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How do I add a printer on a Windows 7 PC?

Printers are available to district students and staff using two different methods. Most district printers are available via a print spooler. Printers in Windows student labs are available on the stuprint2012 print spooler. Other printers are available on the staffprint2012 print spooler.  There are a few district printers that are not listed on a print spooler to control printer usage.  Those printers can be added as a local printer using the printer's IP address.

 

Choose one of the following: Local Printer | Networked Printer


Add A Local Printer   Each district printer has an easily visible label with the printer's IP address. IP addresses have the format 10.1xx.79.xx (10 followed by 1+school code, followed by 79, followed by a number unique to the printer).

  1. Click on the Orb/Start button in the lower left corner of your screen. Choose Devices and Printers.

  2. Click on Add a Printer. Click Next.

  3. Click on Add a Local Printer. Click Next.
  4. Choose Create a New Port.

  5. Choose Standard TCP/IP. Click Next.
  6. Enter the IP address of the printer into the Hostname or IP address field. What you enter will also appear in the Port name field.

  7. Click in the Query the printer… check box. Click Next.
  8. If the printer is new enough, Windows 7 will automatically find the correct printer. If not, you will have to go to the HP website and download the appropriate printer. Please call TechSupport if you need help with this step.
  9. Replace the printer model name with a name of your choosing for the printer (SchoolInitials Room#, for example). Click Next.

  10. Choose Do not share this printer. Click Next.

  11. Decide if you want this to be your Default printer and select accordingly.

  12. Click FINISH.

Add A Networked Printer

  1. Click on the Orb/Start button in the lower left corner of your screen. Choose Devices and Printers.

  2. Click on Add a Printer. Click Next.

  3. Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.

  4. Click The printer that I want isn't listed.

  5. Make sure that the radio button for Select a shared printer by name is selected. In the field just below the radio button, type staffprint2012 or stuprint2012. If you don't see the printer you want on staffprint2012, check for it on stuprint2012.

  6. From the list that appears, select the printer you want to add. .

  7. Click NEXT and it should tell you that you have successfully added a printer. Click NEXT.

  8. If you want this printer to be your default printer, check the Set as the default printer checkbox.
  9. Click FINISH.
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