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Friday, May 20, 2011

How to Add a Printer to a Mac

With Mac OS X 10.6, adding a nearby printer is easy. The nearby printer can be a USB printer connected to the Time Capsule or the Airport base station, a network capable printer that supports Apple Bonjour, or a printer being shared by another Mac.

To add the nearby printer:

  1. Open the System Preferences and click on Print and Fax.

    Add Printer menu
  2. The Bonjour Service will find and list the printer. Click on the printer and click Add.

    Add Printer
  3. The Bonjour service will check for the driver and then search the web for the latest driver for the printer. After clicking on Install, the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically.

    Printer driver installation
  4. When the driver installation is finished, the printer is ready to use. This function is really easy provided the printer support the Apple Bonjour Service.

    Print and fax preferences

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