If you're using a MIAD-owned Mac laptop and wish to add a home printer, you can do so without needing assistance from IT.
Staff & faculty should already be granted printer management permissions on their machine.
If the Mac and printer are already connected to your wifi/wired connection at home, the printer might be available to you without any setup.
To check, choose File > Print, click the Printer pop-up menu, choose Nearby Printers or Printers & Scanners preferences, then choose your printer. If your printer isn’t available, you can add it with one of the options below.
Using a USB Printer
Ideal if you don't want your printer having a network connection
- Plug the USB from your printer into the laptop
- In most cases, it should auto-detect, if it doesn't, proceed
- Click the Apple icon in the top-left menu > System Preferences > Printers & Scanners
- Click + and select your printer on the preceding list
- Look for a printer name with USB listed under the Kind column
Using a Wifi Printer
If you use this method, you must inform IT of the following:
- Manufacturer (Epson or HP, for example)
- Model (MFP M26nw, for example)
We will subscribe to CVE notifications so we can check with you if there's a known exploit; you will be responsible for maintaining the security of your own personal devices.
Note that networked printers are common vectors of attack and entry-points into home networks, keep the drivers and firmware up to date for maximum security.
- Connect the printer to your network. Your printer should have come with instructions on how to do so.
- Click the Apple icon at the top-left menu > System Preferences > Printers & Scanners
- Click + and select your printer in the preceding list
If you are prompt for admin credentials during printer setup, please take a screenshot of your full screen, along with the asset tag of your machine (# on the bottom of the laptop with a MIAD logo) and send to the helpdesk