Adding printers to a computer can be quick and simple, whether you are using Windows or MacOS. You can find instructions for both below.
If you have any problems adding a printer to your computer you can visit the Computing Helpdesk in Dearborn 120A for further help.
The simplest way to setup a printer in Windows is to follow these instructions:
Once logged in, you will see a list of available printers. For computer labs select 'COEprint', or graduates can select the printer in their office.
You should now be able to print from any Windows application. The same 'release' information applies
Note: There is an issue with special characters (!@#$%^&) in passwords and printing over the network from OS X 10.7 clients. To avoid reauthentication prompts and errors, Mac users can change to a strong password using only alpha-numeric characters.
Click the "+" button
if you are using a mouse, right click the blank space next to "More Printers" and click "Customize Toolbar, otherwise control or two finger click the trackpad..."
Drag "Advanced" from the item list onto the toolbar. Click Done.
Click "Advanced". It may take 30 seconds to complete
For Type, select "Windows printer via spoolss". URL is "smb://engrprn.engr.oregonstate.edu/COEprint". Name the printer COEprint and choose "Generic PostScript Printer" for the "Use" option.
Click "Add". You will be prompted for features of the printer. Select the checkbox for Duplex printing. Click OK.
After you send a test page to the new printer, you will be prompted for your ONID username and password. Username should be in the form firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can choose to remember the password to avoid being prompted every time you print.
Notice: If you input the wrong password (or when you change your password), the job will sit on your mac's spooler indefinitely.
You will need to click on thep rinter icon in your dock and resume the job to be prompted for your credentials again.
When your ONID password changes, will need to update the credential in the keychain for engrprn.engr.oregonstate.edu
Go to the printer settings and add a new printer
Open the 'Network Printer' drop down menu and select Windows Printer via SAMBA
You may be prompted to install and additonal software package called smbclient - go ahead and install it
Choose Driver: HP
Choose Driver: LaserJet MFP M725
Name and describe printer as COEprint
Print test page - The test page may say it failed to print, ignore that
Go back to Printers and right click COEprint and select View Print Queue
Your print job will have a "held for authentication" status - right click the job and select 'Authenticate'
Log in with ONID\username and your ONID password.
The print job should show up in Papercut and be able to be released at desired printer.
After 'printing' to COEprint your print job is sent to a queue, not an actual printer, from which it can be released from any of the printers in the College of Engineering.
Visit http://it.engineering.oregonstate.edu/printing-engineering-computer-labs-coeprint for help on releasing print jobs.