Sunday, December 28, 2008

CUPS - Wifi Brother HL-2170W

basics (through USB)

Appears there are several steps.
1. Unbox and confirm printer works using test page.
2. The Brother drivers appear to come only in .deb and .rpm formats, so I verified the rpm program was installed (if not, netpkg rpm).
3. Download rpm printer drivers from Brother site, both the cupswrapper and the lprdrivers.
4.Install the lpr driver
# rpm -ihv --nodeps brhl2170wlpr-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm
5. Install the cupswrapper
# rpm -ihv --nodeps cupswrapperHL2170W-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm
6. Verify these have properly installed by finding them in the results from this command:
# rpm -qa
7. Turn-off printer and connect with USB. Turn-on printer.
8. Add printer to CUPS
# lpadmin -p Brother -E -v usb://dev/usb/lp0 -m HL2170W.ppd
9. Restart CUPS
# service restart cups
10. Should work

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