If you are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you can add a network printers as follows:
Find the name or ip address of the printer you wish to add.
The printers in room 331 are called hp3525-331 and hp4300-331.
The HP-4500 color printer in room 509H is called hp4500-509h.
You need to refer to these two printers by their IP addresses instead of by their names when adding them.
The IP address for hp4500-509h is 126.96.36.199 .
The IP address for hp4300-331 is 188.8.131.52 .
Find the type of the printer you wish to add.
Some popular public printers are:
hp4300-331: HP 4300 LaserJet
hp3525-331: HP 4600 LaserJet
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".
Login as administrator or a user in the administrator group.
Add the printer using HP JetDirect, which comes pre-installed with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Click Settings -> Printers -> Add Printer.
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.
Type the printer name in first field.
For hp4300-331, hp4500-509h, 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.
Select the printer manufacturer (e.g., HP).
Select the printer model, or the closest matching entry.
For hp2200-525, use HP Laserjet 2100 Series PS as the printer model.
For hp4500-509h, use HP Laserjet 4500 Series PS as the printer model.
Windows will find and load the correct printer driver, which is usually already on the c:/ drive.
Click Do not share.