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Add Network Printer in OS X (Print Queue and TCP/IP Setup)


You will need to know the static IP address assigned to the printer.  If you do not have this information contact the Desktop Support Associate (DSA) in your department or the OIT HelpDesk to request this information.

How to Use:

  1. Ensure printer is turned on
  2. Open System Preferences / Print & Fax
  3. Click "+" under Printers list
  4. In the Add Printer window click IP
  5. Leave protocol set as LPD
  6. Type static IP in the Address field
  7. In the Name field type printer manufacturer/model or other identifier for printer
  8. Print Using field should be filled in by default when printer is found
  9. Click Add
  10. Message "determining installable options" appears with progress bar
  11. When install completes the Add Printer window will close
  12. Added printer is now included in the printer list
  13. To set this printer as the default printer right-click on printer (or CTRL with left click) and choose Set default printer from pop-up menu