How To Configure Brother HL-L2321D Printer Setup?

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BROTHER HL-L2350DW

Brother HL-L2321D and Brother HL-L2350DW are budget-friendly laser printers that can meet the requirements of home and office needs. Both are monochrome printers that can print around 30 pages per minute. They support duplex printing as well; thus, you can save time and paper to some extent. Continue to read to know the specifications, features, pros, cons, and installation setup of these printers.

SPECIFICATIONS for Brother HL-L2321D

 

Dimensions

  • Height: 7.2” 
  • Width: 14”
  • Depth: 14.2”
  • Weight: 6.8 kgs
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General

  • Display Type: Grayscale LCD
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Internal memory: 8 MB
  • Supported OS: Windows, MacOS/OS X  
  • Printing technology: Laser
  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Print Resolution: 2400×600 dpi
  • Print Speed: 30 pages per minute
  • First-time print: less than 8.5 seconds 
  • Monthly duty cycle: 10000 pages

Inside the box

  • Brother HL-L2321D printer
  • Starter toner cartridge
  • AC power cord
  • Installation disc
  • Quick setup guide
  • Product safety guide
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Printer Media Handling

  • Paper handling feature: paper tray and manual feed slot
  • Paper capacity: The input tray can hold 250 sheets 

Connectivity

USB

 Specifications for Brother HL-L2350DW 

 

Dimensions

  • Height: 7.2” 14 x 7.2 x 14.2"
  • Width: 14”
  • Depth: 14.2”
  • Weight: 8.26 Kgs
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General

  • Display Type: Grayscale LCD
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Internal memory: 32 MB
  • Supported OS: Windows, MacOS/OS X  
  • Printing technology: Laser
  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Print Resolution: 2400×600 dpi
  • Print Speed: 32 pages per minute 
  • First time print out: 8.5 seconds
  • Monthly duty cycle: 15000 pages
 

Inside the box

  • Brother HL-L2350DW printer
  • Drum unit and toner cartridge
  • Installation disc
  • Quick setup guide
 

Printer Media Handling

  • Paper handling: one input and one output tray
  • Paper capacity: The input tray can hold 250 sheets and the output tray can hold 100 sheets.
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Connectivity

  • USB
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wireless LAN
  • Apple AirPrint, Brother iPrint&Scan, Google Cloud Print
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features

Features of Brother HL-L2321D printer

 
  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Printer type: Laser
  • Duplex printing: Automatic
  • Paper tray capacity: 250 pages
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Mobile printing: Mobile printing is not supported. You can print only from your computer using USB connectivity. 
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Features of Brother HL-L2350DW Printer

 
  • Printer output: Monochrome
  • Printer type: Laser
  • Duplex printing: Automatic
  • Paper tray capacity: The input tray can hold 250 sheets and the output tray can hold 100 sheets.
  • Connectivity: USB, Wireless, Ethernet.
  • Mobile printing: Mopria, AirPrint, and Google Print. You can also print wirelessly using the Brother iPrint & Scan app for mobile devices.
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REVIEWS 

   

Brother HL-L2321D and Brother HL-L2350DW can be considered to be among the best monochrome printers. Both support automatic duplex printing and can print around 30 pages per minute. Still, Brother HL-L2350DW can be regarded as better printer than Brother HL-L2321D printer as the former can support a wide range of wireless connectivity, whereas the latter can support only USB connectivity. Meanwhile, you cannot underestimate the Brother HL-L2321D printer as it is affordable when compared to Brother HL-L2350DW and delivers the same efficiency. Thus, both are reliable printers for your home and office needs so that you can choose according to your requirement. If you cannot give up on wireless connectivity, you can choose Brother HL-L2350DW, and if wireless connection is never a concern for you, you can go ahead with the Brother HL-L2321D printer.

reviews
pros
 

Pros of Brother HL-L2321D printer

  • Fast printing (30 PPM)
  • Duplex printing
  • Compact printer
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Pros of Brother HL-L2350DW printer

  • Fast printing (32 PPM)
  • Duplex printing
  • Known for high yield (you don’t need to replace the cartridge frequently)
  • It offers a wide range of connectivity
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cons

Cons of Brother HL-L2321D printer

 
  • Not suitable for high-quality printing
  • No Wi-Fi connectivity
  • High printing cost
  • Monochrome printer
  • No Wi-Fi connectivity
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Cons of Brother HL-L2350DW printer

  • It doesn’t have an Ethernet port
  • No support for external drives
  • Monochrome printer
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01. INSTALLATION Brother HL-L2321D

Brother Hl-L2321D

Unpack

  • Unpack the product box and take out the printer and all the components you received along with it.
  • Your package includes the Brother HL-L2321D printer, Starter toner cartridge, installation disk, power cord, quick setup guide, and a product safety guide.
  • Take out all the protective coverings and packing tapes from the printer and its components. Make sure not to unpack the toner cartridge until you are ready to install them.

