Lexmark MX317dn Setup

Lexmark MX317dn is an all-in-one multifunction laser printer that lets you perform the print, scan, copy or fax operation over a wired or wireless network. To connect this printer over a wireless network, you have to use a network adapter like MarkNet N7020e 802.11b/g/n wireless on your printer. Almost all OS types, such as Windows, Apple, Linux, and UNIX are supported by this Lexmark printer. Inside this Lexmark printer package, you can find components such as Lexmark MX317dn printer, toner cartridge (pre-installed), stability sheet & safety sheet or booklet, power cord(s), setup CD, setup guide, and return program imaging unit. Lexmark MX317dn setup for the first time, follow the instructions given below.

  1. Open the Lexmark MX317dn printer box.
  2. Take all the components out of the package.
  3. Remove all the packing materials present inside and outside of the printer.
  4. Take out the toner cartridge from the printer.
  5. Make sure to remove the protective tapes surrounding the imaging unit.
  6. Shake the toner cartridge and insert it into the printer.
  7. Now, take the paper tray out of the printer.
  8. Load a stack of plain paper.
  9. Place the paper tray back into the printer.
  10. Now, turn on your Lexmark MX317dn setup by connecting it to an electrical outlet.
  11. If you wish to perform a wired connection, then connect an Ethernet cable to the printer now.
Lexmark MX317dn Setup
  1. If your connection type is going to be USB, then make sure to connect the USB cable only when prompted during the driver installation.
  2. Install the Lexmark MX317dn printer driver on your computer.
  3. Finally, try a test print.

Lexmark MX317dn Driver Download

Driver for Lexmark MX317dn Printer
  1. Click the Driver Download button given above,
  2. Now, based on your current OS type, the available printer driver file will be downloaded.
  3. You can also visit the official Lexmark support site and download the printer driver based on your OS.
  4. After downloading the driver file, you are ready to install it on your computer.

Lexmark MX317dn Manual Download

User Manual for Lexmark MX317dn setup
  1. Click the Manual Download button provided above the screen,
  2. Now, a soft copy of the Lexmark MX317dn setup’s user guide will start to download.
  3. Like printer drivers, the printer manuals also can be downloaded from the official support site of Lexmark printers.

Lexmark MX317dn Driver Installation

  1. Turn on your Lexmark MX317dn setup.
  2. Open the Lexmark MX317dn printer driver installer file on your computer.
  3. Accept the terms and conditions of your Lexmark printer.
  1. When prompted, select the connection type.
  2. Follow the prompts displayed in the installation window.
  3. After completing the installation process, try a test print.

Lexmark MX317dn Wireless Setup

  1. You can set up the Lexmark MX317dn printer over a wireless network using an external network adapter like MarkNet N8352 wireless network adapter.
  2. Purchase the network adapter from a trusted online site.
  3. Connect the external wireless adapter to your Lexmark printer by referring to the adapter’s manual.
  4. Turn on your wireless router, the Lexmark printer, and your computer.
  5. Before you connect your printer to the Wi-Fi network, set Active NIC to Auto.
  6. To do it, go to the Settings section on your printers control panel.
  7. Select Network/Ports > Active NIC > Auto.
  1. Now, connect your Lexmark MX317dn setup to the wireless network by selecting Settings > OK > Network/Ports > OK > Network [x] > OK > Network [x] Setup > OK > Wireless > OK > Wireless Connection Setup.
  2. Select your wireless network from the list.
  3. Enter the network password when prompted.
  4. Once the printer is connected to the wireless network, begin the driver installation on your PC.
  5. Connect your computer to the same wireless network to which the printer is connected to.
  6. After completing the driver installation, try a test print.

Steps: Lexmark MX317dn Toner Refill

  1. Take the toner cartridge out of your printer.
  2. Remove the screws present at the side of the toner cartridge.
  3. After removing all screws, take the end cap off.
  4. Now, remove the fill plug from your printer.
  5. Empty the toner by removing the remaining dust present inside it.
  6. Now, open the toner bottle and insert it into the cartridge.
  7. Fill the cartridge.
  8. After filling the toner cartridge, insert the fill plug.
  9. Close the end cap and re-insert all the screws.
  10. Place the toner cartridge back into the printer.
  11. Try a test print.

Lexmark MX317dn Imaging Unit Replacement

  1. Open the front door of the Lexmark MX317dn setup.
  2. Take the toner cartridge out of the printer.
  3. Slowly remove the used or defective imaging unit.
  4. Now, unpack the replacement imaging unit.
  5. Shake the unpacked imaging unit for three times.
  6. After shaking it, insert the new imaging unit into the printer.
  7. Place the toner cartridge properly.
  8. Close the front door.

