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Connecting to a Network Printer


Connecting to a network printer is fairly straightforward.

  1. On the start menu, type \\ and press enter
  2. You should see a list of printers. Find the printer you're looking for, right click, and choose Connect. This will install the printer drivers from the server and create the printer object on your computer.
    • If you're prompted to give consent to install the print drivers, please allow the installation to continue by clicking in the affirmative.
  3. The printer should now be ready to use.
    • If you've connected to a copier that uses department IDs to track printing, you can store those so you don't have to type them in every time.


Connections to most departmental printers are now being pushed out using Drexel's JAMF Mac administration tool. For manual connections, IPPS (IPP over HTTPS) can be used.

All of the printers on the may be printed to via IPPS protocol over HTTPS. You can log into using your Drexel credentials (this server is only available from Drexel networks.

Click on the printer you're trying to connect to, and then choose Properties under View on the left hand sidebar. The URL needed to print to the printer is listed next to Network Name. You may have to replace spaces with %20.

Storing Copier Department ID and Access Codes

A department ID and PIN can be saved for a given Canon copier to allow you to print without having to enter it every time. From the Printers & Scanners settings screen, click on the printer and choose Manage. Then click Printer Properties, and go to the Device Settings tab. Under User Management, make sure Department ID Management is selected. Then click Settings right below. In the new window, you can set the ID and PIN. Click Verify to confirm the ID and PIN work. You can uncheck Confirm Department ID/PIN When Printing to avoid being prompted to confirm the ID/PIN with every print job.