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Windows Wireless Printing Instructions - Manual Setup



The following instructions are for manually configuring LabPrint wireless printing on a Windows 7 computer.  Follow these instructions when the standard procedure does not work correctly.  There may be slight differences between your computer and the screenshots included here.

There are two major steps to this process.  First install the LabPrint driver, then add the printers.

 

Install the LabPrint Driver

Download the  LabPrint driver from http://labprint.jmu.edu/LabPrint-Driver.EXE

When prompted to run or save the file, choose "Run".  Then wait for the driver to be downloaded.

 

You will again be asked to confirm whether to run the program.  Click on "Run".

 

Then click on "Ok" in this information window.


The drivers will then be copied to C:\LabPrint Drivers on your computer.

 

Add the Printer

Determine if your computer is running a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.  You will need to know this later.

Most computers running Windows XP or Vista will be 32bit.  Computers purchased with Windows 7 since 2010 or Windows 8 are more likely to be 64bit.

On Windows Vista or Windows 7, open the start menu, right-click on "Computer", and select Properties.  Look for the System Type in the computer information window.  The computer information window may also be opened via Control Panel->System and Security->System.


From the Windows start menu, open the Control Panel.

 

Click on "View devices and printers".

 

From the Device and Printer control panel, click on "Add a printer".

 

Click on "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer".

 

Windows will ask you to select a printer and begin to search for available printer.  There is no need to wait for Windows to complete its search, simply click on "The printer that I want isn't listed".

 

Fill in the next window with a shared printer name from the following list of choices, then click Next to proceed.

Description Shared Printer Name
  LabPrint Black & White
 http://labprint.jmu.edu/printers/LabPrintBW/.printer
  LabPrint Color
 http://labprint.jmu.edu/printers/LabPrintColor/.printer

 

Windows may ask you to select a driver for the printer, but if you have installed a LabPrint printer before, you may not be asked.   If you are asked, click on "Have Disk".

 

You will be prompted for a disk.  Click the "Browse" button.

 

Navigate to C:\LabPrint-Driver\LabPrint 32bit or C:\LabPrint-Driver\LabPrint 64bit, depending on whether your computer is running the 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.  Select the x2UNIVX.inf file, as pictured, then click "Open".   

 

Click "OK".

 

Select "HP Universal Printing PCL5" and click "OK".

 

Wait for the printer to be installed...

 

After a short wait, Windows will confirm that your LabPrint printer has been installed.  Click "Next".

 

Finally, click "Finish".

 

The Devices and Printer Control Panel should now list your LabPrint printer.   You should now be able to print to this printer from any Windows application.  Documents sent to a LabPrint printer can be retrieved in most general use labs and library locations.