Print to IS supported network printers

All printers have a hostname (that will look like this, with numbers in place of the #s: CSC######.dfci.harvard.edu) on a label attached to the printer.  You will need this hostname to set up your printer.

On Windows 7

  • Click on the Start button, then “Devices and Printers”
  • Use the “General Windows instructions” below

On Windows 8

  • At the start screen, type “printers”
  • In the search bar that appears on the right side, click on “Devices and Printers”
  • Use the “General Windows instructions” below

General Windows instructions

  • In the “Devices and Printers” window, click on “Add a printer” near the top
  • Click “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer”
  • Click “The printer that I want isn’t listed”
  • Click “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address of hostname” and then click “next”
  • Type the IP address or hostname into the indicated field, and click “next”
  • If Windows can’t figure out what software you need, it will ask you what printer you have. If you are unable to locate your printer in the lists, you will have to visit the manufacturer’s site, and download a driver, or contact us for help.
  • After Windows installs the printer, it will offer to print a test page to verify the setup

On a Mac

  • Click on the Apple menu in the upper left corner, and open “System Preferences”
  • Click on “Printers & Scanners”
  • Click on the “+” symbol to add a new printer
  • In the “IP” tab, type the IP address or hostname for the printer into the “Address” field.  Check that the protocol listed is “Line Printer Daemon – LPD.”
  • The “Use” field should list the make and model of your printer (e.g., “HP LaserJet 400 M401”). If it shows up as “Generic,” and you can’t find the correct one among the options in the drop down, you will have to visit the manufacturer’s site and download a driver, or contact us for help.
  • After entering the fields, click “Add,” and the printer setup will be complete