Linux Wireless Printing

Linux setup for BYU-Idaho student printing

Prerequisite #1: You must be connected to the BYU-Idaho network before attempting these steps. You must be connected to the BYU-Idaho network in order to print using the printers setup through these steps.

Prerequisite #2: You must have ability to add Windows Printers via Samba. If you don't, you may need to add the “SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix” ('Samba').

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1. Install Samba printing (if not already installed)

2. Begin adding or installing a Printer

3. Select Network Printer, choose Windows Printer via Samba

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4. In the Samba path field (labeled “smb://”) enter: BYUI/abinadi.byui.edu/StudentBW

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5. Click Browse. You will be presented with a browse window and shortly after you will be informed you must logon to abinadi.byui.edu.

6. Enter your BYU-Idaho username, “BYUI” for the Domain, and your BYU-Idaho password, then click OK

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If successful, you will be returned to the browse dialog and a list of print queues.

7. Select the desired print queue (example: StudentBW) then press OK

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You will be returned to the New Printer dialog.

8. Select “Set authentication details now”

9. Enter your BYU-Idaho username with BYUI/ before your username in the username field and your password in the password field, then click Forward.

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10. Choose the driver to use by specifying the brand, printer model, and driver. Then click Forward

Example: choose HP LaserJet 600 M601 M602 M603 driver for the StudentBW queue.

Other models are also acceptable. Refer to the list of print queues for alternate models.

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11. Set installable options. Then click Forward

Most printers at BYU-Idaho have Duplex Unit installed and some have additional paper trays.

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12. Name and describe your printer. Then click Apply

Recommend naming the printer according to the queue it connects to.

Example: You might name it “StudentBW_BYUI” to show it's for the “StudentBW queue.

We added “_BYUI” to the end of the name to show it's for use at BYU-Idaho. Your choice.

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You may be offered to send a test print (your choice)