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Installing Dell Laser Printers on Apple Mac Systems


Table of Contents:

  1. Installing Dell Laser Printers on Apple Mac Systems
  2. USB Installation Steps
  3. IP/Network Installation Steps
  4. Windows Share Installation
  5. Installable Options

This article provides information on "Installing Dell Laser Printers on Apple Mac Systems"


1. Installing Dell Laser Printers on Apple Mac Systems

This guide will help you do a basic install of our printer drivers on MAC OS X environment. These steps were tested in the 10.4 and 10.5 environment.

  1. Download the driver package for the printer in question and run the file to install it. There are 2 options for accessing the Printer Setup Utility.

    Option 1:

    -> Open the Utilities folder by going to the Go Menu, and selecting Utilities.



    -> Locate and open the Printer Setup Utility.



    Option 2:

    -> Click on the Apple Button in the upper left hand by default, then click on System Preferences.
    -> Locate and open the Print and Fax Icon.


  2. If there are no printers already installed, you will be prompted to add a new printer. Click the Add button to add a new printer.



    If there are printers already installed click the "+" and you will be able to add additional printers.


  3. There are 3 options we support for the actual setup of the printer once the driver has been installed. USB, IP/Network, and Windows Share.

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2. USB Installation Steps

  1. Select the Default printer icon on the far left.
  2. The printer will be polled, and the drivers previously installed will be selected automatically or you can manually select the printer from the list. (fig. 6)


  3. If you wish to designate what driver to use and not based off the printer polled in the previous step you can select the drop down box in the Printer Using: line.


  4. In the drop down list select "Other" and you will be taken to a new window where you can navigate to where the driver is at.


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3. IP/Network Installation Steps

  1. Set the protocol to "Line Printer Daemon – LPD", and then enter the Host Name or IP Address of the printer in question into the Address field. DO NOT enter anything in the Queue field.
  2. The Name, Location, and Print Using options will fill in automatically. Click the Add button to continue.


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4. Windows Share Installation

  1. When accessing a printer on a Windows Share it can either be USB or a IP/Network printer.
  2. From the Add Printer window that we have been using for both USB and IP/Network installation select the Windows icon on the bar at the top.


  3. Then select the option in the boxes below that for where it is located. In this example workgroup for a Windows Share. (fig. 11)


  4. At this point it is self explanatory for the last few steps to connect to it as they select the printer and click the Add button at the bottom.

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5. Installable Options

Note: Printer Options Are Not Available to Select on Every Model in a MAC Environment.
  1. If there are options for the printer you are using, (Duplexer, optional paper trays, memory, etc.) you will be shown a screen which will allow you to select the options you have installed on the printer.
  2. Select options installed on the printer accordingly, and click the Continue button.


  3. You will be returned to the Printer List, and should now see the printer you have just installed in the list. Bolded text indicates that the printer in question is set as the default printer. (fig. 13)

If these steps do not correct the problem, please contact Dell Technical Support.

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Article ID: SLN155330

Last Date Modified: 07/30/2015 10:25 AM


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