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How to Print to a School Printer from a Macintosh OS X 10.6 Computer

This document describes how to configure a Macintosh computer running MAC OS X 10.6 to print to printers on the school network. Before proceeding with these steps make sure you are connected to the LSE network, it is recommended that you test your connection by opening http://www.lse.ac.uk| on your Internet browser.


Open Safari and go tohttp://localhost:631|


The Command Unit Printing System 1.4.1 page should load, then click Adding Printers and Classes 

 Adding Printers and Classes


 Click Add Printer and enter your Apple Mac Username and password if prompted 

Add Printer


 Select Windows Printer via SAMBA and click Continue

Windows Printer via SAMBA 


In the Device URL textbox enter smb://LSEUSERNAME:LSEPASSWORD@LSE/PRINT1/PRPCQ and click Continue.

Note: LSEUSERNAME is your LSE username and LSEPASSWORD is your normal LSE password, LSEPASSWORD is case sensitive.

 Connection and authentication


In the Name textbox enter LSEPrinter (all one word, no spaces)


In the Location textbox enter LSE


In the Description textbox enter HP Laserjet 4000 and click Continue.

Printer details



From the Make drop down menu select HP and click Continue

Printer make


From Model drop down menu select HP Laserjet 4000 - Gutenprint v5.2.3 (en) and click on Add Printer, if it asks you to log in enter your mac Username and Password.

Printer model



You should get a message saying LSEPrinter has been added successfully.

When printing your document, click on File, then Print and select the LSE printer from the printer list which should be HP Laserjet 4000.

Resetting a school printer to default setting

School printers work at their best when using default settings. If these have been changed for any reason, for example, to manual feed, legal document size etc, please follow the instructions below:


1. Using the Menu button, select Resets menu

2. Using the Item button, select Restore factory settings

3. Press the Select button


Reviewed September 2012