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Windows LPR Printing

Laptop Printing Instructions for Windows 7



Step 1. Identify if you have a 32 or 64 bit system.  You can go here to learn how to do this.

Step 2. You will need to go to the Ricoh Universal Printer Driver page and download the PCL 6 driver that coincides with your OS (x32 or x64).

Step 3. Once you have downloaded the driver, you will need to UNZIP the file. Once the file has successfully been unzipped, you can close the Win Zip dialogue box.

Step 4. Click the Start button and then select Control Panel. (see Fig. A)


Step 5. From the Programs and Features category, click on the Turn Windows features on or off. (See Fig. B)




Step 6. Click continue in the User Account Control window. The Windows Features window is displayed. (Note: You may see a Please Wait message while your OS loads all the features.) (see Fig. C)


Step 7. Click on the plus sign next to Print Services to display its features. (see Fig. C)

Step 8. Click the check box next to Internet Printing Client and LPR Port Monitor so that these features are selected. (see Fig. C)

Step 9. Click OK. (see Fig. C)

Step 10. Select Control Panel from the Start button.

Step 11. Click on Printer under the Hardware and Sound category (see Fig. D)


Step 11. In the Add Printer window, click Add a Local Printer. (see Fig. E)



Step 12. In the next Add Printer window, select Create a New Port. (see Fig. F)

Step 12. From the Type of Port drop-down menu, select LPR Port. (see Fig. F)


Step 13. In the Add LPR compatible window you will need to add the Printer IP address that corresponds with your location in the name or address of server providing lpd box. You will then need to enter the Queue Name EXACTLY AS IT IS LISTED in the name of printer or print queue on that server box (if possible use Copy/Paste feature) and click OK. Note: Please use our IP and Printer Queue Reference Page which lists which lab or building corresponds with the correct server, and select the print server FQDN or IP address and then the queue name that corresponds with your respective location. (see Fig. G)


Step 14. Type in a printer name of your choice. (see Fig. H)

Step 13. Click the Next button. (see Fig.H)


Step 14. Select Have Disk from the Add Printer dialogue box. Then and go select the Ricoh Universal Printer Driver you downloaded and saved to a location on your Laptop's drive or desktop.  (see Fig. I)


Step 15. Go to the Temp Folder (or location on your laptop where you saved the setup Zip file) and locate the Zip File (ending with exe), extract all the files to a new folder and then select the new folder location when it asks you where the driver files are.

Step 16. Continue to select Next--only AFTER--you completed step 15 until the dialogue box closes.

Step 18. Congratulations! You have successfully enabled you laptop to print wirelessly!



Note to UK IT staff or to whom it may concern:  Here is a link to the old laptop setup page where you can download print queue files--CLICK HERE.