So i recently switched over to using a MacBook Pro and have had all kinds of issues with getting software and hardware configured properly. Nothing has been worse that trying to get my Dell 968w printer to work with my new Mac. After a few hours and a lot of forums here is what i found.
- Go to System Preferences > Print & Fax
- Click on the little plus sign (+) to add a new printer
- In my case I had already setup the printer using a windows pc and had configured the wireless settings, if you haven’t you need to do that first.
- Go to the IP tab
- Select “HP Jetdirect – Socket” as the Protocol
- For the address you need to go to the Dell printer and print your network settings page.
- UPDATE – You need to make sure you are only trying to print wirelessly to the printer. If you have an Ethernet cord or usb cable connected to the printer you will not be able to connect wirelessly to print.
- Under TCP/IP on the network settings page you printed you will find “address”
- This IP address is what you put into the address field on the IP tab
- Leave queue blank
- Type in a name, I used “Dell 968w”
- Type in a location if you want, I used “Work”
- For print using you need to go to “select printer software”
- Then in the pop up prompt search for “Lexmark 9500”
- There will be 4 results
- The first two results and the last two results look identical but they are NOT.
- You must pick the SECOND “Lexmark 9500 Series” in the list.
- I repeat, you must pick the SECOND “Lexmark 9500 Series” in the list.
- When it shows you the options available with the printer it should give you the option to check “Tray 2” and also there should be a select box next to “Two-Sided Printing Dry Time”
- If you don’t see the option for “Two-Sided Printing Dry Time” you have FAILED and picked the first “Lexmark 9500 Series” in the list
- You can check off “Tray 2” or leave it uncheck.
- I choose to check the box and left “Two-Sided Printing Dry Time” on “Use Printer Settings”
- Click OK
All i do is win.