Simple Guide On Lexmark Mb2442 Setup

The monochrome laser printer --- Lexmark MB2442 --- offers all-in-one functions. The printer comes with integrated duplex printing/scanning and produces prints at an amazing speed of 42 pages per minute. The Lexmark MB2442 printer is one of those rarest printers to produce a monthly volume of 1000-10000 pages.



  • The Lexmark printer
  • Toner Cartridge
  • Setup Guide and User Manual
  • Cartridge Information
  • Documentation CD
  • Warranty Information
  • Power cord(s)
Lexmark Mb2442 Setup

Here are the steps for SOFTWARE SETUP to conclude.

  • Let us now conclude the software setup with this handful of steps.
  • Download the Lexmark printer software from this page or from the official Lexmark support page (this option is at your choice).
  • Once the driver download is complete, you can initiate the installation.
  • Follow the commands on the screen.
  • When the connection screen opens, choose the method of connection you want to have for the Lexmark MB2442 printer.
  • Select and complete the software setup.
Lexmark Mb2442 Setup

Hardware setup:

  • Remove the Lexmark printer from the carton.
  • Place the printer on a flat surface away from direct sunlight.
  • Remove the protective tapes surrounding the printer body and discard them.
  • Open the front door of the printer and remove all the protective material present inside.
  • Remove the toner cartridge present inside. Now, hold the handle and slide it out.
  • Get rid of the protective tapes and the material surrounding the cartridge. Also, make sure to remove the orange protective material.
  • Make sure that you do not touch the roller at any cost and also not to have the cartridge exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and gently place it inside. Close the front door.
  • Remove the paper tray from the Lexmark printer.
  • Move the three paper guides to either side inside the tray.
  • Have a paper stack ready; fan out the stack to make sure there are no damages in any single sheet.
  • Place the paper stack into the paper tray, then adjust the guides according to the stack placed.
  • Finally, remove the power cord from the sealed packaging.
  • Connect the power cord to the printer and the power source. Turn on the printer.
  • The printer will now charge the ink. Select your language when the control panel lights up.


With the help of the printer driver, you can perform any kind of task from your computer with just a click away. The printer driver is available for download from this support page or from the official Lexmark support page. You can download the driver based on the operating system you are using. Here are the detailed steps to download the driver.


  • On this page, locate and click the Driver Download button for Windows.
  • The driver will be downloaded immediately to your computer.
  • You can also get the printer driver from the official Lexmark support page.
  • Open the default browser on your computer.
  • Enter the Lexmark support page URL in the address bar and press the Enter button.
  • Once the page opens, scroll down and click the Downloads tab.
  • Click the Operating System drop-down list, then select Windows.
  • Select the version of Windows and wait for the page to reload.
  • Under the Recommended Driver section, click Lexmark Printer Software G3 PCL XL Driver Package.
  • Once a new page opens, click the I agree – download button.


  • On this very page, click the Driver Download button for Mac.
  • Once done, the driver for the Mac computer will be downloaded instantly.
  • If you wish to download the printer driver from the official Lexmark support page, you can do so.
  • Click the Downloads tab.
  • Select Macintosh from the Operating System drop-down list.
  • Choose the version of Mac from the next drop-down list.
  • Wait for the page to reload and show you the drivers available for download.
  • Select the printer driver and wait for the driver download page to open.
  • Locate and click I agree – download.


  • Click the Manual Download button on this page.
  • The user manual will be downloaded the very next instant.
  • One more way to download the manual is from the official Lexmark support page.
  • Open the support page in your default browser.
  • Click the Manuals tab.
  • Under Manual & Guides and User’s Guides, click User’s Guide PDF.
  • The user manual will open on a new page.
  • Navigate the cursor to the Download icon and click on it.
  • The manual will be downloaded.


To establish a Wi-Fi connection using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup, ensure that you have a WPS-enabled router. Now, follow the steps to see the Wi-Fi Setup.

  • From the printer control panel, select the following options: Settings > Network/Ports > Wireless > Wi-Fi Protected Setup > Start Push Button Method.
  • Within the next couple of minutes, press the WPS button on the router.
  • Wait for the wireless connection to be established.
  • The Lexmark MB2442 printer will be connected to the wireless network.


AirPrint is a mobile printing feature. It is valid only for iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Before we see the AirPrint setup, ensure that the iOS device is connected to the same wireless network as the Lexmark printer.

  • On your iOS device, select a document or a photo you want to print.
  • Tap the Share icon.
  • Select Print.
  • Now, select the Lexmark printer from the printer list.
  • Tap the + icon if you wish to have more copies.
  • Once done, tap the Print button on the top right corner of the iOS screen.


