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    How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    From the printers list, I see the printer I have on my wireless network. Actually the printer appears twice on the list. I think that may be because it is hard-wired to one of my computers and I'm using it as a wireless (WiFi) printer on all the rest of my computers. The two choices I have from the list on Ubuntu 12.04 are:
    1. Queue: Binary_P1 and the 2nd gives a description, not a queue as
    2. appSocket/JetDirect network printer via DNS-SD

    I'm guessing the first one is the one I want. Anyway, I select it and click "forward" and the first dialog box is "searching For Drivers" then I get another dialog box "Additional Drivers" and the system seems to "hang" at this point. Probably because it can't find a driver for the printer???

    I get the same results if I try to install the 2nd version on the list.

    Any words of wisdom regarding how I can go about to get this printer installed? You guiys have bailed me out on several problems I've had and I'm hoping you can once agqain save the day. TIA...

    Dr. Bob

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    I can't speak to your particular model but I have an early Brother MFC and just used the deb installer from Brother. Worked fine and saved me from a lot of headaches.

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...dlid=dlf006893

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    The safest and most reliable way is to go to the Brother site:http://welcome.solutions.brother.com.../en/index.html
    Download and install all the drivers following the instructions on the site. Read the instructions carefully and make sure to do the pre-requirements.

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    untrustytahr:

    Thanks! That worked great. Also gave me a chance to re-learn a little command line stuff in the process.

    -Dr. Bob

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    Gifford: That's exactly what I did. Thank you for your response! Works great.

    -Dr. Bob

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    Glad you got it solved.
    In my experience, installing following the instructions on the Brother site has always been the best.

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    I'd like to mark ths thread as "Solved" but can't find a way to do so. Any advice?

    -Dr. Bob

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    Re: How to Install Brother MFC-J430w Wireless Printer

    Glad you got it working. Be careful with the CLI... once you know what it can do you'll never go GUI

    Marking solved (et. al):
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...51#post4527051

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