Brother MFC-L2740DW Driver

Below are the drivers for the compact MFC-L2740DW All-In-One Monochrome Laser Printer from Brother. Drivers are also available on the manufactures website.

Basic Specs:

Laser Printer
Print Resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
Print Speed36 ppm
Duplex Printing
Duty CycleMonthly: 15,000 pages
Recommended Monthly Volume: 2000 pages
Print Languages PCL 6
Scanner Flatbed ADF
Optical ResolutionFlatbed: 1200 dpi
ADF: 600 dpi
Interpolated Resolution19200 x 19200 dpi
Scan SizeFlatbed: 8.5 x 11" / 21.6 x 27.9 cm
ADF: 8.5 x 14"
Duplex Scanning
Copy Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Copy Speed: 36 cpm
Duplex Copying
Number of Copies: Up to 99
Reduction/Enlargement: 25-400%

Modem Speed: 33.6 kbps
Fax Memory: 500 pages
Speed Dial Locations: 200

Paper SizesInput Tray: Up to 8.5 x 14" / 21.6 x 35.6 cm
Manual Feed Slot: 3 x 5" to 8.5 x 14" / 7.6 x 12.7 cm to 21.6 x 35.6 cm

Paper CapacityInput Tray: 250 sheets
Manual Feed Slot: 1 sheet
ADF: 50 sheets
Output Tray: 100 sheets


Interfaces: USB 2.0
Ethernet, Wi-Fi, NFC

Direct Printing: Wi-Fi Direct
Apple Air: Print
Google Cloud Print
Brother iPrint&Scan

Memory: 256 MB
Maximum: 256 MB
Control Panel2.7" / 6.85 cm color touchscreen LCD
Power Requirements: 120 VAC
Package Weight32.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.5 x 20 x 17"

Install Instructions

 Linux Instructions:

Login as a superuser ( or use "sudo" option if it is required )


  1. Download drivers
    Download Linux driver.
  2. Install Linux driver
    1. Turn on the printer and connect the USB cable.
    2. Open the terminal and go to the directory where the driver is.
    3. Install Linux driver.The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.
      Command (for rpm)  :  rpm  -ihv  --nodeps  (linux-drivername)
    4. Check if the Linux driver is installed
      Command (for rpm)  :  rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e  (linux-drivername)
  3. Depending on the connection type you are using (USB or Network), follow one of the steps below.

    (for USB Connection)
    1. Open a web browser and go to "http://localhost:631/printers".
    2. Check if the Device URI of your printer is "usb://Brother/(your printer's model name)"

      If the device URI is different from the example above, please go to "Modify Printer" of your printer to select proper device and driver.
      If your printer is not listed on "http://localhost:631/printers", please go to "http://localhost:631/admin" and click "Add printer" and select proper device and driver.


    (for Network Connection)


    1. Open a web browser and go to "http://localhost:631/printers".
    2. Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.

      - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect"    for Device

       - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1    for Device URI

      - Brother    for Make/Manufacturer Selection

      - Your printer's name    for Model/Driver Selection

  4. Try a test print
    Open a text editor, write something and select "print" from the menu.