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Personal Device Printing (Win/OS X on wps-wlan)

Adding WPS Network Printers on Personal Devices

The Technology Department has configured the authenticated wireless (wps-wlan) network to allow personal devices to print to District owned printers. All users will be prompted to authenticate with their network logon in order to print. Username should be specified in the format: wps0\username. All information printed is therefore logged in a similar fashion as if the computer were a member of the domain. Due to the wide array of printers, print drivers, and operating systems the Technology Department is offering a best practices guideline for using these printers. Due to security concerns, users with OS X versions prior to 10.5 will not be covered in using these resources. As a reminder, the Technology Department does not work on personal devices, instead at SHS please visit the student helpdesk within the LMC or see your computer teacher for suggestions. A good starting point is to review the complete list of printers and servers available here.

Select the appropriate operating system for detailed instructions:

Windows 2000 and XP

1. Through the Start Menu locate Control Panel>Printer and Faxes.
2. Select Add Printer from Printer Tasks menu at left to begin the Add Printer Wizard.
3. Choose Next to continue. 4. Select “A network printer, or printer attached to another computer” then Next.
5. Choose the option to “Connect to this printer…” and enter the name using the following format:
\\<printerserver>\<printername> where <servername> is either shs-print02.westport.k12.ct.us or tso-print02.westport.k12.ct.us and <printername> is the name of the printer from the list here.

6.Choose to set as default printer or not, click Next, then Finish.

Windows Vista/7

1. Through the Start Menu locate Devices and Printers.
2. Select Add Printer from the top menu
3. Select Add a Network printer, then the bottom option for “The printer that I want isn't listed”
4. Choose “Select a shared printer by name, and enter the name using the following format:
\\<printerserver><printername> where <servername> is either shs-print02.westport.k12.ct.us or tso-print02.westport.k12.ct.us and <printername> is the name of the printer from the list here.
** see attached list for printer names corresponding to location and server.
5. Choose Next, if prompted to install a driver you must agree to install.

Windows 8

1. From the start screen locate Devices and Printers (by typing "devices and printers")
2. Select Add a printer
3.From the Add printer screen, choose the bottom option “The printer that I want isn't listed”
4.Choose “Select a shared printer by name, and enter the name using the following format:
\\<printerserver><printername> where <servername> is either shs-print02.westport.k12.ct.us or tso-print02.westport.k12.ct.us and <printername> is the name of the printer from the list here.
** see attached list for printer names corresponding to location and server.
5. You will be prompted to enter your network logon credentials for WPS. Enter your username in the format, <username>@westport.k12.ct.us along with your network password.

Mac OS X v10.5.x through 10.6.x
Before starting, please consider installing additional print packages to support our various printer models.
1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu.
2. Choose Print & Fax from the View menu.
3. Click the + button to add a printer.
4. Press the Control key while clicking the "Default" icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.
5. Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar, then select done
6. Click the Advanced icon that was added to the toolbar.
7. Choose Windows (or Windows printer via spools) from the Type pop-up menu.
8. In the URL field, type the printer's address in the following format:
smb://<printerserver>/<printername> where <printername> is the name of the printer from the list here.
** see attached list for printer names corresponding to location and server. The print server will either be shs-print02.westport.k12.ct.us or tso-print02.westport.k12.ct.us.
9. In the Name field, type the name you would like to use for this printer. It is suggested to change this to something meaningful as any printer added will automatically take on the default server name.
10. Select the appropriate printer driver from the "Print Using" pop-up menu. **see finding printer drivers for Mac OS X
11. Click Add.


Mac OS X 10.7.x and up

Before starting, please consider installing additional print packages to support our various printer models.
Starting in OS X 10.7, Apple has removed the open source Samba software and replaced it with its own set of tools. The process for adding printers is therefore different.

1. Open a web browser and point to http://localhost:631/admin to bring up the CUPS interface. 
**In later versions of OS X you may need to run a command via terminal to enable the web interface. To do so, open the Terminal application and paste the following command: sudo cupsctl WebInterface=yes
When prompted for your password, enter your local computer password. (not your WPS network password)

2. Select Add Printer from the top left under Printers.
3. Under Add Printer, choose Windows printer via spools, then select continue

4. Enter the connection path for the printer using the format smb://<servername>:139/<printername>. The server will either be shs-print02.westport.k12.ct.us or tso-print02.westport.k12.ct.us. The <printername> should be identified based on the list here. Please note the port specified as :139 immediately after the server address.

5. Enter description details for your own use:

6. Select the Make and Printer Driver model from the next two screens. In most cases the Generic PCL or PostScript drivers will work for monochrome printers. For specific color printers you will likely need a more specific driver. Please see finding printer drivers for Mac OS X below.

7. Set the default options for the printer by cycling through the tabs. In most cases the default selections will work fine. Then choose Set Default Options.


8. Send a test print job. After the job is sent you may receive a notification in the dock indicating state "Hold for Authentication", once you click the resume button, you will be prompted for your network logon credentials. You can save these to your keychain, however you must remember to update them when you change your password.

Finding Printer Drivers for Mac OS X

In many cases the Generic Postscript or PCL Printer included with the operating system will work for most black laser printers. However due to the large variety of printer models and operating system versions available you may need to test a few drivers in order to get some printers working on your system. Additionally, some of our host based printers (HP 3550-3600 series) may not work at all.
- Consider installing the HP driver package here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL907
- Consider installing the Gutenprint driver package here: http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php