Adding On-Campus Printers to a Windows 7 Computer

Follow these instructions to add an on-campus printer to your personal Windows 7 computer:

1. Navigate to your Start Menu –> select “Devices and Printers”
2. On the top, select “Add a printer” and choose to “Add a local printer”.
3. Select “Create a new port:” –> then choose “Standard TCP/IP Port” from the drop down menu.  Click “Next”.
4. Enter the full name of the printer under the “Hostname or IP address” field.  Check off “Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use”.  Click “Next”
Example Printer Names:,
5. Select the Manufacturer and Printers and then click “Next”.
6. Enter the printer’s name into the “Printer name” field and click “Next”.
7. Print a test page to verify that the printer is operational.

If you are unable to proceed or have any questions, please contact HHSL-ITS at (617) 636-2961 or


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