Your printer may need to re-establish network communication using one of below utilities if:
NOTE: For Microsoft Windows Users, click here.
Before you begin
IMPORTANT! Ensure that the printer is already set up and you are able to print a test page or make a copy.
If you are uncertain of your wireless network configuration settings, see Printer/Network Configuration Requirements below.
The Lexmark Wireless Setup Assistant is used to reconfigure your wireless inkjet printer.
IMPORTANT! Lexmark is not responsible for these settings. Please consult the person responsible for setting up your wireless network, the router's documentation, or the router's technical support resources for additional assistance.
Make sure you have the following required settings:
Comments and warnings:
Make sure the host computer from which you are performing this procedure is communicating with the access point or router.
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Locate the Lexmark Wireless Setup Assistant (WSA).
Note: Location may vary per printer model.
|2||Click Continue at the Welcome screen.|
Connect the USB configuration cable, and then click Continue. It is recommended to use the USB cable that came with your printer.
Note: The Continue button will not be available until a successful USB connection has been established. Consider a different cable or USB port on your computer.
|4||Click Continue again, but make sure to not to disconnect the USB cable at any point during the configuration procedure.|
Join a Network Critical Step!
Note: Failure to not set a unique network name on you router may result in the selection of a neighboring network. This is especially prevalent in congested areas with multiple competing routers(networks).
Important! Avoid the use of default router network names (SSIDs). This is one of the more common forms of configuration failures. A false positive configuration may result when your printer joins your neighbor's network.
*Service Set Identifier
If No is selected, the following events take place. Click Continue after you have selected the proper network name.
An alternative option Other Wireless Networks is available.
Important! Only consider this option if:
Enter your router's (network) key or passphrase. Again, remember the entry of this value has to have exact spelling and capitalization. Also, remember additional spaces or symbols in the passphrase.
Note: Older versions of this configuration utility do not automatically select the security type.
If prompted, enter your Apple administrator's security password, and then click OK.
Note: Lexmark is not responsible for this password.
Configuring your printer will be displayed.
What takes place?
Three events follow if the printer successfully joins the network:
** – Media Access Control address is very essential to identifying the correct network printer port.
Open System Preferences, and then click on Print and Fax.
Note: For newer Mac OS X versions, click on Print and Scan.
Verify the correct default printer with the proper MAC address. Again, reference the UAA(MAC) value on Network Settings page.
Optional location for MAC Address: This value is also located on the back of the printer. For newer printer models, the MAC address will no longer reflect on the printer name.
Note: Press Control + click to select Set Default Printer. Two-button mouse users only need to right-click to select Set Default Printer.
Tip! See related articles below.
To test the printer:
IMPORTANT! The Wireless Setup Assistant process shown above is only an example. Steps may slightly vary per printer model and also depends on the Mac OS X version in use.
How to Manually Add a USB Print Queue, Network Print Queue and Fax Queue on Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8 Systems
How to Manually Add a USB Print Queue on Mac OS X Systems
Installation on Mac OS X: Adding a Print Queue for the Lexmark S800 Series Printer
Still Need Help?
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near the printer, wireless router and computer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving one of these devices.