Thursday, June 9, 2011

Set Up a Network Printer to a Mac OS

The Mac operating system allows you to set up a network printer on your Mac using the system's built-in Add Printer utility. As long as your Mac is connected to the network, it can access network resources such as a printer. Connecting to a network printer saves money because you do not have to buy another printer just to use with your Mac. You need the IP address of the network printer and its driver to connect to the printer and set it up on your Mac OS X system.

This article will help you to set up a Network printer to a Mac OS.
  1. Click the "Apple" icon, and then select "System Preferences" from the drop-down list. The System Preferences window opens.
  2. Click the "Print & Fax" icon in the Hardware section. The Print & Fax page window opens.
  3. Click the "+" sign in the bottom-left corner of the box on the left side of the window. The Add Printer window opens.
  4. Click the "IP" icon at the top of the window.
  5. Enter the network IP address of the printer in the "Address" field.
  6. Click the "Print Using" drop-down box, and then select the driver for the network printer from the list. If the driver is not in the list, click "Select a Driver to Use" and then navigate to the driver, such as a driver on a CD in the disc drive of the computer.
  7. Click "Add" to complete the process. The network printer is now installed and ready to use on your Mac.