I have a Brother MFC-7360N printer at home and there is also one at work. I wanted to to get Cloudprint working with Android devices rather than use the Android app Brother provide, which is great when it works but deeply frustrating (for my wife) when it doesn’t.
What I describe below is how to Cloudprint enable “Classic printers” using Debian Wheezy.
Install CUPS and the Cloudprint requirements.
sudo apt-get install cups python-cups python-daemon python-pkg-resources
Install the MFC-7360N Drivers
I used the URL below to access the
.deb files required.
If you’re running a 64-bit Debian, then install
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
Download and install the MFC-7360N drivers.
wget -c http://download.brother.com/welcome/dlf006237/mfc7360nlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb wget -c http://download.brother.com/welcome/dlf006239/cupswrapperMFC7360N-2.0.4-2.i386.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfc7360nlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-all cupswrapperMFC7360N-2.0.4-2.i386.deb
Edit the CUPS configuration file commonly located in
and make the section that looks like:
# Only listen for connections from the local machine. Listen localhost:631 Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock
look like this:
# Listen on all interfaces Port 631 Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock
Modify the Apache specific directives to allow connections from everywhere
as well. Find the follow section in
<Location /> # Restrict access to the server... Order allow,deny </Location> # Restrict access to the admin pages... <Location /admin> Order allow,deny </Location> # Restrict access to the configuration files... <Location /admin/conf> AuthType Default Require user @SYSTEM Order allow,deny </Location>
Allow All after each
Order allow,deny so it looks like this:
<Location /> # Restrict access to the server... Order allow,deny Allow All </Location> # Restrict access to the admin pages... <Location /admin> Order allow,deny Allow All </Location> # Restrict access to the configuration files... <Location /admin/conf> AuthType Default Require user @SYSTEM Order allow,deny Allow All </Location>
Add the MFC-7360N to CUPS.
If your MFC-7360N is connected to your server via USB then you should be
all set. Login to the CUPS administration interface on
http://yourserver:631 and modify the MFC7360N printer (if one was
created when the drivers where installed) then make sure you can print
a test page via CUPS before proceeding.
Install Cloudprint and Cloudprint service
wget -c http://davesteele.github.io/cloudprint-service/deb/cloudprint_0.11-5.1_all.deb wget -c http://davesteele.github.io/cloudprint-service/deb/cloudprint-service_0.11-5.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i cloudprint_0.11-5.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i cloudprint-service_0.11-5.1_all.deb
Google accounts with 2 step verification enabled need to use an application-specific password.
sudo service cloudprintd login
You should see something like this.
Accounts with 2 factor authentication require an application-specific password Google username: [email protected] Password: Added Printer MFC7360N
Start the Cloudprint daemon.
sudo service cloudprintd start
If everything is working correctly you should see your printer the following page:
Printing from mobile devices
Add the Google Cloud Print app to Android devices and you’ll be able to configure your printer preferences and print from Android..
Chrome and Chromium
When printing from within Google Chrome and Chromium you can now select Cloudprint as the destination and choose your printer.