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Knowledgebase article 14

How do I connect to a network printer?



If your computer is Windows XP:
·    Click on Start > Printers and Faxes. This will open the printers folder and display any networked and local printers you have attached.
·    Double-click on Add Printer.  Click on Next to begin the Add Printer Wizard.
·    Select the first radio button, Find a Printer in the directory, and click Next to browse.  When the next window appears, make sure the "In:" box shows the Entire Directory.  You can type in your school name in the Location or Name box (i.e., Earhart), or simply click on the Find Now button.  A list of network printers will appear. If you did not type in a school name in the location box, then you can sort them by site by click on the Location header. Find and select the printer you wish to add. Click OK.
·    Select if you wish to set this as your default printer.  Click Next, then Finish.

If your computer is Windows 7:
·    Click on Windows Start > Devices and Printers. This will open the printers folder and display any networked and local printers you have attached.
·    Double-click on Add Printer.  
·    Click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer  
·    Select the printer you wish to add from the list > Click Next > If prompted, Install the necessary driver > Click Next > Select if you wish the printer to be your default printer > Click Finish.  

IF THE PRINTER IS NOT IN THE INITIAL LIST,  click on The printer that I want isn't listed
·    Click Find a printer in the directory, based on location or feature > Click Next 
·    You can use the filter options to drill down to your site or printer model (i.e., type LMS in the Name box for a printer at Lincoln, or type Ricoh in the Model box for any Ricoh copier.) Otherwise, click Find Now to get a complete list of network printers in the district.  
·    Click on the printer you wish to add > Click OKIf prompted, Install the necessary driver > Click Next > Select if you wish the printer to be your default printer > Click Finish.  


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