How do I connect or remove a network printer in Windows?

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How do I Connect or Remove a Network Printer in Windows?

For assistance with connecting a network printer using a Mac, click here.

Connecting to a network printer allows faculty and staff to send documents to Liberty-owned and supported printers on campus.  Students may print to any public access print station (HP-B&W for black and white printing, or HP-Color for color printing) from a personal computer that is connected to the Liberty network, as long as the proper printer drivers are installed. Note: Only computers attached to the Liberty network (Campus wired connection or Liberty-Secure wi-fi connection) can use network printing. Connection will be lost once a system disconnects from the campus network. A network printer can be added to a laptop/desktop computer by following these steps:

Adding a Network Printer in Windows 7:

  1. A network printer can be found on Windows 7 machine by clicking on the Start button and typing '\\lups01' in the Search programs and files box. 

    Note: Students may be asked to log in to access the printer. If this happens, the user should choose "Use another account" and type in SENSENET\<username> for the username and the password associated with the Liberty account. The most common reason for printing failures is the result of an account password change.

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  2. A window will pop up containing a list of available network printers. To add a printer, simply double-click the icon.

    Note: The standard access printers are HP-B&W,and HP-Color, which are available to both students and staff. Once a print job has been sent to a B&W or Color printer, the job can be released by using the access panel of any campus B&W or Color printer, using the badge reader, and following the instructions on the display.


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  3. A Windows Printer Installation window will pop up displaying the status of the installation.

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  4. Once finished, the printer status window will appear with the print job shown in queue.

    Note: Occasionally, an error may appear after completing this process, which can often be resolved by restarting the computer.  Seeing a "Paused" notification is normal.

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Adding a Network Printer in Window 8 or 10:

  1. Adding a network printer in Windows 8 can be done by opening Internet Explorer and typing \\lups01 in the web address bar. For Windows 10, a user can click on the Windows Start button, type '\\lups01', and then press enter.
  2. A Liberty sign on prompt may appear.  This sign-on will require the full Liberty e-mail address of the user and the matching password.
  3. A window will pop up with a list of available network printers.  A printer can be installed by double-clicking it's icon.

    Note: Network printers may need to be re-authenticated after a LU account password change.  This can be done by reinstalling the printer by following steps 1 & 2 above.  By default, students will only be able to add the HP-B&W and HP-Color printers. Once a print job has been sent to a B&W or Color printer, the job can be released by using the access panel of any campus B&W or Color printer, using the badge reader, and following the instructions on the display.

 

  1. A Windows Printer Installation window will pop up showing the status of the printer installation. If Windows prompts for permission to download/install the drivers and whether the source can be trusted, click 'Yes'.



  2. Once finished, the printer status window will appear with the print job shown in queue.


    Note: The "Paused" notification is normal.

 

Removing a Network Printer:

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button, then type 'Printers', then click on the 'Printers & Scanners' option.
  2. Left-click on the printer to remove, then choose 'Remove Device'.

Windows 7/8:

  1. Click on the Start button, then click 'Devices and Printers' in the menu.
  2. Right-click on the printer to be removed and choose, 'Remove Device'.

Windows XP/Vista:

  1. Removing the printer is done by opening the 'Printers' dialog box by choosing 'Printers' in the Start menu.
  2. The printer to be removed can be done by right-clicking on the printer and choosing 'Remove Printer'.