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I've looked for instructions at the brother website but it seems terribly outdated. I can use it as a printer but not as a scanner in my office, but I need several machines with the ability to scan documents over the network.

Is there a way to get it to work as I describe?

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What, if anything, have you tried so far? Can you report any error messages to add to your question? –  Kevin Bowen Feb 14 '13 at 23:28
    
Though for a different model brother, check this question and see if it helps askubuntu.com/questions/43354/… –  James Feb 14 '13 at 23:44
    
here is the link I tried to no avail: welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/… –  Bruno Henrique Feb 15 '13 at 21:21
    
What I'm really looking for is way to search for the scanner over the network, much in the same way I did with it to use the printer. Does anyone know how can I do this? –  Bruno Henrique Feb 15 '13 at 21:27
    
Following the procedure from the link above, my system can't find the scanner and I really don't know what to do now... –  Bruno Henrique Feb 15 '13 at 21:37
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