Brother Wireless Monochrome DCPL2540DW Drivers

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  1. IDMah macrumors 6502

    IDMah

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    Anyone gotten the Brother Wireless Monochrome DCPL2540DW working, on a PPC g5 with 10.4 ?? Drivers or a work around??

    Don't care about scanning, just about the printing.

    Thanks
    Ian
     
  2. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    I do not know about that particular model, but Gutenprint usually has one that will work for almost any printer.....I got an unsupported Panasonic to work on a G5....but it took close to 6 hours of screwing around with different drivers until I found one that worked.

    Also, you could try some of the older DCP model drivers found on the Brother website...they support older PPC versions of OSX.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Have you tried the generic PostScript drivers included in OS X?
     
  4. IDMah thread starter macrumors 6502

    IDMah

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    Getting it for christmas.. So will try both PS and Gutenprint soon!!

    My GF refuses to give up her G5 .. Hahah!!
    Thus the question..
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    I am not sure, but I believe that OS X will only allow PostScript drivers on network printers and not USB printers. I did not see this model in the Gutenprint supported list, but the generic Gutenprint drivers may work.
     
  6. IDMah thread starter macrumors 6502

    IDMah

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    Generic Postscript

    Generic Postscript worked like a charm..

    Now I jut need to figure out the scanner.
    Thanks
    Ian
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    In order for the scanner to work, you will likely need to find a way to extract the scanner driver from the Brother software.
     

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