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Adding a Printer from the BC Network using Mac OS X

el capitan 10.11 and above

To add a printer from the BC network using Mac OS X (El Capitan 10.11 and above):

  1. Log in to your computer as an Administrator.
  2. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
  3. Double-click the Printers & Scanners icon.
  4. Underneath the list of available printers already on your Mac, click the plus (+) sign.
  5. To add a printer using IP (Internet Protocol):
    • On the top menu bar, select IP.
    • From the Protocol drop-down list, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    • In the Address box, enter the printer name followed by ""
      Note: The printer name should be on the front of the printer. If it is not, contact your Technology Consultant (TC).
    • In the Name box, enter a descriptive name for the printer (for example, Color Laser Printer), so you can identify it in the Printer pop-up menu.
    • From the Use drop-down list, select a printer model or it will auto select for you.
    • Select a model name from the models listed and click OK.
    • Click Add.
    • Select your printer's options from the list, then click OK.
  6. The Printer List window appears with all the names of the printers you added. Your default printer is listed in bold text.
  7. To change your default printer, select the printer you want from your Default printer drop-down list.