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How to Install Brother Printers and Scanners
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earl


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Location: Halifax, Vermont, USA

PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013, 23:23    Post subject:  

@ rcrsn51,

Okay, I may have gotten too cocky... I got the Printers HL-2170W and MFCJ4410DW to both work! As suggested, I made their IP's static!

Note PleasyPort LAN scanner does not always find their IP's...

Both printers are wireless and therefore so is the scanner. I have tried various combinations of - brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFCJ4410DW 192.168.1.5 yields a Invalid IP_ address or NODENAME

I am lost as to where to go next - help???

ALSO how do you create a pet file for the various printers you have helps folk's with?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 08:06    Post subject:  

Code:
brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFC-J4410DW ip=192.168.1.5

Notice the hyphen in the name. Also the "ip="

I have some scripts for making the PETS. Basically, they do a debbi install, then collect all the installed files into a PET.

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Note PleasyPort LAN scanner does not always find their IP's...

Try setting PeasyPort's network device speed setting to Slow. That might work better.
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earl


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 08:57    Post subject:  

@rcrsn51

Well, you have solved my senior moments yet one more time... No excuse for the "ip=" but the "-" in the model number would never have been caught by me!!!

Needless to say it now works. Xsane does not have a "wireless" tab (but you know that), however this does not seem to matter, all tabs work.

Peasyscan is very nice. You have a great help thread for this program,

Note: I lowered the network speed in Peasyport LAN scan and it has not missed a port since - my second laptop, or the two each ports for the printers. by the way what is 9100 for?

Again many thanks!

Earl
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 09:18    Post subject:  

The 9100 is a port number. Most networked printers advertise their presence on the network using the HP Jet Direct protocol which works on port 9100.

Scan your HL-2170W for open ports. It may also show Port 139. If so, it also uses Windows NETBIOS file/print sharing.
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earl


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 09:50    Post subject:  

192.168.1.30 : 80
192.168.1.30 : 515
192.168.1.30 : 631
192.168.1.30 : 9100

All from HL-2170W

Still on my learning curve!

Now to get the bride away from the HP laptop with Windows 8...

Earl
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 09:58    Post subject:  

earl wrote:
192.168.1.30 : 80
192.168.1.30 : 515
192.168.1.30 : 631
192.168.1.30 : 9100

All from HL-2170W

No Port 139. My old HL-2070N shows Port 139, but maybe Brother decided that Windows emulation was a bad idea.

Port 80 is the admin server running on the printer, so you can access it through your web browser.

Ports 515 and 631 are more traditional printer ports. In Puppy, you could manually set up this printer in CUPS using either the lpd:// or ipp:// protocols instead of socket://, which is using Port 9100.
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perdido

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jan 2014, 17:28    Post subject: Brother MFC-J450DW  

Hello rcrsn51,

Thank You! I wish to report success on my install of model MFC-J450DW Brother Printer in Puppy Precise 5.7.1

I followed your install instructions from page 1 of this thread using the debbi PET. It complained like you said it would but everything works fine.
I tested the printer using a USB connection, then I uninstalled the printer in CUPS. Then connected the printer to my wireless router, went back to CUPS and added the wireless printer. Success!

Then I installed the scanner driver using debbi, it went well with no errors. I had one difference using hokal's instructions for setting up the wireless scanner. On mine the command started with brsaneconfig4, the other info from hokal was the same. Also if you just run brsaneconfig4 is shows the help screen.

So the MFC-J450DW command is >brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFC-J450DW ip=192.168.x.x
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hokal's original instructions are;
Remark for Brother Scanners in a Network:
execute a command like: >brsaneconfig2 -a name=scanner model=DCP-315CN ip=192.168.x.x
Start Sane, choose USB Port and Sane will find your network scanner!
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ToshibaSatellite

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun 2014, 20:56    Post subject: How to Install Brother Printers and Scanners
Subject description: download and install instructions for printer drivers
 

Thanks, rcrsn51 for the instructions! I am ecstatic that I could follow them and print a document even though I adopted my Puppy June 14 2014.
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amj

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb 2015, 15:08    Post subject:  

I have a small monochrome Brother HR-1110 printer that I would like to get working with Puppy precise 5.6.1.

The documentation that came with the printer instructs me to go to http://solutions.brother.com/ to find a Linux driver. When I type in that URL I get a 'page does not exist' message.

Does anyone know where I might find a suitable driver?
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb 2015, 15:29    Post subject:  

amj wrote:
Does anyone know where I might find a suitable driver?

Have you read the first post in this thread?
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Feb 2015, 15:57    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Have you read the first post in this thread?


I have it sorted now. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Apr 2015, 21:28    Post subject:  

I have a brand new Brother MFC-J470DW. Everything's working, but I wanted to note that, for this printer, the stuff that is reported in the first post as being in /usr/local/Brother is actually in /opt/Brother. Took me a minute with pFind.

I don't know if that warrants an edit, but I thought I'd mention it nonetheless.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Apr 2015, 22:28    Post subject:  

Thanks. I have added that to the instructions.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr 2015, 12:59    Post subject:  

Glad to help Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 07 May 2015, 16:07    Post subject:  

Rebuilt my savefile due to suspected corruption (anything I added that did so much as touch on networking, forced a hard shutdown).

Now of course I can't print. Looks like CUPS is trying, but not getting there.

I'm using IP4CUPS, CUPS1.3.11, and Carolina Vanguard RC2 on the software end of things. Hardware wise, it's a Brother MFC-470DW printer, just like installed flawlessly last time.

Installed debbi.
Installed the two DEB files using debbi.(the one ending in 'lpr' first).
Installed IP4CUPS.
Deleted the printer as installed by the DEBs (it was pointing to lp0 which is clearly incorrect) and manually reinstalled according to IP4CUS directions.

Upon attempting to print a test page, CUPS reports that it's connected to the printer, and the printer's LCD lights up. Then the localhost:631 page refreshes and the job is gone as if it'd printed, which it hasn't.

I suspect that this may be a network thing... I'm connected wirelessly (wlan0) but arp-scan kept wanting to do stuff with eth0, which is unconnected to everything. I had to actually manually force it to wlan0 for arp-scan and the IP4CUPS script to work. I'll note that Frisbee is (supposedly) disabled and I'm connecting with SNS. (I positively cannot stand Frisbee... the UI is horrible.)

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