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JohnnyF 01-26-2013 07:50 PM

Brother Printer compatibility
I have a wireless printer, a Brother MFC J825DW and would like to use it with my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I have a laser printer (an HP) which works, but the wireless printer would be an advantage. I am unsure where to start. I thought that the wireless signal would be detected by Ubuntu, but it hasn't. Any help re the steps I sould follow would be appreciated. Thanks. John

allend 01-26-2013 10:59 PM

My Brother MFC J825DW came with a CD. There are full instructions available in the "Network User's Guide" accessible from /document/userguide/<language>/top.pdf. It sounds like you will want to set up a 'Ad Hoc' mode connection. Consult your distribution documentation on setting up your computer's wireless connection in Ad Hoc mode.

yvesvanbelle 02-01-2013 03:20 AM

Hello JohnnyF, just use the Inst. Wizard. in the Menu, Network, WLAN and make a connection with your router. Next download and install the printer driver from the link below. Go to the printer configuration in Ubunut and change the port to a HP Socket port with the IP address of your MFC-J825DW.

Printer Driver:

Best regards,


JohnnyF 02-01-2013 03:34 PM

Thank you
I'll give it a go as you suggest.Regards.

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