Connecting to Public Printers

For Mac Users:

Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the taskbar, then select System Preferences

Click on Printers & Scanners

Click the “+”

Click the IP tab at the top of the box

Click the arrow next to the Protocol drop-down box and change the setting HP Jetdirect – Socket

Type into the Address / Hostname or IP address box the IP address of the public printer that you would like to connect to.

Note: This number contains 8 digits separated into groups by periods: x.x.x.x and can be found on a sticker on device or in the Public Printer IP Address List document.

Type the name that you want for the printer into the Printer Name box, then Click Finish or Add

Print a test page to make sure the printer is connected.

For Windows 10 PC Users:

Click on the Windows Start icon and then click the gear icon to open Settings.

Click on Devices.

Click Printers & scanners.

Click Add a printer or scanner

Scroll down the list of printers until you see The printer that I want isn’t listed, then click it.

Click Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname, then Next.

Type the IP address of the printer in the Hostname or IP address field, then click Next.

Note: This number contains 8 digits separated into groups by periods: x.x.x.x and can be found on a sticker on device or in the Public Printer IP Address List document.

Once Windows finds the printer, click Next.

Choose Do not share this printer, then click Next.

Click Finish.

For Windows 7 PC Users:

Click on the Windows Start icon and then select Devices and Printers

Select Add a printer and then Add a local printer

Select Create a new port and in the Type of port: pull down, select Standard TCP/IP Port then click on Next

Type into the Hostname or IP address box the IP address of the public printer that you would like to connect to.

Note: This number contains 8 digits separated into groups by periods: x.x.x.x and can be found on a sticker on device or in the Public Printer IP Address List document.

The Port Name should auto-complete, click Next

Windows will now look for a driver and automatically install it, if Windows does not find an appropriate driver it will ask for you to install one.  To do this, select the Manufacturer of the device you are installing and the printer model, then click Next. Note: Most manufacturers have a Universal Printing driver that will work if you can not find the specific model of your device.

You may be asked which driver to use, if so, use the driver that is currently installed. Click Next

You will be asked to name the print, then if you would like to share it. Please do not share your printer.

You should then be asked if you would like to make this the default printer that you print to.

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