My experience with Brother wireless printing is that it only requires changing the device URI. I do it via the app "system-config-printer (gnome?). This is installed by default in Xubuntu & Lubuntu and can be installed from repository on Ubuntu & gnome-shell. The default printer app borders on useless IMO. I created a desktop launcher but it can be invoked from a 'run'(alt-F2) box or terminal. I changed the I.P. address of the printer to static then change the device URI to
Originally Posted by idcrewdawg
where x=the printer's I.P. address. This has worked quite reliably for me.