Desktop Environments

How do I add a network printer to my Macintosh machine?

Open the Print & Fax application from System Preferences.

Press the + button to add a printer.

From the top of the window, press the IP button.

Enter the following:
Protocol: HP Jetdirect - Socket

At this point, the application should be able to connect to the printer and fill out  the Print Using option.  If you want to change the Name field, you can put any text in the field.

Press the Add button.

Now repeat the above with hp4300-331.

You may want to modify the default settings to enable options like duplex mode.

How do I add a network printer to my Windows PC?

If you are running Windows 2000 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 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 .
    The IP address for hp4300-331 is .

  2. 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".

  3. Login as administrator or a user in the administrator group.

  4. Add the printer using HP JetDirect, which comes pre-installed with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

    Click 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, 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 Next.
    Click No.
    Click Do not share.
    Click Yes.
    Click Finish.
    Click OK.


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