  • Click on the Printer tab and uncheck the Use Printer Offline option.

BROTHER HL L2305W WON’T TURN ON

  • Cross-check whether the printer is not in sleep mode.
  • When the Brother printer is idle for a certain period, it will enter into sleep mode, which is common.
  • Press any button to see if it wakes up from sleep mode.
  • Make sure that the power cord is firmly connected to the electrical supply.
  • Also, make sure that the socket is working correctly.
  • If available, try a different power cord.
  • If none of the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps help you get rid of the issue, you must unplug the USB cable from the Brother printer.
  • Make all the necessary connections and turn on the printer.

BROTHER HL L2305W RESET DRUM ERROR

In order to clear the error message related to the resetting of your drum, you need to reset the drum on your Brother printer.

Note: Brother HL L2305W has separate consumables: Toner cartridge and drum unit. So, make sure that you replace only the drum unit and not the toner cartridge.

Brother Hl L2305w Wireless Setup
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Open the front cover.
  • Firmly press and hold the OK button for about two seconds to display the Drum Unit.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the navigation button (Up arrow) to reset the drum counter.
  • Finally, close the front cover.
  • These steps will definitely solve the reset drum error on your Brother printer.

BROTHER HL L2305W PAPER JAM

  • Have a look at your printer’s LCD to find out where the paper jam has occurred.
  • Before taking out the jammed paper, ensure that your machine is unplugged from the electrical socket.
  • Pull the paper tray entirely out of the machine.
  • Now, move the print head using your fingers to remove any paper remaining in this area.
  • To draw out small pieces of paper, you can use a pair of tweezers.
  • If a misaligned paper causes the paper jam, remove the tray to make sure that the paper is positioned correctly and reseat the paper tray.
  • Open the paper tray and load the correct size of paper.
  • Now, you can push the paper tray firmly back into your Brother machine.
  • Once you have successfully removed the jammed paper, reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
  • Again, check the LCD screen to know whether the error message persists or is gone.

Note: Open and close the scanner cover to clear the error message (Paper Jam) from your LCD.

We’ve provided the Brother Hl L2305w setup steps and the solutions to troubleshoot the problems. If you have further doubts (now or in the future), call our technicians, who are available to serve you 24/7.


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