Printing (macOS) - Mapping a Departmental Printer with a Driver

How to map a departmental printer in macOS.

These steps require a campus network connection. If you are off campus, or if you have trouble with the steps, please connect to VPN first. See WiscVPN - How to Install, Connect, Uninstall, and Disconnect WiscVPN Palo Alto GlobalProtect for information about installing and connecting to VPN.

These steps require you to know the name of the printer and to install a printer driver. Please contact the TechZone if you do not have this information.

  1. Download and install the printer driver as directed by the TechZone.
  2. Open System Settings (System Preferences in macOS 12 and earlier).
  3. Scroll down and select Printers & Scanners.
  4. Add a printer:
    • For computers running macOS 12 and earlier, click the + (plus) button near the bottom left of the window.
    • For computers running macOS 13 and later, click Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax
  5. In the Add Printer window, navigate to the IP printer tab button(IP) tab in the center.
  6. Enter information as follows:
    1. Address:
    2. Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    3. Queue: The name of the printer, which should look something like VH-123-HP-203-MAC
    4. Name: An easy to remember name of your own choosing, such as Department Printer
    5. Use: Choose Select Software... and search for the driver by the model number. For the example above, you'd search for 203 and select the most relevant result.
  7. Click Add.
  8. If asked about printer options, select the appropriate options and click OK. Most printers support "duplex" or two-sided printing.
  9. If you mapped a copier that requires a copy code to print, follow the steps in one of the articles below to add your copy code to your settings.

Keywordsprint map connect add networked network mac   Doc ID123995
OwnerDavid H.GroupL&S Learning Support Services
Created2023-02-10 16:14:37Updated2024-05-06 12:10:59
SitesL&S Learning Support Services
Feedback  0   0