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Wireless Printing For Windows

For Windows 7 and Vista 

Note: The following instructions only work with certain versions of Windows. If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basc, Windows Vista Home Premium, or Windows Vista Home Basic, these instructions will not work for you. If you have one of these systems, please bring your computer to the Walk-Up Computer Helpdesk on the main floor of the Valley Library, and we can set up printers for you.

All of the images below can be clicked on if you need a larger view.

Step 1Print Connection

Click the "Start" circle, then click on Computer.

In the "Search" bar at the top, type the following: \\ONID-print.

Hit enter, and Windows will attempt to connect to the print server.

Note: you must be connected to either the OSU_Secure or OSU_Access networks for this to work.

Step 2ONID Password Box

A window should pop up asking for a username and password. Enter the following:

For Username, enter "ONID\", followed by your onid username.

For Password, enter your normal ONID Password.

Check the box labeled "Remember my credentials."

Step 3Printer List

A big list of printers should be displayed on the screen. Scroll through the list until you find the printer you want to connect to. In the screenshot example on the right, we are connecting to the main Valley Library Printers (click on the image for a larger view).

When you find the desired printer, double-click on it to connect.

Step 4No Driver Found Popup

You will probably get a message similar to the one on the right saying that a driver was not found for the printer. Click on OK to browse for a printer driver.

Windows should then open up a list of printers.

Step 5

At this point you will need to have the drivers for the printer you are connectiong to. Please choose from the following options:

If your laptop is running Windows 7 64-bit or Windows Vista 64-bit, choose from the following drivers:

If your laptop is running Windows 7 32-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit, choose from the following drivers:

If the printer you are attempting to connect to is not in the list above, you will have to download the driver from the manufacturer website. You can view the list of available campus printers on This Page.

Step 6Driver List

Extract the file you downloaded above to a location that you will remember (like your desktop).

Go back to the list of drivers you had open before, and click the Have Disk button.

A separate window should open asking to insert a disk. Click the Browse button at the bottom.

Step 7Driver File

Navigate to the place where you extracted the printer driver.

Inside the folder, you should only be able to see a single inf file to open. Select it, and click the Open button.

It will then go back to the previous disk screen. Click the OK button.

Step 8Printer List in Driver

A list of available drivers from that file should be displayed. Select the correct one for the printer you are installing (View printer list here).

Click the OK button.

Windows should then connect to the printer, and the printer will be added to your printers list!

Click HERE for a tutorial video on Windows wireless printing.

For Windows XP

  1. Go to "Start" -> "Control Panel" -> "Printers and Faxes"
  2. Click "Add a printer"
  3. In the "Add Printer Wizard" select "network printer" and click Next
  4. Type the printer name. "\\onid-print\<insert queue name here>"
  5. Click on "Next"
  6. Click on "Yes"
  7. Click on "OK"
  8. Click on "Ok"
  9. Install the printer driver (this can be downloaded off the web)
  10. Click on "Next"
  11. Click on "Finish"
  12. Print out a page to test

List of available printers:

For a list of printers accessible from the public wireless network with your ONID, click here.

Engineering Students

You can configure your laptop to print to the ENGR printers wirelessly too. To find out more information, click here.

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