How to Set Up a Lexmark Printer

Introduction

Your Lexmark printer comes with a variety of features. This guide will help you setup and make the most of your printer.

Lexmark printer.

Before you begin, make sure you have these on hand:

  • Required cables
  • Printer
  • Computer
  • Internet connection

We assume you have the printer unboxed.

Do not try to connect the printer to a computer until instructed to do so in the printing software.

? What type of connection will your printer be using?

  1. Wi-Fi
  2. Ethernet
  3. USB only

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Your Lexmark printer comes with a variety of features. This guide will help you setup and make the most of your printer.

Lexmark printer.

Before you begin, make sure you have these on hand:

  • Required cables
  • Printer
  • Computer
  • Internet connection

We assume you have the printer unboxed.

Do not try to connect the printer to a computer until instructed to do so in the printing software.

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  1. In order to connect to a wired Ethernet connection, your printer needs to have an Ethernet port on the rear. This will vary depending on the model printer you have.
    Ethernet port on rear of printer.
  2. Acquire an Ethernet cable and connect it to the port on the back of the printer.
    Ethernet cable.
  3. Take the other end of the Ethernet cable and plug it into your router's Ethernet port.
    Ethernet cable being plugged into router.
  4. This is all that is needed to get your printer physically connected to your network.
  1. Open a web browser and navigate to support.lexmark.com/drivers
    URL typed in address bar of web browser
  2. Enter your product model, operating system, version of your operating system, and your language and click Submit to continue.
    lexmark driver search website
  3. Scroll down and click on the recommended driver.
    website showing drivers with Lexmark highlighted
  4. On the page that loads, click the download button to start your download.
    download button
  5. Your download should begin. Depending on what browser you've used, you may have to click Run or Save to continue, or simply click the file that's downloaded to launch the installer.
    example save dialog from google chrome

Before starting the USB to WiFi setup process, be sure to unplug the USB cable from the computer and printer. You will be asked to connect it later during the setup process.

  1. Click Start to begin setup.
    Lexmark printer install software

  2. Click Install to continue.
    Lexmark printer install software with Install highlighted

  3. To accept the License Agreement click Agree.
    Lexmark printer software license agreement

  4. Click Continue and allow security notifications.
    Lexmark printer install software security notification

  5. If you wish to change the install location or to not make this the default printer, you may do so here. Click Continue.
    Lexmark printer install options with continue selected

  6. Click Ethernet Connection and click Continue.
    Lexmark printer install options with ethernet connection selected

  7. Connect the Ethernet Cable. Click Continue.
    Lexmark printer install software showing to connect the ethernet cable

  8. The software will now detect your printer and ask you to select it from a list. Select your printer, then click Continue.
    Lexmark printer software detecting the printer

  9. Printer depending, you will be asked to complete setup for advanced functions of your printer. Follow the instructions on screen to complete setup.
    Lexmark printer software complete

  10. Your printer is now set up and ready to use via the Ethernet connection. You may disconnect the USB cable.
  1. Open a web browser and navigate to support.lexmark.com/drivers
    URL typed in address bar of web browser
  2. Enter your product model, operating system, version of your operating system, and your language and click Submit to continue.
    lexmark driver search website
  3. Scroll down and click on the recommended driver.
    website showing drivers with Lexmark highlighted
  4. On the page that loads, click the download button to start your download.
    download button
  5. Your download should begin. Depending on what browser you've used, you may have to click Run or Save to continue, or simply click the file that's downloaded to launch the installer.
    example save dialog from google chrome

Before starting the USB to WiFi setup process, be sure to unplug the USB cable from the computer and printer. You will be asked to connect it later during the setup process.

  1. Click Start to begin setup.
    Lexmark printer install software with start selected

  2. Click Install to continue.
    Lexmark printer install software with install selected

  3. To accept the License Agreement click Agree.
    Lexmark printer license agreement

  4. Click Continue and allow any security warnings.
    Lexmark printer install software with security notification and continue highlighted

  5. If you wish to change the install location or to not make this the default printer, you may do so here. Click Continue.
    Lexmark printer install options with continue selected

  6. Select Local Connection and click Continue.
    Lexmark printer connection type with local connection selected

  7. Connect the USB cable to the printer. The Continue button will be grayed out until it reads the printer through the USB cable.
    Lexmark install software page showing how to connect the USB cable

  8. That's it! Your printer is now connected and installed! Click Finish.
    Lexmark printer install success
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