How to Install Samsung Wireless Printer in Ubuntu model M2022w

Recently I bought a Samsung wireless printer, and did not find much useful information on the internet how to install it.
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ahmadnurhadirmw - Recently I bought a Samsung wireless printer, and did not find much useful information on the internet how to install it.
My printer is M2022w, but I guess the process should be similar for all Samsung wireless printers.

So here is how it's working:

Overview:

1. Download and install Samsung original printer driver
2. Connect printer to your wireless network
3. Add network printer using the printer settings wizard

Steps in detail:

1. Step - Download and install Samsung original printer driver

  • Visit www.samsung.com and under Support -> Printer, enter your printer model name.
  • Scroll down to the drivers section, and download the Linux print driver. It will most likely be uld-something.tar.gz.
  • Open terminal, cd to the download location and untar the file with:
tar xvzf uld-something.tar.gz (enter the actual filename)
  • Enter the just unpacked directory (probably uld/) and run:
sudo ./install-printer.sh
  • This will copy the .ppd files and some other samsung stuff to system paths.
  • There is also a file install-scanner.sh and install.sh. Use these if you want to install a scanner or if your printer also has a scanner incorporated.

2. Step - Connect printer to your wireless network

  • This is now the tricky part, since their documentation consists of some 200 pages of broken English. I had to read it a couple of times until I figured it out.
  • Connect the printer to a power plug, and add it some paper.
  • Turn it on.
  • Then press and hold the "WPS" button for 10 seconds (count in your head) and release. It should print 2 pages, one of them is "Network Configuration".
  • Near the bottom of the page, is a PIN Number (8 digits).
  • Using you laptop, check your available wireless connections. One of them should belong to the printer. Connect to it, and enter the PIN for the password.
  • Find out your network IP (either in the terminal with ifconfig, or check connection properties).
  • Open your browser and enter your IP (yes, your IP, not the printers!)
  • Something called SyncThru Web Service should show up.
  • In the top right is a "Login" link. Click it, and enter "admin" for ID, and "sec00000" for password.
  • You will now see a new option "Settings". Open Settings -> Network Settings
  • On the left select "Wi-Fi", then select "Easy Wi-Fi Settings", and follow the wizard to connect the printer to your wireless network. After that, the printer should restart and connect to your wireless network.
  • With your laptop, connect back to your wireless network.

3. Step - Add network printer using the printer settings wizard

  • Finally you can add the printer to Ubuntu. Open Settings -> Printers.
  • Press Add. Wait for some time and the printer should appear under the Network printer.
  • Select it, and make sure the connection type is AppSocket/HP JetDirect (in my case ipp did not work), and press Next. Ubuntu should find the printer driver by itself.
  • Print a test page, and it should work.
To add the printer to other computers in your network, just do steps 1. and 3.
Hope this helps!
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