To begin installing the printer driver for your SMART-50 series printer, insert the disc that came with the printer into your computer. It should begin running the installation program. If not, go to “Computer” (or “My Computer”) and double click on the CD/DVD drive. Once running, you’ll be shown this screen:
Click on “Driver Install” and you will begin the driver installation wizard. Make sure your printer is NOT plugged in, and click “Next”
After the installation wizard has checked to make sure you don’t already have any SMART-50 drivers already installed, you’ll see the next screen, which just tells you that you’re now about to install the drivers. Click “Next”
Upon trying to install the drivers, Windows Security will tell you that it can’t verify the publisher of this driver software. For this particular instance you’re okay, so click “Install this driver software anyway.
When you get to the next screen, plug in your printer. At this point, you will be given two options. The first is to install via your USB port, and the second is to install via your network. If you want to install via your computer’s USB port, that’s already selected for you by default, so click “Next.” Once the installation is complete, the “Next” button will change to “Close.” Click on that, and you have finished installing the driver.
If, however, you’d like to install your printer via your network, click on the “TCP/IP Network port” radio button. A message will pop up similar to this:
If your printer is already properly connected to the network, it will show up automatically, and all you have to do is click “OK.” If not, try to properly connect the printer to the network, and click “Refresh.” Once you’ve done that, you will prompted to complete the installation, as you saw above.