Install and Configure Linux Driver for Brother MFC-J430w


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.

Setup MFC-J430w

To connect to AP

I have disable my SSID broadcast with WPA2 Personal (pre-shared key mode) with AES in my TP-Link TL-WR842ND with DD-WRTBrother MFC-J430w has no problem to connect.

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

If you have MAC filter enabled, you need to add the MAC of Brother MFC-J430w to your AP.

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

  1. Download and double-click to install LPR printer driver (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
  2. Download and double-click to install CUPSwrapper printer driver (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
  3. Launch Printer in YaST. You will see [MFCJ430W] is installed in [Printer Configurations].
  4. [Edit] this configuration.
  5. 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.
  6. Change the [Default Paper Size of the Current Driver] if necessary.
  7. Use [Print Test Page] to check it it works.

Line Printer Daemon protocol (LPR) is for command line while CUPS comes with GUI.

Install and Configure Scanner Driver

Scan from Applications

  1. Download and double-click to install Scanner driver 64bit (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
  2. Run brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother_Scanner model=MFC-j430w ip=[IP of Brother MFC-J430w] in terminal.
  3. 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

  1. Download and double-click to install Scan-key-tool 64bit (rpm package) from MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads for my OpenSuSE 13.1.
  2. Run brsane-skey brscan-skey in terminal.
  3. Use brsane-skey -l brscan-skey -l in terminal to test if Brother MFC-J430w has been detected correctly.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Other Thoughts

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

  1. Pull the plug
  2. Press and hold [Color] button. Then plug in to power socket at the same time.
  3. When you see [Maintenance] on screen, release the button.

Reset Error 46

  1. In maintenance mode, press “80”.
  2. Select [PURGE:000XXX” with Up/Down buttons.
  3. Enter “2783” to reset. When success, it will display [PURGE: 000000]
  4. Press [Stop] to return to the front page of maintenance mode.
  5. Input “99” to quite. The machine will reboot automatically.

Reference

  1. Brother: MFC-J430w
  2. Canon: PIXMA MP250
  3. Brother: MFC-J430w Linux (rpm) Downloads
  4. OpenSuSE: Portal: 13.1
  5. Debian
  6. DD-WRT for my TP-Link TL-WR842ND
  7. Wiki: Wi-Fi Protected Access: WPA2
  8. Wiki: Advanced Encryption Standard
  9. Wiki: MAC address
  10. Wiki: Wireless access point
  11. Wiki: Line Printer Daemon protocol
  12. Wiki: CUPS
  13. fixunix.com: CUPS vs. LPR for printer drivers – Ubuntu
  14. OpenSuSE Forums: Help With Wireless Scanner
  15. GIMP
  16. Brother: MFC-J430W Support & Downloads
  17. PrintDIY: MFC-J430W/MFC-7640DN/MFC-J5910DW進入維修程式(廢墨歸零 Error code 46)
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2 thoughts on “Install and Configure Linux Driver for Brother MFC-J430w

  1. this tut is very helpfull, but it has an mistake, that made me crazy 😀

    this “brsane-skey” has to be “brscan-skey”.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Christoph,

      Thank you for your kindly remind. It should help others, too. I appreciate your feedback and help! 🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Best regards,

      Amigo

      Like

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