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I would like to be able to connect my lap top to my Dell 3000cn.

My desktop was purchased with the Dell 3000cn printer, so I did not receive a CD to be downloaded before connecting to the printer. Can I get a download from the internet so that I can use my laptop with the Dell 3000cn printer?

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I lost my installation cd as well and I just figured out the solution to this problem. If you're trying to install the printer when it's attached to the network, this is how I did it. When you download the printer drivers from the Dell website, there isn't a setup.exe or similar file that will guide you through the installation setup. You still need this download, but what I did was go to the printer/faxes folder and clicked on "Add a printer". Select "Local printer attached to this computer and de-select "automatically detect and install...". On the next screen, select "create a new port" and select "standard TCP/IP port" from the drop down menu. At that point, another window will open for a wizard to add a tcp/ip port. Make sure you know the network address your printer is at and type it in. The next screen will probably say that it cannot find the device. Just select "custom" and finish configuring the port. Depending on your OS, there might not be any Dell printers. Click on Windows Update and it should update the manufacturer list. It will appear to freeze, but it's just updating the list. Click on Dell Inc. Select 3010cn. (I tried the 3100cn PCL6 and PS, but neither worked.) Make sure not to print a test page since this is not the driver for the printer and will print a million pages of junk. Click finish. Next, right click the printer you just added and select properties. Click on Advanced and click new driver. Click on "have disk", then browse. Look for the downloaded driver folder and open the PCL folder in the win_x32 folder. Select the dlxbrzi.inf file, then click on finish. Now you should be able to use the printer on your network. I don't know if there is a better way, but this is how I did it. I hope this helps.

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Drivers, Software, lost C.D....come this way!  

If you have lost you cd or don't know how to install your printer then all you need to do is download the drivers and software from the manufactures website that suits your operating system and printer.

Drivers and software download areas for brands listed below, just click to gain access and then locate driver for your needs.

Dell

PLEASE NOTE

When installing drivers/software it is generally a good practice to -



·                                 Delete old/previous installs
·                                 Leave printers USB cable disconnected from computer until newly installed software requests it to be connected.
 

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