Printing from Unix/Linux Using TCP/IP
Brother Print/Fax servers are supplied with the Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite. Since virtually all
UNIX host computers support TCP/IP, this capability allows a printer
to be shared on a UNIX Ethernet network. As with all protocols,
TCP/IP communications can proceed concurrently while other
protocols are active, this means that UNIX, NetWare, Apple, and
other computers can share the same Brother print server over an
The Linux operating system uses the same setup procedures as
standard Berkeley UNIX systems. Refer to this chapter for a typical
GUI based Linux installation.
The Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol
automatically assigns an IP address from the range:
169.254.1.0 to 169.254.254.255. If you want to disable the
APIPA protocol, set APIPA to Off using the machine control
panel. For more information, see APIPA on page 10-9. If the
APIPA protocol is disabled, the default IP address of a Brother
Print/Fax server is 18.104.22.168. To change it, use the control
panel, the BRAdmin Professional utility, Web BRAdmin
software or let your DHCP server allocate an IP address to the
To learn how to configure the IP address on your machine, see
Chapter 11 of this User's Guide.
The default password for Brother Print/Fax servers is access.
The default name for a Brother Print/Fax server is usually
BRN_xxxxxx (where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the
Ethernet address of the Print/Fax server).
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