Connecting to Public Printers

For Mac Users:

Go to any application (Word for Mac, Safari, etc.)
Select File > Print

Click the drop down printer box and select “Add Printer

Click the “IP” tab at the top of the box

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: xx.xxx.xx.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 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: xx.xxx.xx.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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