How to Connect to a Network Printer on a Personal Computer

These instructions are for computers that are not joined to the domain (you DON'T use your ONYEN credentials to login). For instructions for domain joined machines, go back to the "How To..." page and select "How to Connect to a Network Printer on a Work Computer". Choose your operating system by clicking one of the three pictures below.


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


 

      1. Get to the Devices and Printers applet by any of these methods:
        • go to the Control Panel and choose Devices and Printers
        • In Windows 7, click the  Windows Orb then select Devices and Printers
        • press the hotkey combination The Windows Symbol + r, then type "control printers" and press enter.


        Add a Printer

      2. Click, Add a printer (which can be found near the top of the window, just below the address bar).

        Add a Printer 1

      3. A window (like the one below) will pop up, choose Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer and click Next.

        Add a Printer 2


      4. Choose The printer that I want isn't listed and click Next.

        Add a Printer 3



      5. Select Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname and then click Next.

        Add a Printer 4


      6. In the Hostname or IP address field, enter in the hostname of the printer.  Next, make sure the box for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use is checked, and click Next.
        • The hostname can be found on label on the printer
        • Dept. of Medicine printers all follow a standard naming convention: DOM-division-room#bldg-printermodel and the label on the printer will look similar.
          • Ex. A printer with the hostname of DOM-neph-6006bw-p4014n, would be an HP Laser Jet p4014 in 6006 Burnett-Womack in Nephrology.


        Add a Printer 5


      7. The computer will query the printer on the best driver to use and after it installs the appropriate driver (which may require Administrator privileges) you can change the Printer Name if you'd like.  Otherwise, click Next.

      8. Select Do not share this printer and click Next.

        Add a Printer 7


      9. Check the box if you'd like the newly added printer to be your default printer.  If you'd like to ensure everything works, you can print a test page to the printer by clicking the Print a test page button.

        Add a Printer 8
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...


      System%20prefences

    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