Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

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Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by rmarcus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:23 pm

Installed Samsung ML-2950. Printer shows in the printer list using Preferences -- Print & Fax. Printer sharing is on. When I send the file, the file shows in the queue, but it says the printer is offline. What can I do? I'm using it in its wireless form. Installed everything that I was supposed to install. Any suggestions why the file won't print? Trying to get something printed pronto. Oh dear, oh dear. Thanks.

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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:46 pm

rmarcus wrote:Installed Samsung ML-2950. Printer shows in the printer list using Preferences -- Print & Fax. Printer sharing is on. When I send the file, the file shows in the queue, but it says the printer is offline. What can I do? I'm using it in its wireless form. Installed everything that I was supposed to install. Any suggestions why the file won't print? Trying to get something printed pronto. Oh dear, oh dear. Thanks.
Hook it up through USB and see if it works.
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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by rmarcus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:53 pm

It prints from the USB. Hmm....so what's with the wireless issue, do you think? Thanks, Jay.

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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:15 pm

rmarcus wrote:It prints from the USB. Hmm....so what's with the wireless issue, do you think? Thanks, Jay.
Sometimes you need to have the printer connected by USB so that you can set it up for wireless. See if setting it up again for wireless helps.
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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by rmarcus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:18 pm

I don't know where to go to indicate wireless versus USB. Hmmmm....that's probably a BIG answer to all of this. Can you tell me where I will find that choice? Thanks, Jay.

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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by rmarcus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:25 pm

Oops, sorry Stephen. I mistakenly thought that was Jay responding. The last thanks goes to you. And can you tell me where I go to select wireless for the printer rather than USB? Thanks.

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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:50 pm

I'm guessing you'll have to connect your printer to your wifi capable ethernet hub to get wireless to your computer or you can leave it connected to USB to keep it simple.
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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by Richard Serkes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Jay Cline wrote:I'm guessing you'll have to connect your printer to your wifi capable ethernet hub to get wireless to your computer or you can leave it connected to USB to keep it simple.

You don't have to connect a wireless printer to an Ethernet hub. My wireless printer is "freestanding" and can be accessed from any Apple device in the house.
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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 pm

Richard Serkes wrote:You don't have to connect a wireless printer to an Ethernet hub. My wireless printer is "freestanding" and can be accessed from any Apple device in the house.
Cool beans. How far away from your printer can you be and still print?
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Re: Samsung ML-2950 Wireless Printer

Post by Richard Serkes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:41 pm

I don't know about Samsung but here's how you handle things with an HP wireless printer. Open Systems Preferences and select the Printer option. When it opens you'll see your printer listed. Double click your printer and it will open up a mini utility which should have two listings for your printer. One listing will have the prefix E and the other won't have the E. The one with the E is your wireless option and you should set it as your default. From that point on applications won't try to send a print job out via the USB cable and will do everything wirelessly.

Here's a heads up... Some applications in the PRINT dialogue have an option that reads something like "Use The Last Printer Selected." That will override the default wireless option you selected in Systems Preferences if the last print job used a printer that communicated with your Mac via a USB cable. Make sure each application has the "Use Default Printer" selected in the PRINT dialogue menu rather than the "Use Last Printer".
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