Networking Office Printers — OSX
This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
Department machines using the TCP/IP protocol connection method can access department printers. This tutorial will guide you through networking your workstation to a department or office printer in Apple OS X.
Click on the Apple icon to open the Apple menu and then click System Preferences…
Choose Printers & Scanners icon from the menu.
Select the add button (+) in the lower left of the window to add a new network printer.
Choose the IP option at the top of the Add window.
In the Address field type in the entire printer name you are connecting to.
Click on the Advanced icon in the toolbar. When the options are available, the type of connection you will need to setup is a Windows connection.
In the URL field you will need to enter the following path: smb://PRINTERNAME.printer.uidaho.edu/ where the printer name will be the name of the printer to which you are trying to connect.
Click on the Please select a driver or printer model and find the printer model/driver from the list. If you cannot find the correct model, the generic option should work.
When all of this setup correctly please click on the ADD button to install the printer. It will then ask you if this is a duplex printing unit, which enables double sided printing. Make sure this option is checked, then press OK.
The printer will now appear in your devices list and available for printing when turned on.