In IUB campus housing, using Windows, how do I connect to my RTC's network printer?
Note: At Indiana University Bloomington, printing to a Residential Technology Center (RTC) printer counts against your Student Technology Center (STC) printing allotment. However, IUB campus housing residents receive an extra 100-page allotment per semester. This additional allotment is usually added mid-semester. For more, see About printing at IUB.
UITS provides a printer utility for Windows 8.x, 7, Vista, and XP to automatically install IUB STC and RTC printers; see How do I obtain and use the IU Printer Finder utility?
Note: For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
Alternatively, to manually configure your Windows 8.x computer to connect to your RTC printer:
Hardware and Sound, and then
Devices and Printers.
Add a printer.
The printer that I want isn't listed.
Select a shared printer by name. Enter the path to the RTC printer, as specified in At IUB, what are the STC and RTC network printer paths and models?
To manually configure your Windows 7, Vista, or XP computer to connect to your RTC printer:
- From the
Devices and Printersor
Settings, and then
Printers and Faxes.
Add a printer. In the
Add Printer Wizardthat opens, click
A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer, and then click
Connect to this printer (or to browse for a printer, select this option and click Next):. Enter the path to the RTC printer, as specified in At IUB, what are the STC and RTC network printer paths and models?
- If you have your own printer or already have a printer configured,
you will be prompted to select this newly added printer as the default
printer, meaning all print jobs will automatically be sent to it. If
you only occasionally use the RTC network printer, select
No; if it will be your primary printer, select
Next, and then
You're now ready to print to the RTC network printer. Before you send a document to the printer, send a one-page test document (e.g., your name typed several times).
Last modified on November 07, 2013.