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How to Perform an Ad-hoc Installation of the X9350 in Mac OS X.3 and X.4

Document ID:HO3146
 
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Ad-hoc installation; How to create a direct connection; Computer-to-printer installation; How to install the printer on Macintosh; How to install on a Mac; How to install

Solution

Ad-hoc Mode

This wireless environment involves a direct computer-to-printer connection. It does not require the use of an access point, or wireless router serving as an access point. 

Before you begin 

  • Make sure the printer is turned  ON and that the WiFi connection light on the printer is  ONThe WiFi connection light comes ON after the printer's WiFi card has finished initializing.  HINT: Press the Back button if it is not illuminated. 
     

  • Print the network settings page and observe the default WiFi settings.  Click here for an example.   NOTE: The Status, UAA (MAC address), SSID, and IP address are the most important settings.  
     

  • Lastly, verify that the AirPort is turned ON.   

Procedure:  Ad-hoc installation of the X9350 in OS X.4

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Click on the AirPort status icon, and then click print server (i.e., the SSID value on your network settings page).
NOTE:  If the status icon is not present, you can click the Internet Connect icon ( ) and then the  AirPort icon to perform this procedure. 


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The AirPort status icon will change to reflect a direct connection between two wireless devices (computer-to-computer, computer-to-printer, and so on).
NOTE:  The image in the middle of the icon
() is a computer.  This direct connection is commonly referred to as 'ad-hoc mode'. 

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  3Insert the supplied driver CD and click 9300 Series Installer
  4Click Install.
  5The driver software will lead you through a series of installation processes.  You will click Continue several times.
  6
Before the installation process starts, you may be required to enter the administrator password.
NOTE:  This is an Apple security feature that allows users to prevent unwanted software installation and changes to system settings.   

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  7
The Lexmark 9300 Series Setup Assistant will now be displayed with another set of installation processes.  Click Continue.  
 

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  8
During the Printer Configuration process, you will be required to click on the appropriate printer. 

HINT:
The correct printer will display the end portion of the printer's UAA (MAC) address.  See Network settings page.
Troubleshooting:  Depending on the speed of your Mac, this process may take a moment. Also, slower Macs may display this screen over the top of the last set of installation processes, and prevent a successful search.  Click  here  for more information.  

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  9
Enter a preferred computer name or leave the default value.  This is the name you will see on the printer's LCD when performing a scan-to-PC.
NOTE:  Enter a four-digit PIN to prevent unauthorized access to your computer or to prevent someone from scanning images to it.  

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  10Software Configuration will now take place.  NOTE:  During this process, printer port creation occurs and a printer object will populate the Print Center.
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  11Optional:  Click the option to print a test page to confirm successful installation, communication, and port creation. 
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  12
Optional:  Click the Print Center icon to observe the 9300 series printer listed with its affiliated MAC address.
You can also open the printer's embedded web server (example - http://<printer's_IP _ address>, where printer's_IP_address is the address listed on the printer's network settings page after successful installation.

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Still Need Help? 

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance.  NOTE:  When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number
Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one of the devices. 
 

 


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