How do I print to a student lab printer from my personal laptop computer?

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Overview:

Sometimes it is desired to print to a Student Lab printer from a personal laptop. This guide aims to assist with setting up a Student Lab printer on your personal laptop computer.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

 Windows

 Macintosh

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Printing from Windows

Step 1:

Go to the Start menu and in the search bar type Run and select the ‘Run’ program from the list.

Type Run into the search bar of the start menu and select the ‘Run’ program from the list
Search for "run" in the start menu.

 

Step 2:

When the Run box appears enter the following: \\print.uidaho.edu

Select the OK button to continue.

Type in \\print.uidaho.edu and select the OK button to continue.

 

Step 3:

Enter your NetID Username (e.g. ad\jvandal) and Password to access the printer list. A list of available printers will open, find the printer you want to add. Common printers may want to connect to are:

  • SCL-Lib-1 Library First Floor
  • SCL-Lib-Color Library First Floor
  • SCL-STC-1 This printer is located in the TLC, directly outside the ITS Student Technology Center
  • SCL-STC-Color This printer is located in the TLC, directly outside the ITS Student Technology Center

A list of printers on campus will appear.

 

Step 4:

Double click on the printer to add it to your local computer, or right click on the printer and select "Connect" Wait for it to install the driver and appear in your printing options.

If you have trouble connecting to printers after following this tutorial, please contact the Student Technology Center.

Right click the printer you want to add and select "connect."

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Printing from MacOS:

Step 1:

Click on the Apple icon and then click System Preferences.

Click System Preferences.
Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.

 

Step 2:

Select the Print & Fax Icon.

Select the Print & Fax Icon.
Double-click the Printers and Scanners icon

 

Step 3:

Select the add button to add a new network printer.

Select the add button to add a new network printer.
Click the + button to add a new printer

 

Step 4:

The window to add a printer will appear. You will need to add an advanced option to the toolbar. To do this hold down the ctrl key and click on the grey area at the top of the window. In the drop down menu select Customize Toolbar.

In the drop down menu, select Customize Toolbar.
Mac Printing Customize Toolbar

 

Step 5:

Click and drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar, then select the ‘Done’ button to continue.

Select the ‘Done’ button to continue.
Mac Printing Add Advanced Options

 

Step 6:

Click on the Advanced icon in the toolbar. When the options are available, the type of connection you will need to set up is a Windows connection.

The type of connection you will need to set up is a Windows connection.
When the options are available, the type of connection you will need to set up is a Windows connection.

 

Step 7:

In the URL field you will need to enter the following: smb://print.uidaho.edu/name of printer.

The print.uidaho.edu tells your computer to connect to the ITS print server. name of printer will be the name of the printer you wish to connect to.

The address will be "smb://print.uidaho.edu/NameOfPrinter"

Example: smb://print.uidaho.edu/SCL-LIB-2

Common printer names

  • SCL-Lib-1 Library First Floor
  • SCL-Lib-Color Library First Floor
  • SCL-STC-1 This printer is located in the TLC, directly outside the ITS Student Technology Center
  • SCL-STC-Color This printer is located in the TLC, directly outside the ITS Student Technology Center
Campus Printers
ENGR-BEL117 SCL-STC-1 SCL-MCC214
ENGR-BEL207 SCL-IDC323 SCL-MCCON
ENGR-BEL215 SCL-JAA010 SCL-SHOUP101
ENGR-BEL216 SCL-KIB163 SCL-SUB40
ENGR-BEL345 SCL-KIB219 SCL-SUB40A
ENGR-GJ114 SCL-LAW18 SCL-SUB40-COLOR
ENGR-GJ210 SCL-LIB-1 SCL-SUB-INFODESK
ENGR-JEB211 SCL-LIB-2 SCL-TLC123
ENGR-JEB321 SCL-LIB2-1 SCL-TLC-244
ENGR-JEB332 SCL-LIB4 SCL-TOW
ME-EP211 SCL-LIB-COLOR SCL-Wal20
SCL-AD221 SCL-LLC STATS-Brink400
SCL-AD225 SCL-MC206-BW  
SCL-CNR13 SCL-MC206-COLOR  

In the URL field you will need to enter the following: smb://print.uidaho.edu/name of printer.
Find the printer model/driver from the list.

 

Step 8:

Click on the ‘Please select a driver or printer model’ and find the printer model/driver from the list. Under Use: Choose a Driver... Select the "Generic PostScript Printer" as this will work for most printers on campus. If you are not able to do a test print please re-add the printer and search for the proper drivers.

Find the printer model/driver from the list.
Select a generic driver.

 

Step 9:

When all of this is set up correctly, please click on the Add button to install the printer. It will then ask you if this is a duplex printing unit, which enables double sided printing. Make sure this option is checked, then press OK.

Click on the add button to install the printer.
Make sure Duplex Printing is selected.

 

Step 10:

Once the printer is set up, send a test print to it. The queue will appear in the dock. Click resume and enter credentials in the form:

  • AD\jvandal or AD\vand1234
  • Your password

When the printer is added to your local computer, print a test page to make sure the printer was installed correctly. You can add multiple printers in a similar fashion.

Once the printer is set up, send a test print to it.
Mac Printing Select Printer Software

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Authentication:

When logging in, use your UI account with 'ad\' added to your username. For example, the username 'jvandal' would become: 'ad\jvandal'

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Troubleshooting

If you are unable to print after changing your password, open the Windows Credential Manager and review any password profiles which include "uidaho" in the name or description, particularly "sts.uidaho.edu" or "print.uidaho.edu".  If the date that the password was set is too old, or if you show the password and see that it is incorrect, then use the "Edit" option to update the password for these profiles. 

Note: Leaving an old password in these profiles can cause your account password to lock out temporarily, preventing access to university computers and web services.

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