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Wireless Printing

You can print from the wireless network by adding our printers to your machine. Currently, we have one wireless printer per floor. One is located in the library, one in the computer lab, and one on the northern side of the third floor.

These printers must be added to your machine according to their IP address:


FloorLocationName of Printer*Printer Model**IP Address
1st FloorLibraryLibHPHP LaserJet 5200 198.129.67.122
2nd Floor Computer Lab, rm. 205 2ndFloorHP HP LaserJet 9040dn 198.129.67.121
3rd Floor North wing, next to rm. 330 3rdFloorHP HP LaserJet 9040dn 198.129.67.120
* - "Name of Printer" refers only to the label on the printer.
** - The "Printer Model" links will go to the Hewlett Packard website where you can download drivers for the specified printer.

 To add these printers to your computer, follow the instructions for your operating system:


Windows XP:

  1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Printers and Fax
  2. Click "Add a Printer"
  3. Hit "Next", then choose to add a "Local printer", and uncheck the box that says "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer". Hit Next.
  4. Select "Create a new port" and choose "Standard TCP/IP Port" from the drop-down menu. Hit Next.
  5. The "Add Standard TCP/IP Port Wizard" will open a new window. Hit Next to start.
  6. Enter the address for the printer you wish to add. For example, enter in 198.129.67.120 for the printer on the third floor. Hit Next.
  7. If you are then given an option to choose from "Parallel 1", "Parallel 2", or "Parallel 3", choose "Parallel 1". Hit next.
  8. A new window pops up prompting you to choose your printer driver. Choose "HP" from the left column and the appropriate printer model from the right column, such as "HP LaserJet 9040 PCL 6" or "HP LaserJet 4000 PS". Hit Next.
  9. Choose the options you like in the next few windows, and you are finished.


Windows 7
:

Go to Start->Devices and Printers

  1. Click "Add a Printer" from the options bar.
  2. Choose “Add a Local printer" and hit Next.
  3. Select "Create a new port" and choose "Standard TCP/IP Port" from the drop-down menu. Hit Next.
  4. The "Add Standard TCP/IP Port Wizard" will open a new window. Hit Next to start.
  5. In the “Hostname or IP Address” box, enter the address for the printer you wish to add found in the table above and do not change the Port name. For example, enter in 198.129.67.120 for the printer on the third floor. Hit Next.
  6. A new window pops up prompting you to choose your printer driver. Select the “Windows Update” and let the system search for updated drivers (This process may take a few moments to complete.
  7. Then choose "HP" from the Manufacturer’s column and the appropriate printer model from the right column, such as "HP LaserJet 4000 PS" or "HP LaserJet 9040 PCL 6".  Hit Next.
  8. Name the printer something descriptive, like “3rd Floor HP” so that you can find it easily. Hit next to install the printer.
  9. For the “Printer Sharing” window, keep the default selections and hit next.
  10. Choose whether you want the newly installed printer to be the default printing device (this option can be changed later) and click the Finish button the complete Wireless Printer setup.


Macintosh:

  1. Go to "System Preferences", then choose "Print & Fax" [listed under "Hardware"]
  2. Under "Printing", click on the "Set up Printers..." button. This will open the Printer List window
  3. Click the "Add" button at the top of the Printer List window
  4. Choose "IP Printing" from the first menu, then "Line Printer Daemon -LPD " under Protocol type, then type in the IP address from the table above for the printer you want to add in "Printer Address". I.e., type in 198.129.67.120 to add the third floor printer. The "Printer Model" should be the model listed in the table above, such as the HP LaserJet 9040 for the third or second floor printers.
  5. Click "Add".

 

Linux:

These instructions vary with each distribution and windows manager, but you can usually add a printer via your computer's graphical printer manager, typically listed under "System Settings" or "System Tools".

The basics of what you must do is add an "HP Jet Direct printer" located at the IP address of the appropriate printer, using the 9100 port [which is the default].


For example, if you wanted to add the third floor printer to your Linux laptop's CUPS server, you would add a printer with Device URI socket://198.129.67.120:9100

If your computer does not list "HP LaserJet 9040" or even "HP LaserJet Series", you can probably find the appropriate PPD for your printer online, or your window manager's graphical printer manager may have a utility to search online for the appropriate driver for your computer.

 

If your OS is not listed here or does not fit our instructions, please come see us in room 214, or email us at computing@msri.org.

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