How to add a printer in Mac OS X

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Before starting make sure you are hardwired to the network. These instructions will NOT work over wireless.

  1. Choose “System Preferences” from the “Apple” menu.
  2. Choose “Printers & Scanners” from the View menu.
  3. Click the + button to add a printer.
  4. Press the Control key while clicking the “Default” icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.
  5. Drag the “Advanced” (gear) icon to the toolbar.
  6. Click Done.
  7. Click the “Advanced” icon that was added to the toolbar.
  8. Choose “Windows printer via spools” from the “Type” pop-up menu.
  9. In the URL field, type the printer’s address in one of the following formats:

    smb:// (Example: smb://

  10. In the “Name” field, type the name you would like to use for this printer in Mac OS X.
  11. For B&W Printers Choose “Generic PCL Printer” from “Use” pop-up menu.
  12. For Color Printers Choose “Locate Driver” from “Use” pop-up menu. And search for the Model of Printer you are connecting to.
  13. Click “Add“.
  14. When printing you will be asked for user credentials. Username is ad\uNID and password is your regular network password.

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