How to Reset a Lexmark E332n to the DHCP

Written by matthew burley
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The Lexmark E332n is a laser printer that can either be attached directly to a computer or it can be installed on a network. Depending on your network configuration, this might require some modifications, such as configuring a static IP address, to the E332n network settings during installation. However, if the printer needs to be moved or if the network settings have changed, then these settings may no longer be correct. Fortunately it is possible to reset the printer to its default configuration, which includes a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) setting, meaning that the printer will have its IP address assigned by the network.

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  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" button in the lower left corner of your screen, then select "Devices and Printers."

  2. 2

    Right-click the "Lexmark E332n" icon, then click the "Remove Device" option in the menu. Confirm your selection.

  3. 3

    Turn off the printer using the power button on the back of the printer.

  4. 4

    Open the front cover by pulling down from the top left corner of the front face plate.

  5. 5

    Press and hold both of the buttons (Continue and Cancel) on the front right side of the printer.

  6. 6

    Turn on the printer using the power button on the back of the printer, while continuing to hold the front two buttons.

  7. 7

    Release the front two buttons when the lights on the front of the printer (under the front two buttons that you are holding) have stopped flashing and only the top and bottom lights are illuminated.

  8. 8

    Close the front cover.

  9. 9

    Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then select "Devices and Printers."

  10. 10

    Select the "Add A Printer" option at the top of the window, then follow the prompts to install your Lexmark E332n with the default settings, including DHCP.

Tips and warnings

  • If your Lexmark E332n is only going to be used on one computer, consider installing it as a local printer. This can decrease wait times for print jobs.

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