Add a Network Printer

Windows

  1. Go to the printer you want to add and record the printer name.  In our example it is \\vetprint\Lac222.
  2. Select Start
  3. Select Devices and Printers
  4. Select Add a printer.
  5. Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.
  6. Select The printer I want isn’t listed.
  7. Click the radio button for Select a shared printer by name.
  8. Enter the name of the printer (i.e. \\vetprint\Lac222  and select Next.  If asked to install a driver, click OK.
  9. Click Next, determine if you want this to be your default printer, then click Finish.
  10. Click OK until you are back at your list of printers; you should now be able to select the printer you added.

 Macintosh

  1. Select the Print and Fax icon.
  2. Select the plus (+) sign icon near the bottom left corner.
  3. Command-Click the empty space in the window that comes up and select Customize Toolbar.
  4. A window will appear with options to add to the tool bar.  Drag the  Advanced Icon onto the toolbar.
  5. Select the Advanced tab.
    • In the Type section select LPD/LPR Host or Printer. 
    • Leave the Device section as Another Device.
    • After lpd:// add vetprint.vetmed.illinois.edu/PrinterName (The name of the printer should be noted on a physcial tag on the printer.)
    • You may rename the printer something memorable in the Name section.
    • You may add a Location
    • Choose Select Printer Software and find the driver for the printer. (Note: If you have trouble finding the driver select Generic PCL Printer. This may not always work but is worth a try.)
    • Select Add
  6. Close any open dialog boxes and you should now be able to print successfully to that printer.