Mac Printing: ECN PaperCut Printers
You will need the full server + printer name (smb://ecnprint##.itap.purdue.edu/printername-ps).
You may need to install drivers for your printer.
You will need to know the features of your printer and configure them during set up for full printer functionality.
Your department may use page accounting, requiring additional information for setup.
Click on the Apple menu and click on System Preferences.
Open Printers & Scanners.
Click the plus sign button ('+'), in the lower left corner.
Select "Add printer or scanner".
Once in the Add window, you'll need to customize your toolbar(If not already present) to add the "Advanced" icon.
If the Advanced button is already present skip to step 7.
Right-click the empty space next to the "Windows" icon and select "Customize Toolbar..."
Add an "Advanced" gear to the toolbar menu by selecting the "Customize Toolbar... option:
Click and drag the "Advanced" (gear) icon to the empty space on the toolbar. Click "Done" when finished.
(Again, If not already present):
Click the "Advanced" icon. Wait a few moments until "Searching for printers" finishes.
Choose "Windows printer via spoolss" for the "Type" drop-down menu.
Enter the URL field as specified by your ECN support staff.
Name and Location are to be filled in as you need, as the content does not impact printing.
For the use drop-down, choose "Select software". In the pop-up window, use the filter/search in the upper
right corner to search for your printer model (provided by user & desktop support).
Select the proper driver for your printer in the list and click OK.
Click the Add button in the lower right.
Choose all the appropriate installed printer options from the drop-down menus (provided by user & desktop support).
On your first print job, you will be prompted for credentials. Use "boilerad\username" for the
username field along with your career account password in the password field If you check
"Remember this password in my Keychain", Please see step 10 for assistance when you change
your password for important information.
If you save your password, you will need to clear that password out each
time you change your Purdue career account password. To do so, open
Keychain Access (Applications > Utilities). Select "login" under
"Keychains" and "Passwords" under "Category", both in the left-hand
column. Look through the list to the right for the printer name.
Right-click on the item and select "Delete". You will now be prompted
for new credentials the next time you print.
Last modified: 2019/11/19 16:27:35.266093 US/Eastern by
Created: 2015/03/05 12:12:13.676069 US/Eastern by megan.l.boing.1.
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