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Printing from Windows

On Windows NT/2000/XP systems:

  • Open Start Menu
  • Select Settings
  • Select Printers
  • Run Add a new Printer
  • Check Local printer
  • Un-check automatically detect plug-and-play printer
  • Check New Port
  • Select Standard TCP/IP port
  • input the Printer Name: print-gw.cs.wisc.edu
  • input the Port Name: Use name of the printer you want to use
  • (this takes a while)
  • Select Custom Settings
  • Check LPR
  • input the Queue Name: Use name of the printer you want to use (2a, 3a, copier-5, etc)
  • Check Use LPR byte count
  • Name the port by the name of the printer
  • Check no port sharing
  • Select a printer driver to use with the printer

If you would like to use copier-5's finisher for advanced features such as stapling, follow these additional steps:

  • Enter the properties for the printer you have set up for copier-5 (Enter the Control Panel, open Printers and Faxes, right-click the printer and select properties)
  • Click the accessories Tab
  • Uncheck "Copy Tray" and check "Finisher SR970"
  • Click OK

This should make the advanced features on copier-5 available to you.

Windows 7 Systems

Windows 7 setup procedure is similar to XP's configuration above with a few differences:

  • Open Start Menu
  • Select Devices and Printers
  • Select Add a printer (See Picture)
  • Select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer (See Picture)
  • Select The printer I want isn't listed (See Picture)
  • Select Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname and click Next (See Picture)
  • Enter the following parameters for the printer hostname/IP address (See Picture):
    • Device type: TCP/IP Device
    • Hostname or IP address: print-gw.cs.wisc.edu
    • Port name: printer name example: copier-6
    • Uncheck Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use
    • Click Next
  • You may see a long delay on the Detecting TCP/IP port screen before the next screen is available for input. Please be patient; this delay is expected. (See Picture)
  • Select Device Type: Custom then click Settings (See Picture)
  • Enter the following Port Settings (See Picture):
    • Protocol: LPR
    • LPR Settings Queue Name: enter queue name (example: copier-6)
    • Check LPR Byte Counting Enabled
    • Click OK
  • Click Next
  • Select the printer manufacturer and model. If you can't find the model you are interested in adding, you'll nee to download the driver, click Have Disk... and specify the driver location. The file you downloaded may be an exe file which will extract the needed drivers to a folder. This will be the folder you will wish to use when specifying driver location. See printer driver for more on finding printer drivers (See Picture).
  • Click Next
  • Specify the name of the printer (for example Copier 6, but your choice as to what you want to name it), then click Next (See Picture)
  • On the Printer Sharing screen, select Do not share this printer and click Next
  • You may want to disable the Set as the default printer option (your choice)
  • Click Finish

If you are an international student, or your PC or copy of Windows came from a foreign country, you may need to change the default paper size from A4 to Letter.

  • Go to Devices and Printers, if it is not already open.
  • Right click on the printer you just added. Click Printing Preferences (See Picture)
  • You will be presented with a window that gives you the option to select paper size.
  • Select Letter (8.5" x 11") from the drop-down box if it is not already selected. (See Picture ) (Please note that window you see may be different from the example picture depending on what printer you added.)
  • Click OK. You are good to go.

On other Windows systems:

Vista's setup procedure should resemble Windows 7's configuration above.

Older windows versions do not support lpr printer ports, so they can not be used.

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