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HL-2135W Brother Linux Driver Installation

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Here we assume that your HL-2135W Brother printer is already connected to your network and you know the IP address of your printer or it is already connected to your computer using USB cable. If that is the case first stem is to got to Brother official website and download updated “Linux-brprinter-installer” installer. There is no point to insert the exact URL here as it will definitely change overtime. Depends on the package management your Linux distro uses choose either DEB or RPM. Once you are ready then:

Extract shell executable:

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# gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz

Start installation script. In the process you will need to agree to license and install additional packages. Not all output is displayed below, only the important parts.:

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bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1
Input model name ->HL-2135W

You are going to install following packages.
   hl2130lpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb
   cupswrapperHL2130-2.0.4-2.i386.deb
OK? [y/N] ->y
Brother License Agreement
Do you agree? [Y/n] ->Y
GPL License Agreement
Do you agree? [Y/n] ->Y
Need to get 40.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 137 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?Y
Will you specify the Device URI? [Y/n] ->Y ( ANSWER NO FOR USB !!! )
16 (I): Specify IP address.
17 (A): Auto. (dnssd://Brother%20HL-2130%20series._ipp._tcp.local/)

select the number of destination Device URI. ->16

 enter IP address ->10.1.1.27
lpadmin -p HL2130 -v socket://10.1.1.27 -E
Test Print? [y/N] ->y

wait 5s.
lpr -P HL2130 /usr/share/cups/data/testprint
Hit Enter/Return key.

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