Lexmark MX317dn Setup

Setting up your printer is a simple process that can take only a few minutes to complete. If you want to learn how to set up your Lexmark MX317dn printer, continue reading this page. Here, you will learn how to unpack your printer, download and install compatible software, establish a wireless connection between your printer and computer, and much more. We will also show what should be done while encountering an issue with your printer. Now, let's get started.

Lexmark MX317dn Setup
  • First and foremost, unpack the product box and take out all the items you have received.
  • Discard all the packing tape from your printer and its components.
  • Take the supplied power cord and connect it to your printer's rear port and an electrical outlet.
  • Turn on the Lexmark printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Choose your preferred language on the printer control panel.
  • Open your printer's front door and remove the toner cartridge and imaging unit.
Lexmark MX317dn Printer
  • Shake the imaging unit and reinsert it into its holder.
  • Reinsert the toner cartridge back into its slot.
  • Once done, close your printer's front door.
  • Extend the paper tray and move the guides all the way out.
  • Take a stack of paper and load it into the input tray with the print side facing down.
  • Adjust the guides against the stack and reinsert the paper tray into the printer.
Lexmark MX317dn Printer Setup

That's it. You have completed your printer's hardware setup. The oncoming instructions will show you how to connect the printer to your computer.

Lexmark MX317dn Driver Download

Driver for Lexmark MX317dn Printer
Lexmark MX317dn Driver
  • A compatible driver is an important software component that lets you access your printer from your computer. Without this software, you cannot establish communication between your printer and computer.
  • For your Lexmark printer, you can get a compatible driver from its official website.
  • To do this, open your browser and visit Lexmark's official page.
  • Type your printer model and reach its support page.
  • Here, click the Drivers & Downloads tab.
  • When it shows you a list of compatible drivers for your OS, pick the most appropriate one and click Download.
  • Alternatively, you can also get compatible software for your OS from this page itself. All you have to do is hit on the Download link below.

Lexmark MX317dn Manual Download

User Manual for Lexmark MX317dn setup

The printer manual you received while purchasing your Lexmark MX317dn printer is a trustworthy document that can give you undisputed information about your device. If you have misplaced this hard copy, don't worry; you can get the digital copy from the official Lexmark website. We have given you the printer manual link to make the job easier. Just click the link and access the manual to get all your queries answered.

Lexmark MX317dn Driver Installation

  • Locate the printer driver within the Downloads folder and run the setup file.
  • If you install the software on a Windows computer, click the Yes option when User Account Control pops up.
  • In case you install the software on a Mac, input the administrator credentials in the appropriate field.
  • When prompted, pick the connection type you prefer and connect your printer and computer accordingly.
  • Go ahead with the onscreen instructions and complete the installation.
Click The Yes Option

Lexmark MX317dn Wireless Setup

Lexmark MX317dn doesn't support wireless connectivity. However, you can install a wireless network adapter on your printer to activate the wireless function. Once you do this, you can connect the printer to your Wi-Fi network. Here are the detailed instructions.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure that the wireless network adapter is working properly and firmly connected to your printer.
  • If you have connected an Ethernet cable between your printer and router, remove it immediately.
  • Ensure that you have set NIC to Auto. If you haven't done this, touch the Settings option on your printer's home screen and press OK. Then, select Network/Ports> Active NIC> Auto. After each selection, press the OK button.
  • Once you set NIC to Auto, turn off the printer and turn it on after a few seconds.
  • The next section will show you how to connect your Lexmark printer to your Wi-Fi network.
Connected An Ethernet Cable

Complete Your Printer’s Wireless Setup

  • On your printer control panel, touch the Settings option and select Network/Ports> Network [x]> Network [x] Setup> Wireless> Wireless Connection Setup. Press the OK button after each selection.
  • When it shows you a list of nearby networks, choose your router's SSID and enter the password in the appropriate field.
  • In a short duration, a connection will be established between your printer and router.
  • Connect your computer to the same wireless network and start accessing the printer using the printer software.
Choose Your Routers SSID

Steps: Lexmark MX317dn Toner Refill

It is not advisable to refill the toner once it gets expended. Always make sure to replace the expired toner cartridge with a new one. These instructions will give you a clear insight into the procedure.

  • Open your printer's front door.
  • Remove the existing toner using the green handle.
  • Unpack the newly bought toner cartridge and remove the packing tape.
  • Insert the new toner cartridge into its slot and close the printer's front cover.
Remove The Existing Toner

Lexmark MX317dn Imaging Unit Replacement

  • Open your printer's front door and remove the toner cartridge by pulling its green handle. Then, set it aside.
  • Remove the existing imaging unit from the printer.
  • Unpack the new imaging unit and insert it into the appropriate slot.
  • Reinsert the toner cartridge back into its holder.
  • Finally, close your printer's front door.
  • Once the green light stops blinking on your printer you can start using it.
Unpack New Imaging Unit And Insert

Lexmark MX317dn Scan Guidance

Lexmark MX317dn printer is capable of performing the scan operation and you can save or send the scanned copy of the document to a computer, an e-mail, or a network folder.To know in detail about each function, read the step-by-step instructions given below.

