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Wireless Setup Instructions on a Windows 8 Operating System

WSA; Wireless Setup Assistant; Infrastructure mode; Router; Access point; WPS; Wi-Fi Protected Setup;

Windows 8 (32-bit); Windows 8 (64-bit);

Overview

This article explains the available options on how to connect the Lexmark MFP or printer wirelessly on a Windows 8 operating system.

Before you begin

It is recommended that you confirm the following settings and conditions before attempting to install and configure your printer on a wireless network.


NOTE:
If unsure of the following settings, consult with your router/wireless device manufacturer or the person who set up your wireless network.

Settings or ConditionsHelp Tips

1. Obtain your required wireless router/AP Wi-Fi settings:

  • Service Set Identifier (SSID) or most commonly known as Network Name
  • Security type (e.g., WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
  • Network key, passphrase or password
xref_HO3086_xref for an example.

2. Test communication with your router. For example, can you access your router's web configuration utility?

See router documentation for further assistance.
3. If your computer is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable, make sure other wireless clients can communicate over the wireless network.Verify whether other wireless devices are working, if available.
4. Print a network settings page – Optional, but recommended if the printer is already turned on and loaded with paper.

See User's Guide.


Note:
For French Telecom (Darty, Free, Alice, N9UF) box owners, xref_SO3954_xref for special instructions.

Procedure

See scenario below:

If…Then…
Printer is already connected to the network prior to Windows 8 installation or setup...Print the network setup page or manually check for the IP address from the control panel. See User's Guide.
Printer is not yet connected to the network prior to Windows 8 installation or setup...See Wireless Setup Options below.

Wireless Setup Options

Several ways exist to connect a Lexmark MFP or printer to a wireless network. The options may vary per printer model and the drivers used; i.e., Lexmark driver vs. driver selected by Windows 8 (In-box or In-OS drivers), Inkjet touch panel printers, etc.

IMPORTANT! If setting up the printer with Windows 8, identify Windows 8 or Windows RT compatibility with your device. Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT Compatibility List to access this compatibility list. It shows a list of printers that indicates whether the printer has a Lexmark Driver available or will be using Windows 8 In-box or In-OS driver.

Lexmark Driver vs. Driver Selected by Windows 8 (In-box or In-OS)

a. For Lexmark Driver:

MethodArticle Link

Lexmark Wireless Setup Utility (WSU) or Wireless Setup Assistant (WSA)

Important! When using WSU or WSA, a USB configuration cable is required.

xref_HO3827_xref

Note: See Steps 12,15-24 under Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Infrastructure Mode Installation.

Embedded Web Server (EWS)xref_HO3837_xref
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)xref_HO3611_xref

b. For Driver Selected by Windows 8 (In-box or In-OS):

MethodArticle Link
Embedded Web Server (EWS)xref_HO3837_xref
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)xref_HO3611_xref


NOTE:
For WPS, verify whether your printer and wireless router supports it. See printer’s User’s Guide and router documentation for additional assistance. xref_SO6286_xref for an example.

Inkjet Touch Panel Printers

The Lexmark Inkjet touch-capable printer has the option to connect the printer via the control panel. See steps below:

StepAction
1Press the
icon.
2

Select Network Setup.

Important! Ensure that Active Network is set to Wireless 802.11 b/g/n. Note that the printer will restart whenever changes are made under this setting.

3Select Wireless Networking.
4

Select Search for Networks.


Note:
If your wireless network name is not found, verify that your router is active or that other wireless devices are working. A network name may also be set as non-broadcasting; i.e., set as hidden or not searchable on the router settings page. See router documentation or the person who set up your network for guidance.

5

Select your Network name, and then enter your Network key or Password.

Important! This setting is case-sensitive. Be sure to type the exact information.

6The printer will display a successful connection and print a network settings page if all network settings are entered correctly.

Related Articles

xref_HO3232_xrefxref_HO3615_xrefxref_HO3161_xrefHow to Configure a Wireless-Equipped Laser Printer on a Wireless Network Without a Driver CDxref_HO3827_xrefHow to Install Printer Drivers on a Windows 8 Operating System

Still need help?

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance.
NOTE:
When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN).

Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the printer.

LEGACY ID: HO3890

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