Lexmark CX431ADW Printer Setup [Quick Guide]

Lexmark CX431adw is a multifunction printer that comes with a touchscreen control panel and ADF. This printer is lightweight and compact. However, the steel frame and long-life imaging components are built to add additional value to this printer. You can quickly connect any wireless device to this printer as it supports wireless connectivity. Go through the steps given on this page to know more about the Lexmark CX431adw printer setup.

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Lexmark CX431ADW Printer Setup

If you are setting up the Lexmark CX431adw printer for the first time, follow these steps.

  • Unpack your Lexmark CX4321adw printer from the package and take out the printer supplies.
  • Remove all the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  • After ensuring that you have removed the orange parts from the pre-installed toner cartridges, pull out the paper input tray from the printer.
  • Fan a paper stack and load it into the paper tray.
  • Adjust the paper stack with the paper width guides and refix the tray into the printer.
  • Next, connect your printer to an electrical outlet using the supplied power cord and turn on the printer by pressing the Power button.
  • Using the initial setup wizard, set your basic printer preferences.
  • If necessary, add an admin user account.
  • For wireless network setup, use the printer's control panel.
  • Finally, insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer's CD/DVD drive and run the driver installation.
  • Agree to the EULA and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • After completing the driver installation, verify the printer functionality.

Lexmark CX431ADW Driver Download

For Windows

  • On your Windows computer, remove any previously installed Lexmark printer drivers before installing a new driver.
  • Close all the running apps and launch the default browser.
  • Visit the official Lexmark site and enter your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Select your printer model in the search result and click the Go button.
  • Click the Downloads tab and select your Windows OS from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  • Select the required printer driver and click the I agree – download button.
  • Now, the printer driver should be downloaded.


  • On your Mac, launch the default browser and then visit the official Lexmark site.
  • Input your printer's model number in the search field.
  • Select your printer and click the Go button.
  • Click the Downloads tab and then choose macOS from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  • Select the universal printer driver from the displayed list and click the I agree – download button.
  • After completing the download, open the downloaded file to create a disk image.
  • Double-click the created disk image on the desktop to run the driver installation.


  • You can install the driver for your Lexmark CX431adw printer using the supplied CD-ROM or the downloaded driver file.
  • If you are using Windows, the User Account Control dialog appears when you run the setup file.
  • Click Yes to continue installing the driver on your computer.
  • If you are using Macintosh, you will be prompted to enter the Mac administrator password. Enter it in the required field and click Continue.
  • Agree to the EULA and choose your connection type.
  • Finish the driver installation by following the on-screen prompts.
  • After completing the driver installation, verify the printer functionality.


  • You can download the Lexmark CX431adw printer manual by clicking the Manual Download button on this page. However, you can also get it from the official Lexmark site.
  • You have to enter your printer's model number in the search field on the official Lexmark site.
  • Click your printer when shown in the search result and then click the green Go button.
  • Next, click the Manuals tab and select User's Guide PDF or User's Guide HTML below Manuals & Guides.
  • If you have selected the PDF link, the manual will open in a new tab.
  • Click the Download icon to download and save the manual to your computer.


The Scan to Email for the Lexmark CX431adw printer setup involves three major steps. For scanning, you can load the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass. Also, you need to configure the email shortcuts before scanning from your printer's control panel.

Accessing the Embedded Web Server:

  • First, connect your printer and the computer over a wireless network.
  • Next, identify your printer's IP address.
  • On your Windows computer, launch the default browser and enter your printer's IP address in the URL field. Hit the Enter key to access the Embedded Web Server.
  • Ensure that you have an email account with 2-step verification enabled.
  • Click the Settings tab and select the Email submenu.
  • Under Email Setup, configure the SMTP settings for your email account.
  • You should enter the app-specific password in the Password field.
  • Finally, click Save to save the configured SMTP settings.

Configuring the email shortcut settings:

  • Log in to the Embedded Web Server and click the Shortcuts tab from the left-side panel.
  • Click Add Shortcut and choose Email from the Shortcut Type menu.
  • Input a shortcut name and number for the Scan to Email setup.
  • After configuring the necessary settings, click Save.

Sending an email:

  • Ensure that you have properly loaded the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  • After connecting your printer to the local wireless network, navigate to the touchscreen panel and tap Shortcuts → Email.
  • Choose the shortcut number and send the email.


  • Wireless setup using the printer's control panel:
  • Before you begin, remove any Ethernet cable connected to your printer.
  • Identify the wireless settings such as SSID and network key from your router's label.
  • Turn on the printer, router, and computer.
  • Place the printer close to your router to avoid connection issues during the Lexmark CX431adw printer setup.
  • Navigate to the printer's control panel and tap the Wi-Fi icon.
  • Select the Set up Now option and then choose your wireless network.
  • Enter the network key and tap the OK button.
  • You will now see a confirmation message on the LCD panel.
  • Tap OK and connect your computer to the same wireless network.
  • Run the driver installation wizard using the supplied CD-ROM or downloaded driver file.
  • When you are prompted to choose the connection type, select the Wireless connection option.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts and establish the wireless connection between your printer and the computer.
  • To verify the wireless connection, print a test page remotely from your computer to the printer.


  • In case your Lexmark CX431adw printer's toner cartridge is expended, you have to replace it to continue printing.
  • To begin with, open the front cover with the printer turned on.
  • Pull the green handle and remove the used toner cartridge.
  • Unpack the new toner cartridge and install it into the printer without touching or exposing the toner drum to direct light.
  • Lock the toner cartridge and push the toner cartridge unit.
  • Close the printer's front cover and restart the printer.
  • You have now replaced the expended toner cartridge.


If your Lexmark CX431adw printer is not responding to your commands, troubleshoot the issues with your printer. In most cases, restarting a printer itself will fix the errors. Some common errors like paper jam, printer offline, connection error, and print quality issues are due to improper maintenance and incomplete installation of the printer. If you are stuck while troubleshooting your printer issues and Lexmark CX431adw printer setup, contact our technical support team for remote assistance.