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  1. #1
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    Jan 2013

    Can't configure wireless printer with network

    I haven't been able to configure my new Dell laptop (with Ubuntu 12.04) to connect wirelessly with my new Brother HL-2270DW printer. When I use the Brother printer installation CD, it doesn't ask for my wireless network settings and doesn't recognize my existing wireless network. I read that this printer is supposed to easily work with Linux. Is this a printer issue rather than an Ubuntu one?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    I think I'm here! Maybe?

    Re: Can't configure wireless printer with network

    I would be very surprisded if the CD you have has any Linux driver software on it, unless things are starting to change markedly since I had to set up a Brother MFP.

    To get that working I had to download driver software from which was in the form of .deb packages. Have a look there to see if you can find what you need.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 16.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

  3. #3
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    Sep 2011
    Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Can't configure wireless printer with network


    There is also an installer script which I have had very good luck with. I recall the HL-2270DW printer required a patch when using the normal Brother .deb files. Here is a link to the Brother installer script:

    I didn't find using it exactly intuitive but once I figured it out it has worked quite well. I have not tried the installer on the HL-2270DW but it has worked well on several MFC- machines. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Oregon, USA
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Can't configure wireless printer with network

    Go to the Brother site:

    Take your time in setting up, follow the instructions for network printing.
    Post here again if you have any problems.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Re: Can't configure wireless printer with network

    if we sort of go backwards, and cover how to configure the scanning side of the Brother MF devices;

    and post #9 from here

    having installed the brscan4 driver used the command

    brsaneconfig4 -a name=DCP-7065DN model=DCP7065DN ip=
    where the poster explained that "The 201 is just my internal, DCHP-assigned Brother ethernet IP."

    he checked the install with

    brsaneconfig4 -q | grep DCP-7065DN
    and "It came back looking happy, including my internal IP address."

    Printer install

    this page

    talks of network install:

    Step 5b. (for Network Connection) Configure your printer on the cups web interface
    5b-1. Open a web browser and go to "http://localhost:631/printers".
    5b-2. Click "Modify Printer" and set following parameters.

    - "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" or "AppSocket/HP JetDirect" for Device
    - lpd://(Your printer's IP address)/binary_p1 for Device URI
    - Brother for Make/Manufacturer Selection
    - Your printer's name for Model/Driver Selection
    and gives this example of what a configured network printer looks like in CUPS

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    here is a YouTube video on how to configure a network printer

    is this helpful?
    Last edited by pdc; January 28th, 2013 at 02:35 AM.


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