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Printing

In order to print from the research network to any of the printers maintained by the CSE department, users will need to authenticate via Samba. In Windows, this is done by mapping a drive. In UNIX/Linux operating systems, authentication is typically built into the printing process.

All printers maintained by the CSE department are HP LaserJet printers; universal postscripts drivers for most operating systems may be found on HP's website. A list of printer names is available here.

Notes for printing from Windows

Windows Printing Setup for Research Machines

Note:  These steps were tested on a research machine running Windows 7.

 

  1. Open the Start Menu

  2. Click on “Computer”

  3. On the taskbar towards the top of that window, press “Map Network Drive.”

  4. Fill in these values:
    A.  In the Drive dropdown, select “P:”
    B.  In the Folder textbox, type: \\print.cse.ohio-state.edu\print
    C.  Check both boxes labelled:
           i. Reconnect at logon
           ii. Connect using different credentials
    D. Press Finish

  5. Give it a moment to prompt you for a login box:
    A.  Fill in the username box with CSE\yourCSEusername
    B.  Fill in the password box with your CSE password
    C.  Press OK

  6. In the address bar, type \\print.cse.ohio-state.edu , and then press Enter

  7. Double-Click on each printer you would like to add to your printer selection list

  8. DONE, your printer(s) will now show up when you attempt to print a job

NOTE: If a printer is not showing up or accepting you jobs, delete your P: drive and follow these instructions again.

Notes for printing from UNIX/Linux

Ubuntu/Redhat Printing Setup for Research Machines

Note:  These steps were tested on research machines running Ubuntu and Red Hat.

Before you begin:

  • Your Linux username *must* match your CSE username exactly.  If it does not, change your Linux username to match your CSE username then continue these steps.

Printer Install Script Instructions:

  1. Ensure that your machine is:
    1. connected to the CSE network
    2. fully certified and compliant with CCSS certification notes found here:
      ( https://cse.osu.edu/computing-services/security/ccss-certification)
  2. Download the install script here , saving it to your normal user account's home directory.
     
  3. Open a terminal and type these commands:
    cd ~
    chmod +x install_printers.sh
    sudo ./install_printers.sh
     
  4. Ensure that no errors have occurred by test printing to a printer of your convenience. If any issues arise be sure to email help@cse.ohiostate.edu with detailed information on the problems.

 

Manual Installation RedHat/Ubuntu

 

Ubuntu:  Open search and find “Printers” then open Printers. Red Hat: Top Taskbar, System Administration.
Ubuntu:  Press Add at the top of this window.  Red Hat:  New Printing, Allow

Open the Network Printer Dropdown menu.
A.  Select LPD/LPR Host or Printer
B.  Fill in these values on the new window:
      i.  For Host, type:            print.cse.ohio-state.edu
      ii.  For Queue, type the name of the printer you would like to connect  found here (See list of Printers, E.g. lj_dl_895)
      iii. Press Forward
C.  Scroll down and find HP, press on HP and then click Forward
D.  In the Models list, scroll down until you see LaserJet Plus, click on LaserJet Plus, then press Forward

Name your printing something that will distinguish it from any other printers you may add.
A.  Optional: add a description and location to that printer.

Press Apply

Print a test page to verify that the setup worked correctly.

DONE. You can now print to that machine. Repeat this process for any other printers you would like the ability to print to.

 

Notes for printing from Mac OS X

Before you begin:

  • Your Mac username *must* match your CSE username exactly.  If it does not, change your Mac username to match your CSE username then continue these steps.
  1. Click the apple icon in the menu bar in the top left-corner, then click System Preferences.
  2. Click the Printers & Sharing preference pane. This is usually in the 2nd row from the top.
  3. Click the + button to add a printer.
  4. Click the IP icon in new window that opens.
  5. Type in print.cse.ohio-state.edu in the Address field.
  6. Make sure Line Printer Daemon - LPD is selected as the protocol. If it is not, change it with the drop-down menu.
  7. Enter the name of the printer that you want to add in the Queue field. This name must be picked from the Computing Services>>Printers & Printing page from the CSE website. You can get directly to it here.
  8. The Name field can be anything. Leave it as the default if you like.
  9. Leave the Location field blank.
  10. Click the drop-down menu in the Use field to change the driver.  Click Select Software...
  11. In the search box type HP Laserjet 600 and click the press Enter on the keyboard.
  12. Click the name of the driver that is returend to highlight it and click OK.
  13. Click Add
  14. A Configuring Printer... message will appear. Once it is sucessful, click the Continue button.
  15. Click Configure and select Duplex and add Tray 3 as options to your new printer.
  16. When done click OK and your desired printer will be added.