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Samsung Laser Printers - How to Manually Connect a Network Connected Printer Wirelessly in Mac OS X

Learn how to manually connect a network connected printer wirelessly in Mac OS X.
  note:
It is recommended that you download the latest printer and scan drivers for the printer.
If you have not installed the print driver yet, go to Software and Driver Downloads and enter your model printer into the search text box to download the printer driver and Easy Printer Manager.
To manually connect a network connected printer, follow the appropriate steps.
  1. Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the printer, and then connect the other end to your Mac computer.
  2. Once the connections are complete, launch the wireless setup by running the Wireless Setting application.
      note:
    You can download the EasyWirelessSetup_Mac application, or go to go to Software and Driver Downloads and enter your model printer into the search text box to download the Easy Wireless Setup.
    Figure : Example of the EasyWireless Setup Wireless Setting
    Image show EasyWireless Settings
  3. Click Open to allow the Wireless Setting application to run.
    Figure : Example of opening the Wireless Setting application
  4. Main installation screen shows the main Samsung Easy Wireless Setup page. Click Next, to start set up.
    Figure : Example of the main Samsung Easy Wireless Setup, and clicking Next
    Image shows the main Samsung Easy Wireless Setup page
  5. Make sure printer is powered on and the USB is connected from the printer to the Mac computer.
    Figure : Example reminder to turn on printer, and then clicking Next
    Image shows a reminder to turn on the printer, and then click Next
  6. Select the wireless setup method. For initial setup with a printer not connected to the network, select Using a USB cable, and then click Next.
    Figure : Example of selecting a wireless setup method
    Image shows selecting the wireless setup method for Mac computers
  7. Temporarily connect the printer to your Mac computer if you have not done so already, and then click Next.
    Figure : Example of temporarily connecting the devices using the USB cable
    Image shows a graphic of computer and printer connected with a USB cable
  8. The Installation Wizard searches for any connected devices and retrieves the wireless information.
    • If the printer is not found, A Printer Not Found dialog appears. Check the USB connection between the printer and the Mac computer, and then click Next on the Printer Not Found dialog. Try a different USB cable if available.
    • If the printer is still not found, the Printer Not Found dialog box reappears. verify that the printer is powered on and is ready to print, and then click Next on the Printers Not Found dialog.
    Figure : Example of Checking the Device
    Image shows the connection between the computer and the printer
  9. Click Advanced Settings to enter the wireless network information.
    Figure : Example of Wireless Network Search
    Image of wireless network search
  10. Enter all your network information in the specified box, and then click Next.
    Figure : Example of Changing Wireless Network Settings
    Image shows entering wireless network name
      note:
    WEP Network Key should be 5 or 13 ASCII characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters, WPA Personal Network Key should be between 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters long.
    If you do not know the Network Key, contact your Network Administrator.
    Figure : Example of grayed out Next
    Image shows Next being grayed outIf Next is grayed out, then all the necessary information is not entered and needs to be entered.
  11. The printer tries to connect to the selected wireless network.
    Figure : Example of Wireless Network Connecting
    Image shows the progress bar trying to connect wirelessly
  12. Wi-Fi Direct information appears. If you would like Wi-Fi Direct turned on make sure the check box is selected, and then write down the password. Once selected, click Next.
    Figure : Example of the Wi-Fi Direct Settings
    Image shows the Wi-Fi Direct settings
  13. A prompt displays stating that connection is complete. Click Next to continue.
    Figure : Example of the Wireless Network Setting Complete
    Image shows that the Wireless Network Settings are successfully completed
  14. Another prompt confirms wireless setup and asks to make sure the USB is disconnected. Click Next to continue.
    Figure : Example of Wireless Network Setting Complete, and then disconnecting the USB cable
    Image of completed network, and then disconnecting USB cable
  15. The setup is complete. Go to the Print and Scan in System Preferences to see your printer.
    Figure : Example of Print and Scan
    Image shows the Print and Scan screen

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