Setting up Network and IP Printers on MacOS 13 Ventura: A Comprehensive Guide
👋 Hello and welcome, techie enthusiasts! This article will serve as your ultimate guide to setting up a network printer and an IP printer on your MacOS 13 Ventura operating system. No more frustration over printer problems, let’s get started! 💪🖨️
Installing a Network Printer
Click on the Apple logo, then select About This Mac to confirm you’re operating on MacOS 13 Ventura. Next, head back to the Apple logo and select System Settings. Proceed to the search bar and type ‘printer’ to progress further. From there, navigate to Printers and Scanners and click Add Printer. The list displayed comprises your accessible network printers. Pinpoint and select your desired printer model, such as the HP LaserJet Pro mfpm128fw, and click on Add. Voila! Your network printer is set up. 🥳
Installing an IP Printer
Similarly, start by clicking on Add Printer. This time, seek out and click on the globe icon. Over here, ensure IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) is selected as the default. Alternatively, manually type in the IP address of your printer, such as ‘192.168.1.50’.
Next, in the Select Software option, type in your IP printer’s model number. For instance, consider a Canon ir2525. You may find that no printer driver for your model is available on your Mac. If so, you’ll need to download this from the manufacturer’s official website, as described below. 🌐
Downloading the Appropriate Printer Driver
Commence by opening your web browser and typing the name of your printer model into the search bar alongside the word ‘download’. For instance, search for ‘Download Canon ir2525 driver‘. Click on the official website link that appears first in the search results. Navigate your way down the page until you find the needed driver – for example, the ufr2 ufr2lt printer driver and utilities for Mac version 10.19.13 or MacOS 10.12.6 to MacOS 13. Click to download this and then allow the driver to download fully. 📥
Installing the Downloaded Printer Driver
Find your newly downloaded driver through Finder by clicking on Downloads. Specifically look for the driver file that matches your printer, for instance, Canon ir2525 printer driver. Open it with Disk Image Mounter. Settle in for a bit of clicking now: double-click on the driver, then hit Continue twice, following up with Agree, then Install. When asked, enter your admin user password. Click on Install Software to finalize the driver installation. Well done! Your driver is now successfully installed. 😎👌
Completing IP Printer Installation
Return to System Settings and go back to Printers and Scanners. Click on Add Printer again and sort out the same details as previously described for setting up an IP printer. Now, when you come to Select Software, you should be able to find and select the driver you just installed. With a final click of Add, your IP printer is blissfully set up and ready for action. 🙌🎉
🎊 Congratulations! You’ve just comprehensively learned how to download, install, and set up both network and IP printers for MacOS 13 Ventura. Make this tech-savvy knowledge your superpower. Be sure to revisit this guide if you need any refreshers and share this with your friends who might find it useful! As always, happy printing! 🖨️💖
To add a network printer, go to System Preferences > Printers & Scanners > ‘+’ Button > IP > then enter the IP address, protocol, queue, and other information required.
Connecting to an IP printer is similar to adding a network printer. In Printer & Scanner settings, click on the ‘+’ button, select IP, then enter the IP address of your printer.
MacOS 13 Ventura supports a wide variety of local and network printers that use standard protocols like LPD, IPP, or HP Jetdirect (Socket).
To share a printer on the network, go to System Preferences > Sharing > Printer Sharing, select the printer you want to share, and follow the on-screen instructions.
If your printer isn’t showing up, ensure it’s turned on and connected to the same network as your Mac. If the printer is still not found, check with the printer’s manufacturer for updated software.
If your printer isn’t responding, check if it’s online and connected to your Mac, then check for any updates or drivers that need to be installed. If all these are in order, try restarting the printer and computer.
Yes, you can print wirelessly if your printer supports Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Your printer’s IP address can usually be found in the network settings or print a network configuration page from your printer.
LPD/LPR protocol is a network protocol for sending print jobs to a remote printer. It’s needed in MacOS for printing over a network.
Go to the Printers & Scanners section in System Preferences, right-click on the printer list side panel, and choose ‘Reset printing system’.
You can manually install drivers by downloading them from the printer manufacturer’s website, then following the installation instructions provided.
You can typically update your printer’s firmware by downloading the latest version from the manufacturer’s website. The exact process may vary depending on your specific printer model.
Your printer could show as ‘offline’ if it’s disconnected from the network. Check your connections, and also ensure that your printer is in ‘ready’ mode.
You can scan from a network printer by opening ‘Preview’, then choosing File > Import from Scanner > (Scanner name).
Your print jobs might not be going through the queue due to a connection issue or because the printer is offline. Make sure the printer is connected and powered on.
You can pause a print job by opening the print queue, locating the job you’d like to pause, and clicking on ‘Pause’.
You can restart a print job from the job’s specific print queue. Locate the job, click ‘Resume’ if it’s paused, or ‘Restart’ if it failed.
This error message occurs when the printer’s paper tray is empty or improperly loaded. Reload the paper properly and ensure that the paper is not curled, wrinkled, or too thick.
AirPrint is a wireless printing technology from Apple that allows MacOS and iOS devices to print without the need to download or install drivers. To use it, ensure your printer supports AirPrint, and it’s on the same Wi-Fi network as your device.
Poor quality prints can be caused by low-quality paper, low printer ink or toner, soiled print heads, or outdated printer drivers.
When you go to print a document, in the printer options, look for ‘Print Settings’. Select ‘Grayscale Printing’ or ‘Black & White’.
An IP printer is a network printer that uses an IP address for identification. A network printer typically connects to a LAN (Local Area Network) and can be accessible by multiple computers.
This could be because of firewall settings on your Mac. Check your firewall settings to make sure it’s not blocking any incoming connections.
You can reduce print costs by printing in grayscale, always printing in draft mode unless necessary, and using both sides of the paper whenever possible.
Yes, but you must make sure the VPN allows local network access, or else your printer won’t be reachable over the network.
Most printers or printer software do not support copying settings from one printer to another. You’ll need to manually configure each printer with the desired settings.
Not all printers can connect to a network. Only network-ready printers or printers connected to a print server can be connected to a network.
There is no definitive limit to how many printers can be connected to a Mac. However, performance may decrease with a higher number of connected devices.
To delete a printer, go to System Preferences > Printers & Scanners, select the printer you want to delete, then click the ‘-‘ button.
Yes, you can control it remotely if your printer supports remote management or print services, like Google Cloud Print or the manufacturer’s specific service.