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Adding Printers Using TCP/IP
in Windows Vista



The following steps illustrate how to install a network printer using TCP/IP in Windows Vista. In order to complete the steps you will need to know details such as the printer model and IP address. Please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at (540) 568-3555 if you are unsure of this information.

  1. Click the Start button, type print in the Start Search box and click Printers
    Type Print and click on Printers

  2. In the Printers window, click the Add a printer button.
    Click Add a printer

  3. Choose Add a local printer
    Choose Add a local printer

  4. Click the bullet which says Create a new port and use the drop down menu to choose Standard TCP/IP Port
    Choose Standard TCP/IP Port

  5. Click Next

  6. In the Hostname or IP Address field enter the IP Address for the printer you are adding
    Instuctions for looking up your IP Address (authentication required)

    Enter your printer's IP Address

  7. Click Next

  8. Choose the driver that corresponds to your printer model (or click the Have Disk button to search for downloaded drivers)
    Choose your printer model/driver

  9. Click Next

  10. click the bullet beside Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)
    Use the driver that is currently installed

  11. Click Next

  12. Take note of the name given to the printer

  13. Click to put a check mark beside of Set as the default printer (if you do wish to make it your default printer)

  14. Click Next

  15. Click the Print a test page button (if you wish to do so)

  16. Click Finish. Your printer should now be set up and ready to use.