Printing Windows XP

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Adding Network Printers - Windows XP

Click on Start, then Printers and Faxes
On the left, under Printer Tasks, click on Add a printer




Click Next




In the box, even though it's a network printer, click on Local printer attached to this computer
Deselect the option to Automatically detect
Click Next



Select Create a new port
Select Standard TCP/IP Port for the Type of port
Click Next



Click Next



In Printer Name or IP Address, enter the DNS Name of your printer.

**Do not enter the one in the illustration as it is just an example and do not enter the IP address. The school’s Technology Support Specialist should have the address physically labeled on the printer. If not, please check with the person who provides your technical support to obtain the correct DNS Name**.
Click Next



Click Finish



Select the Manufacturer and the printer model, in the Printers window
Click Next



In the Printer name field, enter a name that will help you easily identify this printer in the future. Usually, it should be named for the room where it is located, such as “Room 25” or “Computer Lab,” for example.
Click Next



If you would like to test the connection to the printer, select Yes
Otherwise, select No
Click Next



Click Finish



The printer will now show in the Printers and Faxes window and should be ready to use.