Get AirPrint printer information
You can get AirPrint printer information for different networks and add it to your AirPrint payload.
You add AirPrint printer information to the AirPrint payload so users of iOS devices can print to known AirPrint printers. Because Profile Manager uses a web portal for management, you may not be on the same subnet as the printers you want your users to use. You can use Terminal and a few UNIX commands to locate the IP address and resource path for the printers you want to add to the AirPrint payload.
Connect a Mac to the local network (subnet) where the AirPrint printers are located.
Open Terminal located in /Applications/Utilities/, enter
ippfind, and then press Return.
Note the printer information returned by the command. For example, you may see something like:
The first section is the name of your printer and the last section is the resource path.
Enter the following command and the name of your printer to get the IP address:
Note the IP address information returned by the command. You may see something like:
PING myprinter.local (10.50.25.21)
Now you can enter the IP address and resource path in the AirPrint payload settings. For example, the IP address is 10.50.25.21 and the resource path is /ipp/port1.