How to Connect to a Network Printer on a Work Issued Computer

These instructions are for computers that are joined to the domain (to log in you have to use your ONYEN credentials). For instructions for non-domain joined machines, go back to the "How To..." page and select "How to Connect to a Network Printer on a Personal Computer". Choose your operating system by clicking one of the three pictures below.


How to Connect to a Network Printer in Windows XP


  1. Open Windows Explorer. You can do so by
    • Double Clicking My Computer on your Desktop or selecting it from the Start menu
    • Pressing windows Key + e at the same time

    NetworkPrinterXP1
  2. Type "\\somprint2" (without quotes) in the address bar (circled in the picture below) at the top of the window, and hit Enter.

    NetworkPrinterXP2
  3. Look through the list of printers for the appropriate one(s) for your division and location. Dept. of Medicine printers all start with "DOM_division_" and follow a standard naming convention: DOM_division_room#bldg_printermodel.
    • In the picture below, the selected printer is a Nephrology printer, located in room 7006 of Burnett-Womack.


    somprint2 window
  4. When you find the printer you want to connect to, right-click on it and choose "Connect". A progress window should appear and may take a few moments to complete.

  5. Once the progress window disappears, your printer should be connected. To ensure the connection was successful, go to the Start menu and select Printers and Faxes. The printer you connected should now be displayed as an installed printer. Repeat as needed to connect to any printers you need access to.

    somprint2 window

  6. To set a printer as the default, just right click on it in the "Printers and Faxes" window and select "Set As Default Printer"

    somprint2 window


If you encounter difficulty performing these steps, please let us know and we'll be happy to assist you.

How to Connect to a Network Printer in Windows 7 and 8


 

  1. Open Windows Explorer by any of the following methods:
    • click My Computer in the Windows 7 Start menu
    • click the Windows Explorer shortcut on the Task Bar in Windows 8
    • use the hotkey combination windows Key + E
  2. Type "\\somprint2" (without quotes) in the address bar at the top of the window, and hit Enter.

    Address Bar
  3. Look through the list of printers for the appropriate one(s) for your division and location. Dept. of Medicine printers all start with "DOM_division_" and follow a standard naming convention: DOM_division_room#bldg_printermodel.
    • In the picture below, the selected printer is a Nephrology printer, located in room 6006 of Burnett-Womack.

    somprint2 window


  4. When you find the printer you want to connect to, right-click on it and choose "Connect".

    Connecting to a printer


  5. The following window will popup:

    connecting
    Wait until the progress window disappears, then look in your Printers and Faxes window- you should now see a connection to the printer. Repeat as needed to connect to any printers you need access to. Set your default printer as desired, and you should be good to go.
If you encounter difficulty performing these steps, please let us know and we'll be happy to assist you.

How to Connect to a Network Printer in Mac OS X


    1. Click on the Apple symbol on the top left corner of the screen and then click on System Preferences...


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    2. Click on Printers & Scanners




    3. Click on +

      AddAPrinterAdd


    4. Click on IP at the top

      addAPrinterChooseIP


    5. In the Address field, enter the hostname of the printer you would like to connect to along with .med.unc.edu.
      • The hostname can be found on a label on the printer
      • Dept. of Medicine printers all follow a standard naming convention: DOM-division-room#bldg-printermodel.
        • Ex. A printer with the hostname of DOM-neph-6006bw-p4014n, would be an HP Laser Jet p4014 in 6006 Burnett-Womack in Nephrology.
      • If the hostname of the printer is DOM-neph-6006bw-p4014n, what you would enter in the Address field would be:
        • DOM-neph-6006bw-p4014n.med.unc.edu


      addAPrinterAddress


    6. In the Name field, enter what you would like the Printer to be named

      addAPrinterName


    7. Click Add and then click Ok in the window that pops up
    8. The printer should now be added to Printers list in the Printers & Scanners Menu