Re: Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC-J5720DW with cups?
On Sat 12 Mar 2016 at 15:27:00 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 12 March 2016 15:01:58 Brian wrote:
> > On Sat 12 Mar 2016 at 14:08:58 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > My Brother HL3170CDW has a wireless interface, but no clue as to its
> > > usability with airprint, mainly because I have it disabled in its
> > > own menu's and have not explored that route to moving data.
> > The existence of a wireless interface on a printer has no bearing on
> > whether it supports AirPrint. Many printers have wireless interfaces
> > and do not support AirPrint.
> > In addition, an AirPrint printer does not need wireless capability on
> > it; it is not a requirement. The only requirement is for the printer
> > to broadcast mDNS.
> > You can see what your printer does by using the novel idea of looking
> > at its manual. Guess what? :)
> Never seen it, its an exra cost thing only available to servicing dealers
> I believe.
Specifications for your printer are not avaialable online? Brother do
not tell you what the printer does? if you cannot be bothered to look,
why should I. Is there an unbelieving emoticon?
> > https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201311
> > You are the only person in this thread to own up to having an AirPrint
> > Brother printer. That places you in an ideal position to test the
> > ideas proposed in this thread and assist the OP.
> I didn't claim AirPrint, only that it could have a wlan connection IF it
> was enabled, which it isn't.
I understood that.
But you can claim to have an Airport printer!
> > I'm interested in what
> > avahi-browse -art > discovered
> > gives.
> > Would you please post the output here? A minimum of a Jessie install
> > is needed for something useful.
> I'm still on wheezy, ....
Nothing useful to be gained from the output then.