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Configure Your Macintosh Computer to Use iprint anywhere

Learn how to configure your Macintosh computer to use iprint anywhere.

You must configure your computer to use iprint anywhere. Your print job must be released at a Print Release station before it will print.

System Requirements

  • Using the Macintosh version requires Mac OS 10.7.4 or higher.
  • iprint anywhere is not compatible with iOS devices.

Configuring iprint anywhere for Macintosh

Configure from either ResNet or a UB Secure wireless connection on campus. Off campus, use Cisco AnyConnect before using iprint anywhere.

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1. Open System Preferences.

2. In the Hardware section click Printers & Scanners in Mac OS 10.9+ (Print & Scan in Mac OS 10.8).

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3. Click the (plus) button below the printer list in the Printers area on the lower left hand side of the window.

4. The Add Printer dialog box opens. Select Add Print.

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5.  Ctrl-click on the Toolbar area near the top of the window, to the right of the Default, IP and Windows icons, and select Customize Toolbar... from the drop-down menu.

6. Click, then drag and drop the Advanced button icon into the Toolbar area, next to the Default,  IP and Windows icons.

7.  Click Done. The Advanced button is now on the toolbar.

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8. Click the Advanced button on the Toolbar. Enter the following:

  • For Type, select Windows or Windows printer via spoolss.
  • For Device, select Another Device.
  • Enter  the URL for your print location from the Print Queue Names for Macintosh for URL.
  • Enter an easily identifiable name, such as My Lockwood for Name.
  • Enter the printer’s location for Location.
  • Select Generic PostScript Printer for Print Using or Use. (NOTE: You may need to select Other, then select Generic PostScript Printer)

9. Click Add.

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10.  If you see an Installable Options  or Setting up dialog box, select Duplex Printing Unit and click Continue or OK.  The printer will appear in your printer list.

Printing using iprint anywhere for Macintosh

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1. Print from your application as you would whenever you print, using the iprint anywhere site printer you created.

2. The print job will enter the Mac OS queue, and the print queue icon will pop up on the Taskbar.

3. Double-click the print queue icon, highlight your print job and click Resume.

4. Enter the following:

  • Enter ad\UBITName where UBITName is your UBITName, i.e., ad\johndoe for Name. (If you don't see the login window, click the refresh icon in the right top part of the print queue box and it should appear.)
  • Enter your UBITName password for Password.
  • Do NOT select to save to your keychain.

5. Click OK.

Did you get a Hold for Authentication error?

Some individuals using iprint anywhere with a Mac receive a Hold for Authentication error when they submit a print job using iprint anywhere. If this happens, to get your print job to submit:

  1. Double-click your selected printer's warning icon in the Dock. 
  2. Click Pause.
  3. In Finder, select Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access.
  4. Select All Items.
  5. Enter iprint in the Search box and press Enter.
    • If a result is listed, select it and delete it, then continue with steps below.
    • If not, just continue with steps below.
  6. Re-submit your print job.
  7. In the input box, select Add to Printer.
  8. In the next input box:
    • In the Name field, enter ad\UBITName (where UBITName is your UBITName). 
    • In the Password field, enter your UBIT password.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click your selected printer's warning icon in the Dock.
  11. Select your most recent print job, which should indicate Ready to Print.
  12. Click Resume. Your print job will be submitted, and you can then go to a Print Release Station to release it to the printer.
  13. Select your original print job, then click the X symbol (located to the right of the file name) to delete it from your queue.

Getting Your Printouts: Release Your Print Job

Once you submit your print job from your computer, you must release it from a Release Station at the computing site in order for it to print.

If you don't release it in 24 hours, your print job will be deleted.

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