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 UCBYOD Printer Setup Guide

 Instructions for installing a wireless printer that is connected to the University's UCBYOD dorm wireless network.

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. 
5.   When you connect to the printer from your PC or MAC you will then connect via this printer name or IP.
6.   We highly recommend you password protect your printer to avoid others from printing to it randomly.  
      Below are links to more detailed pc/mac configurations

    Windows 10
    Windows 8/8.1
    Windows 7
    Mac OSX


Install a printer in Microsoft Windows 10 
1.   Click Start and type advanced print
Choose Advanced printer setup.
Select The printer that I want isn’t listed.
4.   Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, then select Next.
Select TCP/IP Device in the Device type list.
Type the hostname or the IP address of the printer. Select Next.
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
      Custom 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. 


3.   Go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound page, and click Advanced printer setup.



4.   A window will pop out to search the printers automatically, please ignore it and click Next button.



5.   Please Select Add a Printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, click Next.

6.   Click Next.
7.   In the Hostname or IP Address field enter the hostname for the printer you are adding.

     NOTE:  This IP Address is just an example

8.   Click Next and if prompted enter your administrator credentials.
9.   If 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 (recommended) and
      click Next.
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.


Install a printer in Microsoft Windows 7
1.   Click on the Start button, and then click on Devices and Printers.


2.   In the Devices and Printers window, click Add a printer.


3.   In the Add Printer wizard, click on the option Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer.


4.   Select the option Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, and then click Next  


5.   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.)


 6.   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.
Enter a descriptive name for your printer in the Printer name text area or leave the name that is already filled in, then click on
      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 button.


If the printer was added successfully, you should see the following window:


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.
You can view the new printer listing by clicking again on the Start button, and then clicking again on Devices and Printers. You
       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.
Set Protocol to HP Jetdirect - Socket.
For Address, enter the hostname of the printer you want to add. .
Leave the Queue field blank.  The Name and Location fields are for your reference to keep track of your printers and
             differentiate between multiple ones.
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
to 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.

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