Adding Bren Printers to your wireless laptop

*You need a Bren account to add a printer* 


Apple directions

1) Search "printers and scanners" in the search bar in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

2) In the "Printers and Scanners" window, click on "+" to add a printer.

3) In the "Add" window, right click on the top toolbar and select "customize toolbar". Drag "Advanced"(icon looks like a gear) up so that it becomes part of the toolbar. Once you have done this click on "Advanced" to open it.

4) In the new window, select "windows printer via spoolss" in "Type" box.

5) On the "Url:" row, enter "smb://" (you can change "penguin" to any other printer name that you might want to add).

6) On the "Name: row enter a name to help you identify the printer (like penguin)

6) On the "Use:" row, Select generic postscript printer (or if you know the model of the printer and have the driver feel free to use that). Models of the printers are listed here

7) Once your information is entered, click "add" and the new printer should show up as a printing option.

 8) Once you send a print job a window will pop up and ask you for your username and password, however make sure you put esm\ in front of your username (ex. esm\username)


Windows directions

1) Once you are connected to the wireless, click on start ->run(start "search programs and files") type \\\penguin in the box and hit "ok" (you can replace "penguin" with the name of another printer if you need a different one).

2) A window will pop up and ask you for your username and password however put esm\ in front of your username (ex. esm\username)

3) At this point your printer of choice should be added.

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    Ubuntu directions to add penguin

    1. Install smbclient:
      sudo apt install smbclient

    2. Configure printer:
    Either through printer setup wizard:

    • Windows Printer via SAMBA
    • smb://
    • Username: esm/BREN_USER
    • Password: BREN_PWD

    or by editing /etc/cups/printers.conf to something like:


    UUID urn:uuid:17558d45-40ed-3774-5912-86ef467b7a7b
    AuthInfoRequired username,password
    Info penguin
    MakeModel HP Laserjet M604 M605 M606 Postscript (recommended)
    DeviceURI smb://esm/BREN_USER:BREN_PWD@
    State Idle
    StateTime 1503597274
    ConfigTime 1503597299
    Type 8425668
    Accepting Yes
    Shared No
    JobSheets none none
    QuotaPeriod 0
    PageLimit 0
    KLimit 0
    OpPolicy default
    ErrorPolicy retry-job


    and restarting CUPS:
    sudo service cups restart  

    --> Replace 'peguin' with according printer (
    --> Replace BREN_USER with your bren username 
    --> Replace BREN_PWD with your bren password

    Edited by Griessbaum
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