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Adding the Brother MFC-7820N Network Printer to Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix

If your Brother MFC-7820N is already running on your network, you can follow the instruction here to get it to work with your Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix computer. You don't need the driver disk at all, Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix will find the driver and install it for you.

On your Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix computer, select "System" tab. Then select "Printing" from the application list. If you never installed a printer before, the "Printing" screen will be blank. Otherwise, you might see some printers there. In either case, click the "Add" button on the top left-hand corner.

You will be presented with the "Select Device" screen. Click on "Network Printer". Then click on "Find Network Printer". After you do so, on the right side of the screen, you'll see a text field labeled "Host:". Type the IP address of your Brother MFC-7820N network printer into the text field. For example, the IP address for the printer on my network is "", so that's what I would enter in that field. Click the "Find" button after typing in the printer IP address.

"IPP ( (" will show up on the left side with the IP address you specified filled in for "". It will be selected as well. Click on the "Forward" button on the lower right-hand side of the screen.

Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix will attempt to find the driver for your Brother MFC-7820N printer. It may take some time, but it will find the driver in the search result. It is inactive. You will have to activate it by clicking on the "Activate" button.

Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix then attempts to download the install the driver that it found for your printer. Obviously, your computer must be on the Internet to perform this step.

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