Information Technology - Training & Support

Connecting to a UWB Printer

Connecting to a UWB networked printer

UW Bothell faculty and staff have access to a number of networked UWB printers across campus. Below you will find instructions on how to connect to these printers as well as how to save any print code necessary for printing.

Adding printer to Windows computer

UW owned

  1. Navigate to the start menu (the box next to the Start icon at the bottom left of the screen)
  2. Type \\printers into the search box and hit enter
  3. A list of accessible printers on campus should be visible. Note that the printers are named by location, which makes the printer of choice a bit easier to find
  4. Double click each printer you wish to add
  5. Select a default printer: after printers are added, they can be accessed by navigating to Devices and Printers from the start menu. From there, you can see each printer that you have access to, and can right click the desired printer to see the option set as default

Personally owned

  1. Navigate to the start menu (the box next to the Start icon at the bottom left of the screen)    
  2. Type \\printers.uwb.edu to access our print server    
  3. Log in with UWB or NetID credentials
  4. Type the username as uwb\username or NetID\username to ensure that it is on the correct domain
  5. Note that prompts for authentication will need to be fulfilled every time the printer is shut down to access the print queue
  6. After authentication is done successfully, the selected printer should be visible
  7. Select a default printer: after printers are added, they can be accessed by navigating to Devices and Printers from the start menu. From there, you can see each printer that you have access to, and can right click the desired printer to see the option set as default.

Adding printer to Apple computer

Please note that this process is for both UW owned and personally owned Apple computer
 

  1. If it is a persoanlly owned computer, please obtain and install the correct Ricoh driver at the Ricoh website
  2. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left hand corner and select System Preferences
  3. Select Printers & Scanners
  4. Select the (plus) button to add a printer
  5. Click the IP Tab
  6. Add the IP address into the address box
  7. In the Protocol drop-down box, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD
  8. In the Use dropdown menu, please make sure the correct Ricoh driver has been used
  9. Add the printer 

Saving your print code

For Windows computer

  1. Go to start and select Devices and Printers
  2. In the menu, right click on the printer of your choosing, and select Printing Preferences
  3. This will open up another menu. Under Basic, click User Code Setting
  4. Add your user code

For Apple computer

  1. Open Safari for example
  2. Go to File then Print...
  3. Under the Safari dropdown menu, select Job Log
  4. Check the Enable User Code box
  5. Enter the correct print code in the User Code field
  6. Under the Presets dropdown menu, please select Save Current Settings as Preset...
  7. Give it a preset name and select All printers, then click OK
  8. For future printing, you can pick the saved preset from the dropdown menu
  9. If you have more than one print code, you can create multiple presets
  10. This complete the saving print code process

Need more support?

Contact uwbit@uw.edu for troubleshooting and support.