Samsung SCX-4500W Setup Help.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thiagos, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2007
    NYC (Manhattan)
    I just bought a Samsung SCX-4500W Wireless Printer. I installed all drivers but I cannot use the printer nor scanner wirelessly.
    Here is what I am doing.

    System Preferences-> Print & Fax-> Add a Printer-> Default

    I don't see any printers on the list. What am I doing wrong?
    I tried reading the manual but it was no help.

    If anyone knows the step by step configuration process I would truly appreciate your help..

    PS: The wireless icon is lit up on the printer, so I know it must be something I am doing wrong...
  2. thiagos thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2007
    NYC (Manhattan)
  3. jshxda macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2009
    Try this

    I was having the same problem. Took me a little over an hour to figure it out but this worked for me. It's a bit of a drawn out process.

    1) Connect the printer to your mac using an ethernet cable.
    2) Hold down the stop button on the printer for 4 seconds. It should print out the printer's IP address.
    3) From System Preferences>Network, choose the Built-in Ethernet from the Show drop down menu. Then select TCP/IP and choose Manually from the Configure IPv4 drop down menu.
    4) For IP Address, use the first three numbers of the printer's IP address. For the last number, I just added 1 to the printer's number. So, for example, my printer's IP was and I used
    5) For Subnet Mask, I left it as is. Mine was
    6) For Router, use the printer's IP address.
    7) Hit the apply button.
    8) Open your browser and type the printer's IP address into the address bar.
    9) You should see the printer's setup page. Go to Wireless on the menu to the left, choose your wireless network, enter your network password, and hit apply.
    10) Disconnect the ethernet cable. After a few seconds, the wireless light on your printer should come back on.
    11) You should now be able to add the printer from System Preferences>Print & Fax.

    If you ever want to get back to your printer's setup page, you'll have to type in the printer's new IP address in your browser. The easiest way to find it is to open scan manager, click Change Port, Network Scanner, Auto detection on the network and hit search.

    Also, the setup process got a little glitchy when I was first trying to pull up the printer's setup page after changing the ethernet settings. For some reason, the page would stop loading from time to time. Turning the printer on and off seemed to help.

    Let me know if this works.

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