Our family has owned a Lexmark printer, which has wireless printing capabilities, for at least 4 years. When we initially purchased it, however, I could not get it to successfully connect to our home wifi network at the time. Yesterday I gave this another try, however, and was successful thanks to this rather obscure Macrumors.com forum post where a contributor recommended:
…select “HP Jetdirect – Socket” in the Protocol drop down menu.
The provided Lexmark wireless setup application and print driver installed on my Mac laptop fine, but it wasn’t until I made this protocol change that I got my Mac laptop to successfully print wirelessly to the Lexmark. If, like me, you resort to Google to try and resolve this challenge, hopefully this post will help you.
The next printer we buy for our family will definitely be a “Google Cloud Print Ready” model. Our home Lexmark isn’t, which means for now (since we don’t keep the printer connected to a computer via USB) we can’t print wirelessly to it from our Chromebook.
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On this day..
- Handy Features of Google Classroom - 2015
- Helping Parents in Prison Connect with their Children - 2011
- Volunteer for #k12online10 - 2010
- Used Access 95 book, anyone? - 2010
- An iPhone-recorded International Cooking Show Episode - 2009
- Media literacy, US Presidential elections, and assertions of infanticide support - 2008
- Podcast enclosure mystery: Help! - 2007
- The Children's Machine - 2006
- Farewell to a good friend - 2005
- Free PDF converters - 2005