Connecting to Printer on a Mac

The college has access to variety of servers that provide our connections to network printers.
For CEFNS staff and faculty we try to exclusively use a server named SERVICES.
For students there is a single server: ACADPRINT2.

 To set up a network printer on a Mac, open System Preferences and select Print & Fax. 

In the Print & Fax options select the add printer icon. This will open a new window with options to add a printer. You will need to right click in the toolbar and select "customize toolbar". Then drag the "Advanced" icon to your toolbar.

Once in the Advanced section of the Add Printer Utility, select Type as Windows printer as spoolss, and put the printer URL address as smb:// OF PRINTER.

Add Printer Windows Share_Mac

In most cases we use the following naming convention: type of printer; building, room. So the dell3100-21-227 would be the Dell 3100 printer in building 21, room 227. If no middle number exists then that printer is in Engineering building 69.

The printer address will be the printer share name. Unfortunately you cannot browse for the printer name, and will need to know this in advance. If you are unsure of the printer share name contact the CEFNS IT help desk @ x8084 and we can tell you.

After you have put in the server information you can give the printer a name. This will be the name that shows in your print dialogue, so give it something memorable such as the share name. You then need to select the printer driver to use. If you are setting up a connection to a HP printer the driver should be already installed. If it is a Dell or Konica-Minolta printer you will need to install the driver. The standard Konica-Minolta drivers are available on:


Select the Mac Print Drivers folder then the KM folder. You will have a list of available printers. Select the appropriate folder and a PDF install guide is available.