Printers: Install a Network Printer on a Mac
Instructions on how to set up network printers on a Mac.
- From your desktop dock, click on the Systems Preferences icon.
- Choose Printers & Scanners.
- Once in Printers & Scanners click the + icon.
- On the Add screen click on the IP icon.
- You are brought here
On this page you will want to fill in the IP
“Address” (IP) for the printer you would like to install.
Insert the “Name” of the printer
Add the “Location” of the device.
Once you enter the IP Address, Name and Location detail, you will need to select a Printer Driver by clicking the drop down menu next to “Use:”
Note: You should NOT need an admin account to add a printer this way.
Click the drop down arrow next to the “Use” field.
Choose “Select Software..”
On the Printer Software screen
You can filter your search by typing the type of printer you are looking for in the “Filter” Field. In this example we are filtering for “Toshiba” and choosing the “Toshiba e-ST4511/451c Series P5 which happens to be the driver to e-Studio281c and 451c printers. If the printer is not listed, you will need to go to the manufacturer's website and download the drivers.
Once selected, click “OK”
Once you have selected the driver to “Use”, you are brought back to the “Add” screen to complete the “Add” of the printer.
To complete the “Add” you need to click the “Add” button. To move to next the step of the install.
Printer setup will begin. Modify your printer options as needed. This example does not have additional options to change. This set up shown would be accurate and you would click “OK” to move to next step.
You are nearly done. From here you will want to double left click on the [Name of the Printer]
To test the printing and set the device to be your default printer if you would like to.
From here you can print a test page by left clicking on the “Printer” drop down menu for the device and choosing the
“Print Test Page” Option.
The test print page should flash on the screen like the image here and then go away.
If you click on the “Printer” drop Down, you can choose to set the printer as “Make Default”, check additional settings etc.
For instructions on how to set up network printers on a Windows PC refer to Printers: Windows add printer - print server.