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Click on the AirPort status icon, and then click print server #####. NOTE: If the status icon is not present, you can click the Internet Connect icon ( ) and the AirPort icon to perform this procedure.
HINT: If printserver###### does not appear, perform a printer reset, remove and reattach the power supply, and turn AirPort OFF and back ON.
Reset the printer following these instructions.
The AirPort Status icon appearance will change to reflect a direct connection between two wireless devices (computer-to-computer, computer-to-printer etc.) You should see a green Wi-Fi indicator light on the printer.
NOTE: The image in the middle of the icon
() is a computer. This direct connection is commonly referred to as 'ad-hoc mode'. This setting will be changed back to infrastructure mode later in the procedure.
W-iFi indicator light will turn green.
| 3||Click the Safari browser icon. |
| 4||Under Bookmarks, select Show All Bookmarks. |
Select Bonjour under Collections. Double-click on 3500-4500 Series in the right-hand pane to open the printer's web page.
NOTE: Multiple entries may indicate previous installations. Please be patient as it takes a moment for the initial ad hoc handshake to complete.
From the printer's web page, click Configuration and then Wireless.
NOTE: Verify that the http: address matches the Fully Qualified Domain Name on your printer's network settings page.
Enter the values obtained from the wireless router and click Submit. See 'Before you begin' above.
In this example:
SSID = macdaddy3
BSS Type =I nfrastructure
Wireless Security= WPA-PSK
Security Key = Hookooekoo2006
NOTE: Again, SSID and Security key values are CASE-sensitive.
- wrong - hookooekoo2006
- correct - Hookooekoo2006
Observe Submitting selection. You may see flashing orange during configuration of the printer, but this should not last. NOTE: The address will change from a 169.254.0.0 to a 192.168.#.# address.
Successful configuration should yield the following:
- a green Wi-Fi indicator light on the printer. You may see flashing orange during configuration of the printer, but this should not last.
- a printed Network Settings Page
or, . This indicates improper entry of one or more router settings.
If the latter occurred, follow these steps:
- Verify that you have the correct base station/access point/router settings.
- Reset the printer. See 'Related Articles' below.
- Continue the procedure from Step 3 or 4 depending on whether or not you currently have your Safari web browser open.
|...||Switching the Mac back to Infrastructure mode||...|
Click the Internet connection icon first.
OPTIONAL: The AirPort Status icon will allow you to switch back to the wireless router, AP, or AirPort base station's SSID (network name).
| 10||From the toolbar, click AirPort and then click the spinner (double arrows) next to the Network: dialog box. || Image|
| 11||Choose the original network name (SSID) of the router or AirPort base station ("macdaddy3" in this example).|
You will be required to select your security mode (WEP, WPA, WPA2), and enter your original security key.
Reminder: Failure to remember that the Network Key/Passphrase/Security key is case-sensitive will result in failure to reconnect to the access point.
Success will yield a status message stating Connected to.....your network name (SSID)".
and the status icon will return to its normal .
| 14||Insert the supplied driver CD, and click 3500-4500 Series Installer. |
| 15||Click Install. |
The driver software will lead you through a series of installation subprocesses:
- Read Me
- Select Destination
- Installation Type
- Finish Up
Most of the steps require you to click Continue.
Before the installation process starts, you may be required to enter the administrator password. This is an Apple security feature that allows users to prevent unwanted software installation and changes to system settings.
NOTE: This prompt may appear a second time just prior to the Install process.
Click Image for an installation flow chart covering the first stage of the installation process.
The Lexmark 3500-4500 Series Setup Assistant will now be displayed with another set of installation subprocesses:
- Regional Settings
- Printer Configuration
During the Printer Configuration process, you will see Searching for new printers . Select the printer, and click Continue.
HINT: The correct printer will display the end portion of the printer's UAA (MAC) address, and the IP address should match the printed network settings page that resulted from step 8 above. See 'Network settings page'.
Observe or enter a different Computer name. This is commonly referred to as a 'scan-to-PC name', and is the name selected from the printer user interface when scanning a document back to the computer. Click Continue.
Optional PIN entry prevents unauthorized scans back to your computer.
| 21||Printer Configuration will now take place. ||Image|
| 22||The Registration screen will appear. Select Register now or Register later. ||Image|
| 23||Select See great printing results...||Image|
| 24||When Printer Setup Complete appears, click Close. ||Image|