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Re: [B210 Printer] Enabling network access

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After installing the mac drivers you do not say what to do next. Help. 

 

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FRUSTRATED

my new B210 printer, i was so proud of, DOES NOT CONNECT TO THE NETWORK, disk is for windows, i love mac, everything we have is mac, impossible to install drivers or get it connected.... saturday sunday xerox support is closed? absurd... unvelievable 

cperdomo.

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Re: [B210 Printer] Enabling network access

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Similar for me. 

I am using Mac Catalina and downloaded the drivers from here:  https://www.support.xerox.com/support/xerox-b210-printer/downloads/enus.html?operatingSystem=macOS10...
(Version dated June 4, 2020, Description:  "This .dmg contains the following versions; B215 Scan Driver V2.00.91, B205 Scan Driver V2.00.91, B210 – DOES NOT SUPPORT Scan. B215 Print Driver V3.05.00, B205 Print Driver V3.05.00, B210 Print Driver V3.05.00. ")

Printer seems to work ok via USB, but I have *not* been able to:

  • locate the "Xerox easy printer manager" mentioned in the user manual;
  • locate the "Xerox asy Wireless Setup porgram" mentioned here:   https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/article/en/2108711.html
  • find any Mac software on the CD nor in the download page where I found the drivers
  • get at the "Centreware Internet Services" (I tried the IP address I got from the Configuration report - no response).

I have also failed to connect to the router using WPS buttons. 

At least I can print - but my old brother HL-1250 did that as well.  Beginning to regret changing.

Given that WPS and the CentreWare seem not to work, do you think that the printer is DOA?  Also can you tell me where I can download the Mac versions of the software

TIA,
Mike

 

 

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Replying to Mike L. 

Probably not DOA, but Xerox keep selling this item as Mac compatible which it clealry is not. I shipped it back to the dealer and bought something from a professional company instead. 

Looks like you already have the correct drivers, but they will make naff all difference. 

Get rid. 

MadMike. 

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I was stuck on this as well, here is a solution that works on a Mac or Linux. It should work with any computer, actually! Doesn't require any drivers or driver downloads.

It's a shame that Xerox doesn't include these steps cleary in the installation instructions but anyway here you go.

In a nutshell, you need to connect the printer to your Ethernet network, tell it to recognize the wired network, then log in through your web browser to set the wireless settings.

In detail:

* Get an Ethernet cable (Cat5)
* Plug Cat5 from printer into your router or switch (this is probably the box that has antennae for WiFi)
* Hold down WPS button (second from top) on the printer for 2 seconds
* Wait a few minutes until blinking stops, now it's on your network; if your goal is to get it on the LAN, you're done

To get it on wifi:
* Press red button for 2 seconds to get a status printout
* Find IP address under Network Setup > TCP/IP Settings
* Type that address into the address bar on your laptop
* Change the default password, which is the serial number, to something and write it down somewhere
* Log in
* Go to Properties > Connectivity > Protocols > Wireless Setup > Edit Settings
* Click Search Available to find your network
* It will ask for a log in; use admin / printer password again
* Choose your network
* Put in your *network* password in Security Key or Passphrase
* It will pop up asking for username and password, put in admin and printer password
* Click Restart Connection

You can unplug the Ethernet cable now.

Enjoy!

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Hello, I keep trying this but get no response after entering my IP address in the browser. It just times out.
And when I try to add the printer via the IP address it tells me it was unable to connect “due to an error”.
Any thoughts?
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I too cannot find any link or download for the "Xerox Easy Printer Manager" - and while the video instructs me to load the disc, I currently do not have a means of reading discs on my MacBook Air. 

 

Does anyone have any idea how one can get Xerox Easy Printer Manager without the disc that was included? CDROMs are antiquated, and I won't be buying one just for this.  

 

If I cannot setup the B210 for Wifi, I will have to return this product.

 

The online R-E-V-1-E-W-S I read were wonderful about the cost-per-page, but I cannot keep this printer if the only option is to print via wired connection. (I'm sorry for the awkward typing, but that word keeps getting censored.... *facepalm*)

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I managed to get in work through WiFi:

1) Have connected the B210 to my 2.4GHZ WIFI from a Windows laptop

2) After the B210 was on WIFI, i could add it as a network printer on Mac.

However, it does not print any PDF files. Just spits out a messy combination of characters. Any ideas how to resolve this one as well?

 

thanks

G

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To elaborate further: realized if i open the pdf file in Apple Preview app, it prints perfectly. if i open in Acrobat Reader, only get mess of characters. why??
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Re: [B210 Printer] Enabling network access

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I also occasionally get a jumble of characters instead of the document, spread over loads of extra / unwanted new pages with just a few lines printed per page - see pic.  But I have not noticed a correlation to using Apple Preview or Adobe reader.

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Not sure what causes theproblem for me, but I suspect some kind of timing issue or confusion inside the B210.  I have mine connected via USB cable and via wifi (and have defined 2 different printers in my MacOS settings: one via wifi the other via USB).  Perhaps that confuses it? 

Also, I think it needs a good time (30 secs to a minute?) to switch on properly after being powered off or in standby, and I get the impression the 'random characters problem' is more likely if I launch the print command before the B210 has woken up properly.    Perhaps your Preview and Acrobat reader have slightly different timing behaviour? 

So I now make sure that the printer is fully ready (not in standby) before pressing "Print", and tend to avoid switching between wifi and USB connection (though they both work, usually). 

If I do start getting random characters, I pull out the paper tray to stop the printing, switch off main power, clear the print queue on the computer, wait a few minutes to calm myself down, and start again, leaving the B210 plenty of time to get organised.  Usually works, but is a pain in the neck.

To get it installed in the first place, I also used a Windows machine, plus the advice of a post elsewhere in this thread.

When it does wok, I am happy with the result.  But sometimes I think I should have bitten the bullet and returned it to the retailer.  Would have avoided more inconvenience and aggro in the long run.

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