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Author Topic: [Solved] Unable to Network Print with Brother Printer  (Read 3256 times)
lagagnon
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« on: November 23, 2008, 11:02:39 am »

Using VL 5.9 SOHO and a Brother MFC-465CN networked printer. This printer is supposed to work fine in Linux. Printer is networked into my router, IP address 192.168.0.104 and I have set the router so that IP address is static. The printer works fine with my wife's Windows machine. I have downloaded the appropriate Linux CUPS driver for the Printer from the Brother website and CUPS now sees the driver. CUPS also sees the Printer as URI socket://192.168.0.104. Print jobs just seem to disappear into the ether however, absolutely no kickstarting the printer whatsoever. I have also tried a different CUPS URI such as lpd://192.168.0.104 and ipp://192.168.0.104 to no avail. I do not have any firewall on this machine. There are no obvious error messages in /var/log/cups.

Any ideas on where to start diagnozing this problem would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 11:24:45 am »

i found this
For the Device dropdown menu, select AppSocket/HP JetDirect
for the URI socket://192.168.0.104:9100
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 08:17:39 pm »

What I use for my Epson inkjet connected through the print server in my router is 192.168.2.1:515/lpt1. For the LaserJet connected to a print server I use 192.168.2.50:515/lpt1. Those are fixed IP addresses. I use fixed IP addresses for my four networked computers and print servers because I found it to be easier than doing other things to make sure the print server IP addresses didn't change.

When you find something that works write it down so that the next time you have to install the printer you won't have to experiment all over again.<g> I found that out the hard way several years ago and things have been fine ever since.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 12:34:15 pm »

Thanks to all for your comments. DId a few tests and realized I must have missed a step along the way. For this printer one must install the LPR package first before the CUPS driver, I had neglected the LPR step. DOH, what a dummy I was.  Embarrassed  Everything working terrific now. I must say I can highly recommend HP and Brother printers/scanners - they seem to have really got their act together in terms of Linux support.
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