View Full Version : Change Default Printer Based on Wireless Network?

2nd March 2010, 01:47 PM

It shits me when I have to change my default printer between home, office and client site. I've looked around and had hoped to find a way to have the default printer change automatically depending on what network I am connected to.

Wireless name alone would be fine but if it could change based on wireless network name and ethernet connected then I'd be sorted.

Does anyone know if there's this functionality now or any tools to do this?

2nd March 2010, 01:49 PM
MarcoPolo (http://www.symonds.id.au/marcopolo/) (free) or NetworkLocation (http://networklocationapp.com/) (not).

2nd March 2010, 01:50 PM
I know you can create network Locations in OS X, so that your network settings are matched to the location you have chosen depending on where you are. Saves you having to punch in the right network details every time you visit a different place.

Whether other settings in System Preferences (such as default printer) can be married to that location I'm not too sure, but it might be something to look into.

2nd March 2010, 01:52 PM
MarcoPolo (http://www.symonds.id.au/marcopolo/) (free) or NetworkLocation (http://networklocationapp.com/) (not).

Shoulda known there'd be an app for that :) Thanks those look cool!

2nd March 2010, 03:35 PM
No that this helps you at all, but I have a vague memory that this used to work in OS9..........

2nd March 2010, 05:26 PM
Thank you all, I will check out the apps and the locations idea, I did think it might be a built in feature but obviously has annoyed someone else before! Thanks again.