Adding network printer on a Mac

This document walks users through adding a network printer.

To add a network printer on a Mac perform the following steps:

  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 Russell Labs departmental VPN.
  2. On the computer open System Preferences.
  3. In System Preferences click on Print & Scan. on 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. For information on available printers click here
  7. For Protocol select Line Printer Daemon LPD.
  8. Look to see if the printer is being correctly identified in the Use: field. If it is saying Generic PostScript Printer you will need to download and install the driver from the manufacturer's website.
  9. Click add.

The printer should now appear in your list of printers.

Keywords:printing ip network macintosh driver bigboy sharp copier   Doc ID:59944
Owner:John S.Group:Russell Labs Computing
Created:2016-01-21 09:29 CSTUpdated:2020-09-15 11:29 CST
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