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Offices and Labs - Network printing - macOS

To connect to a network printer from a Mac you must know the 'printer name' of the printer you are connecting to. This can be obtained from a configuration sheet printout from the printer. Once you have determined the 'printer name' please follow these steps, for macOS:

  1. Click the Apple Icon, then select System Preferences or System Settings
  2. Click Printers & Scanners
  3. If using macOS Ventura, click Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax. Otherwise, click the + (plus) icon
  4. Select the IP (the Globe) icon, then under the Protocol heading select:
    • for HP printers use HP Jetdirect protocol
    • for other printers either, LPD or IPP protocol should work. Refer to the printer supplier for further details
  5. Type the printer name of your printer in Address box
  6. Under the Print Using heading select the appropriate Printer Model and click Add
  7. Your printer should now appear in the Printer List