Adding a Network Printer

On Windows:

  1. Click Start > Run or windows key + "r" to get a run box
  2. Type '\\rootsprint' in the space provided (sometimes you may need to type rootsprint.biossys.oregonstate.edu), then press Enter. You may be prompted to enter a username and password.  If you do, use username@oregonstate.edu as your username and your ONID password.  A new window should appear listing all of the printers you can choose from.
  3. Double click on the name of the desired printer to add.  Printers are labeled by building and room number.
  4. If you are adding a Ricoh printer you will have to enter a printer code before printing.
    • Go to Devices and Printers and search for the Ricoh printer you've just added.
    • Right click on the printer and select "Printing Preferences".  
    • On the second tab called "Detailed Settings" there is a middle column called Menu.  The top item will be "Job Setup".  Click on that and on the right side there will be a user code box for your printing code.

On Mac:

  1. Go to http://roots-cups.biossys.oregonstate.edu:631/printers/ and you will find a list of the available printers.  Find the one you'd like to add and make note of it for step 2. If the printer you need isn’t listed, please let us know and we will try to add it.
  2. On your Mac go into Printers and Scanners, in System Preferences
  3. Click on the + sign to add a printer
  4. Click on IP
  5. Enter the following:

Address: roots-cups.biossys.oregonstate.edu:631
Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)
Queue:  /printers/printername (from Step 1)
Name: give the printer a name you’ll recognize
Location: Skip
Use: Pick the correct driver (you may need to update your Mac, or download the drivers from the
vendor)

  1. Click on Add