Brother HL5050 Driver Download

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Supported Models

HL5050 Driver

Manufacturers

Brother

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

RPCX.zip (384.8 KB)

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Uploader Notes

This is the remote printer setup utility for programming the on-board memory of a Brother HL1050/1250/1450/5050 & pretty well most other Brothers in this series.

It's a DOS based product contained on most of the Brother installation disks. It will also not work under any NTFS operating system ie Windows XP, Windows 2000 etc (unless they were configured FAT32) so unless you're using Windows ME or less, you will probably need to create a DOS boot disk and boot your PC in DOS.

This was how we did this:

1. Install the package (RPCSETUP.EXE)

2. make a DOS boot disk (ie Right Click Floppy Disk Drive & create MS-DOS startup disk)

3. Copy the contents of C:\RPCX to the floppy.

4. Reboot using your DOS disk

5. Now run RPCX and follow the on-screen instructions.<

Uploaded By

Martin Short (DG Member) on 26-Jan-2004

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
RPCX/RESOURCE.INF 500 bytes 27 Apr 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_E.DAT 985 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCINS_F.TXT 8.4 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCINS_E.TXT 6.7 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_N.EX_ 37.1 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCINS_D.TXT 6.8 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCINS_N.TXT 7.1 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCEXE.EX_ 94.0 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCVER.DAT 6 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_E.EX_ 37.2 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_D.EX_ 37.2 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCINS_G.TXT 7.5 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_N.DAT 985 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_G.DAT 985 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_F.DAT 985 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_G.EX_ 39.5 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_F.EX_ 39.5 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_D.DAT 985 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_S.EX_ 37.6 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCDAT_S.DAT 985 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCEXE.DAT 754 bytes 15 Jun 1999
RPCX/RPCINS_S.TXT 7.1 KB 15 Jun 1999
RPCSETUP.EXE 47.4 KB 19 Feb 1996

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