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How to Install the X4600 Series on Wi-Fi Network - Infrastructure Mode

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Wi-Fi; WiFi; Wi-Fi network; Infrastructure

Environment

How to install the X4600 Series on Wi-Fi Network - Infrastructure Mode; Lexmark X4610

Solution

Overview

This article describes how to install X4600 Series on Wi-Fi Network in Infrastructure Mode on Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh operating system. 

Wireless network compatibility

Your printer contains an IEEE 802.11g wireless print server. Your printer is compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n routers that are Wi-Fi certified.
If you are having issues with an n router, verify with your router manufacturer that the current mode setting is compatible with g devices, as this setting varies depending on the router brand/model.

Information you will need to set up the printer on a wireless network

To set up the printer for wireless printing, you need to know:

  • The name of your wireless network. This is also known as the Service Set Identifier (SSID).

  • If encryption was used to secure your network.

  • The security key (either a WEP key or WPA passphrase) allows other devices to communicate on the network if encryption was used to secure your network.

If your wireless access point (wireless router) is using Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security, the WEP key should be:

  • Exactly 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters. Hexadecimal characters are A–F, a–f, and 0–9,
    or

  • Exactly 5 or 13 ASCII characters. ASCII characters are letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols found on a keyboard.

If your wireless access point (wireless router) is using Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security, the WPA passphrase should be:

  • From 8 to 63 ASCII characters. ASCII characters in a WPA passphrase are case-sensitive,
    or

  • Exactly 64 hexadecimal characters. Hexadecimal characters are A-F, a-f, and 0-9.

If your wireless network is not using security, then you will not have a security key. Using a wireless network with no security is not recommended, because it can allow intruders to use your network resources without your consent.
NOTE: Make sure you copy down the security key and SSID exactly, including any capital letters, and store it in a safe place for future reference. Use the table provided below to write down this information.

Item Description

SSID(Name of your wireless network)                                                                                               
Security key(WEP key or WPA passphrase)

NOTE: If you do not know the SSID of the network that your computer is connected to, launch the wireless utility of the computer network adapter and look for the network name. If you cannot find the SSID or the security information for your network, see the documentation that came with the wireless access point (wireless router), or contact your system support person.

Procedure

Installing the printer on a wireless network
Before you install the printer on a wireless network, make sure that:

  • You have completed the initial setup of the printer.

  • Your wireless network is set up and working properly.

  • The computer you are using is connected to the same wireless network where you want to set up the printer.

Installing the printer on a wireless network

Before you install the printer on a wireless network, make sure that:

  • You have completed the initial setup of the printer.

  • Your wireless network is set up and working properly.

  • The computer you are using is connected to the same wireless network where you want to set up the printer.

Using Windows


StepsProcedure                                          
 1.Insert the installation software CD.
 2.
Wait a minute for the Welcome screen to appear.
If the Welcome screen does not appear after a minute, do one of the following:
In Windows Vista

  • Click .

  • In the Start Search box, type D:\setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD or DVD drive.

In Windows XP and earlier

  • Click Start.

  • Click Run.

  • Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD or DVD drive.
 3.Follow the instructions on the Welcome screen to set up the printer.

 
Using Macintosh


StepsProcedure                                                                                                                                                    
 1.Insert the installation software CD.
 2.
Wait a minute for the Welcome screen to appear.
NOTE: If the Welcome screen does not appear after a minute, click the CD icon on the desktop.
 3.Double-click Install.
 4.Follow the instructions on the Welcome screen to set up the printer.

 
Using the World Wide Web

StepsProcedure                                                      
 1.Go to the Lexmark Web site at www.lexmark.com.
 2.From the home page, navigate through the menu selection, and then click Drivers & Downloads.
 3.Choose the printer and the printer driver for your operating system.
 4.Follow the instructions on the screens to download the driver and install the printer software.

 
Wireless installation instructions (France and Germany only)

The following instructions apply to customers using a LiveBox, AliceBox, N9UF Box, FreeBox, FRITZ!Box or Club Internet.
StepsProcedure                                                                                                                         
 1.Make sure your box is wireless-enabled and activated to work on a wireless network. For more information about configuring the box to work wirelessly, see the documentation that came with your box.
 2.Before installing the printer, make sure your box is turned on and that your computer is on and connected to your wireless network.
 3.Set up your printer using the setup instructions provided.
 4.
If there is an associate/registration button on the back of your box, press it when you are prompted to choose a network.
NOTE: After pressing the associate/register button, you have five minutes to complete the printer installation.
 5.
Return to the computer screen, and choose the network you want to connect to. If you want to use the network shown, choose Connect to <network name>, and then click Continue.
If you do not want to use the network shown:

  • Choose Connect to another network, and then click Continue.

  • Choose the network you want to use from the list of available networks, and then click Continue.
 6.Enter the Network key, and then click Continue.
NOTE: Your WEP, WPA, or WPA2 key may be obtained from the bottom of the box, the user’s guide that came with the box, or from the box Web page. If you have already changed the key for your wireless network, use the
key you created.
 7.
Follow the instructions on your screen to complete installation.

