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Add a Network Printer

The following instruction may be followed when you know the IP address of the network printer. Often times the printer’s IP address will be displayed on the printer’s screen or be labeled on the printer. We can certainly install a printer for you – please contact us.

  1. Click Start (or press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard and skip to step 3)
  2. Type “run” and press enter
  3. Type “control printers” and press enter
  4. Click Add a printer near the top of the window
  5. Printer Add Device

  6. Click The printer that I want isn’t listed at the bottom of the window
  7. Printer Not Listed

  8. Select Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname
  9. Click Next
  10. Fill in the Hostname or IP address field with the printer’s IP address, which will automatically fill in the Port name field as well
  11. Ensure the box is checked next to Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use
  12. Printer IP Address

  13. Click Next
  14. You may presented with one of two windows:
    – If a window pops up asking Which version of the driver do you want to use? select Replace the current driver
    – If a window pops us asking you to select a driver, try to locate the appropriate selection based on the make and model of the printer – please contact us for assistance if you are unable to find the appropriate selection or are unsure which to choose
  15. Click Next
  16. For the Printer name, input a name relevant to the location and the printer type, for example HSB-170 Ricoh, or B170 CSS HP Laserjet
  17. Click Next
  18. Select Do not share this printer
  19. Click Next
  20. Click Print a test page to verify the printer is working (unless you are using a Ricoh with a job code, in which case click Finish and follow these instructions: Storing a Job Code for a Printer)
  21. Click Finish
  22. Your printer will now appear in the Devices and Printers screen you began at – if you’d like the newly-installed printer to be your default printer, right click and click Set as default printer.