Toner cartridge installation 

  • Open the Brother printer’s front cover and pull out the preinstalled drum unit.
  • Then, take out the supplied starter toner cartridge, insert it into the drum unit, and press it until it fits in its place.
  • Insert the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly into the printer, press it firmly, and close the printer’s front door.

Load paper

  • Extend the paper tray from the printer and slide the paper width and length guides towards the edges.
  • Then, take a stack of paper, fan, and align them neatly.
  • Then, insert it into the paper tray with the print side facing down and slide the paper width and the length guides against the paper.

Turn on your printer

Take out the supplied power cord, connect one of the ends to the rear of the printer and the other end to an electrical socket.

  • Then, turn on your Brother printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Now, choose your preferred language.

Software installation

  • Take out the CD-ROM given along with the printer and insert it into your computer's CD drive.
  • If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, you can download the printer driver from the Brother website.
  • On your computer, launch your default browser, and visit the official support page of Brother.
  • In the search area, type Brother HL-L2321D and press Enter.
  • It’ll show you a list of products related to your search. Choose your printer model, and it will take you to the product support page.
  • On the product support page, from the list of options, click Downloads.
  • On the Downloads page, it will detect your OS and show you the recommended drivers for the detected OS. You can also change the OS according to your preference. Choose your preferred OS family, its version, and press the OK button. 
  • Now, it will show you a list of drivers compatible with the chosen OS. Select your preferred language from the drop-down and the driver you need. 
  • Read the end-user license agreement on the driver download page and click Agree to the EULA and Download.

Then the driver starts to download in the background, and once it is completed, you can access it in the saved location. Next, open the file from the saved destination, run the setup file, and install it on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.

When the installation is completed, the Connect the machine screen will be displayed on your computer. 

Connect your printer and computer using a USB cable. Then, open the printer driver and start printing.

02. Installation of the Brother HL-L2350DW printer

Unpack

  • Unpack your Brother HL-L2350DW printer box, and take out the printer and everything you received along with it.
  • Your package includes the Brother HL-L2350DW printer, drum unit and toner cartridge, installation disc, and a quick setup guide.
  • Remove all the packing tapes and the protective coverings from the printer and its components.

Installation of the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly

  • Open the front door of the printer.
  • Install the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly into its holder and press it until it fits in its place.
  • Then, close the front door of your Brother printer.

Load paper

  • Pull out the paper tray entirely out of the printer.
  • Slide the paper guides towards the edges.
  • Fan and align the paper neatly and load them into the paper tray with the print side facing down.
  • Slide the edge guides against the paper and insert the paper tray completely into the printer.
  • Make sure not to load the paper more than the indicated limit.

Connect the power cord

  • Connect the power cord to your Brother printer and an electrical socket. Then, press the Power button on your printer to turn on your printer.
  • Choose your preferred language using the up and down arrow buttons.
  • Now, proceed to install the software on your computer and connect your printer to it.

Software installation and wireless setup

Take out the installation disk given along with your printer and insert it into the CD drive of your computer. 

When the Brother screen appears on the screen, double-click the CD-ROM icon and run the start.exe file. Then, install the downloaded driver on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.

If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, download the appropriate printer driver recommended for your OS from the official support page of Brother. In your browser, visit the official support page of Brother. In the search field, type Brother HL-L2350DW and press Enter. Then, download an appropriate driver recommended for your OS. Once the download is concluded, you can access it in the destination folder. Open the downloaded folder, run the setup file, agree to the license agreement, and install it on your computer just by following the on-screen prompts. Once the connection is successful, the Connect the machine screen will be displayed on the computer. Select your preferred connection type and follow the on-screen steps accordingly.

If you are connecting your printer to the wireless network, make sure to connect your printer to the same network to which your computer is connected.

  • You can connect the Brother HL-L2350DW printer wirelessly using Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and WPS.
  • For connecting your printer to the wireless network using the WPS method, on your printer, press the Menu button and go to the Network option using the up and down arrow buttons; then, press the OK button. 
  • Then, navigate to the WLAN option and press the OK button.
  • Then, navigate to the WPS option and press the OK button. Now, on the printer's LCD screen, “WPS Enable?” will be displayed; choose Yes.
  • Now, press the WPS button of your router. The network connection will be established within two minutes. Once the connection is successful, you will be informed with the message “Connected” on your printer screen.
  • Then, connect your computer to the same router’s network, open the installed printer driver, and start printing. 

You have now explored the features of two different models of Brother printers and compared them.

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