VLAN8 - Printing from Ubuntu Linux

Via VLAN8 - Fellows and Staff clients can print to the printer server (which has a leg in this network). Note that direct printing is not permitted and restricted by Access Control Lists.


Step-by-step guide



From the search box enter print and launch the Printers application.

From the window that appears click Add.

From the window that appears select 'Windows Printer via SAMBA', on the right pane enter one of the options below in the smb:// box depending on which printer you want to connect to.

PrinterURLDriverAdditional Settings
IT Office A3 Colourqc-vprint01.queens.ox.ac.uk/IT_Office-A3-ColourHP > Color LaserJet 5550dtnDuplex Unit = ticked, Tray 3, 256MB RAM
IT Office A4 Colourqc-vprint01.queens.ox.ac.uk/IT_Office-A4-ColourHP > Color LaserJet CP3505dnDuplex Unit = ticked, Tray 3, 384MB RAM, Nearest Size & Scale
College Office Photocopiersmb://qc-vprint01.queens.ox.ac.uk/College_Office-MFDCanon iR-ADV C5250/5255


Set the Authentication radio option to 'Set authentication details now', enter your username (prefixed by queens\) and password.

Click forward.

If prompted to click Install/Continue on installing additional required software packages.

When prompted select the appropriate driver as shown in the table above.

Configure any additional settings as required from the table above.

Finally give the printer a descriptive name and click Apply