Adding printers to a computer can be quick and simple, whether you are using Windows or MacOS. You can find instructions for both below.

If you have any problems adding a printer to your computer you can visit the Computing Helpdesk in Dearborn 120A for further help.


The simplest way to setup a printer in Windows is to follow these instructions:

  • Be connected to OSU wifi
  • Click on the Start button, indicated by this icon Start Menu, type \\ in the search field (for Windows tablets, 8.1 and 10 clients, use short name \\engrprn).
  • You will be prompted for a username and password. Provide your ONID username and password. Username should be in the form

Once logged in, you will see a list of available printers. For computer labs select 'COEprint', or graduates can select the printer in their office.

  • You may be asked if you want to install the printer. Click Yes if so.
  • You may be prompted for a username and password again. Provide your ONID username and password. If you check "remember password", your credentials get cached and the printer will work next time you login.
  • After the installation is done, you should be able to open the Printers Control Panel and see that the printer is installed.

You should now be able to print from any Windows application. The same 'release' information applies

Video Tutorial for Windows


Note: There is an issue with special characters (!@#$%^&) in passwords and printing over the network from OS X 10.7 clients. To avoid reauthentication prompts and errors, Mac users can change to a strong password using only alpha-numeric characters.

  • Open "System Preferences"
  • Open "Printers & Scanners"

Click the "+" button

If using a mouse, hold the control key and click the blank space next to "More Printers" and click "Customize Toolbar"

If not using a mouse, two finger click the trackpad at the same location

Drag "Advanced" from the item list onto the toolbar. Click Done.

Click "Advanced". It may take 30 seconds to complete

For Type, select "Windows printer via spoolss". URL is "smb://". Name the printer COEprint and choose "Generic PostScript Printer" for the "Use" option.

  • COEprint is a network queue that allows printing to any printer in the College of Engineering. To add a specific printer: replace COEprint with the name of the printer.

Click "Add". You will be prompted for features of the printer. Select the checkbox for Duplex printing. Click OK.

After you send a test page to the new printer, you will be prompted for your ONID username and password. Username should be in the form
You can choose to remember the password to avoid being prompted every time you print.

Notice: If you input the wrong password (or when you change your password), the job will sit on your mac's spooler indefinitely.

You will need to click on thep rinter icon in your dock and resume the job to be prompted for your credentials again.

When your ONID password changes, will need to update the credential in the keychain for

Video Tutorial for macOS


Go to the printer settings and add a new printer

Open the 'Network Printer' drop down menu and select Windows Printer via SAMBA

  • smb://
  • Check 'Prompt user if authentication is required'

You may be prompted to install and additonal software package called smbclient - go ahead and install it

Choose Driver: HP

Choose Driver: LaserJet MFP M725

Installable options:

  • Check Duplex Unit
  • Tray 4: 1500 Sheet Input Tray
  • Tray 5: 2000 Sheet Input Tray

Name and describe printer as COEprint

Print test page - The test page may say it failed to print, ignore that

Go back to Printers and right click COEprint and select View Print Queue

Your print job will have a "held for authentication" status - right click the job and select 'Authenticate'

Log in with ONID\username and your ONID password.

The print job should show up in Papercut and be able to be released at desired printer.

After 'printing' to COEprint your print job is sent to a queue, not an actual printer, from which it can be released from any of the printers in the College of Engineering.

Visit for help on releasing print jobs.