HOW TO ADD PRINTER TO MACBOOK PRO

Add any printer to the MacBook Pro using any of the following methods.

USB connection:

  • Make sure to configure your wireless router to connect your printer and Mac device.
  • On the Mac device, select the Apple icon on the menu bar at the upper-left corner.
  • From the list of options, select the System Preferences menu and then choose Software Update.
  • If you find any updates available, then download the update for the Mac.
  • Switch on the printer and prepare it ready for the connection.
  • Download the printer driver and run the driver for installation.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions then connect a USB cable to the Macbook Pro and the printer.
  • Complete the installation steps for the printer driver.
  • Following that, select the Apple icon on the dock and then choose System Preferences.
  • Now, click on the Printers & Scanners menu in the System Preferences window..
  • In the Printers & Scanners, check if the printer’s name is visible. If it is available, then proceed to select the printer model name to add the printer, but if it is unavailable, then click the plus symbol to add the printer model name in the Add window newly.
  • Check if the printer’s name appears on the left panel in the Printers & Scanners window.

Wi-Fi connection:

  • Enable the Wi-Fi router network and keep a note of the network ID & the password.
  • Next, use the network credentials to connect the Macbook Pro to the Wi-Fi network.
  • After downloading the printer driver, start the driver installation process.
  • When the wireless network setup is completed, continue to add the printer to the MacBook Pro.
  • Go to the Printers & Scanners application and follow the same steps as mentioned above.
Faq
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.