This page is for wirelessly printing from a Mac with El Capitan (OSX 10.11) or newer. A free macOS/OSX upgrade can be downloaded in the app store as long as you have Snow Leopard (10.6) or newer.
Step 1 - Locate System Preferences
Go to the Apple menu and click System Preferences
Step 2 - Select Printers & Scanners.
You may need to manually enable the Print & Fax option. If you do not see it by default, click the Show All button to reveal Print & Fax. Once visible, select Printers & Scanners.
Step 3 - Add The Printer
Under the printers list click on the + icon to add a new printer.
Step 4 - Configure the Printer
On the toolbar at the top part of the window, click the Advanced (gear) icon.
Change the Type menu to Windows Printer via spoolss.
Enter the following URL substituting the desired printer's name
[smb://le-printserver.ad.syr.edu/[printer_name] Do not include the brackets.
In the Name field, type a nickname that you would like to use for this printer, we recommend use of the printer name entered in step 7.
Under the Use you'll need to select Printer Software. It is highly recommended that you find and select the printer model.
If your printer is not listed, select Generic Postscript Printer as the "Print Using" driver.
Click OK and then Add to continue. Your printer should now be installed.
How to Print
- Open the file you wish to print
- Go to the File menu and choose Print. From the printer dropdown, select the printer that you want to use. (NOTE: Snow Leopard users who did not already add the "Duplex Printing Unit" will need to take an additional, one-time, step in order to print double-sided. Go to System Preferences, Print & Fax, select the double-sided printer, then select "Options & Supplies", select the "Driver" tab and check the "Duplex Printing Unit" option. Then click "OK".) Then, click the Print button in the file you wish to print.
- You will be asked to log in as a "registered user". Type your SU NetID in ad\NetID format -- for example, ad\jdoe. Your password is your SU NetID password. Be sure to use your SU Login, not your Mac username Without the ad\ your authentication will fail AND if you go on to the next step with that mistake, you will have saved incorrect information into the Keychain. Refer to Keychain Management if you need help removing the login information.
- Once you are sure that you have used the ad\login format, check the box to save your credentials in the keychain. Click OK.
- Once you are ready, click Print.
Can't Add a printer?
Make sure the device has a connection to a network (wired or wireless). Is the username and password correct? You can confirm this on the NetID self serve page.
Are you using the ad\netid format when attempting to print? Revisit your configuration, make sure that everything is correct with the print server and the printer name.