Howto: Configure your Windows 7 Laptop to access a CSD printer

(While using the UWO Wireless Network)


Background: This howto is aimed at people using Windows 7. This explains how to configure your laptop computer so you can access our print servers even though you are connected to to the Internet using the UWO Wireless system. This documents assumes that you already know the basics of adding a printer under Windows!

This has been tested using the UWO wireless networks "uwosecure-v2".

PLEASE NOTE: I have personally not tried this with Windows 8, but have had one student report that they followed these instructions and were able to print.



Executive Summary :

  1. Run the control panel Credential Manager to set up credentials for the required print server using your Windows ID and Password
  2. Work through the control panel to add a network printer
  3. Select either "" (for GAUL/undergrad printing) or "" (for RNDR/research/gradualte printing - 64bit version of Windows 7) "" (for RENT/research/graduate printing - 32bit version of Windows 7) as the print server
  4. Select an appropriate printer, such as duplex.




Open the Control Panel and select the "Credential Manager" utility.
Select Add a Windows Credential

In the Credential dialog box, enter the appropriate server, ID and Password. If you are an undergrad student, or have a GAUL account, enter in the network address field. If you are a grad student, or have a research account, enter or Next, enter the appropriate (GAUL or RNDR or RENT) username and Password and click the "OK" button.

Return to the Control Panel window and select Devices and Printers. Then select the Add a printer button along the top of the window.

When prompted for a type of printer, select Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer

The Add Printer dialog window will now pop up and it will begin searching for printers. Interrupt this by clicking the Stop button and then select The printer I want isn't listed.

In the "Find a printer..." window, enter the name of the print server and printer that you want to use.

If you are an undergrad student, or have a GAUL account, enter as the print server. If you are a grad student, or have a research account, enter or as the print server.

Following the server, you need to specify the name of the printer. Unfortunately, you cannot browse for a list of names, since your laptop is not part of the CSD domain. The printers are usually named with the room number where they are located. For example, if you want to print to the printer in room MC342, then you enter the name mc342. The printers at the I/O counter include: duplex, personal, colour, admin.

End of Instructions.
18/Nov/2010 , 8/Nov2013 -- Art Mulder -- UWO CSD HowTo articles