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I'm trying to install a Brother driver for a printer that is connected to my router's WLAN. The driver asks me for an IP address, which I'm not sure how to give it, and I'm not entirely certain why it is necessary. The driver is from Brother's website

I've chosen the DNSSD option for the printer, and a test page prints, but I have to submit an IP address to finish the driver install.

How can I set up this printer?

ifconfig Reveals:

eno1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
    ether a0:1d:48:fa:67:c0  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
    RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
    inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
    inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
    loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
    RX packets 2740  bytes 223080 (223.0 KB)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 2740  bytes 223080 (223.0 KB)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

tun0: flags=4305<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
    inet 10.7.7.208  netmask 255.255.255.0  destination 10.7.7.208
    inet6 fe80::3f1a:4fc3:dde6:ae30  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
    unspec 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  txqueuelen 100  (UNSPEC)
    RX packets 125429  bytes 151411646 (151.4 MB)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 80076  bytes 7343109 (7.3 MB)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

vmnet1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
    inet 192.168.110.1  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.110.255
    inet6 fe80::250:56ff:fec0:1  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
    ether 00:50:56:c0:00:01  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
    RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 1158  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

vmnet8: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
    inet 192.168.50.1  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.50.255
    inet6 fe80::250:56ff:fec0:8  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
    ether 00:50:56:c0:00:08  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
    RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 1159  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

wlo1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
    inet 192.168.1.128  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.1.255
    inet6 fe80::82d9:a987:6fc0:ef4a  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
    ether e4:70:b8:f8:99:b8  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
    RX packets 147190  bytes 183578731 (183.5 MB)
    RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
    TX packets 59747  bytes 16899305 (16.8 MB)
    TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

IP Address Prompt

  • Does your printer have a Go button on it? If it does I read that you should hold that down for 10 seconds it will beep, then print the network configuration page and you should see your IP address for it. – Terrance Jun 1 '18 at 22:54
  • @Terrance I found that the printer has a feature which displays its IP address. – Sarah Szabo Jun 1 '18 at 23:06
  • So, does the printer have a 192.168.1.xxx IP address to match your wireless network subnet? – Terrance Jun 1 '18 at 23:07
  • It has 192.168.001.xxx Is this normal? – Sarah Szabo Jun 1 '18 at 23:11
  • Yeah, the leading zeros are fine. You can type them in as the IP it is looking for, or you can leave them out. Either way should be fine. – Terrance Jun 1 '18 at 23:13

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