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Windows 7: Install Brother HL-1440 as network printer on Windows 7

16 Jul 2012   #1

Win 7x64
 
 
Install Brother HL-1440 as network printer on Windows 7

I cannot find a driver when trying to install the printer over my home network.
  • Printer is installed and working on Dell XP 3100
  • Printer has prevously been installed via usb on Tosh Win 7
  • Printer & file sharing are set up on both computers
  • Files and printers can be seen from the Tosh that are on the Dell.
  • When i try to install, I get error message that a driver cannot be found. Remeber the printer is installed locally on both machines... so drivers are present.
Does anyone know how to direct to the driver? I do not have an printer install disc... installed from download.

thanks
JP

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17 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

With my Brother, running the downloaded installer finds the printer already on he network. Sets it up and install the drivers. Otherwise, W& will try to use it's geneic WSD, which is not bidirectional.
I did have a problem that I resolved by completely uninstalling and re-running the latest installer from Brother's website. Hope that helps.
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