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Printer Setup on MacOS

*If you are connected using York WIFI (AirYorkPlus), you need to setup and connect to York VPN first using the following link:

  1. Download the print driver for the printer you will be installing. You can view a list of available printers with links to the print drivers here. If you don't have the driver for the printer that you're installing, you will be able to use a generic one.
  2. From the Apple Menu, select “System Preferences”.
  3. Open “Printers and Scanners”.
  4. Click the “+” button and choose “Add Printer or Scanner”. An “Add” window will appear.
  5. In order to add an EECS printer to MacOS, you must have an “Advanced” button on the “Add Printer” toolbar (looks like a “gear”). If you don't have the “Adavanced” icon, you need to customize the toolbar and add it. To do this, press CTRL+click on the toolbar area, and select “Customize Toolbar”, then drag the “Advanced” icon onto the end of the toolbar and click “Done”.
  6. Click on “Advanced” on the toolbar.
  7. Add the printer as follows:
    • Type: Windows
    • Device: Another Device
    • URL: smb://<printer_queue_name>?encryption=no (where <printer_queue_name> is replaced by the printer queue name taken from the list of EECS printers - eg. prt2)
    • Location: enter the location of the printer
    • Print Using: Select the print driver that you have installed, or specify “Use Generic PostScript” if you don't have access to a suitable driver.
  8. Click “Add”.
  9. Configure the appropriate installed options for the printer. For example, enable the duplex option, then click “Continue”.
  10. When you print, you will be asked to enter your EECS username and password. Type:
    • Name: eecsyorkuca\<eecs_username>
    • Password: <eecs_password>
services/printers/print-mac.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/24 14:14 by namtran