You need to print an important document and a notification appears that your brother mfc-l2740dw is offline. What does printer offline mean? And, more importantly, how to solve brother printer offline problems. This common offline printer problem occurs with many connected printers and can be easily resolved in just a few steps. Learn how to get your printer online and running quickly with these simple instructions.

Why brother mfc-l2740dw keeps going offline

Although offline printer error messages can be frustrating. When a printer marks that it is offline. Unfortunately, a brother printer is offline and cannot receive or process new jobs. It is advisable to pause all printing until you resolve the issue. If you have print jobs queued, you may need to cancel them until you reconnect the printer. Just remember to save work so you can print projects later.

Reasons behind the printer offline errors:

  • Outdated drivers
  • Connection issues
  • Configuration error

How to change Brother mfc-l2740dw printer status from offline to online

You may need to manually specify the printer you want to be the default. Follow these steps to solve this problem on the computer. Before starting, make sure you have downloaded and installed all updates for the operating system and set the default printer.

  • Use the search box or ask Cortana to open “Devices”.
  • Select “Printers and scanners”.
  • Make sure the box next to “Allow Windows to manage my default printer” is not checked. Click the box to uncheck it if necessary.
  • Choose your printer from the list provided.
  • If your printer appears multiple times, select the version that shows “inactive” or “online” status.
  • Click on “Manage”.
  • Click “Set as default”.

Select your printer from the devices shown. Right-click and select “Set as default printer”. Now try printing again. If your device still shows “offline” status, continue to the next section.