Adding printers on a Mac while in Halligan Hall is quite simple!
Each printer is given a name corresponding with the brand name of the printer and the room it’s located in. For example: hp116, hp118, hpext (extension), etc.
To add a printer on Mac, follow these steps:
- Open System Preferences
- Select Printers & Scanners
- Select the “+” sign in the bottom left, then Add Printer or Scanner…
- In the box that pops up, navigate to the IP tab.
- In the Address field, enter the name of the printer, as described above, and append it with “.eecs.tufts.edu” – For Example: hp116.eecs.tufts.edu
- Let the Mac auto-configure for a moment or two while it connects.
- Make Sure the Protocol is “Line printer Daemon – LPD”
- Leave the Queue blank.
- Name the printer anything you would like.
- Enter any location information you would like, or leave it blank.
- Most printers will be perfectly fine using the “Generic PostScript Printer” driver.
- You’re now ready to print!
For printers which don’t behave properly, or have additional functionality such as a duplex printing (double-sided), you may have to configure a more appropriate driver.
- Continuing from Step 11 above, select the Use drop down and choose Select Software
- Use the filter to search for the model printer you’re trying to connect to (the printer will have this written on it somewhere).
- If you do not have that printer listed in your software list, you may be able to find a “Universal” driver which will suffice for most needs.
- If you need an exact driver, you’ll have to search for one and install it from the manufacturer’s website.