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Connecting a Windows Device to Public Printer

The following are instructions for connecting a Windows devices to the library's public use printer.

  1. Connect device to Wi-Fi
  2. If Windows 7
    1. Start
    2. Control Panel
    3. Check if Network discovery and printer sharing is on
      a.    if you do not see Network and Sharing in the Control Panel then the view is likely in category viewing, select Network and Internet, Network and Sharing will appear.
      b.    Go To Network and Sharing
      c.    Select Advanced sharing settings in left column
      d.    Under the Current Profile
      i.    Turn on network discovery
      ii.    Turn on file and Printer sharing
      iii.    Save Changes
    4. Go back to Control Panel
    5. Devices and Printers
    6. Add Device
    7. Select Front-Desk-Printer
    8. Select Next
     If Windows 8
    1. Right-click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner
    2. Select Control Panel
    3. Check if Network discovery and printer sharing is on
      a.    if you do not see Network and Sharing in the Control Panel then the view is likely in category viewing, select Network and Internet, Network and Sharing will appear.
      b.    Go To Network and Sharing
      c.    Select Advanced sharing settings in left column
      d.    Under the Current Profile
      i.    Turn on network discovery
      ii.    Turn on file and Printer sharing
      iii.    Save Changes
    4. Go back to Control Panel
    5. Devices and Printers
    6. Add Device
    7. Select Front-Desk Printer
    8. Select Next

    If you do not see Devices and Printers in the Control Panel, then the view is likely in Category View.

    Select Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.

  3. The driver will download and install
    1. You will see an icon in the bottom right corner of a green dot going in circles.  A message will appear once drivers are installed
  4. Open the document you wish to print
  5. Select File > Print
  6. Make sure Front-Desk Printer is selected
  7. Print

If your computer cannot  automatically download and install the driver you may need to download the driver from:

 http://www.hp.com/support/ljm401series.
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