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Connecting to the Faculty Printers

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From Linux

The faculty laptops should be able to find the printers automatically. You simply need to select your classroom printer and set it as your default printer. 

First open the System Settings from the dash. Then click on Printers.

 

The printers should all show up right away. Find your printer, then right-click on it and set it as your default.

 

Set the printer as either the system-wide or personal default, then press OK.

 

From Windows

If your Windows computer can't find the faculty printers by browsing the network, you will have to add the printer manually. First, fill out a helpdesk ticket to request your printer information. Then, follow the instructions listed below.

Access the Devices and Printers Settings

In the search bar on the bottom left of the screen, type "control panel" without the quotes to search for the Control Panel. Click on the Control Panel app that is suggested.

 

In the control panel, click on "View devices and printers"

 

Next, click on "Add a printer" towards the top of the window.

 

Now click on "The printer that I want isn't listed."

 

The printer will have to be added by IP address, so click the radio button for "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname", then click Next.

 

Change the Device type to "TCP/IP Device", then enter the IP address provided to you in the "Hostname or IP address" field. Be sure to check the box labelled "Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use". Click Next.

 

If your computer cannot find the appropriate driver, then you will need to download the driver from the printer manufacturer's website and install the driver before continuing.

At the next prompt, enter a name that you would like to use to identify the printer. Click Next.

 

Be sure to select "Do not share the printer". This prevents your computer from allowing other computers to see and use your printer through your computer. We already have a print server that does this, so you do not need to duplicate its functionality.

 

Finally, click Finish to finish up the installation.

 

From Macbooks

Similar to Linux, Macs should be able to see the printers automatically. First, open System Preferences, then select Print & Fax. In the dialog box, click on the plus button to add a printer.

 

Next, click on Default on the top left of the dialog box.

 

Select your printer from the list, then click Add.

 
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