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Add printer I am using window vista, but I can not add printer via network. I am using brother printer, it is compatible with XP not vista so can you show me how to update drivers for vista

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    Machine came with installation CD for Microsoft Vista and I run on Microsoft XP. It seems that parts of the program has loaded and even prints, but ink is absent.

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I have HP Officejet 6500 connected via USB to office desktop. I also need print from vista laptops on the same wireless network as the desktop. How do you do it ?


Hi, I just completed this same query this week.

to set up my remote network i followed promts from windows and then had to run my windows xp startup disc on my vista laptop.

After that was complete i had to install the hp printer setup cd onto my vista laptop and connect the hp printer to my router using the ethernet cable. I followed the prompts on the vista as the cd continued to install. then at the end of it all it showed i had correctly installed the printer via wireless and asked me to do a practice print which i did and all seems fine.

I can now print from my vista laptop and my windows xp desktop. I hope this helps

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Add Network Printer If you have two or more computers in your house or office you will only need one printer installed on one computer for both to have printing privileges. This article shows you how to add a network printer to Windows Vista.
Add Network Printer Applies to Windows XP. Even though the instructions are similar to installing a network printer on Windows Vista, there are a few extra tips that might be interesting.
Enable Printer and File sharing How to enable in Windows XP And Vista. If you want to share a printer on your network you must enable printer sharing. It is not hard to do but it will not work if it is not enabled.
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I need to download brother HL 2070N


Hello Asma,

If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OSX 10.5 or greater all you need to do is plug in the printer via USB cable and allow it to auto detect or if you are using a network connection, just select "add Printer". The drivers are built in.

For Windows XP or Linux you need to download the drivers.
For Windows XP
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/ca/en/dlf/dlf/000000/000800/dlf000844.html?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en&prod=hl2070n_all&type2=1&os=7&flang=4&dlid=dlf000844

For Linux
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/index.html

Thanks,

Pat

Apr 14, 2011 | Brother HL-2070N Laser Printer

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WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBLE?


Yes, just use Windows 7 Update function to install proper drivers automatically. The drivers provided by Brother on CD do not work, though.

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How to install LAN Brother MFC-5840CN on Windows 7 when original CD only has XP driver. Windows Update list specifies MFC-5840CN USB, but machine has option for LAN - is the driver the right one?


You cannot use the full driver and software package now. BUT:
Printing is possible, scanning and FAX is not possible at the moment. You download the Vista driver (x32 or x64) from the official Brother site and install it with the Printer Wizard in Windows 7.

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Network printing in vista is offline


Is it shared over a network, or is the driver installed on each PC independently? Have you installed the proper Vista drivers on the Vista PC's? The Xp driver is likely not compatible with Vista. It may be (if you used a disc) that it doesn't contain the proper Vista drivers. I would try downloading the proper driver and re-installing on the Vista PC's.
get it here:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/ca/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all

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Brother's MFC-3240C All-In-One


I do not know if Windows Vista driver software for the MFC-3240C is available on CD/DVD.

You can download either the Full Driver & Software Package or the Add Printer Driver Wizard for Windows Vista ("regular" edition) from this page.

You can download either the Full Driver & Software Package or the Add Printer Driver Wizard for Windows Vista x64 Edition from this page.

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Printing from XP to a Brother 7820N as a networked printer


We have multiple 7820s in our office. This would be a configuration problem with your windows XP computer. From the XP computer, open a command prompt and type "ping x.x.x.x" where x.x.x.x is the ip address of the 7820n. Make sure you get four successes. I would then uninstall the brother software and drivers and go to "printers and faxes" in the control panel and manually add the printer.

To manually add a network printer, with it's own print server, on Win XP:

1 Click "Add Printer"
2 Select "Local Printer Attached to this computer"
3 Deselect "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer" then click "Next"
4. Click "Create a new port" and select "Standard TCP/IP" from the drop down. Click "Next". this will open TCP/IP Wizard
5. Type in Printer IP Address next to IP Address (Port name will autopopulate) and click "Next"
6. If wizard finds printer, it will show you "Finish" button. If you get a "Additional Port Information Required" window, something is wrong with your printer or windows xp network configuration.
7. When the TCP Wizard window closes, it will take you back to Add Printer Wizard. Select "Have Disk" and navigate to the \USA\WXP\Addprt directory on your Brother Drivers disc.
8. Select brxpadd.inf and click "Open" then click "OK"
9. Select "Brother MFC 7820 N Printer" from the list and click "Next"
10. Select name of printer, whether you want a default, print test page and DONE!


Jun 12, 2008 | Brother MFC-7820N Printer

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