Student Computing Labs; Wireless Printing — OSX
This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
Most of the student computing lab printers are "open" printers, meaning you can connect wirelessly to them with your laptop and print directly. This tutorial will assist you in setting up your OSX Macintosh laptop for wireless printing.
Click on the Apple icon and then click System Preferences.
Select the Print & Fax Icon.
Select the add button to add a new network printer.
The window to add a printer will appear. You will need to add an advanced option to the toolbar. To do this hold down the ctrl key and click on the grey area at the top of the window. In the drop down menu select Customize Toolbar.
Click and drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar, then select the ‘Done’ button to continue.
Click on the Advanced icon in the toolbar. When the options are available, the type of connection you will need to set up is a Windows connection.
In the URL field you will need to enter the following: smb://print.uidaho.edu/name of printer.
The print.uidaho.edu tells your computer to connect to the ITS print server. name of printer will be the name of the printer you wish to connect to.
Common printer names
SCL-HelpDesk - this printer is located in the TLC right outside the ITS Help Desk
SCL-Lib-1, SCL-Lib-2, SCL-Lib-3, SCL-Lib-4, SCL-Lib-Color -- these are the library lab printers. 1,2 and 3 are located on the first floor of the library; lib-4 is located on the fourth floor.
SCL-SUB40, SCL-SUB40-color -- These printers are located in the Student Union Building lab.
Click on the ‘Please select a driver or printer model’ and find the printer model/driver from the list. Under Use: Choose a Driver... Select the "Generic PostScript Printer" as this will work for most printers on campus. If you are not able to do a test print please re-add the printer and search for the proper drivers.
When all of this is set up 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.
Once the printer is set up, send a test print to it. The queue will appear in the dock. Click resume and enter credentials in the form:
- AD\jvandal or AD\vand1234
- Your password
When the printer is added to your local computer, print a test page to make sure the printer was installed correctly. You can add multiple printers in a similar fashion.