Install a Network Printer


Windows 10 Install

To connect to a network printer on a Windows system:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the campus secure network, either through sdsmtwpa, a wired campus connection or through the VPN.
  2. Press the Windows start menu.
  3. Start typing the address \\coyote.sdsmt.local and press enter.
  4. When the credential box appears, login with your email address and campus computer password.
  5. In the printer list that appears, select the desired printer and double click it.
  6. If you have permissions to use this particular printer it will automatically install the printer and drivers.

    NOTE: This process installs all the printer drivers so it will take some time to complete

Macintosh OSX Install

To connect to a network printer on a MacOS system:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the campus secure network, either through sdsmtwpa, a wired campus connection or through the VPN
  2. Open Printers & Scanners in the System Preferences
  3. Click the + button to add a new printer
  4. Hold the Control button on the keyboard and click on the toolbar.  Select “Customize Toolbar”
  5. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and then click this button.
  6. Wait while the computer searches for printers
  7. In the Type dropdown select Windows printer via spools
  8. Enter the URL for the printing device in the following format:

             smb://coyote.sdsmt.local/PRINTERNAME
             where “PRINTERNAME” is the network name of the printer.  This is often labelled on the front of the print.

  9. In Name field, enter a friendly and informative printer name to help you remember this printer.
  10. Under location type a location that helps you remember where the printer is located
  11. Choose a driver for this printer by pulling down the drop-down box.  Usually “Generic PostScript Printer” will work.
  12. Click the Add button.
  13. If the printer is equipped with a duplexer (double-sided printing) be sure to check the Duplex Printing Unit checkbox and click OK
  14. Test print from any application to verify the setup completed correctly.  

    NOTE: The first printout will get stuck in the print queue until you enter your security credentials.

  15. Click the printer icon on the Dock.  It will probably have a yellow warning label.
  16. The print job will show that it is Holding for Authentication.  Click the resume button.
  17. In the password box that appears input your campus computer credentials with your campus email as the username and campus computer password as the password.
  18. Check “Remember this password in my keychain” and click OK
  19. The test page should print automatically.  Your printer is now configured. 


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