How do I set up a wireless printer?

Setting up a wireless printers can be challenging.  The first step is understand that as any other device, wireless printers must be registered on the Stanford Residences network!   Follow this process to set up your wireless printer in your room:

  1. Turn on WiFi connectivity on the printer.
  2. Navigate to the network settings on your printer and print out the configuration page.  This may be the most difficult part, as every printer is different. (You can find the instructions specific for your printer by doing a search for that printer's instruction manual).
  3. Once located, note the MAC address (also know as the hardware address).

From here, you can use the instructions at: Connecting a device that does not have a web browser

Be sure to update that registration each time you move!  :)

*Note that when connected properly, most printer models will allow anyone on the network- i.e., your entire house- to print to your printer.  If your printer does not have a passcode, you may want to consider leaving the printer off the network except when you want to print to it.


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