Brother printer disappeared

After a while, my Brother MVC 9840 CDW printer (which I installed using this method) disappeared.

No idea why. So I deleted it and reinstalled it. When I went to reinstall it, the original IP-address method wasn’t available. Instead I picked: Network Printer -> Brother MFC-9840CDW and accepted the host and queue as filled in by the configuration dialog. When I did that, no luck.

Instead, I selected AppleTalk/HP Jet Direct since I knew the printer supported that protocol as well. Then I had to enter the IP address of the printer and accepted the default port (9100). Once that was done, I could again print a test page and use up all my ink.

One Response to Brother printer disappeared

  1. Gabriel says:

    How can I install the driver Brother MFC-440cn on Ubuntu with all its functions (scan, photo, copy and fax)?

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