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===Adding the Ricoh Printer===
 
===Adding the Ricoh Printer===
  
Printing to the Ricoh printers from a Windows PC is not as straightforward as it is for linux or MacOS X.
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Use these instructions.
Here are the preliminary steps"
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* First, go to this [http://www.ricoh-usa.com/downloads/downloads.aspx Ricoh-site] and type
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https://sites.google.com/a/wisc.edu/math-intranet/home/computing/printing
    Aficio MP c4501
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to download the driver. Select the appropriate operating system and follow the instructions to install it.
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* Next, make sure your laptop is connected to the Van Vleck network with a wired connection and your
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username on your laptop is the same as your math dept username
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* Login with an administrative account on your PC (contact the computer staff if you do not have administrative
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rights on your PC.  Set up TWO print queues to the printer on your floor as follows:
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  '''The Samba method''':
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  Use the Windows print setup Wizard, but instead of browsing for a printer, type
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              \\printserver1\queue_name  (for example \\printserver1\3 for the 3rd floor printer)
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  where queue_name is either your floor number (3..8) or a (101b), b(B-127) or c (101).
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  Before you do this, make sure that you have the appropriate printer driver installed on your computer. For the
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  copiers on floors 3..8 select Ricoh Aficio MF C4501 PS as your printer driver. For printers a, b, or c select
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  HP laserjet 4300
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NOTE: the SAMBA method will ignore all choices you make about duplexing, color, etc. and just
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print the raw data
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  '''The CUPS method''':
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  Use the Windows print setup Wizard and enter this web address:
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            http://printserver1:631/printers/queue_name (for example  http://printserver1:631/printers/3 for the 3rd floor printer)
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  For the copiers on floors 3..8 select Ricoh Aficio MF C4501 PS as your printer driver.
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NOTE: the method described above will give you B&W duplexed printing. For B&W single-sided
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printing use:
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    http://printserver1:631/printers/queue_name+s (for example  http://printserver1:631/printers/3s for the 3rd floor printer)
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Assign different names to these printers - e.g. S3 for the Samba 3rd floor printer and C3 for the cups version.  What we
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have found is that the samba queue will print a color page in color even if you configure it to do black and white and
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the CUPS queue will print everything in black and white only.  To avoid extra page charges, use the cups queue for most
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printing and the samba queue when you want a color page. (You will be charged 20 cents for every color page).
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Latest revision as of 09:50, 10 August 2017

Adding the Ricoh Printer

Use these instructions.

https://sites.google.com/a/wisc.edu/math-intranet/home/computing/printing