Network Printing (Windows XP)
The instructions below will help you set up your computer to print to a networked printer, such as a departmental printer or shared printer in a residence hall.
What You Will Need:
- A PC running Windows XP with UNIX Print Services installed.
- A printer that has an IP address on the USC Network.
- The IP address of the printer. Most printers will allow you print a test page with this information. If you need help printing a test page, please refer to your printer's instruction manual.
- The printer driver for the printer you are trying to install. Note: Many printer drivers come pre-installed with your operating system. If you do not find a driver for your printer's make and model already installed on your computer, you may need to locate the driver from the CD-ROM that came with the printer. If you do not have the disk, you may be able to obtain the driver from the manufacturer's website.
Note: Many departmental printers are labeled with their IP address. If the printer you are using is not labeled, please contact your local IT support group for help finding this information.
Installing UNIX Print Services
Click the Start menu, and then click the Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.
Click the Add/Remove Windows Components icon on the left.
In the Windows Components Wizard, select Other Network File and Print Services, and then click Details.
Select Print Services for UNIX, and then click OK.
Click Next, and then click Finish.
Configuring Your Computer for Network Printing
Go to the Start menu, and select the Printers and Faxes icon.If you've changed the Start menu's appearance to match the classic interface, select the Printers and Faxes icon under Settings.
Double-click Add Printer and click the Next button.
Under Select the option that describes the printer you want to use, click Local printer attached to this computer.
Uncheck Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer.
On the next screen, select the Create a new port: radio button and select Standard TCP/IP Port.
The Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard will launch. Click Next.
Enter the printer's IP address in the Printer Name or IP Address field. Click Next.
Click Finish to close the wizard. You will return to the Add Printer wizard.
Windows will prompt you to locate the printer driver. Choose the Manufacturer from the list, and look for the driver in the Printer subsection.
If you don't see the driver listed, click the Have disk button, and locate the driver from the CD-ROM that came with the printer. If you don't have a disk, you may be able to obtain the driver from the manufacturer's website.
Click Next to continue.
The next section asks if you want to keep the existing driver or use the new one. If you would like to keep the current driver, or if you are not sure, select Keep existing driver. If you wish to update or replace the driver, select Replace existing driver.
The next window will ask you for a printer name. The default name is the printer model you selected. You may want to rename it.
The next window asks if you want to use this printer as your default printer. Select Yes or No according to your preference.
- In the next section, select Do not share this printer.
- Click Next.
In the next section, select Yes to print a test page.
Click the Next button.
After checking the results, click the Finish button and the printer will be added to your computer.
Your computer is now configured to print to this network printer.
If you have questions about configuring your computer for network printing, please contact the Customer Support Center at 213-740-5555 or email@example.com.