Installing a Network Printer on a Mac

How To Install a Network Printer on a Mac


  • macOS Version
    • Select About this Mac from the Apple menu
  • Printer hostname
  • Brand and model series

Once you have run the corresponding printer driver installer for your version of macOS, please follow the steps below to add the printer:

  1. Click on the Apple menu at the top left of your screen and select System Preferences
  2. Select Printers & Scanners
  3. Click on the "+" symbol at the bottom or click Add printer
  4. Click the “IP” tab (the globe icon)
  5. In the Address: field type the printer hostname
  6. From the Protocol: pop-up list, select "Line Printer Daemon - LPD”
  7. In the Name: field, type a friendly name of your choice for the printer
  8. Confirm that Use: displays the correct brand and model series of your printer. If it says Generic, choose "Select Software..." from the pop-up list and type your printer model to manually search your installed printer drivers. 
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