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MATH-Wireless Printing

Please ensure you are connected to osuwireless, and not WiFi@OSU, for these instructions. Wireless printing will only work on osuwireless.

As a reminder, compatible shared printers are located in: MA224, MA315, MA415, MW140, MW430, MW502, and MW711.





Wireless printing on macOS is very straightfoward. In the right column of this page, there will be a link to download "MTH-Printer_Installer-wifi-macOS.pkg." Download this, install it, and then you will have all the shared printers in Math available to print to.

When you go to print, you'll be confronted with this dialog box:

auth info

Enter your OSU credentials to continue the print job. You can check "Remember this password in my keychain" to not be bothered again, at least until the next time you change your password.

If you have a personal office printer and wish to print to it wirelessly, this is possible, but please see an IT staff member to have it set up for you.


Windows 10: From Start, click the Settings gear icon, then proceed to Devices > Printers & Scanners. You can also search for "Printers."

Windows 7: Open the Control Panel and go to Devices & Printers (or search "Printers").

Select "Add a printer."

Let it search, then it will say "The printer that I want isn't listed." Click this.

In the next screen, select the option "Select a shared printer by name" and use the following format:[room]-pr01/.printer

...where [room] is replaced by the physical location of your intended printer. For instance, the first floor printer in Math Tower would be "mw140," or the second floor printer in Math Building would be "ma224." Here is a complete example:

Hit Next.

You should receive a pop-up asking for your OSU credentials.

win print pass

Please note the "ASC\" prefix applied to the username. This is required.

Click OK. In some setups, Windows will automatically detect the correct driver and install it, then you're done.

In others, it may be necessary to select the driver manually.

You may see a screen like this:

win print driver

The necessary driver can vary based on your Windows installation.

First, try the universal print drivers. For all printers except MW430, this will be the HP Universal Printing PCL 6. For the Xerox ColorQube in MW430, this will be Xerox Global Print Driver PS.

If you don't see these or they don't work, you can try selecting the print driver by model. For all printers except MW430, this will be under HP, model HP LaserJet 500 MFP M525. For MW430, this is under Xerox, model Xerox ColorQube 8880.

Finally, if those steps do not work, it may become necessary to first install drivers direct from the manufacturer, then add the printer. Here are the driver pages for the HP (most printers) and Xerox (just MW430):

HP LaserJet 500 MFP M525

Xerox ColorQube 8880

Once you've downloaded a package above, during install there should be an option like "Just install the driver" or "Drivers Only." Select this, and when it's finished, go through the above steps again, and now the correct printer will be listed in the Add Printer Driver Wizard.

Note that enabling duplex, or two-sided, printing in Windows for the HP printers (not Xerox) requires an extra step: Search "Printers" in the Start Menu to get to the "Printers & scanners" settings, as done above. Select the printer you have added and would like to enable two-sided printing for, then click Manage. In the left column, select "Printer properties." In this new properties window, go to the "Device Settings" tab. Under "Installable Options" you should see "Duplex Unit (for 2-Sided Printing): Not Installed." Click the Not Install and change it to Installed, and click OK. Two-sided printing will not be automatically enabled now, but when printing you should now see an option to select it in Properties > Layout.


Where [room] is the physical location of the target printer, e.g. mw140 for Math Tower 140, or ma224 for Math Building 224:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p MTH-[ROOM]-PR01 -D "[printer description]" -L "[location description]" -v[room]-pr01/.printer -m drv:///sample.drv/generic.ppd

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p MTH-[ROOM]-PR01 -o printer-is-shared=false -o printer-op-policy=default -o printer-error-policy=abort-job -o auth-info-required=username,password -o Option1=True -o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p MTH-[ROOM]-PR01 -E

These commands may need to be executed as root, or with sudo, depending on your environment.

Though the type of dialog varies with distribution, when printing you should see a pop-up that will ask for your OSU credentials. For reasons unknown, printing in this way on Linux can take 2-3 minutes before the job is actually accepted. Unfiltered print methods, such as lpr, will not work. Sorry.

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