MAC Network printer

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My network printer use IP with port number 9100 under Window setup for printer. Where can I setup the port in MAC ?

I have tried both  OR but it still fails. Any idea ? Is it related to firewall issue ?

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When you add it by ip, what protocol do you select? HP Jetdirect socket should work, since it has the correct settings for your printer
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port 9100 is normally for IPP, so you may simply choose IPP for the Protocol field.


The network printer is Canon. Should I select HP JetDirect ?

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You can easily choose hp jetdirect for a canon printer, as long as the network port is standard (port 9100), IPP is port 631
There should be no need to use a JetDirect. If the printer bis a low cost one, it may not work anyway.

You can add the printer as an IP printer, using LPD instead of port 9100, as follows:

Open System Preferences > Print & Fax
Click "+" under Printers list
In the Add Printer window click IP
Leave protocol set as LPD
Type the printer's IP in the Address field
In the Name field type printer manufacturer/model
Print Using field should be filled in by default when printer is found
Click Add

Assuming the printer supports PostScript, if the Mac cannot find the printer when you type in the model, you should be able to install the PPD for the printer and point the Mac at that. If the printer is a low-cost one, which does not support PostScript, you may have to do other things as well. What model is it?
I did not mean a jetdirect device, only using the hp jetdirect socket.
Sorry, I overlooked that. However, Macs prefer LPD.
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Which model is the printer specifically?  Have you checked to make sure it is compatible with Macs?   Have you downloaded the recommended drivers (if any) from the company's website?

As to the port, setting it directly should not be necessary.  

Go the System Preferences and select Printers & Scanners:


choose the recommended printing protocol (Bonjour, LPD, ...)


put in the address of the printer if required


select the driver if one pops up or choose it manually (might have to use "generic")


click Add


The user will come back to the office after 1 month. Will post my problem again if needed .  Thx

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