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I have a couple (4) networked printers: Brother MFC 420CN

I need them to work on windows 7 64bit, I have tried the vista 64bit drivers with no luck.. anyone have suggestions?

I am thinking I might have to install the vista 64 driver with USB plugged into the pc, then change the settings for the network connection.

If that fails anyone know a good programmer or software company that can solve the issue? If the price for having the driver converted/re written is around $50-60 $100-150 Its still totally worth it.
Edited by Killam0n - 12/20/10 at 9:35pm
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post #2 of 10
You aren't going to find anyone who will write you a driver for anything near that price.

Just buy a new printer.
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post #3 of 10
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I have four of them.. 100$, 150$? I have a friend that had a printer driver converted from xp to vista 64bit and it only ran him about $100, but I cant find the company that did anymore maybe they closed shop?
Edited by Killam0n - 12/20/10 at 9:42pm
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post #4 of 10
You might be able to find a freelance coder who knows a lot about printer drivers, but I have no idea where you'd look for one.

And you said the printers are networked. Are they connected to a computer and then to another over a network or are they directly connected to the network?
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you'd likely have to disable forced driver signing for the Vista 64 ones to function correctly..
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Its not happening. With Windows 7 you have to get your driver signed by MS, which takes money and time.
If you had real money to throw behind this, sure, but its not happening.
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Install it on a computer that is older and share it.
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Hey good news, I found a driver that works for windows 7 (I believe it is the vista64bit?) I downloaded it from a random driver site and will be uploading it to driverguide as compatible with windows 7 64 bit soon. It works networked to the printers, I have not tried USB. Also these printers are really picky on network settings and need to be power cycled when you change static IP settings. PLUS they shipped with really shoddy cat 5 network cables that tend to fail (I could still ping the printers, but not print with the factory cable)
Edited by Killam0n - 12/22/10 at 8:27am
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Looks like with a little bit of work you might be able to get CUPS to work on Win7 64bit
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Originally Posted by http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L376+TNews+Q 
From jadams5, 12:37 Jul 30, 2010 (score=3)

I was able to get the cups driver to work successfully on Windows 7 64-bit; however, the cups6.inf file needs to be modified as per this Microsoft posting: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/install/64inf_reqs.mspx
The relevant lines in cups6.inf (downloaded via svn for the x64 drivers) are changed like thus:
[Manufacturer]
%apple% = Apple,NTamd64.6.0
[Apple.NTamd64.6.0]
"Cups Test Driver v6" = CUPS6.PS
(We're "Decorating" the Manufacturer and Model fields with the 64-bit identifier as per the Microsoft posting)
This fixed the problem I was having where Windows could not find compatible drivers. Using the x64 drivers and specifying a port via printui.dll (/r [URL="http:///"]http://[/URL][cups hostname]:631/printers/[printer name]), I was able to print out a document from a 64-bit Windows 7 installation. Reply

CUPS is a driver that supports most printers.
Edited by The Bartender Paradox - 12/25/10 at 4:28pm
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