CUNET printing refers to the printing service for staff and faculty from their computers on the CUNET network.
To Connect to a Network Printer in Your Department:
Note: Your Departmental Administrator or one of your colleagues can tell you which printer you should be using.
From the Windows Desktop
1. Click on Start button (Microsoft icon in bottom left corner)
2. In the input field, type ‘\\printers.cunet.carleton.ca’
3. Explorer window will open, ‘click on view remote printers‘
4. A list off all printers on server will appear. Find the network printer you are looking for, right-click on it and click on Connect
From the Windows Control Panel
- Determine the name of the printer that you wish to connect to (e.g. psab401c).
- In Control Panel click on View Devices and Printers.
- From the left hand navigation, click “Add Printer” .
- Click on ‘Add a network, wireless…’
- Click on ‘The printer that I want isn’t listed’.
- Make sure radio button ‘ select a shared printer by name’ is selected.
- Enter in cell ‘ \\printers\printername’ (printername would be psab401c, for example) Click Next.
- Click Next
- Click Finish
From a Mac workstation
- Open System Preferences, and click on Print & Scan (older Mac versions may read Print & Fax)
- Click on the + icon (underneath the list of configured printers), the Add Printer window will open.
- Select the IP tab (with the Globe), and under Protocol, select Line Printer Daemon – LPD
- Type in the name (or IP address) of the printer. If using the name, make sure you include the full name (e.g. psab401.cunet.carleton.ca).
- Leave the Queue field blank, and if needed, change the value under Name (this is a description you will see when printing to this device).
- If advised to do so (based upon the printer type), choose or install a driver from the Print Using list. In most cases Generic Postscript Printer will be the correct setting.
- Click on Add to save the changes. You may see an additional prompt to select additional settings (again, bases upon the printer type), select the options you need, then click on Continue.
You will now see the printer listed on the Print & Fax window, with a green dot indicating the printer is available (or red if offline), and the status of the printer.