How To Install Network Printer On Mac Without Software & Driver CD?


Installing a printer on your Mac computer is usually a simple and easy task. All you have to do is to connect the network printer to Mac, turn the printer on, and let your MacBook Pro automatically install the printer for you. However, at times, the automatic printer installation method does not help you get your printer up and running, and you need to manually install the network printer on Mac.

To make the process easier, Mac OS uses AirPrint to connect your network printer over a Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB connection, and does not require additional printer software or driver CD. Even if your printer isn’t AirPrint enabled, Mac OS will automatically detect and download the latest printer software.

In this article, we’ll show you some simple steps to install printer on Mac without CD. The process is simple and does not require much technical expertise. But in case you face issues while performing the steps or need further help, give us a call by dialing our toll free Mac customer support number +1-844-414-5222 and we’ll help you quickly install your network printer on Mac for uninterrupted work and productivity.

Ways to install network printer on Mac

Connect a USB printer to your Mac

  1. Go to Apple App Store and click on Updates.
  2. Install any software updates listed. This will ensure that your Mac OS has the latest printer software.
  3. Now connect your printer to your Mac using the USB cable.
  4. Add the printer to your list of available printers. For this,
  • Go to Apple menu and click on System Preferences.
  • Now click on Printers & Scanners.
  • If you don’t see your printer listed on the left, click on the Add button at the bottom of the list. A dialog box will appear, listing all the printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
  • Select your printer and click Add.
  • You are ready to check if your network printer is working.

Add a Wi-Fi or network printer to MacBook Pro

If your Mac and printer are already connected to the same Wi-Fi network, then

  1. Choose File and click Print.
  2. Now click on the Printer pop-up menu and choose Nearby Printers.
  3. Choose your printer or add it using the aforementioned steps.

Add a network printer by its IP address

In case the network printer that you want to use is not showing up in the list of available printers, you can add it as an IP printer also. For this, you must know the network printer’s IP address or host name, model number, printing protocol, and/ or printer software name.

  1. Connect your printer.
  2. Go to Apple menu and click on System Preferences.
  3. Then click on Printers & Scanners and add the printer to the list of available printers.
  4. Click Add from the printer list and click IP.
  5. Enter the printer information: Printer’s IP address and host name.
  6. Now click on the Protocol pop-up menu and choose the printing protocol that your printer supports.
  7. Finally, enter your printer’s name and location.
  8. Test print a page to check if your printer is working properly.

That’s it. By following the above mentioned steps, you can easily install a network printer on MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Should you need help, call us at +1-844-414-5222 for expert support and assistance. We can install printer on Mac without CD to help you get started in no time. For instant help, call now!

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