How Do I Download the Brother MFC-L2700DW Printer Driver?
Brother’s MFC-L2700DW is a popular black-and-white multifunction laser printer. It’s popular with both home and office users, and offers a combination of printing, copying, scanning, and faxing functions. The model offers both one-sided and two-sided printing and can print and copy up to 27 pages per minute. It can scan documents in color or black and white to computer files, and fax documents to other fax machines and services. It also offers wireless networking so you can print to it from any device connected to your home or office WiFi network.
To get full functionality out of this popular Brother printer, you need to make sure that you’re using the latest device drivers for this. Brother, like other printer manufacturers, frequently updates their driver software to add new features, enhance performance, and even fix known bugs. Updated drivers are essential for optimal performance.
In addition, if you experience problems printing, copying, faxing, or scanning, you may need to reinstall or upgrade the printer driver. It’s surprising how many common problems are the result of a corrupted, deleted, or outdated driver file. It’s important, then, to know how to handle a Brother printer driver download.
What Are Printer Drivers?
A device driver, like your Brother printer driver, isn’t a physical thing. It’s actually a small software program that installs in Windows and enables your computer to communicate with and control a specific hardware device. Your system must have a device driver installed for each piece of hardware installed in and connected to your computer, or that device won’t work. Most computers typically have drivers for printers, mice, keyboards, monitors, hard drives, and more.
A printer driver controls all the communications between your computer and your printer. While an all-in-one printer like the Brother MFC-L2700DW can copy and fax without being connected to your computer, for it to print or scan, it must be connected to your computer and have the proper printer driver installed and functioning properly.
Once installed, you shouldn’t have to worry much about your printer’s device driver – unless, that is, you begin to have trouble using the printer. Device drivers, like any software on your computer, can be accidentally deleted or corrupted. If this happens – if your printer starts acting up or not working at all – you may need to reinstall or update the printer driver.
In addition, older device drivers may, for one reason or another, not work well with recent Windows updates. Meaning that after a Windows update Windows itself might no longer be fully compatible with the older version of the printer driver you have installed, which is another reason to update your drivers on a regular basis.
Finally, it’s important to have the latest version of a printer driver installed on your system to take advantage of any bug fixes, additional features, or performance enhancements provided by the manufacturer. You should always keep your system up to date.
How to Update Your Brother MFC-L2700DW Printer Driver
Brother, like most printer manufacturers, periodically updates the device drivers for its printers. These updated drivers are available for download from Brother’s website. Just search the site for your MFC-L2700DW printer and click the appropriate driver download link.
Once you’ve downloaded new a new driver for your printer, you need to install it on your computer. You can do this manually, as described here, or via Driver Support’s driver installation tool.
To manually update your driver, follow these steps:
- Right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager.
- Double-click to expand the Print queues (On some versions of Windows, you should expand the Printers section, instead.)
- Right-click the driver for your printer and select Update driver.
- When prompted, select Browse my computer for driver software.
- On the next screen, click the Browse button next to Search for drivers in this location.
- When the Browse for Folder dialog box appears, navigate to and select the folder where you downloaded the driver, then click OK.
- Click Next.
- When Windows is successfully done updating the driver, click Close.
Updating Your Printer Driver with Driver Support
If you’re uncomfortable manually updating the Brother MFC-L2700DW printer driver, there is an easier solution. Driver Support’s automatic driver update tool makes the process of updating device drivers quick and easy. With the update tool, you never have to worry about your Brother printer driver going out of date, getting deleted, or becoming corrupted. All you have to deal with is your normal day-to-day printing, copying, and scanning.
When you install Driver Support’s update tool it automatically monitors the drivers for all the hardware installed on your computer system. It automatically performs any necessary driver updates, including those for your printer.
So, when you want to need to update the driver for your Brother MFC-L2700DW printer, you can do it manually – or take advantage of the easy-to-use automatic update tool from Driver Support.
Driver Support Keeps All Your Devices Up to Date
Updating your Brother MFC-L2700DW printer driver is just one example of how you can update system drivers to keep your computer operating smoothly. You can use Driver Support to keep all the drivers on your computer current and in prime operating condition.
Driver Support has provided trusted solutions to the computer community since 1996. You can trust Driver Support to automatically update your system’s device drivers and keep your computer and all its peripherals operating in tip-top condition.
Driver Support scours your system for all active device types supported. When you fully register the service, it automatically updates any drivers that are missing or out of date. Get started now!