Brother Dcp L2531dw Setup

Brother Dcp L2531dw Setup

Brother DCP L2531DW Unboxing

Brother DCP-L2531DW is a multifunctional, wireless monochrome printer that can print, scan, and copy. It features auto-duplexing; thus, you can save your time and paper considerably. If you want to know the setup of your Brother printer, follow the upcoming instructions.

  • Unpack your printer from the product box and take out all the provided accessories.
  • You will be provided with the Brother DCP L2531DW printer, Drum Unit and Inbox Toner Cartridge, Power cord, CD-ROM, and a quick setup guide.
  • Unpack all the protective coverings from your printer and its components.
  • To begin with, install the drum unit along with the toner cartridge into the printer.
  • Take out the paper tray and slide the edge guides towards the edges. Load a stack of paper into the paper tray. Always fan and align your paper neatly before loading them to avoid paper jam and paper feed issues.
  • Take out the provided power cord and connect it to the printer and electrical socket.
  • Choose the preferred language and country from the drop-down. You can also modify it using the control panel.
  • Take out the CD-ROM and insert it into the CD drive of your computer. Install the software on your computer by running the setup file. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • If your computer does not have a CD drive, or if you are using a Mac, go to Brother’s official website from your default browser and download the appropriate driver which suits your operating system. Install the downloaded driver and complete the installation process by following the step-by-step instructions.

Brother DCP L2531DW User manual

  • Visit Brother’s official website from your default browser. In the search field, type Brother DCP L2531DW and click on Search. You will be directed to your printer’s support page. Just below your printer’s image, you can find several options. Click on Manuals, and you will be taken to the Manuals download page.
  • A list of manuals like user’s guide, setup guide, and reference guide will be displayed. Select the manual you need and download it. Once it gets downloaded, you can access it from the saved destination.

Brother DCP L2531DW Driver

When a computer commands a printer to print, scan, or copy, the printer does nothing as it cannot understand what the computer is trying to command. Thus, we need a mediator between the computer and printer to interpret the data in the language the printer could understand. Here, a printer driver does the job as a mediator and ensures smooth communication between the computer and the printer. Brother drivers help Brother printers work efficiently, and you need not worry about the printer’s performance.


Printer Driver & Scanner Driver are the two recommended Brother MFC-J3520 drivers for Mac. To download the printer driver, locate the Driver Download or Driver Download for Mac button provided on this page. Once you locate the button, click on it to initiate the download process.


The Brother iPrint & Scan application is the only option available for your iOS device. You can install this application easily on your iOS device from the Apple App Store.

Brother DCP L2531DW Wireless Setup

  • Insert the CD-ROM into your computer’s CD drive. The opening screen will be displayed automatically. If it doesn’t appear, double click on the CD/DVD icon and again double click on the start.exe file. Now, the User Account Control window will be displayed. Click Yes.
  • On the next screen, select Wireless Network Connection and click on Next.
  • If your computer does not have a CD drive, visit Brother’s official website, download the appropriate printer driver and install the same on your computer.
  • Follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions to complete the setup.

Connect to network with Control panel Setup Wizard

  • On your printer control panel, click on the Menu option. Select the Network option and press OK.
  • Select the WLAN option and press OK. Then, select the Setup Wizard option and press OK.
  • Now, Wireless Setup Wizard will be displayed. Fill up the Network SSID and the Network Key and press OK. You can make use of the up and down arrows for navigation.
  • Your printer connects to the network you have selected. Now, you can access your printer wirelessly.

How to Scan Document Using Brother DCP L2531DW

  • Connect your printer and the computer to the same network.
  • Install the printer driver on your computer.
  • Load the original document into the document feeder and click on Scan. From the list of computers, select the computer to which you want the document to be scanned and press OK.
  • Choose additional settings, if required.
  • Now, you can access the scanned document on your computer.

Brother DCP L2531DW USB Setup

  • This Brother printer supports the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • Make sure to connect the USB cable between the printer and computer only when you are prompted to do so during the software installation.
  • Connect your Brother DCP L2531DW printer and your computer through a USB connection.
  • Press the Brother printer’s Power button to turn it on.
  • Open the printer driver and start printing.

Brother DCP L2531DW Troubleshooting

Printer Offline

  • Make sure that the Brother DCP L2531DW printer is turned on, and no errors are displayed on the LCD screen. If you find any errors, sort them out first.
  • Make sure that your Brother DCP L2531DW printer is not in sleep mode. If the printer is in an idle state for a long time, it turns to sleep mode. Touch the LCD screen of your printer and check whether it wakes up from sleep mode.
  • Ensure that your Brother printer is properly connected to the computer. Check whether the ports on your computer and the USB cables are working fine. If you find any problem with any such thing, fix that issue and check whether you can access your printer.
  • Check whether you have set Brother DCP L2531DW as the default printer. Go to the Control Panel and click Hardware and Sounds, followed by the Devices and Printers option. Right-click on your Brother DCP L2531DW printer and click on Set as default printer.
  • Check the status of your Brother DCP L2531DW printer in the Devices and Printers window. Right-click on that printer and select See what’s printing, followed by the Printer option. If you find that the Use Printer Offline option is selected, deselect it and try again. If you find the Pause Printing option to be selected, deselect the checkbox in the same menu. Now, check whether your printer shows up in the list of available online printers.

Printing blank pages

  • Check out the environment of your printer; low temperature and humidity can be a potential reason behind printing blank pages.
  • Open the back cover of your Brother DCP L2531DW printer and check whether the green levers are in an up position. If not, raise the levers until they stop.
  • Check the status of the toner cartridge. If you find it to be damaged, replace the toner cartridge.
  • If you find the problem is with the drum unit, clean the drum unit by sliding the corona wire left to right and right to left several times.
  • If you cannot resolve your issue, replace the drum unit.
Brother Dcp L2531dw Setup

Toner reset

  • When you reset the toner, make sure to keep your printer powered on.
  • Open the front cover of the Brother DCP L2531DW printer and remove the drum unit along with the toner cartridge. When you slide down the green lever, you can easily take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Unpack your new toner cartridge and remove the protective tapes. Insert it into the drum unit and press it until it snaps in its place.
  • Clean the wire inside the drum unit by dragging the green tab several times towards the edges.
  • Now, install the toner cartridge along with the drum unit into the printer and close the front cover.
  • Until your printer switches to ready mode, do not turn off the printer.

Paper Jam

  • If the paper gets jammed in the paper tray, take out the paper tray completely out of the printer and remove the jammed paper gently.
  • If the control panel or the status monitor indicates that paper has got jammed inside the printer, open the front cover of your Brother DCP L2531DW printer and remove the toner cartridge along with the drum unit assembly. Take out the jammed paper from inside the printer and reinstall the toner cartridge and the drum unit. Now, close the front cover.
  • If the paper got jammed at the back of your printer, remove the back cover and pull out the blue tabs at the two edges to open the fuser cover. Take out the paper gently and close the fuser cover and then the back cover.