Connecting to Russell Printer, Mac

This document provides the easy way to print from a Mac computer to Russell Labs networked printers.

Audience

Steps to Add a Network Printer on a Mac

1. Ensure the Mac is connected to the Russell Labs network. The Mac will either need to be connected via Ethernet inside Russell Labs. If the machine is connected via wireless or on a network outside of Russell Labs the computer will need to be connected using the departmental VPN.

2. On the computer, open System Preferences.

3. In System Preferences, click Print & Scan. 

Note: in some versions of Mac OS X, this was labeled Print & Fax.

4. In the Print & Scan window click on the + button. It will be located in the lower left hand corner of the window that displays added devices.

5. Select the IP tab.

6. For Address, add the IP address of the printer you wish to print to. 

Tip:  Click here for a list of available network printers. (opens in a new window)

7. For Protocol select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.

8. OS X should auto detect the printer and add the correct driver. If the driver software is not available on the Mac you will need to download the driver from the printer manufacturer.

9. Click add.

10. Select the options appropriate for the printer you are connecting to.

The following options are available for the Sharp color copiers:

Room 218 Sharp MX-3140N:
Room 436 Sharp MX-3070N:

11. The printer should now appear in your list of printers.

Questions

Please email help@russell.wisc.edu.

See Also: