Brother HL 2140 Scan Setup - Simple Configuration

Brother HL 2140 Scan Setup

Brother HL 2140 Scan Setup

Brother HL 2140 is a printer that can be used for occasional printing purposes. It lacks some of the standard features that you can enjoy on most of the modern printers. Coming to the connection types, Brother HL 2140 printer supports the USB connection alone. Apart from this, the printer does not support scan functionality; it is a print-only printer. You can follow the below steps to Brother HL 2140 Scan Setup.


Note: Printer drivers are an essential tool to establish reliable communication between the printer and any network device.

  • Connect your computer to the Internet.
  • Open the default web browser and land on the printer’s support page.
  • Choose your computer’s OS version from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the relevant printer drivers from the list.
  • Download the appropriate printer drivers on your computer.
  • Once the download is over, carry on with the driver installation steps.
  • Read the End-User License Agreements and accept the same.
  • Follow the complete on-screen prompts to finish the driver installation on your PC.
  • Once you are done with the driver installation process, you can perform all the printer functions directly from your PC.


  • Turn off your printer, then insert one end of the USB cable to the printer’s USB port and the other end to the computer’s USB port.
  • Cross-check all the connections and turn on your Brother HL 2140 printer.
  • If your computer is unable to find the printer, then use other USB ports to establish a wired connection.
  • Once your computer detects the printer, you can carry on with the setup process.
  • Go to your computer's Start menu.
  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Click on the Hardware and Sound menu.
  • Select the Devices and Printers option.
  • Click on Add a Printer and choose your Brother printer from the list.
  • Right-click on the printer name and select it as a default printer.
  • So, whenever you print something, you don't have to select your printer each time.
  • Click the Finish tab to complete the overall wired connection process.

If all the printer functions are working correctly, this means that you have successfully completed the USB setup of your Brother HL 2140 printer. If you feel that your printer is misbehaving due to some reason, then do call us for more assistance on Brother HL 2140 Scan Setup.