How to install a network printer

Install a network printer in Windows

Install a network printer in MacOS

Install a network printer in Windows

  1. Go to the Windows search bar, located by the start button.
  2. Type \\bradbury and hit enter.
  3. A window will appear that shows all of the printers available to connect to on campus.
  4. Scroll (or type the first letter of the name of printer and it will jump to that location) and double click on the printer you wish to install.
  5. It will take several seconds, but eventually you'll see a "Downloading drivers" window and then the print queue window will appear.  Once the print queue window appears the printer is installed.

Printers Cambia, Banana and Quercus require special install packages and are available directly from Software Center.

Install a network printer in MacOS

  1. Click on Finder
  2. Select Applications
  3. open Self Service 
  4. Under the Browse heading click on Printers.
  5. Find the printer you want and click Install.
  6. To verify that the printer installed correctly go to Apple Menu-->System Preferences-->Printers & Scanners and verify that the new printer is in the list.

If your printer is not listed or fails to install using the Self Service app, please use the following steps

  1. Open System Preferences
    1. Click on the Apple menu - System Preferences or locate System Preferences at Macintosh HD - Applications
  2. Open Printers and Scanners
     
  3. Click on the '+' to add a new printer.
     
  4. Click on IP from the list of icons across the window
  5. In the "Address" field enter bradbury.bowdoin.edu
  6. Change the Protocol field to Line Printer Daemon - LPD
  7. In the "Queue" field, enter the name of the printer
    Note: All printers are named after a flower and the name is not located on the printer. You may need to ask a co-worker or call ext. 3030 for assistance with finding its name.
  8. In the "Name" field, enter a friendly name for the printer by replacing what is automatically entered there. This is often the queue name once more.
  9. You may enter a location for the printer in the "Location" field if you'd like, but this is not required.
  10. Click the drop-down list next to "Use" and choose Select Software...
     
  11. Locate the printer model that you are adding from the list that appears. You can look quickly through the list by starting to enter the make and model in the search box. This will save a lot of time scrolling!
     
  12. Once the printer model is located, select it and click OK
    Note: In some cases you may receive a window asking for the printer options. Some of the HP printers, specifically, might ask if there's a duplexer installed. Be sure to check the boxes that apply and click OK again.
     
  13. Click on the Add button.
     
  14. Once complete, close the windows and you are ready to print.