Dell 715w printer on MacOS Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cokersa, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. cokersa macrumors member

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    Kansas City
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    Anyone have any success in getting this printer working? I have a Mac Pro which was running Snow Leopard when I installed the printer drivers, and now continues to work fine after I upgraded to Lion. However, my wife has a Macbook Air which came with Lion, and when you try to run the Mac installer from the Dell website, you get a "unsupported version" for Lion.

    On a Dell support site, someone said that Dell would eventually support drivers for Lion, but that they aren't available yet (hard to believe since Lion has been out for six months). Someone else suggested using Lexmark printer drivers (since apparently Lexmark makes the 715w for Dell), but I haven't been able to find a version that works.

    Is there a way to manually copy the drivers from my Mac Pro to my wife's MBA? Or something else that might work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rocket9005 macrumors newbie

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    New Milford, CT
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    How do you connect to this printer, USB, wired Ethernet or wireless ?

    If you are connecting via the first 2 you can use the "generic PCL" driver. This will get you printing. I had to do this with a 8 yr old HP printer that was supported in leopard, but was not in snow leopard.

    I don't have any wireless printers here now, but as long as they are on the same network, (enter the ssid and password on the printer's control panel) it shouldn't be any different than a wired network.

    The scanner is a whole other story ...
     

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