Mac OS X: Adding network printers

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Adding network printers manually

Do the following to add network printers manually:


  1. Enter "System Preferences" and choose "Print & Fax".
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  2. Click "+" to add a new printer.
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  3. Presss "IP". Fill out the form/ the fields as instructed below.
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   * Protocol: Choose "Line Printer Daemon - LPD" (default).
   * Address: Type the server name. This is usually "print.uib.no" or "kvasiprint.uib.no". 
   * Queue: Type the printer/ queue name. Most printers are labeled. 
   * The fields "Name" and "Location" are descriptive. Write something that will help you remember which printer it is.
   * "Print Using": Select the right printer model.
   * Click "Add".

NB!

If you can not find the correct printer model/ type, you might not have the correct drivers installed.

  • Go to this page.
  • Download and install pxlmono, Foomatic-RIP and gplgs.
  • Start the procedure again.

Some printers have additional equipment. You can make your choices in an additional window that appears, and then click "Continue".


Adding printers from list

On Mac clients, that is computers installed by the IT department, you can find all network printers in a list on your computer.

Please try the following to find this list and add a printer:


  1. Enter "System Preferences" and choose "Print & Fax".
    PrintFax eng.jpg

  2. Click "+" to add a new printer.
    Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 2.15.48 PM.png

  3. Press Standard and search for the printer you want
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  4. Press select software
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  5. Search for the printer model of the printer and choose the right driver then press OK
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  6. Press Add to add the printer to your computer
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  7. Check that the printer is in your list of printers
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