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Re: cups config for Brother HL-L2340DW

On 23/11/17 07:52, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
For the first time in my life, I was unable to configure a printer for
Before trying to replace it, I'm curious to know whether
somebody could make it(or a similar model) to work.
I had no problem with the wifi config. and no problem also when printing
from Windows, but no way with CUPS.  Of course, I looked at Google,
and tried several protocols, but none worked. Has anybody an idea?

I have the MFC-L2740DW. I guess that it is similar, but with scanning (and fax? Is that still a thing?)?

Mine works fine with these CUPS settings on my WLAN:
Name: Brother_MFC-L2740DW
Description: Brother MFC-L2740DW
Driver: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlcolor (recommended)

After configuration, the CUPS page reads:

Description:	Brother MFC-L2740DW
Driver: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlcolor (recommended) (color, 2-sided printing)
Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=two-sided-long-edge

For the record (and I do not think you have scanning capabilities), the only proprietary driver is the Brother scanner driver (brscan4 0.4.4-2 amd64). With this installed, I ran the following and the scanner then worked fine in XSane:

brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother_MFC-L2740DW model=MFC-L2740DW ip=

Kind regards,

Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>
New Zealand