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How Do I Connect My Dell S2500 Printer Directly To a Network Server? - KB Article - 122128

Connect The S2500 Printer

This diagram is an example of the type of network this install guide is for.

Sample Network
  1. Make sure the printer is off and unplugged.

  2. Connect the printer to the server using the UBS or Parallel cable.

NOTENOTE:You can use only one of the cable connections, either USB or Parallel cable NOT both.

Cable Connections

NOTENOTE:If you are using a Parallel cable it must be IEEE-1284 compliant.

  1. Connect the power cable to the printer and to a grounded outlet.

  2. Make sure the server is turned on.

  3. Turn on the printer.
    All the operator lights cycle while the printer warms up and the Plug and Play wizard appears.

  4. Complete the Microsoft plug and play wizard.

Install S2500 Windows® XP Drivers

  1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into the server.
    The Wizard automatically searches for an appropriate driver.

  2. Scroll through the list of drivers until you see X:\drivers\win-2000\dkaaalda.inf selected in the location column.
    Where X is the letter of your CD drive.

  1. Click the Next button.

  2. Click the Finish button.

Setup S2500 Printer Queue

  1. Click the Start button.

  2. Click Run.

  3. Type in X:\setup.exe.
    Where X is the letter of your CD drive.

  1. Click Install the printer on the network.

  2. Click the Next button.

  3. Click On the Server or computer that will share the printer with other computers.

  4. Click the Next button.

  5. Select both options to install the software and the User''s Guide on the server.

  6. Click the Next button.

  7. Click to put a check in the share the printer on this server box.

  8. Create a share name you want to use for the PCL driver and PostScript driver.

NOTENOTE:Make the share name obvious so the clients can easily find the printer when browsing for shared printers.

  1. Click the Next button.

  2. Make sure Choose an existing port for the printer connection is selected.

  3. Select the port that corresponds to the hardware port you used when you connected the printer to the server.

  4. Click the Finish button.

  5. Print a test page to verify the software is installed correctly.

  6. Click the Finish button to exit.

Install S2500 Drivers For All Clients

  1. Click the Start button.

  2. Click Run.

  3. Click Install the printer on the network.

  4. Click the Next button.

  5. Click One or More Client computers that will share the printer.

  6. Click the Next button.

  7. Type in your administrator user name and password.

  8. Specify which client computers are allowed to print to the new Dell S2500 printer.

NOTENOTE:Browse or type in each client''s computer name or IP address. You can specify as many Clients as necessary.

  1. Click the Next button.

  2. Select the software or documentation you want your users to have access to.

  3. Select the Universal Network Connection (UNC) port.

  4. Type in the port name \\Computer Name\PrinterShareName.

NOTENOTE:To find out the computer name:
  • Right-click the My Computer icon.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the Network Identification tab for Windows 2000,or the Computer Name tab for Windows XP.

  1. Click the Finish button.

  2. Print a test page to verify the software is installed correctly.

Dell™ Printer Additional Information

For additional assistance beyond what is provided in this article, you can E-mail or Chat with a Technical Support Representative at Dell support.


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Article ID: SLN289779

Last Date Modified: 11/14/2010 12:00 AM

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