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Printing Instructions for Windows with Xerox PS Driver

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All users who wish to print from or have a static IP address on the wireless network must switch to the TIG.CSAILPrivate wireless network.

Setup

Configuring your Windows Internet Options:

If this step is skipped, you will experience delays of 8 to 20 seconds before displaying the Print dialog and as you select alternate printers. This is a limitation in Windows 7's implementation of the Internet Printing Protocol, and once done, will apply to all printers/print drivers at CSAIL.

  • Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings
  • Remove the checkbox next to "Automatically detect settings"

Note: this step only needs to be done once per computer.

Download the Xerox PS Driver for your printer

The list below will show the available printers and their respective model numbers (for driver download)
  • Locate your printer on the list below and note its model number
  • Go to http://www.support.xerox.com
  • Enter the model number of your printer in the search box and exclude the "Xerox" prefix
  • Select "Drivers & Downloads" and proceed to download the "PS" or "PostScript" driver for your computer (make sure you choose the link in the "built-in controller" section if you are using a Workcentre 7970)
  • Extract the PS Driver ".zip" file to C:\Xerox (make the folder if it isn't present) or extract to wherever you want the driver files to be located

Location Printer Queue Name Model Speed and Notes Windows Drivers Mac Drivers
207A xerox2 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
245 trp (the-real-paper) Xerox Phaser 6500 Color Laser Printer 24 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
307A xerox3 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
347 xeroxhq Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
near 399 bean Xerox Phaser 6500 Color Laser Printer 24 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
376 orr Xerox Phaser 6500 Color Laser Printer 24 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
D408 twd (the-weekly-dig) Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
D529 stacco Xerox ColorQube 8570 40 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
D475A? ham Xerox Phaser 6500 Color Laser Printer 24 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G475A? celery Xerox ColorQube 8570 40 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G475A? betty Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
G550 geb Xerox ColorQube 8560 30 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G550 xerox5 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
G615 ng (national-geographic) Xerox ColorQube 8570 40 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G675 xerox6 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
G675 woodpecker Xerox Phaser 5500 50 PPM b/w Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G726A xerox7 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
G726A bast Xerox Phaser 8550 30 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G824 xerox8 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
G875 serenity Xerox ColorQube 8560 30 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com
G950 xerox9 Xerox Workcentre 7970 75 PPM b/w and 50 PPM color Windows 7970 Driver Download from Xerox.com
G950 turkey Xerox ColorQube 8560 30 PPM b/w and color Download from Xerox.com Download from Xerox.com

Installing the printer

Click Start -> Control Panel -> Device and Printers

On the top toolbar, click "Add a Printer" as shown highlighted below

Select "Add Network, Wireless or Bluetooth Printer" (Disregard this step on Windows 8)

Windows will start searching for available printers. Click "The Printer that I want isn't listed"

Select "Select a shared printer by name"
  • Enter "http://cups.csail.mit.edu:631/printers/Printer Queue Name" and hit next
For a list of all public printers see below:

For example, to install the printer "xerox2" enter "http://cups.csail.mit.edu:631/printers/xerox2" as shown in the example picture and press "Next"

Click have disk and browse to C:\Xerox or whatever directory you have extracted the drivers to, and then open the ".inf" file inside the directory

Configuring the printer model (Workcentre 7970 ONLY)

Return to Device and Printers and right click on the printer you just added and select Printer Properties.

On the "Installable Options" window, select the "Advanced Office Finisher" in the Finisher/Output Tray" field to have access to all the printers options such as hole punch, staples, collating and duplex.f

Once the options have been installed, you can access them on the "General" tab under the "Preferences" button, and you could configure the printer as you please.

Windows 8 Tips (Windows 8 is currently unsupported)

Setup on Windows 8 is very similar to Windows 7. Control Panel however, is only consistent with Windows 7 in the desktop environment.
  • To easily access control panel, tap the windows key, type "Control Panel an press enter.
  • Another way to easily access the desktop Control Panel, hover your mouse over the bottom left corner of your screen
    • The Windows 8 "Start" prompt should appear as you hover over the hot corner
    • Right click instead of left click and you should see a menu appear... select Control Panel in the menu and you should now see the desktop Control Panel


-- SteveRuggiero - 08 Dec 2016
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