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How to Manually Add a USB Print Queue, Network Print Queue, and Fax Queue on Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9 Systems

Document ID:HO3715
 
03/11/14 Properties  

Problem

Manually adding USB, Network Print Queue; Fax Queue; Mac OS 10.6; 10.7; 10.8 Systems; Manually add; Network printer; Mac; USB printer; Adding USB; Fax; Fax Object; Macintosh 10.6.x; Macintosh 10.7.x; Macintosh 10.8.x; Macintosh 10.9.x; Snow Leopard; Lion; Mountain Lion; Mavericks; X26x; X36x; X54x; X46x; X65x; X73x; X79x; X95x; MX51x; MX61x; MX71x; MX81x;

Environment

Mac OS X 10.6; Mac OS X 10.7; Mac OS X 10.8; Mac OS X 10.9; Macintosh OS X;

Solution

Overview


This article explains how to manually add a USB print queue, Network print queue and a fax queue on Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9 systems.

IMPORTANT!

  • For Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) – Choose Print & Fax
  • For Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion) & 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) – Choose Print & Scan
  • For Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks) – Choose Printers and Scanners


 

Contents
 


 

Procedure: Manual Creation of Print or Fax Queues
 

USB Connected Printers

Follow the steps below in adding a USB printer queue manually:

Step Action  Click Image to Enlarge
1

Go to System Preferences Print & Fax.

2 Click [+] sign.
3 Select Add Other Printer or Scanner....
4

From the list of discovered printers, select the printer that is attached to your computer.

Note: Under Kind, select the one labeled USB Multifunction. Bonjour is used for wireless or network printers.

5 From the Print Using drop-down menu, Select Printer Software.
 6 Look for your Lexmark printer model. Click OK and then click Add. This should automatically add the print queue.

 

Network Connected Printers

Follow the steps below in adding a Network printer queue manually:

Step Action Click Image to Enlarge
1 Go to System Preferences > Print & Fax.
2 Click [+] sign, and then click on the IP tab.
3

Under "Protocol", select "HP JetDirect – Socket" and enter printer's IP Address. It will automatically search for the driver applicable.

Note: If the printer driver cannot be automatically selected, you can manually select the PPD by clicking Others from the Print Using drop-down list.

4  
Click Add, then the queue will be added.
 
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NOTE: Adding a Network Print Queue manually only allows Wireless Printing.

 

Fax Queue Creation

Follow the steps below to add Fax object manually:

Step Action Click Image to Enlarge
1 Go to System Preferences > Print & Fax.
2 Click (+) sign, and then click on the Default tab.
3 From the list of discovered devices, select the fax device that is attached to your computer.
4 From the Print Using drop down list, select the applicable fax driver.
5 After choosing the correct fax driver, fill out the Name field to something that you can easily identify the fax queue. Then click the Add button to add it.
6 A fax queue is now created in Print & Fax.

 

Applies to: All Lexmark Printers Mac OS Home and SMB Products Lexmark Compatibility Page. Click here to access the Supported Operating Systems Link.

 

Still Need Help?


If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near a computer and printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving one or all of these devices.


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