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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Whakatane, NZ

    Question enabling wireless printing...

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to enable wireless printing on my Brother MFC255CW Printer. I've followed this guide (, and all goes well until I get to the part where it says 'modify printer'...

    Then 'localhost:631' requests a User Name and Password.

    I have no idea what either would be!

    Could they be a generic user name and password, or something specific? How would I go about changing it if it were specific.

    Any help would be very much appreciated!
    Last edited by Baldrick_NZ; October 13th, 2012 at 05:49 AM.
    Windows free since '09 - never looked back!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: enabling wireless printing...

    I use what I think is a simpler procedure. First I assign a static i.p. address to the printer using the printer's control panel. I've had good luck using appsocket so I stick with that. Next I open this app:
    How to get to this depends on what you have installed. I use F2 then "system-config-printer". Right-click the printer icon and left-click "properties". The default Device URI is something like "usb://something. Change the device URI to reflect the printer's i.p. address and I'm in business.


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