Setting up Printing

Setting up printing is not difficult, but you need to be aware of what you are doing. We will discuss how to set up printers for Macs, Linux and Windows. The key thing to remember is that all our network printers have different model numbers and you must use the correct model number in order to print. If you do not, then you are likely to end up printing endless reams of rubbish and annoying your colleagues!

The list of network-enabled printers for general purpose printing is listed in the table below:

Name Location
Type of printing
Model
floor_lg

Lower Ground IT Teaching Suite

B&W, Colour, A3, A4, Stapled

Canon iR-ADV C5030i

floor_lg_2

Lower Ground IT Teaching Suite
B&W Only, A4 Only

Canon iR 1730i

floor_g

Ground Floor Corridor

 

B&W, Colour, A3, A4, Stapled

 

Canon iR-ADV C5030i

 

floor_1

First Floor Corridor

 

B&W, Colour, A3, A4, Stapled

 

Canon iR-ADV C5030i

 

floor_2

Second Floor Corridor

 

B&W, Colour, A3, A4, Stapled

 

Canon iR-ADV C5030i

 

floor_3

Third Floor Corridor

 

B&W, Colour, A3, A4, Stapled

 

Canon iR C1028i

 

Mac   

Go to System Preferences -> Print & Fax -> + -> Add a printer or scanner

you should see a list of available printers with names like 'floor_3 Canon iR-ADV C2230i @ print.stats.ox.ac.uk'

If you click on one of these, the system will automatically determine the printer type, select a driver and add a location.

All you need to do is click 'Add'.

These instructions have been tested on Mac OS X 10.8.2

Windows

Before you start

  • Log in to your computer as a user with administrative privileges
  • Write down the name of the printer you want to install (e.g. floor_2, floor_lg, etc) and the model of the printer (Canon iR-ADV C5030i, etc); see the list above if you are unsure
  • If you are not in the departmental wired network, connect to the Departmental VPN service before starting

Downloading the driver

If you are configuring one of our Canon iR-ADV C5030i printers, download the appropriate driver for Windows:

  • Browse to http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010762.asp
  • Select the operating system (e.g. Windows 7) and language (e.g. English)
  • Click on Submit
  • Look down the list of the available software until you find the PostScript version for your computer; if there are several versions, choose the latest (e.g. 27 - Canon PS Driver v20.60 for x64 Edition (v20.60))
  • Download the driver to a folder in your system's hard drive (e.g. C:\Temp\Canon\C5030\)

If you are configuring one of our Canon iR C1028i printers, download the appropriate driver for Windows:

  • Browse to http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010919.asp
  • Select the operating system (e.g. Windows 7) and language (e.g. English)
  • Click on Submit
  • Look down the list of the available software until you find the PostScript version for your computer; if there are several versions, choose the latest (e.g. 21 - Canon PS Printer Driver v20.60 for x64 Edition (v20.60))
  • Download the driver to a folder in your system's hard drive (e.g. C:\Temp\Canon\C1028\)

Unpacking the driver

  • Right-click on the file you downloaded (e.g. C:\Temp\Canon\C5030\o1195eng_w_pS2060_x64.zip) and select Extact All...
  • Accept the default location (C:\Temp\Canon\C5030\o1195eng_w_pS2060_x64\) and click on Extract
  • The drivers can be found in a folder called Driver in the location above (e.g. C:\Temp\Canon\C5030\o1195eng_w_pS2060_x64\x64\Driver\)

Setting up the printer

  • Start > Devices and Printers
  • On the Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers window, click on Add a printer
  • On the Add Printer window, click on Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
  • Click on The printer that I want isn't listed
  • Select the middle option, Select a shared printer by name
  • Type in the URL of the printer in question: http://print.stats.ox.ac.uk:631/printers/printer_name, where printer_name is the name of the printer (e.g. http://print.stats.ox.ac.uk:631/printers/floor_lg)
  • Next
  • On the Add Printer Wizard window, click on Have Disk...
  • Browse to the location of the printer driver we unpacked earlier (e.g. C:\Temp\Canon\C5030\o1195eng_w_pS2060_x64\x64\Driver\)
  • Select the *.INF file offered and click on Open
  • OK
  • Select the appropriate driver among the offered ones (e.g. Canon iR-ADV C5030/5030 PS3)
  • OK
  • After a couple of minutes the printer should be recognized; click on Next
  • If you want to set up this printer as default, check on the option
  • If you want to test the printer, click on Print a test page
  • Finish

These instructions have been tested on Windows 7.

Linux

You need to have root privileges in order to set up printers. 

- Start a web-browser and browse to http://localhost:631. You should see a Common Unix Printing System page.
- Click on 'Add printer'. If you see a login box, enter root account details.
- Fill in the Name, Location,Description, ie:
- Name = floor_1 [This must be a printer name from the list at the top of this page.]
- Location = First Floor
- Description = Canon iR-ADV C5030i
- Click on Continue
- Make sure Device = AppSocket/Canon iR-ADV C5030i
- Continue
-
Device URI: = ipp://print.stats.ox.ac.uk/printers/printer_name where printer_name is replaced by the printer you want to set up. So for floor_1 the Device URI: is ipp://print.stats.ox.ac.uk/printers/floor_1.
- Continue
- Make = Canon
- Continue
- Model = choose the appropriate one (in this example "Canon iR-ADV C5030i" although look at table at top of page if you are not sure).
- Add Printer
- Use User Name = root and your local laptop root password

Try a test page.