Printing Remotely to an OAL Printer in Windows XP
Document ID 136
This information describes how to connect to the IPP print queues from Open Access Lab machines, dorms or through VPN. Currently, IPP printing is only supported in the Blocker, SCC and WCL Open Access Labs as well as the LIBANX and TCC. Only black and white, letter size printing is available.
Note: Math Labs already have a custom, internal method of printing to these IPP print queues.
The connection strings for the IPP print queues are (case sensitive):
Blocker Open Access Lab: https://oalinfo.tamu.edu/printers/bloc-ipp/.printer
Student Computing Center: https://oalinfo.tamu.edu/printers/scc-ipp/.printer
West Campus Open Access Lab: https://oalinfo.tamu.edu/printers/wcl-ipp/.printer
Library Annex: https://oalinfo.tamu.edu/printers/libanx-ipp/.printer
Adding an IPP print queue using Windows XP with Internet Explorer:
1. To connect to one of the IPP print queues, go to the following Web site: https://oalinfo.tamu.edu/printers .
2. For user name, enter your NetID as “netid@TAMU.EDU” (without quotes and TAMU.EDU in uppercase). For password, enter your NetID password.
3. After you have successfully logged in, a list of printers appears. For this example, the WCL printer has been selected (see Figure 1).
Figure 1. List of available printers.
4. On this new page, click Connect (see Figure 2a). The Connect link is a Windows ActiveX control that only works on Microsoft Windows OS.
Figure 2a. Connecting to a printer.
Figure 2b. Click “Yes”.
Figure 2c. If this dialog box appears, enter your NetID (netid@TAMU.EDU) and password.
It may take a few seconds for the printer to connect. Once connected, "The printer has been installed on your machine." message is displayed (see Figure 3a).
Figure 3a. Printer installation confirmation message.
You are now connected to the OAL printer.
Figure 3b. “WCL-IPP on https://oalinfo.tamu.edu” is now listed.
For More Help
If you need more assistance, please feel free to ask the CIS Support Staff in any Open Access Lab, or call Help Desk Central at (979)845-8300.