Brother HL-2270DW

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It's a networked printer. Most operating systems will find it automatically if you're connected to any of these wifi networks:

  • sudomesh
  • sudoroom
  • sudoroom24g2
  • sudoroom2.4ghz
  • sudoroom5ghz
  • basement
  • Omni Ballroom

If you have trouble over the network, you can also connect by USB.


Model: Brother HL-2270DW
Model website:
user guide
network user's guide
Features: B&W laser duplex wifi
wifi mac address: 00:22:58:18:DD:FD
ethernet mac address: 00:1B:A9:56:22:ED

Configured to connect to the SSID "sudomesh" with static IP

You can access its web interface from the sudo network:

The user is "user" and its password is "sudoroom" - the admin password is kept by Yar

Original listserv announcement:

HELP! how do i stop it printing stuff nobody wants?

if you're printing from linux, try emptying your local print spool by typing lprm

also try the printer's web interface maybe

bare-metal linux instructions

  1. Install & run CUPS
    • On Ubuntu/Mint:
      • apt-get install cups
      • service start cups
    • On Debian:
      • apt-get install cups
      • /etc/init.d/cups start
    • On Arch Linux:
      • pacman -Syu cups
      • systemctl start cups
  2. You configure CUPS through the browser at: http://localhost:631/admin
  3. Click on Add Printer. It will ask you for your root password. This is very insecure but it's how some stupid Linux things work!
    • User Name: root
    • Password: your root password
  4. Under Other Network Printers, select: LPD/LPR Host or Printer and press continue
  5. Under Connection, enter this string: lpd://
  6. Choose a name, description & location you will remember, then press continue
  7. Under Make, select Brother. Press continue.
  8. Under Model, select: Brother HL-1250 Foomatic/hl1250 (recommended).
  9. Press Add Printer.
  10. Try printing a test page!

Getting More Toner

Bring the empty toner cartridge to Cartridge World and they will give you a full one for $50ish. They reuse the cartridges. They've always had plenty of this model in stock. If you know of a cheaper alternative please edit this wiki.

It's just down the road, 1.5 miles away. " Directions

Make sure you bring just the cartridge and not the entire drum thing. Those are more expensive and breakable.