Print to a UWSTUDENT Lab Printer from OS X Via the UW Wireless Network


Information on printing to a UW Student Lab printer from OS X via the UW Wireless Network



There are printers for student use located in each of the UWSTUDENT labs on campus. The UWSTUDENT lab computers in these labs are automatically configured to print to these printers. However, with the completion of just a few steps, it is also possible for a student to print to these printers from their own personal computer connected via the UW wireless network.

NOTE: This procedure is documented for computers running Mac OS X.

Wireless print jobs are charged for at the same rate as those from UWSTUDENT lab computers. For more information about print costs, the UWSTUDENT lab system, or where to pay for additional print quota, go to


  1. Open System Preferences.

    Finder menu

  2. Select Print & Scan (or Print & Fax on older OS X versions).

    Hardware window

  3. To add a printer, select the plus (+) symbol at the bottom of the list of printers.

    Print & Scan window

  4. If you do not see the Advanced button, right click or Ctrl-click in the grey bar to select Customize Toolbar.

    Add Printer window

  5. Drag the Advanced button onto the dark grey bar.

    Add Printer window

  6. Fill out the information as shown below:

    Type: Windows printer via spoolss
    Device: Another Device
    URL: The printer URL you want to print to. You will need to know the exact name of the printer on Grail. For a list of current printer URLs and locations please see: 
    Name: Your preferred name for the printer 
    Location: Your preferred location for the printer
    Print Using: Generic PostScript Printer
    Click the Add button when you are sure everything is correct.

    Add Printer window
  7. You should now see the printer listed in your Printers list.

    Print & Scan window

  8. You can test your printer by printing a document or web page.

    Print Setup window

  9. When you try to print, you will be asked to fill in your UW username and password. Be sure to use UWYO\usernamein the Name box.

    Name/Password authentication window

  10. Please note, if you do not have enough print credit on your account, the document will not print. Please visit to add to your print quota.



Article ID: 7756
Tue 7/21/15 5:09 PM
Fri 8/14/15 12:11 PM

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