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How do I add a network printer to my Windows PC?
If you are running Windows 7 or Windows XP, you can add a network printers as follows: 1. Find the name or ip address of the printer you wish to add. The printers in room 331 are hp4600-331 (color) and hp4300-331 (black-and-white). You can refer to them by name when adding them. The IP address for hp4300-331 is 126.96.36.199 The IP address for hp4600-331 is 188.8.131.52 The IP address for hp3525-331 is 184.108.40.206 2. Find the type of the printer you wish to add. Some popular public printers are: hp4300-331: HP LaserJet 4300 hp4600-331: HP Color LaserJet 4600 hp3525-331: HP Color LaserJet 3525 hp3525-444: HP Color LaserJet 3525 To find the names/types of other network printers, look at the front of the printer, check the printer manual, or login to an lpl solaris machine (e.g., shell), and issue this command: "cat /etc/printers.conf". 3. Login to your PC as administrator or a user in the administrator group. Click Start -> Settings -> Printers -> Add Printer. Click Next. Click Local printer. (Yes, you click "local" to add a network printer using HP JetDirect.) Unclick "look for plug-n-play device". (This is a rough paraphrase.) Click Create a new port. Click Standard TCP/IP port. Click Next. Type the printer name in first field. For hp4300-331, hp4600-331, and hp2200-525, enter the printer's IP address instead. The second field will fill in automatically. Click Next and wait a moment for the driver selection screen to come up. For hp4600-* and hp4300-331: Download the PS printer driver directory from the LPL FTP Site If you get an error when downloading the hp4600 drivers, you can safely ignore the error and proceed. click Have Disk, and Browse to the PS directory. Windows will find the .inf file it needs. For all other printers: Select the printer manufacturer (e.g., HP). Select the printer model, or the closest matching entry, with a PS at the end of the name.. For hp2200-525, use HP Laserjet 2100 Series PS as the printer model. Windows will find and load the correct printer driver, which is usually already on your pc. Click Next. Click No. Click Do not share. Click Yes. Click Finish. Click OK.
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