Brother MFC L27000DW and Fedora 23

I bought this new device in order to have network printing and scanning and it works just fine. It was a pain to get it working tho.

Downloaded brscan4 and brscan-skey RPM packages from Brother site and fed the DNF tool with them.

Then I visited printers built-in web interface and configured it for static IP. You can do the same on your DHCP server if you prefer to.

And then - aaarghhh - the hidden trick which caused me headache:

$ brsaneconfig4 -a name=PRACOVNA model=MFC-L2700DW ip=

And done! Switch over to “Brother *PRACOVNA” scanner and you can scan over IP. I use “simple-scan” which is quick and nice tool that aims for easy scanning into PDF with multiple pages support. Highly recommended.

To all incoming documents, payslips and letters - you will be all archived!

Actually I haven’t configured printing because I use Google Cloud Print which is build in the device, but it should not be that hard. Frankly, I tried but it did not work. Drop me a line in comments if you know how to do that.

07 July 2016 | linux | fedora