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Connecting to networked printers

If your computer is not registered on the Biochemistry network you will need to connect via the Biochemistry OpenVPN service.


Windows 7

If you wish to print to the Xerox WorkCentre copiers, please follow the separate instructions here

If you wish to print to a Kyocera Taskalfa copier, please follow the separate instructions here

Otherwise:

 

Click the Start Button, then Devices and Printers, then Add printer, select Add a local printer, select the Create a new port radio button, select Standard TCP/IP from the drop down, Next. Enter the printer name in the Hostname or IP address box (this is the name used on the network, if in doubt ask IT Support), the Port name will be automatically generated, Next.  The printer will now be contacted and the drives loaded automatically. If the drive is not found then see below.  Click Next, the Printer name is displayed and can be changed if required. Click the Do not share this printer radio button, then Next. Click Print a test page, Close and Finish

Printer NOT listed

If the printer is not listed then check here for printer drivers - R:\Software\Install\drivers\printers.  If your R: drive is not visible then see here or download the driver from the manufacturer's web site. Once the driver has been located click Have Disk… then Browse… and go to the location on the appropriate driver. Select the .inf file, click Open then OK, select the correct printer from the list then Next. The Printer name is displayed and can be changed if required.   Next. Click the Do not share this printer radio button, then Next. Click Print a test page, Close and Finish.


Mac OS X

If you wish to print to the Xerox WorkCentre copiers, please follow the separate instructions here.

If you wish to print to the Kyocera Taskalfa copier, please follow the separate instructions here.

Otherwise:

 

Launch "System Preferences" (from the Apple Menu or Dock)

Click Print & Fax

Click the [+] Button

Click the "IP" icon at the top of the window

Leave the protocol selection at its default (LPD) and enter the DNS name of the printer into the address field (e.g. itp1)1. The "Print using" selection should populate itself with the correct driver automatically after a few seconds2.

Click Add, then Continue after specifying any special features (extra paper trays etc.)

Your printer should now be ready to use.

  1. If a computer is likely to be printing from a VPN connection, the full DNS name (eg itp1.bioch.ox.ac.uk) should be used.
     
  2. If no driver is found, you will need to install the correct driver yourself by using the manufacturer's disc or from their website. In most cases the default "generic postscript printer" selection will give basic no-frills printer functionality. Please contact IT support if you need help.



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