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Old 05-21-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Brother MFC 5440CN printer

Has anyone got the Brother MFC 5440 network printer to work in Mandriva? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by TWF
Has anyone got the Brother MFC 5440 network printer to work in Mandriva? Thanks.
Your model may differ, but the MFC-8840DN was about as simple as plugging it in. It obtained its IP address by DHCP, and nmap shows it runs lots of services out of the box.

Starting nmap 3.50 ( ) at 2006-06-23 14:58 EDT
Interesting ports on brother (
(The 1650 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
21/tcp   open  ftp
23/tcp   open  telnet
25/tcp   open  smtp
80/tcp   open  http
139/tcp  open  netbios-ssn
515/tcp  open  printer
631/tcp  open  ipp
8080/tcp open  http-proxy
9100/tcp open  jetdirect
Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 3.827 seconds
So you can ftp, upload (put) a file, and it gets printed. PostScript or plain ASCII text.
Or telnet to :9100 (jetdirect) and paste the file.
Surf HTTP to the printer to configure it.
Cups could talk IPP.
The printer also acts (:515) like a Unix host running lpd.

For regular use set it up in cups as "Generic Postscript", and printing from any applications I tried works fine.

Not sure if using a "driver" would buy me anything else? Maybe I could get duplex to work.



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