Samsung clp 315w wireless help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nibuoy, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. nibuoy macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
    I know there have been a few threads here on this, but i still can't get mine to work.
    I've changed the ip adress and the ip to static as told here:

    However, when i type in the ip adress of the printer in chrome, it can't connect.
    Looking at the network config report from the printer, the link status is at not connected
    any help would be appreciated.

  2. nibuoy thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    I don't have that printer, so my help will be limited. The successful setup you linked to is for an "Ad-hoc" setup. This isn't the preferred setup for any printers I know of. The preferred will always be "infrastructure mode," meaning the printer connects to a router, and the computer also connects to the router.
    So I guess my question is, is there some reason you aren't doing it the standard way? No router? (a so-called wireless modem is also a router)
  4. nibuoy thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
    The printer is certified wireless, and therefore does not need to be connected to a router, but can connect wirelessly directly to a computer
  5. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    I wasn't talking about connecting the printer to a router by cable, but wirelessly. How do you get your internet?
  6. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Hmm I had this printer and used it fine with my mac....I just used the CD driver and did the install. It was a while ago but I remember it working flawlessly. Hope you figure it out. Sorry I could not be of more help.
  7. eirikora macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2010
    I finally managed

    Have a Mac Mini with latest OS and the Samsung CLP-325W
    I was frustrated, because I could only install the printer driver and only print with the USB cable connected... Once the USB cable was removed, printing was no longer possible... SILLY Samsung software!!!

    Then, after reading many articles on the web, I figured out that I had to open the printers setting panel to add the wireless printer manually...

    To do this, you must first connect the printer to your mac with the USB cable or Network cable and make sure your printer is set up correctly to connect to your wireless network (this is done during the sw installation, typically, if you follow the instructions).

    Then, you need to fetch the IP address of your printer on your local area network (LAN). You find this address by holding down the red button on the printer for approx 6 seconds until the printer settings are printed (3 pages). Look for the numbers after "IP Address", typically something like

    Now, add the printer manually to your mac by going to:
    System Settings -> Printers and Faxes
    and in there you can click the "+" below the printer list on the left to add you Wireless printer manually. So, click "+", then Chose Protocol "Internet Printing Protocol - IPP", then in address field enter the IP Address of your printer (found in the step above).

    This should do it. Make sure this printer is set as your default printer and then you can start printing! :)

    Good luck!
    Eirik :)
  8. White/Rhino macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2010
    Thats awesome! I just bought the CLP-325w today and spent 2 min setting it up with usb. I printed one page and was totally impressed by the quality. I have to go back to the office tomorrow to set up The wireless. I'm glad I came across your post before I did. Thanks for putting this here.
  9. bishbosh macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    Quality problems

    Got my CLP 325W to print wirelessly (eventually) but am really disappointed with the quality of colour pictures. I've tried all the settings to no avail. Occasionally the quality seems fine and I can't work out why. Black seems OK.:mad: Any ideas?
  10. pgoodman macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    Colour problems

    Hi, Be sure you are using a good laser 'specific' paper and not a general use or ink jet paper. The HP 'Colour Laser' paper 100gsm works really well, but is expensive, about £10 for 500 sheets. Also the printer is sensitive to cold and humidity. If the paper is stored in the tray or anywhere it could get slightly damp or cold, this will effect print quality. You can also change the settings from normal to high humidity, this too may help. Low res or draft will lose quality. As an aside, Laser printers are good with text, less good with images, photo printers are better with images. Hope that helps.
  11. parsodesign macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2011

    Thanks so much it worked straight away!
  12. Master-D macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2008
    London, UK
    Here is the solution that I got from Samsung customer support:

    Connect printer via USB
    Go to Samsung website - support - type in CLP-325W - follow the link - download printer drivers - install.
    Hook the printer up to your router via ethernet cable
    Press and hold the triangle button for a few seconds and release
    A config report will print, find the IP address
    Enter the ip address in a browser window, connects you to Sync Thru
    Login details are user: admin, password: sec00000
    Click Settings - Wireless - Easy (lol) Wireless Settings
    Enter your wifi network password
    Go to print & scan settings in system preferences and add printer
    Select the 'nearby' Samsung printer
    Write a note somewhere never to believe marketing fluff that promises simple one-button wifi setup.

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