How to Connect your Mac Computer to the Residence Hall Front Desk Printer

Each Residence Hall front desk has a black and white printer for residence hall residents to use. Students can connect to these printers from their residence hall computer labs or from their personal computers. This guide will show how to connect to the Residence Life print server and connect to the desired printer on your personal Mac computer.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners.

    System Preferences

  2. Click + to add a new printer.

    Add a Printer
  3. In the new pop-up window, right click on the empty space in the toolbar and click Customize Toolbar.

    Customize toolbar

  4. Drag Advanced onto the toolbar and click Done.

    Add Advanced to toolbar

  5. While in Advanced options, for the Type, select Windows printer via spoolss.
  6. For the URL, type smb://resprint/{residencehall}-Mac$ (eg., smb://resprint/Hutchens-Mac$).
    • See below for a list of residence hall printer URLS.
  7. For Name, enter a name that is easy to recognize. We recommend your building name.
  8. For Use, click on Generic PostScript Printer driver.
  9. Click Add.

    Name and printer driver page
  10. In the pop-up box, click on Duplex Printing Unit so you can print on both sides and click OK.

    Duplex printing unit page
  11. You should now be able to print to your building's front desk. If you get a pop-up asking for your credentials, please type in your bearpass ID (eg., resnet123) and your MSU password.

    Printer added

    MSU Credentials for print


Residence Hall Front Desk Printers

Printer Location

Printer URL

Blair-Shannon House smb://resprint/Blair-Mac$
Freudenberger House smb://resprint/Freddy-Mac$
Hammons House smb://resprint/Hammons-Mac$
Heitz House Lsmb://resprint/Heitz-Mac$
Hutchens House smb://resprint/Hutchens-Mac$
Kentwood Hall smb://resprint/Kentwood-Mac$
Monroe Apartments smb://resprint/Monroe-Mac$
Scholars House smb://resprint/Scholars-Mac$
Sunvilla Tower smb://resprint/Sunvilla-Mac$
Wells House smb://resprint/Wells-Mac$
Woods House smb://resprint/Woods-Mac$


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