Lexmark MX317dn Scan To Computer

  • You can scan your documents and send them directly to your computer using the scanner software.
  • Before you begin, ensure you have connected your printer and computer via Wi-Fi, USB or wired network.
  • Load your originals on the scanner glass or into the ADF.
Connected Your Printer And Computer
  • On the printer home screen, touch the Scan to Computer option.
  • Make the appropriate changes to your document and select the Scan option.
  • Now, your printer starts scanning your documents and saving them to the specified destination.
Touch The Scan To Computer Option

Lexmark MX317dn Scan To Email

  • First, open a web browser and type your printer's IP address in the URL field to reach the Embedded Web Server.
  • If you are unsure about the printer's IP address, you can find it on the printer's home screen.
  • Printers IP Address
  • Once you reach the EWS page, click Settings> Security in the Select Option pane.
  • Scroll down to the Miscellaneous section and check the Enable Password/PIN Reveal box. Then, click the Save button.
Enable Password Pin Reveal box
  • On the following screen, ensure your email service provider is there in the list.
  • On the printer home screen, touch the E-mail option. Then, touch Setup and type your email address in the appropriate field.
  • Touch The E-mail Option
  • Depending upon your email service provider, you need to give your account/app/authentication password.
  • If necessary, change the scan settings. Then, you can send your document.
  • This is how you should scan your documents to an email account using your Lexmark MX317dn printer.

Lexmark MX317dn Scan To Network Setup

  • Open your printer's EWS page.
  • In the Select Option section, select the Shortcuts option.
  • Now, set the Shortcut Type as Network Folder.
  • Type the folder path in the Share Path field.
Select The Shortcuts Option
  • Configure the authentication and the other settings according to your preference.
  • Load your document on the scanner glass or into the ADF.
  • On your printer control panel, touch the Shortcut option and add the shortcut number using the numeric keypad.
  • Now, your printer will scan your originals and save them to the specified network folder.
Touch The Shortcut Option

Guide: Lexmark MX317dn Firmware Update

  • From your default browser, visit Lexmark's official website.
  • Input your printer model in the search area and reach its support page.
  • Here, click the Drivers & Downloads tab.
  • Select the Type drop-down menu and choose the Firmware option.
  • When it shows you the updated firmware for your OS,
  • Select it and click Download.
  • Locate the firmware in your Downloads folder and run the setup file.
Choose The Firmware Option
  • Go ahead with the onscreen instructions and complete the installation.
  • You can also update the printer firmware via the EWS page.
  • To do this, open the EWS page of your printer.
  • In the Select Option section, click Settings followed by Device.
  • Scroll down to the Update Firmware section and click Check for updates.
  • If a new firmware is available, click the I agree, start update button.
  • Go ahead with the onscreen instructions and complete the update.
Update Firmware Section

Lexmark MX317dn Setup Troubleshooting

It can be frustrating when the printer stops working, especially when printing important documents. You may not even be able to get your printer working again if you don't know what you're doing. To help you out with this trouble, we have come up with this section to fix the printer offline and paper jam issues.

Lexmark MX317dn Offline

This section provides solutions to fix printer offline issues. Continue reading this section to get your Lexmark printer back online.

  • If you cannot find your printer online, see if it is connected to the same wireless network to which your computer is connected.
  • If you have connected them to different networks, your printer will not appear when searching for nearby printers from your computer.
  • If you have enabled Use printer offline, the printer will not appear online. In this case, go to the Devices and Printers section. Right-click your Lexmark printer and select the See what's printing option. Click the Printer tab and uncheck Use Printer Offline.
  • Check if Lexmark MX317dn is set as the default printer. If you do not do this, the printer will not receive print jobs sent from your computer. To set Lexmark MX317dn as the default printer, go to the Devices and Printers section. Right-click on your Lexmark printer and select Set as Default Printer.
  • Whatever the problem is, a power cycle can fix it to some extent. To do this, turn off your printer and unplug the power cord. Leave the printer disconnected for 1 minute. Then reconnect the power cord to the printer and turn it on. Ensure the issue is resolved.
Click The Printer Tab

Lexmark MX317dn Paper Jam Solution

The section below explains some simple and quick steps to solve the error Paper Jam.

  • Usually, paper jam occurs if the paper is not loaded properly or the paper that you have placed in the tray is not supported by your printer.
  • As soon as you encounter the error paper jam, try to identify jam locations.
  • Some of the possible locations are Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Standard bin, Front door, and Multipurpose feeder.
  • Look for the jammed paper in each of these locations and if you find any, remove it as soon as possible.
  • For example, if you find jammed paper in the front door of your Lexmark printer, then follow the instructions given below to remove it.
  • Unlock the front door of the printer.
  • Take the toner cartridge out of the printer.
  • Remove the imaging unit.
  • Now, slowly remove the jammed paper.
  • Make sure that you have removed all the jammed paper from the printer.
  • Now, place the imaging unit back into the printer.
  • After that, insert the toner cartridge.
  • Close the front door of the printer.
  • Run a test print to check if the error paper jam has been resolved.
  • Similarly, remove all the jammed paper from the Lexmark MX317dn setup.


Therefore, this is the procedure for setting up your Lexmark MX317dn printer. Do you have any other queries or need clarifications? Get in touch with us for expert assistance. They will connect with you and help you finish the job in minutes. Reach us via the Call button on this page.

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