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How can I setup printer on my mac?

How can I setup printer on my mac?

Just like Windows even in Mac, one can setup printer in few simple steps. Mac range of computers use AirPrint technology to add the printer to the network and you need not install any additional software drivers. Once you connect your printer to Mac, and if it is compatible with it, then it will automatically update all required software for your printer. In this article, I will discuss various methods of setting up your printer with Mac.


Different ways to setup printer with Mac:

1. How to setup printer using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

  • Connect your printer to a power source and make sure its powered on before proceeding further.
  • Go to the Application Folder > Utility Folder > AirPort Utility.
  • Select the name of the base station from the list given in Airport Utility and enter the password when prompted.
  • Now go to the Menu Bar and select Base Station > Add WPS Printer.
  • Now you will be provided with two options to connect your Printer to mac, one being ‘First Attempt and another via ‘PIN’’.
  • For ‘First Attempt’, push the WPS button on your printer device, after a few seconds, your printer’s MAC address will be shown in your Airport utility.
  • For connection via PIN, you need to enter the PIN number of your printer. You can find the PIN among your printer documentation.
  • You have successfully setup your printer with MAC using WPS.

2. How to setup  printer via USB connection:

  • Connect your printer to your Mac using the USB cable you might have received with your printer.
  • Install the software for Mac, which you might have received with the printer.
  • Use the installation wizard to configure it with the mac. Use the printer screen to go to the wireless settings.
  • Select the name of your base station or wifi name from the list and enter the password when prompted.
  • Disconnect the USB, now your printer can be used wirelessly from any other devices connected on the same network.

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