This memo helps you to install the Multifunction printer BROTHER MFC-J4510DW using a network connection. Local printing though USB is not the goal of this memo.
You can download drivers from the Brother support page for your printer
You have 2 methods, you can run a script or do it yourself. Prefer the second option as the script is outdated
Using the install script (Outdated)
- Download the install script (linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz) then run:
gzip -d linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz
chmod +x linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1
sudo ./linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1 *PRINTER_NAME*
Then follow instructions, your device name can be found using the same command as the scanner installation above.
This way is working, not like the f* script...
1. Install Linux packages
sudo apt-get install cups
the driver use a filter binary compiled using 32 bit. You should be able to run a 32 bit binary on 64 bits by running the following command
sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
Note: use the ia32-libs package on older distributions
sudo apt-get install tcsh
I read that it is a required package, but I am not sure it's accurate.
Download all the driver packages from Brother website (See 1st chapter). Save them to ~/Downloads/printer/
2. Install driver
sudo dpkg --install -f *.deb
Note: Adapt the script to install only the downloaded files (*.deb)
Make sure your filter script is executable by running
If you see an error and the file is there, it means that you can not run a 32 bit application on 64 bit. (You probably forgot to install lib32/ia32 ?). The driver wont work if you can't run the filter. Be sure it's runnable via
chmod +x /usr/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_mfcj4510dw.
Note: My installation is not in English, so my translations can be inaccurate.
- Go on System Settings
- Open printer
- Click on "add"
- Choose "network printer"
- Then choose "Search for a network printer"
- Wait a few seconds
- Select one of the detected printer (I used the DNS-SD one via IPP)
- Click on "Next"
- On the driver selection screen, choose "Use a custom PPD file"
- Browse to the PPD of you printer (
- Click next and choose appropriate names then validate
- Cancel the "print a test page" dialog
- Go to your printer settings (properties)
- Configure your printer settings (Media-Size, Two-Sided, etc)
- Apply & Test
STEP 9-10 : You should be able to select your installed driver via "Brother > MFC-J4510DW CUPS" then "Brother MFC-J45DW CUPS [en]"
To scan through network, you have to install your scanner using terminal You should have your printer IP and your model name.
- Your model name should be
MFC-J4510DW. You can list all supported names by running
- Find your printer IP or nodename, you can check your printer properties or run
avahi-browse --all -v -r
This service will print all available network service on your network, it's your job to determine your printer IP address. You can also view your printer properties if needed.
- Try to ping your printer
- Install your printer by adapting the following command
brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFC-J4510DW nodename=BRN30055C2F6A43
Note: If you prefer your printer ip, use this command instead:
brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFC-J4510DW ip=X.X.X.X
- You should be able to scan through any app like Simple Scan