Mapping a Network Printer-Mac

Network printers are found all around the PSU campus.  If you are missing a printer from your printer list, you can map the printer to add it back to your list of printers.  These instructions will work for computers on the Plymouth domain (in clusters or in offices) running Mac OSX.  To wirelessly print to a network printer from your personal computer, use the Print Nomad.

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper lefthand corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Click on the “Print & Fax” icon.  A new window should open.
  4. The “Printers” box will be on he left hand side.  Click the “+” on the bottom of the box.
  5. A “New Printer” window will open.  On the top of the page, select the “IP” button.
  6. Change the “Protocol” field to “Line Printer Daemon – LPD”
  7. Change the “Address” Field to “”
  8. The “Queue” field should be set to the name of the printer to be used.  For example, lamson02
  9. The “Name” field can be set to anything, preferably the name of the printer.
  10. The “Location” field is optional.
  11. The “Print Using:” field can be set to “Generic PostScript Printer” if no other drivers are found.  This should be fine for most print jobs.  If you experience formatting problems for more complicated printing jobs, the specific driver for the destined printer should be downloaded and installed from the manufacturer’s website.  The Add Printer window should look similar to:
  12. Click the “Add” button.
  13. A new window will open concerning Installable Options.  The most common option here will be duplex printing.  If you know for certain the printer has a duplex unit on it, click the check box and then click Continue.  Otherwise, leave it unchecked and click Continue.

If you have questions or if you would like assistance with mapping a network printer on a Mac, please contact the ITS Help Desk:

 Phone Support: (603) 535-2929
 Live Support (see link to the upper right)
 In person: Information Desk at Lamson Library and Learning Commons
 Submit a Support Ticket or Check the Status of an Existing Request (requires authentication with your myPlymouth username and password)


System Status

All ITS systems Operational

July 7th, 2014 by Jo-Ann

All ITS systems are operational. If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at or (603) 535-2929.