laser326/laser326d

Please note that duplex (double-sided) printing is only available on the laser326d print queue.

The procedure for printing single-sided (laser326) or double-sided (laser326d) are the same, except for the difference in the name of the queues on the print server. 

The instructions here are for the laser326 (hp laserjet P4015dn) printer in ABB 241.

You can find instructions for the following operating systems:


Windows 10 Instructions

It is a good idea to first download and install the latest driver for the printer before adding the printer. We are going to grab the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PostScript.

Summary

Add \\physprt.mcmaster.ca\laser326 as a network printer, using PHYSICS\username and your physserv password.

Procedure

  1. Download and install the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PostScript, which you downloaded from the link above.
  2. Click the Start button, type printers, and click on Printers & scanners.
  3. Click the + button. Let Windows search for the printers a bit, then click on the text The printer that I want isn't listed. This will bring up the Add Printer wizard.
  4. Click on Select a shared printer by name and type:  \\physprt.mcmaster.ca\laser326

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    Click Next to continue.

  5. You should get prompted to enter your physserv username and password. However, you must specify the PHYSICS domain, in the format of  PHYSICS\username. You can tick the box Remember my credentials if you do not wish to get asked for this every time you want to print.

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    Click OK to continue.

  6. Windows should then be trying to look for the proper printer drivers automatically. It might fail and give you the following message:

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    You might need to manually specify HP Universal Printing PS 

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    Click OK to continue.

  7. Windows will say you're successful.

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    Click Next to continue, and then click Finish in the next screen.

  8. When printing, be sure to select the printer you want to use. You'll then be presented with a screen that looks like the following screenshot. It could take a while, and can even seem to be frozen or not responding. Just give it some time.

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    Click the Enter a Printer Address... link. You'll then be asked to enter the printer's UNC path. Enter it as shown in the screenshot below:

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    You may get prompted to enter your credentials once more. Remember to specify the PHYSICS domain, as show below:

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    Click Connect to proceed. Once that finishes, click Print to send the job to the printer. 
    It is a good idea to print something to see if the printer has been set up correctly.

  9. If you have already connected to this printer previously, it should be listed in the Recently Used Printers section.

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If you've encountered any difficulties or inaccuracies, please contact RHPCS.



MacOS Instructions

It is a good idea to first download and install the latest HP Universal Printer Driver before adding the printer. 

Summary

Add smb://physprt.mcmaster.ca/laser326 as a network printer of type Windows printer via spoolss, and authenticate using PHYSICS\username and your physserv password.

Procedure

  1. Go to System Preferences and click on Printers & Scanners.
  2. Click on the + button near the bottom-left. This opens the Add window.
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  3. You should have the Advanced tab/button at the top of this window. Click on this icon, wait for the searching of printers to expire, and enter in the information as shown.
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    • If you do not see the Advanced icon, you'll want to add it by right-clicking on some space beside one of the icons you do see, and then clicking Customize Toolbar... 
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    • Drag the Advanced icon next to the other icons on the toolbar. Click Done when done.
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  4. After you clicked on Select Software..., choose HP Laserjet P4010 Series. Click OK and then Add.
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  5. In the next window that appears, make sure to tick Duplex Unit. You can choose whether to print single or double-sided documents in your application. Please note that duplex printing is only available on the laser326d print queue.macOS laser326 5

We can now test to send job to the printer queue and print a page. Since the printer server needs to know a valid user, a username and password dialog will appear. Type in your username and password for your account on physserv as shown below (make sure to specify the PHYSICS domain), tick "Remember this password in my keychains" and then click "OK".
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If you've encountered any difficulties or inaccuracies, please contact RHPCS.

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