UCBYOD is the University wireless network that is broadcasted in our Dorms that allows
(non-802.1x) devices an easy means for connecting to the
internet. Wireless printers are among these devices, however they require some additional steps to connect to and install.
To configure your printer on your computer, you will need to do the following:
1. Connect your wireless enabled printer to the uc_byod wireless network.
2. Print the configuration page using your printer menu or obtain the ip
address of the printer via the
printer’s menu options.
When you connect to the printer from
your PC or MAC you will then connect via this printer name or IP.
We highly recommend you password
protect your printer to avoid others from printing to it randomly.
links to more detailed pc/mac configurations
Install a printer in Microsoft Windows 10
1. Click Start and type advanced print
2. Choose Advanced printer setup.
3. Select The printer that I want isn’t listed.
4. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname,
then select Next.
5. Select TCP/IP Device in the Device type list.
6. Type the hostname or the IP address of the printer.
7. Windows should find the printer if the printer is on and
configured correctly. You may have to specify more information. If
prompted, Select the type of network adapter installed in the printer in
the “Device Type” drop-down list. You can also click
to specify custom settings for the network printer. Select Next.
Windows will now walk you through installing the drivers for the
printer. After that is complete, you should be able to print to the printer via
direct IP address.
Install a printer in Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
1. The following steps illustrate how to install a network printer on your
computer using TCP/IP in Windows 8/8.1. In order to
complete the steps you will
need to log in to an administrator account on the computer and know details
such as the printer
model and IP address.
2. Please move your mouse to the right corner and you will see Search.
Click it and search Control Panel.
Go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound page, and click Advanced
A window will pop out to search the printers automatically, please
ignore it and click Next button.
Please Select Add a Printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, click
the Hostname or IP Address field enter the hostname for the printer you are
NOTE: This IP Address
is just an example
8. Click Next and if prompted enter your administrator credentials.
prompted choose the driver that corresponds to your printer model (or click the
Have Disk button to search for downloaded
drivers) and click Next. If prompted
click or tap the bullet beside Use the driver that is currently installed
10. Make sure the bullet
is selected beside Do not share this printer
11. Click Next.
12. Click to put a check
mark beside of Set as the default printer (if you do wish to make it
your default printer).
13. Click the Print
a test page button (if you wish to do so).
14. Click Finish. Your
printer should now be set up and ready to use.
printer in Microsoft Windows 7
1. Click on the Start button, and then click on Devices
2. In the Devices and Printers window, click Add a
3. In the Add Printer wizard, click on the option Add
a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer.
Select the option Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or
hostname, and then click Next
Enter the hostname in the Hostname or IP address text
area. Click Next. (As you type the address, Windows also adds the
address automatically to
the Port name text area, as shown in the example below.)
Install the driver for your printer by selecting the printer's
manufacturer from the Manufacturer and then the model number.
(If the model
number of your printer isn't listed, click on the Windows Update
button to list additional printer models.)
7. Click on the Next button.
8. Enter a descriptive name for your printer in the Printer
name text area or leave the name that is already filled in, then click
the Next button. (In the example below, "Xerox WorkCentre
7345 PCL6" has been entered for the printer name.)
Note: You can change the printer name at any time.
9. You should see the following window showing that Windows 7 has started the
process of installing the printer:
10. In the next window, make sure the option Do not share
this printer is selected, and then click on the Next
11. If the printer was added successfully, you should see the
12. In the message window shown in step 7, click on the Print
a test page button if you want to print a test page to verify you can
print with the printer, and then click on the Finish button.
13. You can view the new printer listing by clicking again on
the Start button, and then clicking again on Devices and
should see the entry for your printer. (In the example
below, "Xerox WorkCentre 7345 PCL6" has been added.)
Install a Network Printer in Mac OS X
Note: Instructions are based on OS X 10.8. Minor differences exist
for other versions of MAC OS.
1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
2. Double-click on Print & Scan (Print & Fax).
3. In the Print & Scan (Print & Fax) window, click on
the plus sign button.
4. Click on the IP tab in the Print Browser window.
a. Set Protocol to HP Jetdirect - Socket.
b. For Address, enter the hostname of
the printer you want to add. .
c. Leave the Queue field blank. The Name
and Location fields are for your reference to keep track of your
differentiate between multiple ones.
d. For Print Using, do not select Generic
Postscript Printer. OS X will try to locate an appropriate
driver but if it cannot then It
is recommended to download the correct
driver from the manufacturer. Click on the name of the printer on the printer
be taken to the manufacturer's driver download page.
5. Click Add. The printer will be added to your list of printers.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the IT@UC Service Desk at (513)556-4357 or via email at Helpdesk@uc.edu.