Using SSCC Printers from Macs

This article will show you how to use printers on the SSCC network from your computer running macOS. If you are trying to print to a departmental photocopier, contact the hosting department for instructions.

  1. If you are not plugged into the wired network in the Sewell Social Science Building, you first need to establish a VPN connection to the SSCC network.
  2. Identify the printer you want to print to. A list of printers managed by SSCC can be found here (you'll need to give your SSCC username and password to access it). If the printer you need is not there, speak with the department that hosts it.
  3. Open the System Preferences by clicking the Apple icon in the upper left of the screen and choosing System Preferences.
  4. Click Printers & Scanners.
  5. Click the + button on the lower left to add a printer.
  6. Click Advanced.
  7. Change the Type of the printer to Windows.
  8. Type the URL (starting with smb://sscwinnt2.ads.ssc.wisc.edu/ as in the screenshot below, with the rest coming from the list of SSCC printers), Name and Location of the printer you want to use.
  9. Click on Please select a driver or printer model. If you are connecting to an SSCC printer, choose Generic PostScript Printer and be sure to check the box for Duplex printing unit (i.e. the printer can print on both sides of a page). Otherwise choose the model of the printer you are connecting to.
    Adding the printer
  10. Click Add.

The first time you print to the printer you'll be asked for your username and password. Set Connect as: to Registered User, for your Name type your SSCC username and give your SSCC password. Check Remember this password in my keychain and you won't be asked to give it again when you print in the future.

Giving your username and password

Last Revised: 5/1/2017