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rblunden
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Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

Product Name: B210
Operating System: macOS 11 - Big Sur

This isn't a question, but I struggled to get my printer set up on my Mac. The Xerox instructions didn't seem very helpful. This is what I managed to figure out:

Setting up a B210 printer on a Mac with OS Big Sur

Installing the printer driver on a Mac

Do not follow the Xerox instructions.

Simply installing the driver results in the printer printing gobbledegook

 Instead:

  1. Download the Mac drivers from the following link:
    https://www.support.xerox.com/en-gb/product/xerox-b210-
    printer/content/146521 
  2. Open the download, then open the MAC printer folder. Run the .pkg file 
  3. When prompted to add a printer (this is the really important part)...press on the
    Add button which will open the “add printer” box. 
  4. Highlight your printer, but DO NOT press Add straight away
  5. Above the Add button, you will see “USE” with a drop down box next to it. Drop the box down and select the Xerox driver - the 3rd one down under two versions of AirPrint
  6. Once you have selected the Xerox driver, press add and return to the Xerox installer program to complete the install.

Setting up a network connection on a Mac

Do not follow the Xerox instructions involving the Easy Print Manager. Instead:

Download the WiFi Setting Utility for Mac OS 10.15 and Higher from this page

https://www.support.xerox.com/en-gb/product/xerox-b210-printer/downloads?platform=macOS10_15&languag...

Connecting to the printer web page

It took me a while to work out that the user name is the printer serial number

 

Hopefully this will save some heartache!

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TammyL-Xerox
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

Hello rblunden, 

Thank you for sharing this information with us. 

Thanks,
TammyL-Xerox
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OmoplataGuy
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

I am struggling with this as well, but I don't see the option you have outlined in Steps 4 to 6.

  • Highlight your printer, but DO NOT press Add straight away
  • Above the Add button, you will see “USE” with a drop down box next to it. Drop the box down and select the Xerox driver - the 3rd one down under two versions of AirPrint
  • Once you have selected the Xerox driver, press add and return to the Xerox installer program to complete the install.

I don't see a Xerox driver to be selected, there are a bunch of HP, Epson and Zebra printers named there. How can I add this? Thank you!

rblunden
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

Hmm, it worked for me. I obtained the instructions from the dealer who sold me the printer.

Are you installing on a Mac with Big Sur?

Did you get the .pkg file from the MAC printer folder?

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OmoplataGuy
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

Yes I am using a Macbook 2020, running Big Sur.

Right now, my B210 is continuously printing gibberish characters till the pages run out in the tray.

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rblunden
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

I had the same problem until I installed the driver correctly. I'm no expert, but can I suggest the following:

  1. Go to system preferences/Printers & Scanners and delete any B210 printers
  2. Open the Xerox_B2xx_Series_Print_Scan_Drivers_v2.dmg
  3. Open the MAC_Printer folder
  4. Open Printer Driver.pkg
  5. Select your Mac hard disk
  6. Press Add Printer
  7. Highlight Xerox B210 (...) in the next box, but don't press Add
  8. In the Use box at the bottom (It's now at the bottom, it used to be at the top), select Xerox B210 Printer (see screenshot), then press Add, then press Continue

I've just reinstalled on my iMac and it works for me. I hope it does for you too.

Screenshot 2021-04-11 at 14.04.24.png

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rblunden
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

Sorry, the png screenshot doesn't seem to appear. Here's a jpgScreenshot 2021-04-11 at 14.04.jpg

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rblunden
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

That doesn't seem to work, either. If you want to see the screenshot, I could email it to you.
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AchillesKatsos
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Re: Setting up a B210 on a Mac with Big Sur

Thanks! I've had quite a lot of trouble setting up my B210 on my M1 MacBook Air. 👏

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