The username and admin password for your Dell Printer can be found in the online user’s guide that is normally installed when the Dell Printer drivers are installed. The process to open the user’s guide may differ depending on your Dell Printer model. The user name for your printer is ‘Admin’ and never be changed. The factory default password is kept as ‘password’. You can change the factory default password on your Dell Printer using the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool. However, you must keep in mind that you need to close and then re-open the browser window for the password change to be effective. You can call the Dell Printer customer support if you need any assistance while using the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool.
While changing the password for your Dell Printer you will need to know the old password. In case you do not know the old password you can refer to the steps mentioned in this article to reset the factory default password and then create a new admin password for your Dell Printer.
Steps to reset the default admin password for Dell Printer
Whenever you want to reset or recover the default admin password for your Dell printer you will need to reset the Non-volatile random-access memory or NVRAM. You can refer to the steps given below to recover the factory default password:
- Step 1: Turn on your Dell Printer and press the menu button
- Step 2: Use the down or up arrow buttons to locate the ‘Configure’ option
- Step 3: Once the ‘Configure’ option is displayed, press ‘Enter’ and proceed
- Step 4: Once again use the down or up arrow buttons to find ‘Network’
- Step 5: Press the arrows until ‘Init NVRAM’ is displayed on the panel
- Step 6: Click ‘Enter’ and when the display indicates “Init NVRAM Are you sure?” click ‘Enter’ once again.
The next message should read “Initializing, Initialized”. When you see the ‘Restart Printer’ message you will need to switch the AC power off for about 5 seconds and then turn it back on again.
Dell Printer users should note that resetting the NVRAM will automatically clear all the customized network settings you have saved on your printer. That is why Dell recommends taking a printout of your current printer and panel settings reports before you attempt to reset the Non-volatile random-access memory.
If you need any clarification regarding any of the steps mentioned in this article you can call the Dell technical support number and speak to a certified Dell expert. No matter what issues you are facing on your Dell Printer experts are available 24 hours a day to give you the best solution to resolve the issue as soon as possible.