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SIG Network Printers

Location DNS Name Type Features
T170b sigprinter1Dell 5110cn duplex, color
T165 hpsig3 HP Color LaserJet 3500 color

The department also has network printers available in the admin office; contact Joshua or Bill if you need them. These printers only work on campus.

To add a network printer to your Windows workstation:

  • Go to Printers->Add Printer
  • Choose Local Printer, port type Standard TCP/IP, click Next
  • Put the name ( or IP address of the printer
  • Choose the printer type (HP Color LaserJet 3500) and click Next
  • Print a test page

Note: The older HP printers usually work faster with a PCL driver than with a PCL6 or PS driver.

For the HP Color LaserJet 3500 in T165, you can use the driver JE put on
viscus\public Extract hp_color_laserjet3500_driver.exe to a folder and you can use the inf file for the "have disk" option on the driver dialogue. Alternatively, the update button in the add printer dialog will add the driver.

To add a HP network printer to your Red Hat Enterprise workstation:

The Red Hat printer configuration and spooler uses CUPS (Common Unix Printing System), so make sure System->Services has cupsd activated (on EL4, cups-config-daemon too).

  • Go to Other->Printing and enter the administrative password, or sudo /usr/sbin/printconf-gui
  • Click New, then Forward
  • Enter a name without spaces, such as 'laserjet4k' or 't165hp3500n', and a description if you want then click Forward
  • Choose the queue type Networked JetDirect and put the DNS name ( or IP address ( of the printer then click Forward
  • Choose the printer manufacturer (HP) and type (LaserJet 4000) and click Next
  • Print a test page

If CUPS gets confused, it will sometimes silently stop a print queue; after you fix the problem such as a paper jam, use sudo /usr/sbin/cupsenable laserjet4k to start it. CUPS has a web interface at http://localhost:631, but unfortunately you have to log on as root to use it.

MacOS 10.5

For any postscript printer including the black-and-white hpsig1:

  • Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  • Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  • Choose HP JetDirect - Socket type
  • Enter the full name of the printer you want (
  • MacOS automatically determines the printer type and driver

The sigprinter1 is a Dell 5110cn. You need to install the driver from Dell's website before MacOS 10.5 will recognize the printer type.

Unfortunately the HP Color LaserJet 3500n is a non-postscript printer or something like that, so do this instead:

In System Preferences / Print & Fax:

  1. Click the "+" to add a new printer
  2. Click on More Printers at the top right
  3. Select HP IP Printing
  4. Click on "Manual" and enter the IP address:
  5. Click "Connect" and it should find the correct printer details.

HP JetDirect Allowed IP list

The network printers currently only allow connections from our subnet and the UW Wireless. You can telnet to it and login as admin.

Useful commands on the LaserJet4k hpsig1 are

allow: list # show the list
allow: 0    # clear the list

The LaserJet 3500 hpsig3 has a menu system. To get to the access list, type menu and then go to:

  • 2. TCP/IP Menu
  • 4. TCP/IP - Access Control

Biostr Network Printers

Location IP Address Type
G-520 Xerox WorkCentre 7345
G-520 HP Color LaserJet 4100tn