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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 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 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'.