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Network Printers

Students, Faculty, and Staff may print to various network printers on campus. If connected wirelessly you must be connected to the LTU Network (not LTU Guest) to access any LTU printers with the exception of Hot Spot printers.

Printers are named to match their building and room locations. For example, printer S110 is located in room 110 of the Science building. See the table and installation instructions below for public printers.


Public Printer Access

The following printers are available to all Lawrence Tech faculty, staff, and students, and may be installed without special permissions:

Printer Name Location  Ricoh Printer
C203 Help Desk
E152 Engineering Computer Lab
M113A Library
APTN1 North Housing
APTS1 South Housing
S202 Arts & Science Lounge
ACRC-Ricoh Architecture Lounge


Notes

  • In order to save paper and cut costs, print jobs sent to Help Desk, Library, and North and South Housing printers will not print until they are released. If you print to the ACRC, APTN1, or APTS1 printers, please ask the attendant to release your print job.

  • To install a printer on a non-LTU laptop (a personally owned laptop) you need to authenticate using your campus\network username and password before the printer can be installed. When prompted for a username and password, enter “campus\[campus\network username]” in the User Name: box and your campus\network password in the Password box.

  • Access to non-public network printers can be requested for a user by the appropriate personnel in each department and granted by IT Services. 


Having difficulty installing a printer?

    • Note: You can only install a printer if you have permission to use it.

  • If you still cannot install a printer, you may not have administrator rights on your system. Please visit the Help Desk, C203 Taubman Student Services Center for assistance.

Installation Instructions

Help iconUsing the the tabs below, please choose the operating system on which you are installing the printer.

If you unable to install a printer, you may not have administrator rights on your system. Please contact the Help Desk, C203 Taubman Student Services Center for assistance.



Windows 7
  1. Click on Start button.
  2. In the "Search programs and files" box, type \\vcalcium and press Enter.
    If you know the name of the printer you want to install, you can enter it directly into the command box: For example, to install printer C203, enter the command  \\vcalcium\c203 and click ‘OK.’
  3. Icons will display for all network printers on the vcalcium server. Find the printer you want to install and double click on the printer icon. During this process, the printer driver is being installed on your system. When the printer window opens, the printer is installed and ready to use.
Windows XP
  1. Click on Start.
  2. Click on Run...
  3. In the ‘Run…’ command box, type \\vcalcium and click “OK.”
    If you know the name of the printer you want to install, you can enter it directly into the command box: For example, to install printer C203, enter the command  \\vcalcium\c203 and click ‘OK.’
  4. Icons will display for all network printers on the vcalcium server. Find the printer you want to install and double clicked on your system. When the printer window opens, the printer is installed and ready on the printer icon. During this process, the printer driver is being install to use.
Mac OSX
  1. Click on the System Preferences.
  2. Click on Print & Fax.
  3. Click on the Plus Sign “+”
  4. Right Click (Control + Shift + Mouse Click) on the menu bar and choose Customize Toolbar…
  5. Drag the Advanced icon onto the toolbar then select the Advanced icon from the toolbar.
  6. From the Type: drop down, select Windows.
  7. In the URL box, type: smb://vcalcium.campus.ltu.edu/[printer name]
  8. In the Name box, type [printer name].
  9. From the Print Using drop down, click Select Printer Software.
  10. If you are adding one of the public printers, you will need to manually download and install the proper driver for Ricoh Aficio 8200 DN from the Ricoh website and continue with the instructions below.

    Note: If you installing a different printer model you will need to locate and install the correct driver for that printer. Some MacOS printer drivers can be found here.
    Contact the Help Desk for assistance if necessary.
  11. In the window that pops up, type the model of the printer you are trying to add (i.e. Ricoh Aficio SP 8200DN) and click OK.
  12. Click Add. Click Continue.
  13. You have successfully added a printer! Please read the steps below to complete the print job.
  14. Once you send a document to the printer, you will see the following On Hold (Authentication required) status. To release the print, click on the print job, and select Resume.
  15. In the name box, type: campus\[campus username]
  16. In the password box, type your campus\network password