Airport Express & Brother HL-2040 compatibility issues

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I spent 30 minutes on the phone with Apple today trying to solve a compatibility issue b/w Airport Express (refurbished unit from Apple) and a Brother Laser printer HL-2040. The printer and the iMac work fine together, but the printer and the AP Express don't work together. I know that Brother makes a HL-2070 (network laser), but I didn't think I needed a network printer with the AP Express. Has anyone else had any similar issues with a Brother HL-2040 printer and AP Express?



I think I'll exchange it for a Canon MF3110, hopefully there are no issues with this printer. Usually, Canon products work well with Apple.



Thanks,

Mark

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 1
    watch it...



    Canon printers do not support Mac printer sharing!



    Found out the hard way when I got a Canon Pixma 3000 and called Canon about it, meanwhile, Windows printer sharing works perfectly





    That's what Virtual PC is for I guess... I use it so I can print from Mac





    As for the Brother printer, give Gimp Print drivers a try. I use it to allow my mac to print from a windows computer that has a Brother MFC-3200C and it works perfectly.



    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3
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