wiki:AddingPrinter

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Printing

SIG Network Printers

Location DNS Name Type Features Driver
T170b sigprinter1Dell 5110cn 3GQBB91 duplex, color Mac-Dell5110cn.dmg
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 use private routing so only work from UW networks.

To add a network printer to your MacOS 10.5 computer

Simple postscript printing (only one-sided black-and-white)

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  2. Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  3. Choose HP JetDirect - Socket type
  4. Enter the full name of the printer you want (sigprinter1.biostr.washington.edu)

Dell 5110cn

  1. install the driver Dell_5110cn_Installer.dmg or http://support.dell.com with service tag 3GQBB91
  2. Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  3. Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  4. Choose HP JetDirect - Socket type
  5. Enter the full name of the printer (sigprinter1.biostr.washington.edu)
  6. Under "Print Using..." choose "Select a driver to use..." and type "Dell" to search the list
  7. Choose "Dell Color Laser 5110cn v.3015.103 PS" and click "Add"

HP Color LaserJet 3500n

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  2. Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  3. Click on More Printers at the top right
  4. Select HP IP Printing
  5. Click on "Manual" and enter the IP address: 128.95.228.35
  6. Click "Connect" and it should find the correct printer details.

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 (sigprinter1.biostr.washington.edu) or IP address of the printer
  • Choose the printer type (Dell 5110cn) and click Next
  • Print a test page

Note: Some features may not be available using a PS (PostScript) driver. If the printer does not appear in the list, click the update button in the add printer dialog to download all newer drivers from Microsoft. This takes several minutes!

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 (hpsig1.biostr.washington.edu) or IP address (128.95.228.26) 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.

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
allow: 128.95.228.0 255.255.255.0
allow: 69.91.128.0  255.255.128.0

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-520 172.25.44.15 Xerox WorkCentre 7345
G-520 172.25.44.16 HP Color LaserJet 4100tn

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