On a Mac,

System Preferences -->
    Printers & Scanners -->
        + [add] -->

and in the Add pop-up,

IP ( not Default ) -->
    Protocol = HP Jetdirect - Socket
    Queue    = (leave blank)

On Windows 7,

start button -->
    devices & printers -->
        add a printer -->
            add a network printer -->

Browsing and discovery may well fail, and the job becomes semi-manual.


To see the printers, you need a wired network connection, or a wireless connection and a faculty sign-on, but not wireless/student nor wireless/guest.

Failing that, you resort to PDF files on a stick and your copier PIN.

the printers

The third floor Xerox
Xerox AltaLink B8145
five trays
global integrated office finisher

The psych office Xerox
Xerox AltaLink B8145
five trays
office finisher

The biotech printer, in BT2012
HP LaserJet (Pro?) M402dn

The colour laser in the psych office
HP LaserJet 400 color M451dn

drivers (if needed)

Downloads from Xerox.

generic drivers

When a specific driver is lacking, you can get away with treating a printer as a superset of some older one. Generally, you loose the use of the Xerox’s stapler – no worse than that.

For example,

HP LaserJet 4000 (Mac or Windows)
HP LaserJet 4050 (Mac or Windows)
Generic PostScript Printer (Mac)
Generic PCL (Mac)
Generic / MS Publisher Imagesetter (Windows)