- How to install printers?
- What printers do I have access to?
- How do I know the name of the print queue?
What printers do I have access to?
Most printers in EECS have a queue on the Windows print server print.eecs.berkeley.edu. The server is also running the “Line Printer Daemon” service, or LPD, for Unix hosts. The instructions below use the Windows queue and the Unix LPD services for the Mac.
There are a couple of public printers in Soda Hall (lws384 and lws730), and your own research group or office may have additional printers available.
How do I know the name of the print queue?
It’s easy to look for available print queues from the Mac if your Mac is joined to the EECS Domain. To browse available printers, use Print & Fax in System Preferences. Click the lock icon to unlock if necessary, and then click the add (+) button. Click the Default icon; in a few moments the list of printers should be populated with a number of printers from “Open Directory”. You can narrow the search by typing in the Search field PRINT-lwc for Cory, PRINT-lws for Soda, or PRINT-lwsd for Sutardja-Dai. In the Printer Name space below will appear the queues from print.eecs.berkeley.edu, the EECS Windows print server. There is a print queue naming convention in EECS: print queue names are generally of the form lwc (Cory) or lws (Soda) or lwsd (Sutardja-Dai) + roomnumber + an optional id. The instructions below use the example lws384. From the queue name we know the printer is in 384 Soda Hall.
Caution! Do not add the queue from the Default browser! Just use it to verify print queue names.
Tempting though it is, a queue added from the Default Browser, while it will appear in your list of available printers, will not print.
How to install printers?
- Launch “Print & Fax” from System Preferences.
- Click the lock icon, if necessary, to allow changes. Click the + button to add a new printer. The “Add Printer” window will open. Click on the IP tab, if it’s not already selected.
- Enter the information for a new IP printer:
- Protocol: Line Printer Daemon – LPD
- Address: print.eecs.berkeley.edu
- Queue: Your desired print queue, e.g. lws384
- Name: A convenient local name, e.g. lws384
- Location: Physical location, e.g. 384 Soda
- Print Using refers to the driver. You may use the “Generic Postscript Printer” driver, or use a more specific driver by clicking “Select Printer Software” and then choosing the appropriate make and model from the list presented. In this example lws384 is an HP LaserJet 9050 series printer. After you have selected the driver click the Add button.
- You will then have a choice of installable options. To accept the default from the print server click Continue. In the case of lws384, we check “Duplex Unit” first.
- Now you should now be connected to lws384.