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How Do I Add a Networked Printer? (Mac)

iPad or iPhone, see How Do I AirPrint?  

Windows laptops, see How Do I Add a Networked Printer? (Windows)


Adding a networked printer to your computer has more steps than AirPrint. The key to success is knowing either the IP address of the printer or the network name.  In most cases, this information is printed on a sticker that is affixed directly to the front of the printer.  These directions are specific to an Apple computer.

An IP address looks a bit like a phone number and follows this type of format: 172.30.x.x

The network name is usually named after the room that the printer resides in, followed by the letters "PRI" for the printer. In this example, we will be adding the printer in the CADC room 206, which is named CA206-PRI.


1) Make sure you are connected to the Menlo School wifi network, and then go to your System Preferences > Printers & Scanners, and once you are there click on the plus sign in the lower left corner as shown below.

2) In the next dialog box you will want to click the "IP" button. In the "Address" box, type in the name or IP address of the printer. You will see the make and model of the printer pop into the bottom box titled "Use". Once you see this, you can simply click the "Add" button and the printer will be added to your queue.

You are now ready to print to your chosen printer.  Make sure to choose it from the drop-down menu that will appear at the top of the print dialog box when attempting to print.

If you have questions or need additional help, contact Tech support at, or call us at extension 2584.

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