Installing a network printer on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)
your ZEDAT login and password
the name of the printer you want to connect to
the following instructions will only work on a computer connected to the local network within the physics department network or the eduroam wireless network
the model name of the printer (optional but recommended)
See also: Apple Knowledge Base How to manually add a Windows shared printer
If you know the printer model, select Select Printer Software…
and choose the right model from the list. If your specific model is not listed, you will have to download additional drivers from the Apple Support Downloads website
Installing a network printer on Mac OS X Snow Lion (10.7)
Open your web browser and point it to the web interface of the CUPS printing system on your Mac: http://localhost:631/admin
. Click Add Printer
If the driver for your printer is not listed, please download and install additional drivers from the Apple support page http://support.apple.com/downloads/
. Search for manufacturer name
and printer drivers
. Download and install them, then refresh the CUPS page.
Type your username and password here, prepending the text FU-BERLIN; to your username (Note: Unlike previous versions of MacOS, you have to use a semicolon instead of a backslash to separate the domain name FU-BERLIN and your username). You can tick the option Remember this password in my keychain to have the login credentials stored in the local keychain of your Mac.
List available printers
You can list all printers on the printserver by calling smbclient from the command line (Applications→Utilities→Terminal):
Make sure you replace FU-BERLIN\dreger with your own username.