Wireless Printing

Neilson Library offers wireless printing for the Smith community. Windows laptop users on Smith's wireless network may send a print job from anywhere on campus. Jobs stay in the print system for 2 hours.

Requirements

  • Smith username and password (Smith Network)
  • Wireless network card
  • Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
  • See limitations
  • Printer drivers - see below to download

Download the Print Drivers

Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 can be either 32-bit or 64-bit
1. Download the appropriate printer driver to the desktop
    Neilson Mair Room black & white printer (Print Release station B)
32-bit or 64-bit? how to tell
    Neilson Mair Room color printer (Print Release station C)
32-bit or 64-bit? how to tell
2. Double click the icon on your desktop to install the printer drivers
3. Click Finish when the install is complete. You are now ready to print from your laptop.

4. Activate 2-sided printing:

  1. Go to the Start Menu, Settings, and then Printers and Faxes (in Windows 7 it's called Devices and Printers)
  2. Right click on Mair 930-B (B&W) or Mair-Color-R on LIBPS1 (for color) and choose Properties (in Windows 7 choose Printer Properties)
  3. Go to the Device Option tab (color printer: Device Settings)
  4. In the middle of the window see Change settings for: Duplex Module (color printer: look for Installable Options)
  5. Click that drop-down and change to Available from Not Available (color printer: under Installable Options click on Duplex Unit; if it shows as Not Installed, click on Not Installed and choose Installed from the drop-down)
  6. Click Apply
  7. Click OK to exit

How to Print

  1. Go to the Print menu for the item you want to print.
  2. In the printer name menu, select Mair 930-B (B&W) or Mair-Color-R on LIBPS1 (for color)
  3. For 2-sided printing, click on the Properties or Preferences button.
    • Select the Setup tab (color printer: select Printing Shortcuts tab)
    • Under 2-sided printing, select Long Edge or Short Edge (color printer: select 2-Sided (Duplex) Printing)
    • Click OK
  4. For PDFs, click on the Advanced button and make sure Print As Image is checked.
  5. After adjusting your print settings, click OK on the main print screen.
  6. At the Print Job Details pop-up, enter your Smith Network username.
    • Note: Jobs stay in the print system for 2 hours.
  7. Go to Print Release Station B (Black & White) or Print Release Station C (Color), Mair Room, Neilson Library, Level 1 West.
  8. At the release station, login with your Smith Network username and password.
  9. Swipe your OneCard or print card.
  10. Click on the job you want to print. To select multiple jobs, hold down the shift key and click.
  11. Click the print button at the bottom of the screen.
  12. Pick up your printouts from the adjacent printer(s).

Limitations

  • You can send a wireless print job from anywhere on campus, but you can only retrieve jobs in Neilson Library. Jobs stay in the print system for only 2 hours.
  • Wireless printing is not available for Mac and Linux laptops.

How To Tell If Windows is 32-Bit or 64-Bit

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  1. Open System by clicking the Start button (Mircorosft icon), right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties

  2. Under System, you can view the system type

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.

  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties

  • If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.

  • If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP

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