Using a Ricoh Printer on a PC
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. Here are the preliminary steps"
- First, go to this Ricoh-site and type
Aficio MP c4501
to download the driver. Select the appropriate operating system and follow the instructions to install it.
- Next, make sure your laptop is connected to the Van Vleck network with a wired connection and your
username on your laptop is the same as your math dept username
- Login with an administrative account on your PC (contact the computer staff if you do not have administrative
rights on your PC. Set up TWO print queues to the printer on your floor as follows:
The Samba method: Use the Windows print setup Wizard, but instead of browsing for a printer, type \\printserver1\queue_name (for example \\printserver1\3 for the 3rd floor printer) where queue_name is either your floor number (3..8) or a (101b), b(B-127) or c (101). Before you do this, make sure that you have the appropriate printer driver installed on your computer. For the copiers on floors 3..8 select Ricoh Aficio MF C4501 PS as your printer driver. For printers a, b, or c select HP laserjet 4300
The CUPS method: Use the Windows print setup Wizard and enter this web address: http://printserver1:631/printers/queue_name (for example http://printserver1:631/printers/3 for the 3rd floor printer) For the copiers on floors 3..8 select Ricoh Aficio MF C4501 PS as your printer driver.