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How to Install and Configure a Dell Print Driver on Mac OS X


Table of Contents:

  1. Download and Install the Dell Printer Driver
  2. Add a Network Printer Using IP Address/Hostname
  3. Add a USB Printer
  4. Select Printing Options

Download and Install the Dell Printer Driver

Download the Dell Printer Driver from the Dell Support Site.

Follow the Installer Wizard and complete the driver installation.


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Add a Network Printer Using IP Address/Hostname

  1. Select the Apple icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Choose Print & Fax.
  4. Click the + (plus) icon below the Printers pane on the left to open the Add Printer application.
  5. Select IP on the top toolbar of the add printer window.
  6. Set the following options.
  7. Protocol: set to Line Printer Daemon.
  8. Address: set to the printer's IP address or hostname.
  9. Queue: leave blank (default queue).
  10. Name: by default it will enter the IP address of the printer. It's recommended to change the name to a friendly name, such as Dell Printer or Dell Printer.
  11. Location: this can be left blank. Commonly used to identify the physical location of the printer. For example: front office.
  12. Print Using: press the down arrow to show the full list of drivers. Select the appropriate driver.
  13. Press Add.
  14. If there are options for the printer you are installing, (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. Select options installed on the printer accordingly, and click the Continue to complete the wizard.

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Add a USB Printer

  1. Select the Apple icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Choose Print & Fax.
  4. Click the + (plus) icon below the Printers pane on the left to open the Add Printer application.
  5. Select Default on the top toolbar of the add printer window.
  6. Select the printer from the list of all printers that your Mac can see via USB, Bonjour, and so forth.
  7. Press Add.
  8. If there are options for the printer you are installing, (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. Select options installed on the printer accordingly, and click the Continue button to complete the wizard.

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Select Printing Options

  1. Within the application select the File option from the top menu bar.
  2. Select Print or press Command + P from the keyboard.
  3. Select the correct print queue.
  4. Press the Show Details button.
  5. All printer options will be available to select.
  6. Press Print to send the print job.

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


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Article ID: SLN286294

Last Date Modified: 05/21/2018 08:10 AM


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