IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
214 Hale Library
Manhattan KS 66506


Wireless printing instructions for Macs

Wireless printing is available from anywhere on campus to Pharos printers located in the following areas, for on-campus users connected to the KSU Wireless network:

  • Hale Library - Floors 1, 2, and 3
  • Justin lobby
  • Dickens lab
  • Seaton lab and library
  • Union Copy Center


  • Users who have already setup Pharos wireless printing for Housing & Dining Services will still have to go through the setup for the university computing labs and Hale library to print to the above listed locations.
  • Users can print to these printers from anywhere on campus, however, they will go to the release station in those locations to actually print the job.
  • Print jobs are automatically deleted from the held queue after 50 min.

Installing the Pharos software

  1. Download and save Popup.dmg
  2. Double-click the Popup.dmg file.
  3. Double-click Popup.pkg.

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  4. Click Continue and then click Continue again.
  5. Select a destination and then click Continue.

    Image showing the destination disk.

    Note: You will only be able to select the startup disk.

  6. Click Install (or Upgrade).
  7. In the Password box, type your computer password and then click OK.

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  8. Click Allow.
  9. Click Close.

    Note: Leopard users will not see the Generic PCL Laser Printer option on the Print Using: menu and will need to search for it:

    1. On the Print Using: menu, select the Select a driver to use... option.

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    2. In the search box, type Generic PCL and then select Generic PCL Laser Printer, 1.3.

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  10. Click Add.
  11. If it is not already selected, select the Duplexer option to enable double-sided printing, click Continue, and then close the window.

    Note: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion users will need to manually add the Pharos Popup Client to their Login Items:

    1. Open System Preferences.
    2. Click Users & Groups.

      Image of the Users & Groups option in System Preferences

    3. Select your account and then click the Login Items tab.

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    4. Click the + button.
    5. Under Devices, click your device's name.
    6. Browse to Macintosh HD, click Library, click Application Support and then click Pharos.

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    7. Click the Popup option to select it and then click Add.

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    8. Close System Preferences.

Configuring the printer

  1. Open System Preferences and then click the Print & Fax icon.

    Image of Print & Fax icon.

  2. Click the + button.

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  3. Hold down the Control key and then click anywhere on the toolbar.
  4. Select Customize Toolbar...

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  5. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and then click Done.

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  6. Click the Advanced button in the toolbar.
  7. On the Type: menu, select Pharos Print Server.

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  8. In the URL: box, type popup://
  9. In the Name: box, type UCL & Hale Pharos Printer.
  10. On the Print Using: menu, select the Generic PCL printer.

Uninstalling the Pharos software

  1. Open Finder on your Mac.
  2. Under Devices, click your Mac.
  3. Double-click application in Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities.

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  4. Select the Pharos Popup option and then click Continue.

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  5. Click Continue again.
  6. In the Password box, type your computer password and then click OK.

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