Brother HL-L8260CDW is a color laser printer with duplex printing and wireless networking. As this printer supports wireless connectivity, you can connect any wireless device to it. If you are going to set up the printer for the first time, go through the steps given below to make it easier.

Unboxing the printer

  • Start by unpacking your printer.
  • Check the printer components.
  • You will get the following supplies along with your printer.
  • Brother installation disk
  • AC power cord
  • Product safety guide
  • Quick setup guide
  • Remove the packing materials from the outside of the printer.
  • Open the front door and remove the packing tape.
  • Take out each toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Remove the packing materials from the cartridges.
  • Refix the cartridges into the drum units and close the front door.
  • Remember to recycle the packing materials.

Loading paper

  • To begin with, pull the paper input tray from the printer.
  • Ensure that you have removed all the packing materials from the paper tray.
  • Slide apart the paper guides and fan a paper stack.
  • Insert the paper stack into the paper input tray.
  • Make sure not to load the paper more than the specified limit.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper guides.
  • Refix the tray into the printer.

Configuring the basic printer settings

  • Connect your printer to a wall outlet using the provided power cord.
  • Press the Power button to turn on your printer.
  • Select the Initial Setup option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  • Choose the Local Language option and press the OK button.
  • Select your desired language using the navigation keys and press the OK button.

You have now completed the hardware setup for your Brother HL-L8260CDW Printer. Continue reading the steps to complete the software setup.

Software setup

Use the provided Brother installation disk to install the printer driver on your computer. If your computer doesn’t support the CD-ROM, follow these steps to get the driver from the official Brother site.

Downloading the printer driver

  • Open the default browser and ensure that the Internet connection is stable.
  • Visit the official Brother site.
  • Click Support –> Support Center.
  • Type ‘Brother HL-L8260CDW’ in the search field and click Search.
  • Select the printer model from the search result.
  • Click the link below Downloads & Drivers.
  • Check if your OS version has been detected and is displayed in the Select Your Operating System (OS) section.
  • Click OK and choose the required manual from the available list.
  • If prompted, click the Agree to the EULA and Download button to download the driver file.

Installing the driver

  • Run the downloaded driver file and agree to the EULA.
  • Install the required software by selecting them in the driver installation wizard.
  • Choose your connection type from the following options.
  • Wireless network connection
  • Wired network connection
  • USB connection
  • Based on your connection type, establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • After completing the driver installation, print a test page to verify the connection.
  • Reboot your PC and check if the driver installation is successfully completed.

You have now completed the basic printersetup for your Brother HL-L8260CDW Printer.