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Networking - Dell B5460dn User Manual

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Additional printer setup
For Macintosh users
From System Preferences in the Apple menu, navigate to your printer, and then select Options & Supplies >
Add any installed hardware options.
Apply the changes.


Purchase a wireless network adapter first before setting up the printer on a wireless network. For more
information, contact the place where you purchased the printer.
A Service Set Identifier (SSID) is a name assigned to a wireless network. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi
Protected Access (WPA), WPA2, and 802.1X-RADIUS are types of security used on a network.
Preparing to set up the printer on an Ethernet network
To configure your printer to connect to an Ethernet network, organize the following information before you begin:
Note: If your network automatically assigns IP addresses to computers and printers, continue on to installing the
A valid, unique IP address for the printer to use on the network
The network gateway
The network mask
A nickname for the printer (optional)
Note: A printer nickname can make it easier for you to identify your printer on the network. You can choose to
use the default printer nickname, or assign a name that is easier for you to remember.
You will need an Ethernet cable to connect the printer to the network and an available port where the printer can
physically connect to the network. Use a new network cable when possible to avoid potential problems caused by a
damaged cable.
Preparing to set up the printer on a wireless network
Make sure your wireless network adapter is installed in your printer and working properly.
Make sure your access point (wireless router) is turned on and is working properly.
Make sure you have the following information before setting up the printer on a wireless network:
SSID—The SSID is also referred to as the network name.
Wireless Mode (or Network Mode)—The mode is either infrastructure or ad hoc.
Channel (for ad hoc networks)—The channel defaults to automatic for infrastructure networks.
Some ad hoc networks will also require the automatic setting. Check with your system support person if you are
not sure which channel to select.


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