I can't get my Brother HL 2270 DW printer to work wirelessly in 18.04, from a clean install on a Dell XPS 13 9360. I've tried for hours, days, using all the methods I can find in various forums, including going through CUPS, installing the Brother drivers via the terminal. Even worse, I don't know what IPP means, or DHCP, or PPD, or CUPS. It's pretty excruciating, as I increasingly find Linux to be, after having children and not having anymore the spare hours to find solutions for simple things. (Apologies for expressing frustration!).
I reset the network on the printer, can print via USB connection, but even when I get the printer to appear in my DHCP client list (via TPLink router), I can't ping it from my PC.
Any advice for an ignoramus?