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

  1. On your computer, open a web browser.
  2. Now, type your Lexmark printer’s IP address in the address bar of the browser and tap Enter.
  3. Click the Scan Profile tab followed by Create Scan Profile.
  4. From the list of options, select the required scan settings.
  5. After selecting the scan settings, click the Next button.
  6. Choose a location on your computer to save the scanned document.
  7. Enter the scan name in the given field.
  8. Click the Submit button.
  9. Now, you’re ready to perform the scan to computer operation.
  10. On your printer’s scanner glass, place the document you wish to scan.
  11. Select the Scan option followed by Scan to Computer.
  12. Carry out the instructions displayed on the printer screen.
  13. After completing the scan operation, check if the scanned copy of the document has been saved on the computer.
Lexmark MX317dn Scan to Computer Guide

Lexmark MX317dn Scan To Email

First, configure the e-mail function by following the instructions given below.

  1. Navigate to your Lexmark MX317dn setup’s web access page using its IP address.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Select the E-mail/FTP Settings option followed by E-mail Settings.
  4. Fill the text fields with appropriate information.
  5. Finally, click the Submit button.
  6. Now, on your Lexmark printer, press the Scan option followed by Scan to E-mail.
  7. Follow the prompts displayed on the screen.
  8. Finally, press the OK button followed by Start.

Lexmark MX317dn Scan To Network Setup

To configure the scan to network feature, follow the simple steps given below.

  1. From your computer’s web browser, navigate to the printer’s web access page.
  2. Click the Settings option followed by Apps.
  3. Select the Apps Management option.
  4. Click the Scan to Network option.
  5. Enter the destination location in the given field.
  6. Set the scan to network preferences as per your needs.
  7. After setting the scan preferences, click the Apply button.
  8. Now, your printer has been set to perform the scan to network operation.

Guide: Lexmark MX317dn Firmware Update

The section below will help you in updating your Lexmark MX317dn setup’s firmware using the Firmware Update Utility tool.

  1. Before you begin the firmware update process, carry out the below-mentioned checks.
  2. Make sure that your Lexmark printer is turned ON.
  3. Check for error messages on your printer screen.
  4. If found, fix the error and then begin the update process.
  5. Make sure that the optional cards are inserted properly in the printer.

Download Latest Printer Firmware

  1. Visit your Lexmark printer’s support page.
  2. Click the Drivers & Downloads tab.
  3. Select your OS type and its version.
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. Now, along with the printer drivers, the latest firmware file will also be listed (if available).
  6. Click on the latest firmware file.
  7. Wait for the printer firmware file to be downloaded.

Updating Printer Firmware

  1. Now, on your computer, launch the Firmware Update Utility tool.
  2. Click the Continue button.
  3. Follow the prompts displayed on the utility screen.
  4. When prompted, select your Lexmark printer from the list.
  5. Click the Continue.
  6. Now, the printer firmware process will be initiated; wait for it to complete.
  7. Once it is done, the Firmware Update Summary will be displayed on the screen.
  8. Turn off your printer and restart it after a while.

Lexmark MX317dn Setup Troubleshooting

Some quick solutions to solve the Lexmark MX317dn printer issues like offline and paper jams are discussed below. If you need remote assistance on the same or other printer issues, contact us.

Lexmark MX317dn Offline

  1. First of all, make sure that your Lexmark MX317dn printer is turned ON and ready for the print operation.
  2. If not, turn it ON and then perform the print operation.
  3. Check if the Ethernet cable is connected securely between the printer and your computer.
  4. If not, tighten the cable and then check if the Lexmark MX317dn setup Offline issue is resolved.
  5. Make sure that your printer and the computer are connected to the same wireless network.
  6. For Windows users: Go to the Printers & Faxes section.
  7. Select your Lexmark printer and right-click on it.
  8. Deselect the Use Printer Offline option.
  9. Now, try to perform the print operation.

Lexmark MX317dn Disable SMTP Error

In most of the cases, the error SMTP server occurs if it is not configured or set up properly.

  1. If you encounter this error message for the first time, then press the OK button on your Lexmark printer’s control panel.
  2. Now, the error message won’t be displayed on the screen.
  3. If you encountered this error message for the second time, then contact your system support person to fix it.

Lexmark MX317dn Paper Jam Solution

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

  1. 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.
  2. As soon as you encounter the error paper jam, try to identify jam locations.
  3. Some of the possible locations are Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Standard bin, Front door, and Multipurpose feeder.
  4. Look for the jammed paper in each of these locations and if you find any, remove it as soon as possible.
  5. For example, if you find jammed paper in the front door of your Lexmark printer, then follow the instructions given below to remove it.
  6. Unlock the front door of the printer.
  7. Take the toner cartridge out of the printer.
  8. Remove the imaging unit.
  9. Now, slowly remove the jammed paper.
  10. Make sure that you have removed all the jammed paper from the printer.
  11. Now, place the imaging unit back into the printer.
  12. After that, insert the toner cartridge.
  13. Close the front door of the printer.
  14. Run a test print to check if the error paper jam has been resolved.
  15. Similarly, remove all the jammed paper from the Lexmark MX317dn setup.