Lexmark C3224DW is a color laser printer designed for small and medium workgroups. You can easily connect your wireless device to this printer as it supports wireless connectivity. Below are the features the printer has for its users.


  • Automatic 2-sided printing
  • Mobile printing
  • AirPrint
  • Hi-Speed USB
  • Wireless LAN
  • Ethernet

If you are setting up this printer for the first time, follow these steps.

  • Unbox the printer from the package and take out the printer supplies.
  • Remove all the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • Lower the front door and pull out the orange sheet.
  • Pull the green lever and take out the orange packing materials from the toner cartridges.
  • Push the cartridge tray into the printer and close the front cover.
  • Next, pull the paper cassette out from the printer and slide the paper width guides apart.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the paper cassette.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper width guides and refix the cassette into the printer.
  • Connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power cord and press the Power button to turn on your printer.
  • Next, insert the software CD into your computer's CD/DVD drive and run the setup file.
  • Finish the driver installation by following the on-screen prompts and verify the printer functionality.


The driver for your Lexmark C3224DW printer is available on the software CD that came with the printer during the first-time purchase. If it is not available, click the Driver Download button on this page to download and save the driver to your computer. You can also get the driver from the official Lexmark site.


Before starting:

  • Remove any previously installed Lexmark printer driver.
  • Disconnect the USB cable connected between your printer and computer, if any.
  • Close all the running apps.
  • Verify if the Internet connection is stable.

Downloading the printer driver:

  • Open the default browser and visit the official Lexmark site.
  • Type your printer's model in the search field and click the GO button.
  • Click the printer model in the search result.
  • Click the Downloads tab and wait until your OS version is detected automatically.
  • If your OS version is not detected, click the Operating System drop-down menu and select your Windows OS.
  • Click the Please Select Version drop-down menu and select your Windows OS version.
  • Choose the required printer driver from the displayed list and click the I agree – download button.
  • Now, the driver will be downloaded and saved to your computer.

Installing the printer driver:

  • Open the downloaded driver package and double-click the driver file to run the driver installation wizard.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click Yes.
  • Carry out the on-screen instructions to establish the connection between your printer and computer.
  • Verify the connection by printing a test page and complete the driver installation.


For Mac computers with macOS version 10.7 or later, there is no need to install the printer driver if you are going to print. It is because you can use the AirPrint feature for basic printing. In case you wish to do custom printing, run the printer software from the software CD that came with your printer. Carry out the on-screen instructions and complete the driver installation.


The service manual for your Lexmark C3224DW printer is provided along with the printer during the first-time purchase. If the manual is not available, download it by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. Alternatively, you can get the manual from the official Lexmark site by following these steps.

  • On your computer, open the default browser and visit the official Lexmark site.
  • Input your printer's model number in the search field and click the GO button.
  • Select the printer model in the search result.
  • Next, go to the Manuals tab.
  • If necessary, choose your language from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the required manual from the displayed list.
  • In the pop-up window, specify the download location and click Save.


Before starting the Wi-Fi setup:

  • Turn on your printer and router.
  • Disconnect the Ethernet cable connected to your printer, if any.
  • Place the printer close to your router.
  • Identify the wireless credentials such as SSID and network key.
  • Go to the printer control panel and press the OK button to open the Settings menu.
  • Choose Network/Ports > Network Overview > Active Adapter.
  • Make sure it is set to Auto.

Wi-Fi setup using the printer control panel:

  • Go to the printer control panel and press the OK button.
  • Select the Settings option using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  • Choose Network/Ports > Wireless > Setup On Printer Panel.
  • Wait for the printer to detect the nearby wireless network names.
  • Choose your SSID from the displayed list and enter the network key.
  • Press the OK button and wait for the printer to connect to your wireless network.


Wired Network Setup:

  • Make sure you have a standard Ethernet cable handy.
  • Start by connecting one end of the Ethernet cable to your printer's Ethernet port.
  • Next, connect the other end of the existing Ethernet cable to your router's LAN port.
  • After verifying that the Ethernet cable is firmly plugged at both end ports, turn on your printer.
  • Check if your printer is getting a stable Internet connection.

