Install a Personal Printer
Before you start...
Students are allowed to bring personal printers, copiers, or scanners to use in their dorm room. None of this hardware is provided in the dorm room by the University, but students can use any computer lab to print. Personal printers do not count towards a student's print quota.
Because there are many different brands and models of printers, how to install the drivers can be different. This page will explain how most printer drivers can be installed. If you have trouble, call information technology at extension 7905 or (937) 766-7905 Mon-Fri 8-5, or the Student Help Line at extenstion 8900.
You will need to find the driver software specific to your printer. You will find this either on a CD or DVD with your printer OR from the company website. Use the CD or DVD if you have it or search the company website to find the driver for your make and model. The websites for several common brands are listed:
Plug and Play
Your printer may be set to plug and play, which means that once you connect your printer, the computer will find the device automatically, prompt for drivers, and install. If an error appears asking for administrator access to proceed, see the next section of this page.
Local Administrator Access
If you receive a message telling you that you need administrator rights, you can "run as" administrator. Use the log-in name "Administrator" and the 6-digit code from the Cedarville sticker on your computer tower as the password. For detailed instructions, see the local administrator help page.
You must have your laptop connected to the "cu-secure" network to print wirelessly. If you are connected to "cu-unsecure", the printer will not be available. Click on this link to the SPC Connection Instructions on connecting to cu-secure and follow option 1 or 2.
If you have a wireless printer, you will need to complete an extra step after installing the driver. You need to register your wireless printer on the network using the SPC Manual Registration. (To register, you'll need your MAC address.) Once you have your printer registered, bring both your wireless printer and laptop into the SPC office. You will also need the IP address your received after registering for manual access. (This will be in the e-mail from information technology.)
If your wireless printer and your laptop are both enabled with Bluetooth, you can connect that way without registering your printer on the network.
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