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Brother HL3142CW (LED Laser Printer, 2400x600dpi, WiFi, USB)

Laser Printer Brother, Laser Printer, USB, WiFi

Brother HL3142CW (LED Laser Printer, 2400x600dpi, WiFi, USB)
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The Brother HL3142CW is a LED Laser printer, that can be connected via USB or WiFi. Brother provides drivers for Linux users for download. This driver is available in RPM and in DEB file format.

Under Ubuntu this driver can be installed in the following way. First, it should be assured that necessary dependencies for the driver are fulfilled and needed directories are available:

sudo apt-get install cups csh
sudo mkdir -p /var/spool/lpd/
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/cups/model/

The driver files can be downloaded e.g. with wget:


and installed with the package management system:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture *3040cnlpr*.deb
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture *3040cncupswrapper*.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

Afterwards, the printer configuration should be started with


which now should automatically recognize the HL-3142CW.

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