Recently, I bought a new Brother MFC-J430w to replace my Canon PIXMA MP258. This is my first wireless MFC. Linux driver doesn’t comes with the CD, I need to download from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1. Pull down and select Linux (deb) from OS if you are using Debian.
To connect to AP
Press [Menu] button, then [Initial Setup] → [Network] → [Setup Wizard] → [<New SSID>]
To check the Assigned IP
Press [Menu] button, then [Network] → [TCP/IP] → [IP Address]
To check the MAC
Press [Menu] button, then [Network] → [MAC Address]
To setup Date and Time
I preferred to unplug the power cord when I don’t use it. Although the network settings are kept, date and time are missing.
Press [Menu] Button, then [Initial Setup] → [Date&Time]
Install and Configure Printer Driver
- Download and double-click to install LPR printer driver (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
- Download and double-click to install CUPSwrapper printer driver (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
- Launch Printer in YaST. You will see [MFCJ430W] is installed in [Printer Configurations].
- [Edit] this configuration.
- Use [Connection Wizard] to use the IP of Brother MFC-J430w in [Access Network Printer or Printserver Box via] → [TCP Port (AppSocket/JetDirect)] → [IP Address or Host Name] replace [USB Port]. You may press [Test Connection] to confirm it has been connected correctly.
- Change the [Default Paper Size of the Current Driver] if necessary.
- Use [Print Test Page] to check it it works.
Install and Configure Scanner Driver
Scan from Applications
- Download and double-click to install Scanner driver 64bit (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
- Run brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother_Scanner model=MFC-j430w ip=[IP of Brother MFC-J430w] in terminal.
- Launch Acquireimages or other scanner software to test if it works.
If you want to remove this configuration, run brsaneconfig4 -r Brother_Scanner in terminal.
Scan from MFC-J430w
- Download and double-click to install Scan-key-tool 64bit (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
brsane-skeybrscan-skey in terminal.
brsane-skey -lbrscan-skey -l in terminal to test if Brother MFC-J430w has been detected correctly.
- Press [SCAN] button, then [Scan to Image] → Choose the account you want to scan to → [OK] → [Start] button → choose 1 if there are more pages or 2 to stop.
- GIMP shall be launch and load the scanned image automatically.
If you choose [Scan to File] in step 4, it will create a new image file in [user home]/brscan folder.
The scan button support scan in color only.
* brsane-skey is a typo. It should be brscan-skey. It has been kindly corrected by Christoph Jodexnus. Thank you very much!
MFC-J430W／MFC-7640DN／MFC-J5910DW進入維修程式(廢墨歸零 Error code 46) on PrintDIY provides helps to reset counter.
Entering Maintenance Mode
- Pull the plug
- Press and hold [Color] button. Then plug in to power socket at the same time.
- When you see [Maintenance] on screen, release the button.
Reset Error 46
- In maintenance mode, press “80”.
- Select [PURGE:000XXX” with Up/Down buttons.
- Enter “2783” to reset. When success, it will display [PURGE: 000000]
- Press [Stop] to return to the front page of maintenance mode.
- Input “99” to quite. The machine will reboot automatically.
- Brother: MFC-J430w
- Canon: PIXMA MP250
- Brother: MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads
- OpenSuSE: Portal: 13.1
- DD-WRT for my TP-Link TL-WR842ND
- Wiki: Wi-Fi Protected Access: WPA2
- Wiki: Advanced Encryption Standard
- Wiki: MAC address
- Wiki: Wireless access point
- Wiki: Line Printer Daemon protocol
- Wiki: CUPS
- fixunix.com: CUPS vs. LPR for printer drivers – Ubuntu
- OpenSuSE Forums: Help With Wireless Scanner
- Brother: MFC-J430W Support & Downloads
- PrintDIY: MFC-J430W／MFC-7640DN／MFC-J5910DW進入維修程式(廢墨歸零 Error code 46)