How do I connect to a network printer on my Mac?

 

You will need to know the make and model of the printer you are trying to map, and its IP address. If you do not have the IP address, you can go to the printer and print off the network settings. The process for doing this varies, but is usually located within the printer’s settings.

 

  1. Go to System Preferences in the dock.
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  2. Click Print & Scan.
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  3. Click the plus sign (+) to add a new printer.
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  4. Click IP.
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  5. Input the IP address for the printer. Choose Line Printer Daemon – LPD for the protocol. Enter the printer’s name.
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  6. Click the dropdown beside Use: and choose Select Software….
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  7. Search for your printer’s make and model. Highlight the correct model and click OK. If you do not see your model listed, continue to step 8. Otherwise, skip to step 16.
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  8. Search the web for the appropriate driver (eg Canon C5240A Mac Driver). Download the printer’s driver from the manufacturer’s website. If the printer is a Canon, make sure to get the UFRII driver.
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  9. Open the downloaded file and double-click on the installer package.
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  10. Click Continue.
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  11. Click Continue.
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  12. Click Agree.
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  13. Click Install.
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  14. Type your computer’s username and password and click Install Software.
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  15. Click Close.
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  16. Click Add.
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