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Old 09-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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help with network printer

I recently installed lubuntu 14.04 on my trusty old thinkpad, Mostly to get netflix working, with by the way, works pefictly. Thanks everyone for that!
My last problem now to divorce myself from ms is to get my network printer working.
I somehow had it working when I had 12.04. I believe I have the drivers installed correctly, but don't know how to check them. When I try to print a test page. I get unable to locate printer. The printer is a Brother MFC-J265W.
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Go to http://localhost:631/admin, add printer, choose driver
URL for Brother's network printers is: lpd://<PRINTER IP>/binary_p1
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Further to this, make sure you can ping your printer by IP address first. I've connected to a number of Brother network printers in the past, and in addition to LPD printing, they usually support the AppSocket protocol as well

socket://<IP address>
For reference, I can reach a work printer (HL-2150N model) using it's IP adress or hostname (thanks to avahi) with

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got it working. Thanks a lot.


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