Dell V515w Wireless All In One Printer - (RED) owners thread

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Dell V515w Wireless All In One Printer - (RED) owners thread

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Please follow the instructions below and then tell me what happens.

 

First, let's make sure your computer has the latest Windows Updates, especially .net framework, needed to run many applications and the latest Java 

 

I recommend that you use these Recommended Wireless Router Settings to get the best communications between the printer and all the computers.

 

Disconnect the printer.

 

Uninstall the printer.

 

If using Windows 7 also try...Manual Printer Driver Removal

 

Restart your computer.

 

Download the proper drivers.

 

XP/Vista/Windows 7 32-bit drivers

 

XP/Vista/Windows 7/8 64-bit drivers

 

Other drivers

 

 

Install the proper drivers. You'll be prompted when to connect your printer(powered on). Please make sure your computer is online when installing the drivers.

***To install drivers, sometimes the file unzips and does nothing. You have to look for the setup.exe file, right click on it, then left click run as administrator***

If using Windows 7, use the Vista drivers in the compatibility mode. 

 

Right click on the setup.exe file, left click properties, left click compatibility. Change the compatibility Vista SP2. Then right click on the drivers, left click run as administrator and follow the on screen instructions. You'll be prompted when to connect the printer(powered on)

***To install drivers, sometimes the file unzips and does nothing. You have to look for the setup.exe file, right click on it, then left click run as administrator***

As for scanning, if you have the disk that came with the printer, then insert the Printer disk and stop it from running. Go to My Computer and double click on it. Look for the drive with the Dell disk in it. Right click on it, left click explore. Look for the OCR Folder. In the OCR Folder, there is an Abbyy Folder. right click on setup.exe, that's in the Abbyy Folder and left click run as administrator. This will install the OCR program.

 

Scanning

 

Scanning using USB connection, open the Dell All-In-One Center, click on scanning and copying and scan from there.

 

Scanning wirelessly, use the scan buttons on the printer.

 

 

 

 

Rick

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  • How to Install Dell v515W on a Mac

    I tried this on my recently purchased v515W, but I suppose it'd also work with the v515 and other Dell All-In-One printers. I recently purchased the v515W for my wife who is a Mac user, only to find out that Dell did not have Mac drivers for it. Somewhere on the Dell site they had a typo at some time which said that Mac drivers were available for the printer. I used my Windows machine to set up the printer. After much trial and error, I finally managed to get the printer to work from a Mac wirelessly.

    1. Set up the printer from a Windows machine
    2. Open System Preferences -> Print & Fax
    3. Click on the + sign to Add a Printer
    4. Bonjour will now detect the v515W by the printer name
    5. Mac will complain that it could not find the printer driver
    6. Manually select the print driver for "Lexmark S300-S400 Series" from the search box where you have to select the printer

    That is all it took to set this up. Hope this helps,

    Cheers,

    Raj.

     

  • I must add that to get this to work you must install gutenprint (or maybe you can use the ppd from CUPS - I didn't try that).

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    Rick

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    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • How to Install Dell v515W on a Mac

    I tried this on my recently purchased v515W, but I suppose it'd also work with the v515 and other Dell All-In-One printers. I recently purchased the v515W for my wife who is a Mac user, only to find out that Dell did not have Mac drivers for it. Somewhere on the Dell site they had a typo at some time which said that Mac drivers were available for the printer. I used my Windows machine to set up the printer. After much trial and error, I finally managed to get the printer to work from a Mac wirelessly.

    1. Set up the printer from a Windows machine
    2. Open System Preferences -> Print & Fax
    3. Click on the + sign to Add a Printer
    4. Bonjour will now detect the v515W by the printer name
    5. Mac will complain that it could not find the printer driver
    6. Manually select the print driver for "Lexmark S300-S400 Series" from the search box where you have to select the printer

    That is all it took to set this up. Hope this helps,

    Cheers,

    Raj.

     

  • I must add that to get this to work you must install gutenprint (or maybe you can use the ppd from CUPS - I didn't try that).

  • Raj,

     

    Thanks for sharing this information. Could you please edit the thread, click on the pencil at the bottom of the thread that has, How to Install Dell v515W on a Mac, so I can click on the mark as answer button, so other members can find the information all in the same thread.

     

    Thanks,

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • For Dell v515W installation on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

    Same process as above, except,

    - Driver for Lexmark S305 from Lexmark website for Mac 10.7 (support.lexmark.com/index)

    - Gutenprint 5.2.7 (sourceforge.net/.../download)

  • Hello,

    I installed Gutenprint....but I do not see the S300-S400 on the list of supported Lexmark Printers.

    I am still trying to get the V515W to work with my MacBook Pro.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    * Mac 10.6.8

    * Gutenprint installed

    * Cant find proper drivers for V515W

  • dalofsin,

     

    These instructions are for Mac's, not sure if it works with Lion.

     

    (Mac Driver) (Alternate Mac Driver Instructions and drivers used)

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • Solved the problem with a phone call....and now I share with the world.

    http://tinyurl.com/7zaxlv9

    Going to this link will open a .dmg file with the drivers you need for a mac for the V305 - V505W.  I have the V515W and the drivers also worked for that version.

    The big question is why this simple link was not on the www.dell.com website in the first place.  Instead, when you get to the end of the rainbow, there is a link for a .application file that will not open on a mac.  Silly.

    Anyways, the above link solves the problem 100%....no I will try to get the thing to work wirelessly...which Im sure will be no picnic.  If anyone has a suggestion for me there...I would appreciate it.

    Dave

  • Dave,

     

    Can you please tell me which version of Mac this is for? I have requests and if I can point the people in the correct direction for the correct Mac drivers, it will help others. I know since Mac released Lion, many unhappy people because the old Mac drivers do not work.

     

    Thanks,

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • ftp.dell.com/.../R277425.zip

    This is the REAL link to the drivers for the V515W

    I am running OS 10.6.8

    This driver pack let me do wireless

    The last link I sent was for the V313 Printer....sorry for the confusion...it was what Dell sent me.

  • dalofsin,

     

    Is Mac OS 10.6.8 the update to Lion or the operating system before Lion?

     

     

    Rick

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    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

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  • I just downloaded:

    http://support.lexmark.com/index?segment=SUPPORT&userlocale=NL_NL&locale=nl&productCode=LEXMARK_PROSPECT_PRO202&page=product&frompage=null

    It works under lion, usb.

  • SetAli

    THANK YOU! I went to this link downloaded the 10.7 mac driver and it ran through the setup like normal, it told me to choose my printer software ( I had guten print installed ) I chose the lexmark pro200-s500 series (not the fax, tried that, it doesnt work) and it works wirelessly just fine.

  • I did what this article says but when I load the scan it comes out like

    <ADMIN NOTE: Profane word removed as per TOU>

  • Lawanah,

     

    Do you have the OCR Program installed?

     

    Windows or Mac opertaing system?

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!