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how do i make my brother printer hl-l2340dw wirelessly print

i have a brother printer hl-l2340dw connected by a usb to my computer running Ubuntu.   how do i make it wireless?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
http://download.brother.com/welcome/doc100122/cv_hll2340dw_eng_qsg_d00jez001_b.pdf

It appears it has a network interface. Can you check your particular model and see if there is an RJ45 jack on the printer. If so, set up the network at the Printer Control Panel and plug it in.

The directions to do this are in the link above.

If no network card, you would need to contact Brother Support and determine if you can add a card (and how much) and if you can add a wireless card (and how much).

They show wireless and wired directions in the manual above.
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
john hurst,
the cable that connects to the printer is usb.  not RJ45.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I understand, but in the instructions, it says models of that type have wireless and wired capabilities.

If there is no indication of network in your particular model, then it is not there.

In the latter case, it is likely better to get a more modern printer.
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Vish KTechnologistCommented:
You can use something called print server, if your printer doesn't have any kind of network access. They are little expensive though .
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
jon hurst.
it is now set up wired.  i thought it could be wiress though. we're just getting tired of the cables.  we = me and my brother or sister who put me in redcliner i am sitting in
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your printer can be wired (as it is) and your computer that prints to it can be wireless. So perhaps it could work that way.
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
vish,
tell me how

btw  this is making me miss speech to text  .  but please go on.   sorry i type slowly
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You install the printer driver on your computer. Remove the existing driver, restart, and install the driver again and select the networked printer

That works for me here.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
By the way you do not need a printer server at this point.
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Vish KTechnologistCommented:
Print server is used to make normal printers into network. Here is an example
http://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5525_TL-WPS510U.html
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is networked now according to the above . That made me observe that a print server would not be needed
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
john,
i unplugged my rj45 network connection an hour ago..  so i'm wifiv and wireless there.  i only have the printer cable and the comp. power cord.  power can go away for a few hours
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Vish KTechnologistCommented:
Or you can get a simple cheap wifi access point then connect your printer network to it, use access point as bridge. I can explain more if you need.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't understand why the printer needs to be wireless (it may already have wireless according to the setup document) . It is fixed in place, and plugged into AC. From there, any computer (wireless or wired ) can use the printer.

Does that work for you?
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dwcroninAuthor Commented:
my sister  split ths priter with me.  she wants cheap.  i will stay with the cable if i have to.  she says she thinks it worked wirelessly before.  i deal with the comp tho.  she needs the printer .  i understand them better.  she has a job, i'm pretty much her computer tech
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the additional information

It should work wired right now and you can check into the printers wireless capabilities at your leisure.

Printers work best wired if you can leave it in on spot
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Vish KTechnologistCommented:
I just realized that your printer has built in wireless, you may have to use brother configuration cd to configure it.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and best of luck with your printer.
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