Wireless network setup using WPS Push Button method:

  • This method is applicable only if your router supports WPS.
  • On the printer control panel, press the OK button to go to Settings.
  • Choose Network/Ports > Wireless > Wi-Fi Protected Setup > Start Push Button Method.
  • Press the OK button and carry out the instructions on the LCD panel to establish the wireless connection.


The Lexmark C3224DW printer does not support scanning. In fact, it doesn't have any scanner glass to scan your documents. So, you cannot perform the scan setup.


You can print any document from your mobile device to the Lexmark C3224DW printer using the Lexmark Mobile Print app. For detailed instructions, go through these steps.

  • On your mobile phone, download the Lexmark Mobile Print app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  • Connect your Lexmark C3224DW printer and mobile phone over a wireless network.
  • Load some plain paper into the paper cassette.
  • Next, open the document you wish to print and send or share it to the downloaded Lexmark Mobile Print app.
  • Choose your printer's name and tap the Print button to print your document remotely from your mobile device.


Replacing the toner cartridge is necessary when you are running low on ink and getting poor print quality. To know how to replace the toner cartridges on your Lexmark C3224DW printer, follow these steps.

  • To begin with, open the front door and push it down completely.
  • Pull the green lock lever to take the toner cartridge tray out from the printer.
  • Remove the expended toner cartridge from the printer.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge from the package and remove the packing materials from it.
  • Insert the new toner cartridge into the cartridge tray.
  • Push the toner cartridge tray back into the printer and close the front door.


Is your Lexmark C3224DW printer not working as expected? Then troubleshoot the printer issue to improve your printer performance. Troubleshooting will become easier if you identify the actual cause. To help you with that, we have given few troubleshooting steps for the printer issues that may occur on your Lexmark C3224DW printer. In case you are stuck while troubleshooting your printer issues, contact us by clicking the Call button on this page for assistance.


  • If you have not loaded enough paper in the paper cassette or if the print settings are incorrect, your Lexmark C3224DW printer will not print any documents.
  • In such cases, load your printer's paper cassette and try printing again.
  • If the problem persists, open the printer driver window on your computer and verify the print settings.
  • Sometimes, your printer will not print any documents if there is a connection issue. Therefore, troubleshoot the connection issue to continue printing.
  • If the troubleshooting steps couldn’t resolve your printer issue, run the printer troubleshooter on your computer to automatically detect and repair the issues.


Is your Lexmark C3224DW printer not responding? Then follow these troubleshooting steps.

  • First, check if the power cord has been properly connected to your printer.
  • Next, restart your printer and check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the problem persists, try connecting the power cord to a different electrical outlet.
  • Ensure that your printer is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode.
  • Check the cables connecting your printer and computer. Verify that the cables are connected properly to the correct ports.
  • Ensure that you have properly installed the printer driver on the connected computer.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, reset the printer settings to factory defaults and reconfigure the basic printer settings.


  • If you are getting paper feed problems on your Lexmark C3224DW printer, pull out the paper cassette first.
  • Slide the paper width guides apart and take out the loaded paper stack.
  • Fan the paper stack and reload it into the cassette.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper width guides.
  • Refix the cassette into the printer and go to the control panel.
  • Go to Settings and select Paper  Tray Configuration  Paper Size/Type.
  • Choose the correct paper size and type and then start printing a test page to check if the paper feed problems have been resolved.


Do you get printing problems repeatedly on your Lexmark C3224DW printer? Check the print settings and paper loaded in the paper cassette of your printer.

  • Before you start troubleshooting the printing issue, restart your printer. It is because restarting itself is enough to resolve the basic printing issues.
  • If the print quality is poor, take out the toner cartridge and ensure that you have properly removed the packing materials from them.
  • If any toner cartridge is expended, replace it with a new toner cartridge.
  • Always load the paper supported by your printer.
  • Also, check if the paper settings are correct before printing.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, check the printer status on your computer.
  • For Windows, deselect the Use Printer Offline option to change your printer status to online.
  • For Mac, reset the printing system to resolve the printing problems.


  • If any paper is jammed inside your Lexmark C3224DW printer, you should first turn off the printer.
  • Next, locate and remove the jammed paper from the printer.
  • Make sure not to damage the internal parts of your printer while removing the jammed paper.
  • Check for the jammed paper in the following locations.
  • Standard tray
  • Standard bin
  • Optional tray
  • Manual feeder
  • Door B
  • After removing the jammed paper, restart your printer.