I have a brother MFC-6490CW printer and I am unable to connect to it through my wireless network using ubuntu 14.04 due to not having a driver available... does the driver exist? if it does, how do I find/install it? thanks!
Yes they do exist, I have been using my MFC6490CW with Ubuntu since 2009, both for printing and scanning.
You can download the driver e.g. from the US support site. Select the deb versions. I have used the individual drivers, but you might want to try the
Driver Install Tool (listed at the top here) download it and follow its installation instructions:
Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-..-.gz)
The tool will be downloaded into the default "Download" directory. (The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.) e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download
Step2. Open a terminal window and go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step.
Step3. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:
Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-..-.gz
Step4. Get superuser authorization with the "su" command or "sudo su" command.
Step5. Run the tool:
Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-..- Brother machine name
Step6. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.
When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",
For USB Users: Choose N(No) For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI.
The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.