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Self Help - Adding a Network Printer for PC

Physically locate the printer you want to print to. Close all open applications.

There is a label on all Geneseo network printers that gives you the name you'll need to install that printer. Note the name of the printer. You will need it during the install process. Once you have the name of the printer, follow these steps.

 

Personally-owned Computers

Geneseo Computers (joined to the Geneseo Domain)
Note: When you are prompted for a username and password, enter: "Geneseo\email username" (without the quotes) and your Geneseo email password. Check the box labeled "Remember my password" and click 'OK'. 

Windows 7 & 8

  1. Make sure you are connected to the Geneseo Network.
  2. Click 'Start' (the Windows orb in the bottom left corner of the screen) or use the Windows key on your keyboard (Windows 8).
  3. In the Search box, type \\printers.w2k.geneseo.edu
  4. At the Windows Security prompt, type "Geneseo\username" in the user name field.
  5. Enter your Geneseo password in the password field.
  6. Check the 'Remember my credentials' box.
  7. Click 'Start' > 'Control Panel' > 'Devices and Printers' and leave the window open.
  8. In the \\printers.w2k.geneseo.edu  window, find the printer you wish to install.
  9. Right-click selected printer and choose "Connect".
  10. In the Printers prompt, select "Install Driver". An installation box will appear and load the appropriate driver.

    Unfortunately, not all printers are compatible with 64bit Windows.


  1. Click on 'Start' then 'Run...' (Windows XP) or the 'Start' button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen and click in the 'Search programs and files' field (Windows 7) or press the Start button on your keyboard (Windows 8).
  2. Type \\printers and click 'OK' (Windows XP) or press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard (Windows 7) .
  3. Locate the name of your printer in the window that comes up and double-click the icon.
  4. A blank screen will come up with the name of your printer at the top. Your printer is now set up. You can close that window.

Windows XP

  1. From the "Start" menu search box (accessed per the directions above), type \\printers.w2k.geneseo.edu and when prompted for your username and password, type in Geneseo\username as the username and then your email password in the password field.
  2. Once you have logged on to the Printer server, click on 'Start' then 'Control Panel'.
  3. Click on 'Printer' underneath the Hardware and Sound Category (or double-click 'Printers' if you are in Classic View).
  4. Click on 'Add a printer' in the menu bar.
  5. Click on 'Add a local printer'.
  6. Click the radio button next to 'Create a new port'. Make sure the Type is Local Port and click Next.
  7. For the Port Name, type \\printers\printername, where 'printername' is the queue name of the printer you want to install (e.g.SouthLab02) and click OK.
 

Printer Quick-Add Scripts

Windows 7 32-bit Only Student, Faculty and Staff personally-owned computers

  1. Make sure you are connected to the Geneseo Network.
  2. Click 'Start' (the Windows orb in the bottom left corner of the screen).
  3. In the Search box, type \\printers.w2k.geneseo.edu
  4. At the Windows Security prompt, type "Geneseo\username" in the user name field.
  5. Enter your Geneseo password in the password field.
  6. Check the 'Remember my credentials' box.
  7. Click 'Start' > 'Control Panel' > 'Devices and Printers' and leave the window open.
  8. Download and run the Printer Quick-Add Script  from the Printing section of software.geneseo.edu 
  • The printers that will be installed are
    1. MilneLower
    2. MilneLowerColor
    3. MilneMain
    4. MilneMainColor
    5. South225
    6. South225Color
    7. Union112
    8. Union112color

The script will run and install the most frequently used public printers in South Hall and Milne Library. The installation may take several minutes during which several confirmation and process boxes may pop up. This is normal; simply click "OK".

 

 

To make sure the printer installed correctly, click on 'Start' then on 'Printers and Faxes' (Windows XP) or the 'Start' button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen, then on 'Devices and Printers' (Windows 7). It will be listed if it was installed correctly.

Students, be sure to check your printer account balance! To do so go to: http://printers.geneseo.edu

 

More Help
For questions about adding a network printer, contact the CIT HelpDesk. Stop by South Hall 225A, send email to helpdesk@geneseo.edu or call 585-245-5588.

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