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Directions on this page are for adding an iSchool printer to your personal laptop. If you are using an iSchool issued Windows computer, you do not need to manually configure printers. If you are using an iSchool issued Windows computer, and a printer you want to print to is not available to you, contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

Directions for adding a printer to a personal computer:
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Mac OS versions 10.10, 10.11, or 10.12
Mac OS 10.9, Mavericks

 

Windows 10

1. Find the IP address and the make and model of the printer you would like to use. IP addresses should be labeled in plain sight on each printer. If you are unable to determine a printer’s IP address or model, contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

 

2. press the Windows key on your keyboard to start searching, start typing Printers & scanners, click Printers & scanners in the search results

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3. click Add a printer or scanner

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4. the computer will look for available printers, after a few seconds it will give up, click the button that appears: The printer that I want isn’t listed

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5. click Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, click Next

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6. enter the IP address from step 1 into the Hostname or IP address field, click Next

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7. find the printer manufacturer of the printer you are adding, e.g. Ricoh, select the available driver, click Next

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8. type in a name for the printer, click Next

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9. click Do not share this printer, click Next

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10. you should receive a “success” message, click Finish

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Windows 8

1. Find the IP address and the make and model of the printer you would like to use. IP addresses should be labeled in plain sight on each printer. If you are unable to determine a printer’s IP address or model, contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

 

2. right-click the lower-left Windows icon, click Control Panel

Control Panel

 

3. click View devices and printers

View Devices and Printers

 

4. click Add a printer, click The printer that I want isn’t listed

Find Printer

 

5. click Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, click Next

Add Printer By IP

 

6. enter the printer IP address from step 1 into the Hostname or IP address: field, click Next

Enter Printer IP

 

7. you should see a “…successfully added printer…” message, adjust the printer name if necessary, click Next

Confirm Printer Name

 

8. click Do not share this printer, click Next

Do Not Share Printer

 

9. you should see another “…successfully added printer…” message, click Finish

Finish

 

Windows 7

1. Find the IP address and the make and model of the printer you would like to use. IP addresses should be labeled in plain sight on each printer. If you are unable to determine a printer’s IP address or model, contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

 

2. click the lower-left Windows icon, click Devices and Printers, click Add a printer

Win 7 Add Printer

 

3. click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer, click The printer that I want isn’t listed

Win 7 Printer I Want Not Listed

 

4. click Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, click Next, for Hostname or IP address: use the IP address you found in Step 1, check Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use, click Next

Win 7 Add Printer Using IP Address

 

5. Windows should find, download, and install the correct printer driver. If the correct printer driver is not automatically installed, you will need to web search to find the correct printer driver and install the driver.

Win 7 Install Printer Driver

 

6. for Printer name: use something descriptive you will remember, click Next

Win 7 Printer Name

 

7. click Do not share this printer, click Next

Win 7 Do Not Share Printer

 

8. you should see a “…successfully added printer…” message, click Finish

Win 7 Add Printer Success

 

Mac OS versions 10.10, 10.11, or 10.12

1. Find the IP address of the printer you would like to use. IP addresses should be labeled in plain sight on each printer. If you are unable to determine a printer’s IP address, contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

 

2. click the top-left Apple icon, click System Preferences…

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3. click the plus (+) icon, click Add Printer or Scanner…

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4. click IP, use the following settings:

Address: enter the IP address you found from step 1.
Protocol: Line Printer Daemon – LPD
Queue: leave blank
Name: can be anything you want, use something that makes it clear what it is
Location: gets filled in automatically
Use: *should* get selected automatically, if not, select the make and model of the printer, make and model of the printer should be apparent on the printer

click Add

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5. you should see the printer added with a green light indicating it is ready to print to

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Mac OS 10.9, Mavericks

1. Find the IP address of the printer you would like to use. IP addresses should be labeled in plain sight on each printer. If you are unable to determine a printer’s IP address, contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

 

2. click the top-left Apple button, click System Preferences, click Printers & Scanners

 

3. Click the lower-left + button OS X Plus Button. If you can find the desired printer in the Default list, select it, then click the Add button. If you cannot find the desired printer in the Default list, click the IP icon and proceed to step 4.

Add Printer Mac OS X

 

4. Type in the IP address of the printer (from step 1). The system will display “Gathering printer information…”. If the “Use” drop-down found the correct printer driver, click the Add button to finish adding the printer. If you need to manually select a printer driver, try using:

Protocol: Line Printer Daemon – LPD
Use: Generic PCL Printer

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If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

http://ischool.uw.edu/help
(206) 616-3086