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June 2nd, 2006, 12:35 AM
I've seen previous discussions regarding problems installing a Dell printer. I have a Dell 962 wireless printer. I did find the compatible Mac driver R92834 and I did install the driver. However, when I try to add the printer, I can't find the printer in the drop down list. Am I supposed to be looking for a Lexmark printer? If so, I have no idea what model is equivalent to the Dell 962 AIO. The model sticker is 4409-0d1. A search for this model returns nothing. I'm a newbie with Macs. OS is 10.4.3. Got any ideas?
June 2nd, 2006, 09:07 AM
I have zero experience with getting a Dell to work, but if it is going to work, you would have to click More Printers to bring up the proprietary drivers/comm choices and it should be something like Lexmark IP or Lexmark wireless or Lexmark TCP/IP, etc. I think you would need to know the IP address, too.
One person out of a hundred or so figured out how to use a Lexmark driver for a Dell printer, and I don't remember what web site I read that on. If you've seen that, please tell me where to read more.
June 2nd, 2006, 12:39 PM
I did use the IP address and also checked More Printers. I do get a list of Lexmark printers but have no idea which one to choose. I guess my question is when I installed the driver I assumed it would show up inthe More Printers list. Of course, I don't know what the driver is named in the printed list. Maybe Dell printers are not Mac friendly ??
June 2nd, 2006, 04:01 PM
Well, since Dell doesn't offer a driver, yes, I would say they aren't Mac-friendly.
Don't want to sound definitive, 'cause I've never tried this myself, but I think you're out of luck from what I've read.
June 2nd, 2006, 05:04 PM
How about using GutenPrint?
June 2nd, 2006, 06:26 PM
Here is some examples of Dell printers with Dell providing Mac OS drivers
June 2nd, 2006, 06:41 PM
Or use the GIMP printer driver with it?
June 2nd, 2006, 06:52 PM
Guten-print/gimp-print is the same software (now named Guten-print).
And the same situation - one must figure out which driver to use (no Dells listed), usually meaning one of the Lexmark models might work, or might not.
January 22nd, 2009, 05:01 PM
I have the same printer and a new MacBook, and would love to be able to print!
January 22nd, 2009, 07:25 PM
Easier to sell your Dell printer, and get one that you have a reasonable chance of getting to work on your Mac. That means a popular brand printer, such as most anything else except Dell... :)