Windows CUPS Printing

List of available queues

Manually Adding a printer

  • There may be some limited cases where printing directly to the printer makes sense - such as personal or lab owned printers
  • These steps will show you how to manually add a printer that you can directly print to bypassing print.cs
  1. ) First you need to find the direct address of the printer
  2. ) Open a web browser to http://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/printers
  3. ) Open the printer name link you wish to print directly to and look at the Connection field
  4. ) Now copy just the address part of the connection line. Such as printername.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  5. ) Follow the steps below and replace the http://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/printers/printername with this printer address

Windows XP

  • You must use the Add Printer Wizard
  • Add a network printer, or a printer attached to another computer
  • Connect to a printer on the Internet or a home or office network
  • http://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/classes/lj_csgrad
  • HP Laserjet Series 4100 PS -> Next and finish
    • Note: for Xerox printers, use Xerox -> Xerox WorkCentre 5335 PS
  • Properties -> Device Settings and change:
    • Any references from A4 to Letter
    • Duplex Printing Installed

VISTA Notes

  • Open Control Panel and Pick Classic View
  • Open Printers
  • -> File Menu -> Add Printer
  • -> Add a Network, Wireless or network printer
  • -> The Printer I want isn't listed
  • -> Select shared printer by name
    You don't have to wait for it to search for printers first!
  • http://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/classes/lj_csgrad
  • Manufacture -> HP
  • Printer -> HP Laserjet 4100 series PS -> Next
    • Note: for Xerox printers, use Xerox -> Xerox WorkCentre 5335 PS
  • Finish

Windows 7

Note: The Printer install Wizard has a Windows update feature that can update the list of available drivers including most of the missing postscript drivers on a new system. However; it button only appears when installing a local printer - so to get around this we will install a dummy local printer once and use the Windows Update option. Unfortunately the this is not the same Windows Updates that update Windows itself - regrettably the System wide Windows Update does not update this printer list either.

Windows 7 Printer Drivers List update

You want to do this to add the missing postscript drivers needed for many printers

  • Open Control Panel -> Devices and Printers
  • Add Printer -> Add a Local Printer -> Use existing port -> LPT1 -> Next
  • Click on the Windows Update Button (this will take a few minutes)
  • Manufacture -> HP
  • Printer -> HP Laserjet 4100 series PS -> Next
    • Note: for Xerox printers, use Xerox -> Xerox WorkCentre 5335 PS
  • Finish
  • Note: After we install the first real printer we can delete this printer

Windows 7 Printer Install Instructions

  • Open Control Panel -> Devices and Printers
  • Add Printer -> Add a network, Wireless or Bluetooth printer -> Stop
  • The printer I want isn't listed -> Select a printer by name
  • Enter: http://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/classes/lj_csgrad -> Next
  • Manufacture -> HP
  • Printer -> HP Laserjet 4100 series PS -> Next
    • Note: for Xerox printers, use Xerox -> Xerox WorkCentre 5335 PS
  • Finish
  • Right Click on the printer you just created -> printer properties -> device Settings
  • Installable Options -> Duplex Unit (for 2 sided printing) -> Installed -> Apply -> OK

Windows 8 Printer Install Instructions

  • Open Control Panel *Devices and Printers
  • *Add a Printer *
    • Stop
    • The printer that I want isn't listed
    • Next
  • Select a printer by name
  • Enter: http://print.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/printers/lj_cs -> Next
  • Manufacture -> HP
  • Printer -> HP Laserjet P4015 series PS -> Next
    • Note: for Xerox printers, use Xerox -> Xerox WorkCentre 5335 PS
  • Finish
Topic revision: r19 - 2016-04-18 - LawrenceFolland
 
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