You can perform the fax setup from the printer control panel itself. Before that, connect the Fax cord to the LINE port of the printer and to the phone wall jack.

  • From the printer control panel, select Settings > Device > Preferences > Run Initial Setup.
  • Choose Fax > Fax Server Setup > Fax Server E-mail Settings.
  • Follow the prompts on the screen and complete the full setup process (If you want to use the E-mail SMTP server, enable the E-mail SMTP server option).


  • Make sure the printer is turned on.
  • Now, remove the power cord from the power source.
  • Wait for the printer to cool down and keep it that way for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the time limit is over, connect the power cord to the power source.
  • If the Lexmark printer does not turn on automatically, press the Power button on the control panel.


  • Load the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass of the printer.
  • Open the main menu on the printer display.
  • Select Scan Profiles > Scan to Computer.
  • Select a destination folder where you want to save the scan.


  • Turn off the printer.
  • Now, press and keep holding the OK button on the printer control panel.
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Hold the OK button and wait for the printer display to light up.
  • The printer password will now be reset to the value 0000.


  • Before we get to see the steps for scan setup, you need to download the Lexmark Scanback Utility from the official support page.
  • Once the download is done, run the application.
  • Click Setup and add the IP address of the printer.
  • Select Close > Next.
  • Now, you need to select the size of the document, format and scan resolution, and a unique file name. Click Next for each selection.
  • Select a destination or a folder location on your computer to save the scanned document, then click Next.
  • Now load the document you want to scan on the scanner glass.
  • Select Scan Profiles and then select a scan profile.
Lexmark Mb2442 Setup


There is no such thing as a problem-free printer. Even with the amazing features the Lexmark MB2442 printer possesses, there are some issues the user might face. However, there is nothing called a tough problem. Here are some minor problems you might face while you work on the Lexmark MB2442 printer. Solutions are provided.


  • Make sure that the printer is using a genuine Lexmark toner cartridge.
  • Check the imaging unit to see if there are still some packaging materials left.
  • Ensure that there are no protective tapes surrounding the printer; peel and discard them if there are any.
  • Shake the imaging unit to redistribute the toner.
  • Make sure the paper in the tray is properly set. Get rid of the jammed or curled paper from the stack. See if the paper guides are properly set to hold the stack.
  • Check if the printer is getting a proper power source; make sure the printer is turned on.
  • Reset the printer if necessary.
  • Always make sure to place the paper with the printable side facing down.
  • Replace the toner cartridge if you feel the printer is running out of ink.
  • Follow the prompts on the control panel display and get rid of the errors.


  • Make sure the printer is turned on.
  • Ensure you are using a supported browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.
  • Check and see if the wireless router is working at your end.
  • Make sure the printer is within the connection range of the wireless router.
  • Ensure that the antivirus on your computer is disabled if you have set high security for your computer.
  • If you have the printer connected using a USB cable, check if the cable is properly secure. Replace the cable if necessary (in case it’s damaged).
  • Try to reconnect the Lexmark printer to the wireless network using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup.


  • Check if the trays contain the same paper type and the paper size.
  • Ensure that the paper stack does not go beyond the paper tray limit.
  • Make sure that the paper is loaded properly in the paper tray.
  • If you are printing envelopes, change the paper type. Select Settings > Paper > Tray configuration > Paper Size/Type.
  • For best results, remove the current paper stack. Replace the whole bunch with a new stack. Be sure that the paper matches the paper tray settings.


  • Call the Fax number to check if it is working properly.
  • Check the Fax cord connected between the LINE port of the printer and the phone wall jack.
  • Try to use a different Fax cable to test the connection.
  • Resolve the errors after having a check with the printer control panel.
  • Reset the printer just in case.


  • Turn off the printer for a while.
  • Turn it back on; now try to scan a document.
  • Make sure the scanner lid is fully closed while scanning a document.
  • Ensure that the printer is connected to the computer or the wireless network.
  • Always make sure to load a document that is not damaged or smudged in any way.
  • Clean the scanner glass with a lint-free cloth for best scanning results.
Lexmark Mb2442 Setup




  • Open Control Panel.
  • Select the Printers & Scanners option.
  • Select the printer from the printer list.
  • Click on the Open queue button.
  • Delete the pending print jobs in the list.


  • Click the Apple icon on the screen.
  • Select the System Preferences option.
  • Click on the Printers & Scanners option.
  • Do a double-click on the printer.
  • Click on the pending print jobs and click on the X button to close.


  • Open the Control panel on your computer.
  • Select the Programs option and click the Uninstall a program button.
  • The window will now open a list of applications.
  • Select the Antivirus application and click the Uninstall button.