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Not much luck getting my Brother working
Authored by: mattmend on Mar 17, '02 08:12:59PM

I'd be really interested in how you got your Brother working. I have an HL-1250 networked via a print server built into my broadband router that I've had zero luck printing to. I think I've tried just about everything. Might anyone have any suggestions? Choosing the LPR option doesn't seem to work nor does the setup instructions I discovered someone had created for creating a printer in Netinfo.

Thanks -

Matt



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solution for brother 1250:Not much luck getting my Brother working
Authored by: stefanbaumgart on Dec 09, '02 05:15:01PM
Hello,
I've got the same printer (brother 1250) and I had the same problem,
an easy way to get it work is to use the gimp-printer drivers
(http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3).
Before you do this you have to install "ESP Ghostscript 7.05.5", you can find this on the same page.
After installing the gimp driver go to the Print Center add a TCP/IP Printer,
select the ip the router is broadcasting the printer. Some routers, like mine,
digitus, use non standart ques like lpr, mine uses for example lp.
Finally add the printer.
Now select the printer in the Print Center Window and Press Command I, for printer information.
Select PPDs and as printer HP, all HP Models are now listed.
The brother 1250 is compatible with "HP LaserJet 4 series" so select this Printer.
Open your browser with http://localhost:631, you see the cups printermanager now, select
"Do Administration Tasks" and then "Manage Printers" here you might configure the
maximum resolution you allways want to print. The maximum is 600d pi.
After all this stuff you shout be able to print to your brother. Your Stefan ;-)

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