 
Configuring an IP address manually

The printer will be assigned an IP address automatically through DHCP on most wireless networks.
During wireless setup, you will be asked to manually assign an IP address to the printer in the following situations:

  • You manually assigned IP addresses for the other network devices.

  • You want to assign a specific IP address.

  • You moved the printer to a remote subnet.

For more information, contact your system support person.

Interpreting the colors of the Wi-Fi indicator light

The Wi-Fi indicator light helps you determine the network status of the printer.
The following describes what the colors of the Wi-Fi indicator light mean.

Off may indicate that the printer is off, is in its initial power-up state, that the internal print server is not installed,
or that the internal print server is not properly connected.
The light should be in this state:

  • When the printer is turned off.

  • When the printer is in power saver mode.

  • When the printer does not have an internal print server installed and you want to connect the printer to the computer using a USB cable.

Orange light may indicate that the printer is being configured for use on the wireless network, that the internal print server is not configured in infrastructure mode, or that the internal print server is waiting to be configured for ad hoc mode.
The light should be in this state:

  • When you want to use the printer without a computer.

  • When you want to set up the printer on your wireless network.

  • When the printer is set up for an ad hoc network and is broadcasting its wireless network name (SSID).

Blinking orange light may indicate that:

  • The printer is out of the range of the wireless access point (wireless router).

  • The printer is trying to communicate with the wireless access point (wireless router), but the wireless access point (wireless router) may be turned off or not working properly.

  • The printer is trying to establish communication with the wireless access point (wireless router).
    This is true if you have already configured the printer for use on your wireless network. When the printer has been configured, any time you turn the printer off and then turn it back on, the internal print server in the printer will try to connect to your wireless access point (wireless router).

  • The wireless settings of the printer may no longer be valid.
Green indicates that the printer is connected to a wireless network.
The light should be in this state when you want to start using the printer that is already set up on your wireless network.
Blinking green indicates that the printer's internal print server is being updated.


 
Changing wireless settings after installation

To change wireless settings on the printer, such as the configured network, the security key, or other settings:
Using Windows

Steps
 Procedure
 1.Do one of the following:
In Windows Vista, click .
In Windows XP and earlier, click Start.
 2.Click All Programs or Programs, and then select the printer program folder from the list.
 3.
Click Tools > Lexmark Wireless Setup Utility.
NOTE: If the cable is not already connected, you may be prompted to connect the printer to the computer again using the installation cable as part of the setup process.
 4.Follow the prompts on the computer screen to reinstall the software, and then make the changes that you want.

Using Macintosh
StepsProcedure                                                                                                                                              
 1.From the Finder desktop, double-click the printer folder.
 2.Double-click Lexmark Wireless Setup Assistant.
 3.Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

Using the Network Setup menu
NOTE: The Network Setup menu is available only if your printer model has an internal wireless print server, and if the printer is connected to a network.
Use this menu to view the wireless settings of the printer, print a network setup page, and reset the internal wireless print server.
StepsProcedure
 1.From the Printer Control Panel, press .
 2.
Press the arrow buttons until Network Setup appears, and then press 
From here         You can
Print Setup PagePrint a network setup page.
Wireless InformationView the network name of the current active network and the signal strength of the connection.
TCP/IP                          View network settings.
File Print
Choose whether to select a network computer automatically or manually for File Print jobs.

  • If the setting is Auto Select, then the printer selects a network computer automatically.

  • If the setting is Manual, or if the setting is Auto Select but the network computers detected by the printer require a PIN, then you need to select a network computer from the File Print menu.
Reset Network AdapterDefaults Reset the internal wireless print server to factory default settings.

Wireless Setup menu
 
From HereYou can
Network NameView the current Service Set Identifier (SSID).                                             
Wireless Signal QualityView the wireless signal strength.

TCP/IP menu
 
From here             You can                                                                                                   
View IP Address           View the IP address currently assigned to the printer.
View IP Netmask        View the subnet mask currently configured for the printer.
View IP GatewayView the currently configured gateway IP address for the network.

Installing the printer on other computers

NOTE: Once the printer is configured, it can be accessed wirelessly by any other computer on the network.
However, you will need to install the printer driver on every computer that will access it.
You do not need to configure the printer again, although you will need to run the setup software on each computer to install the driver.
Using Windows 
StepsProcedure
 1.Insert the installation software CD.                                                                                            
 2.
Wait for the Welcome screen to appear.
If the Welcome screen does not appear after a minute, do one of the following:
In Windows Vista
Click .
In the Start Search box, type D:\setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD or DVD drive.
In Windows XP and earlier

  • Click Start.

  • Click Run.

  • Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the letter of your CD or DVD drive.
 3.
Follow the on-screen instructions for installing a configured printer on a new computer.

Using Macintosh
StepsProcedure                                                                                                                                         
 1.
Insert the installation software CD.
 2.Wait for the Welcome screen to appear.
NOTE: If the Welcome screen does not appear after a minute, click the CD icon on the desktop.
 3.Double-click Install.
 4.
Follow the on-screen instructions for installing a configured printer on a new computer.

 

Still Need Help?

If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near a computer and printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving one or all of these devices.


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